Photographer for Wedding in Toddington
If you have a wedding in or around Toddington, Littlehampton, or the surrounding area, look no further. Get in touch and check my availability. Please do check out the ‘info’ page for information of what I offer in my inclusive wedding photography package and of course pricing information. Please browse through my gallery and click on the you tube video to get an idea of the quality you can expect.
Your wedding photographs are too important to try and cut costs and to save money on and you will realise this when you understand the crucial part they play in looking back on your special day.
Memories, even the beautiful ones of a wedding event can fade over the years. When you hire a specialist for wedding photography, you are investing in memories, memories that will last a lifetime.
Weddings are some of the most special events of our lives. Finding a professional photographer with the skills to capture every small detail is important.
- Pro-wedding Photographer
- Great Communicator
- Access to Premium Photography Equipment
- Organised and Good time keeping skills
- Will pay attention to detail and capture your Big Day
- High Resolution Photographs
- Skilled Photo Editor
The Importance of Wedding Photography.
There may well be things higher up on your list of priorities than hiring a wedding photographer in Toddington, when it comes to planning your wedding.
However, it is important enough that you should bump it up your priority list. You need to set a budget for it and get a professional booked well in advance. It’s not always easy to capture those precious moments, so you need a wedding photographer with talent, experience and the right equipment to do your special event justice. Your wedding photos and your wedding album will come out in the future with friends, family, children and grandchildren to help you tell the story of the day.
You’ll turn to your wedding photos many times in the future, recapturing the precious memories of that special day. Your cake will have been eaten, the flowers gone and your wedding dress and shoes packed away after the wedding, but your wedding photographs will forever be yours to share on social media, look at during those quiet moments and enjoy with your loved ones, so take them seriously and make sure that you commission talented professionals!
Why engage a wedding photographer for your big day?
If you’re getting married soon, you’ve probably done the majority of the necessary planning. You’ve booked your caterer, cake and the venue. You have chosen your wedding theme colours, selected your flowers and your wedding gown is hung up and ready to go.
Your mind is now turning to how you are going to capture the big day photographically. Perhaps you are considering the option of asking a relative to bring their amateur photography skills to your wedding.
The money you save on the photographs could be used to cover other wedding expenses. This is a route that has been tried by many, but in truth has worked for very few.
Hiring a professional wedding photographer is the route you should take
The benefits you get when you hire a photographer with significant experience of weddings are much greater than the monetary savings you’ll make when you get the photos taken for free. Remember, the glances, the smiles and the connections that happen at a wedding are subtle and to capture them photographically is a skill.
The benefits of having an expert wedding photographer
Hiring a professional wedding photographer means you will be left with pictures of the best quality, created using the best skills and equipment available.
Using their knowledge and skills, together with camera and equipment of superior technology and editing with the latest software, your wedding photographer in Toddington will be able to produce beautiful and unique images that will make your day..
The quality of the photographs is determined by far more than just the camera that is taking them. The dramatic improvement in camera phones means that it is very tempting to try and save money on your wedding photos. This could probably be one of the biggest mistakes you make. Every wedding couple wants the highest quality and most skillfully composed photographs possible, to remember their wedding day by. Let’s delve deeper into what a professional wedding photographer in Toddington can bring to your wedding day and how they add value.
A detailed knowledge of their camera equipment and how to deal with variable lighting conditions. The photographer’s performance will be impaired by not having a variety of lenses, lighting options and also by not being skilled in their use. Professional wedding photographers tend to have much better equipment and much more experience in using a diverse range of setups. Although DSLR cameras are available to anyone, it takes experience and proficiency to capture the best possible photos and get the most out of any camera. Both the camera equipment and the photographer are equally important in creating and capturing great photos. What you need to get the best wedding photography experience is high end, appropriate camera equipment and a seasoned wedding photography professional who knows how to use it to its full potential. The lighting available at your venue, in the church and outside the church or in any other outdoor setting will vay markedly; it takes skill and appreciation to consistently take great photos in different lighting situations.
Photography by Venue Types
- Farm Wedding Photographer
- Barn Wedding Photographer
- House Wedding Photographer
- Gardens Wedding Photographer
- Bar Wedding Photographer
- Hotel Wedding Photographer
- Urban Wedding Photographer
- Beach Wedding Photographer
- Church Wedding Photographer
- Registry Office Wedding Photographer
- Castle Wedding Photographer
- Stately Homes Wedding Photographer
The Role of the Photographer
A professional wedding photographer is far less likely to be distracted by situations of the day than a family member or relative. A relative will likely expect to enjoy the day and become part of it, whereas a professional photographer will know that their role is very clearly defined.
They won’t miss important shots while eating a slice of cake, drinking alcohol or chit chatting with relatives. They will be concentrating on the job of getting the best possible pictures they can for your wedding.
Another thing to consider is that guests are more likely to respect photoshoots when theyíre aware that the photographers are paid professionals. When family members organise a photo session, or an ad hoc photo opportunity, thereís a different dynamic to when a photographer sets up a professional shoot.
The Photography Style
If you have in mind a particular photographic style, then you should hire a professional that is an expert in that area or style. How many amateurs do you think are even aware of the differences between fine art, contemporary, traditional, or photojournalistic photography styles?
Are you willing to gamble that theyíre able to produce the pictures that you will treasure? In many cases, they will not have the skills to do so. Take a bit of time to understand what it is you want and then hire a photographer that can deliver that style. Make sure that you hire a wedding photographer who can quickly comprehend exactly what it is you want to achieve.
A Great Communicator and Reliable, too
There are still even more reasons why you should choose a professional photographer over an enthusiast or amateur friend or relative. You shouldnít underestimate the wealth of experience the professional brings in dealing with the various challenges of the big day.
A professional photographer will be able to communicate effectively with your guests and keep the photo sessions flowing, by effectively getting people where they need to be. They will be able to use signals and body language, as well as their voice, to get people where they need to be in a pleasant way, enhancing the atmosphere of your celebration in Toddington. Getting the perfect picture often involves striking a balance between being distant, but also being encouraging and supportive, humorous and amateurs rarely have the skills to do it.
If You Want More, Use Professional Wedding Photographers
The wedding photographer is around all day, spending time with you on your wedding day. The wedding photographer will take preamble shots at the start of the day, shots at the venue, pictures at the reception and perhaps even pictures as you leave the venue at the end of the day.
Your wedding photographer has been hired to capture every special moment of the day, whilst staying in the background unnoticed and will do that from start to end. If a photographer knows what they’re doing, they won’t be noticed throughout the day. The photographer will notice if a picture is being spoiled by a lipstick stain on a collar, or a wonky handkerchief.
Your photographer will help you try and fix anything that could spoil a quality photo. The planner of your wedding will be with you for far less of the day than your photographer will. The photographer will help the wedding party and guests be where they need to be and help to calm any emotions.
As a wedding couple, you should engage the services of a wedding photographer that helps you feel comfortable. Think about the number of hours you will be with this one person on your special day. The person you have decided on needs to be the right one.
The wedding photographer should be technically excellent, patient, empathetic and a great planner. It is their job to help the day in Toddington flow and to bring out your personality and capture it with their photography skills. A professional will remain calm and in control even when things donít always go exactly to plan. A good wedding photographer will remain professional at all times and will be flexible, flowing and adapting to changing circumstances.
What to Expect When You Hire a Wedding Photographer?
In many cases the day of the wedding is the first time people are in front of a professionalís camera. Those that are camera shy, or donít particularly like how they look in photos, can feel anxious and worried about having a camera pointing at them all day.
With time invested in choosing the right wedding photographer that will gel with you, you can feel comfortable that certain things will happen along the way.
They'll Be There on Time and Be Professional
If you hire people for the right reasons, such as their passion, reputation and having looked at their work, professionalism will be a given. Your wedding photographer should be punctual, personable and on time for your wedding schedule, as well as dressed appropriately. Your photographer should arrive early on the day, to scout the location having probably visited relevant locations several times already.
Wedding Day Rehearsal (The day before)
In many cases, church wedding ceremonies have a rehearsal during the week before the wedding. Your photographer may want to find out from the Vicar where they should stand during the vows and which vantage points wedding photographers normally use in the church. With civil ceremonies, the photographers will normally have a discussion with the registrar prior to the wedding starting.
Wedding Day (The big day)
Your wedding photographer will take pictures of the bridal paraphernalia, the timing for this will be pre agreed. He will remain with you for the whole day, without interrupting, obstructing or in any way affecting the flow of the day. Jeff Woodall photographyís ethos is to be very subtle, at staying in the background without interrupting the day, but being available to keep spirits high and answer any difficult questions, making sure that every single memory is captured in digital format. The goal at Jeff Woodall photography is to ensure that every precious moment is captured, but to remain unobtrusive and in the background until such a time as you have questions to answer, or you need some help.
Sometime after the first dance, your wedding photographer will have a conversation with you to find out whether there are any more pictures that you would like taken. The photographer will start to backup the photos if you are happy that they have captured all the moments you need. Every photo will be stored on a reliable backup storage device and kept safe until such a time as the photos have been through the full editing process and have been delivered to you to your satisfaction. Your photographs are as important to us as they are to you.
Wedding Photo Editing
Editing is a crucial stage in the wedding photography process and will be completed within the days that follow the event in Toddington. The first step is to select the best images that tell the story of your wedding. The editing of the digital photographs then begins with a light touch approach that ensures a subtle process of enhancement.
The images that are captured by Jeff Woodall photography are always crisp and sharp. The pictures that require a little work are edited for colour balance and size. Style filters may be applied to some of your wedding images to create a specific look and some will be converted to black and white.
Once through the editing process, the images are exported to both USB and an online password protected gallery, for viewing by everyone that you want to give access. Sharing your wedding photos is great fun and so we provide you with the USB stick with high definition pictures and instructions of how to give access to your online gallery to friends and family.
Here to help after event
Jeff Woodall photography will always be on hand, accessible to talk about wedding photo album options and the design of wedding photo books if you so require them. Early on you’ll probably decide if you want a digital photo book album and the different colours and styles that you will require, but it’ll probably take you a while after your wedding ceremony to decide which of the images you are going to want to include.
In most cases the photo book capacity will be around 80 images. Your photographer will then begin to design the album for you.
Portfolio in Toddington
Take a look below to see what is included in packages for wedding photography
Check the info page to see a list of what is included in a wedding photography package.
You need to decide whether you want the photographer at your engagement party, whether the photographer stays for the after-party and of course what time he arrives at the wedding ceremony. This is the first thing to be discussed and can also be divided into the number of days. This will add up to a certain number of days and is normally the first thing that you need to decide. The events you want to be captured will be communicated.
How many hours of shooting in Toddington
Typically, a photographer will work out pricing based on the number of hours they need to put into any assignment. Although we tend to use this pricing method for most events and for portrait shoots, the process has been simplified for our wedding packages, to fit the scheduling needs for each wedding and ensure that we remain flexible enough to go with the flow of your day.
If you have looked around already, then you probably know that photographers frequently have different packages that they offer such as a Platinum, gold, Silver and a Bronze package. When you start adding extra options, wedding album packages, design and other things it can get quite complicated. When you choose me, you get a fixed price for the day, with no hidden extras. Obviously, this is within reason, but I tend to arrive well early to get shots of getting ready and to remain long after the first dance, because there is still additional photographic value to be had. We want pricing to be clear and transparent and don’t want to have to bill you for extra hours after the event, because things ran on and your Silver package didn’t cover it. For wedding ceremonies that involves travelling, the travel expenses for flights, fuel, food, refreshments and accommodation would need to be subject to negotiation with the client.
A Look at the Differences in Styles
Fine Art Photography
In the same way that photographers of a photojournalistic genre don’t tend to take traditional shots very often, fine arts photographers rarely do either. Rather, their pictures are captured through an artistic appreciation of events, elements and people, accented with the use of stunning lighting. Typically, a fine art photographer is highly skilled at creating and staging photos that are artistic and beautifully full of drama, applying filters to photos during editing, including often using monochrome conversions.
Vintage Style Photography
Vintage image filters have become very popular and so this style of photography has quickly evolved. The market for couples who want vintage style weddings and photography has become quite large. This style of photography can evoke feelings of nostalgia and the old and timeless nature of that style really seems to appeal to people. The use of colour filters and lighting can help to transform images into works of art during the process of capturing images of a vintage theme in Toddington.
Traditional or Classical
With traditional or classical photography, nearly every picture is considered to be a posed portrait, even those moments that may appear to be more spontaneous. With this style of photography, you are likely to get more static images than spontaneous flowing, action shots, although the images you get won’t feel overly staged. The goal of photographers who prefer the traditional style is to take pictures that reflect the artistry and dignity of the wedding ceremony, with stunning lighting techniques.
Photojournalistic or Reportage
This style of photography is less about orchestrating and creating moments to capture on camera, than reporting those special moments of the day. As always, the necessary formal shots will be taken, as well as a number of spontaneous happy shots group shots during the day. Photojournalistic photographers prefer to capture spontaneous emotions and reactions, often by the use of close ups and candid techniques, they have a general philosophy of freezing that authentic moment in time, rather than creating orchestrated poses and scenes.
Black and White (Monochrome)
The black and white style is excellent for creating nostalgic and timeless photographs. Although many clients prefer colour photographs, a large number also appreciate the way that removing colour can enhance the mood captured in images. You need to decide what you like. Monochrome images may not appeal so much to some people, but it can produce more compelling photos as it sometimes helps the context and the subject to shine through. Black and white images can be effective in portraying an atmospheric, or nostalgic and timeless feel, that is sometimes elusive in the colour version.
Colour Popped and HDR Techniques
This area of photography requires skill in techniques that involve shooting with a lot of attention to detail and the post processing becomes a little more complex too. The photographer chooses the appropriate moment with which to use these techniques, finally skillfully uses the right processing software to produce quality images with colours that pop and emphasises particular areas of a scene.