Photographers for Your Wedding Day in Wick
Finding the right professional photographer to take photographs at your wedding is not always a simple process.
Whether you live, or your wedding venue is in or around Wick, I’d love to have the opportunity to cover the event. I am Burgess Hill based and will take on events anywhere in the South East. Please check out the rest of the site and the gallery and video of images. Do get in touch if you want to know more.
If you are one of those people who think that taking photographs on your wedding day does not deserve extra effort and investment, maybe you haven’t realised the importance of 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. With the right photographer, none of the small details of your wedding will be missed. All will be skillfully documented in your photo album.
- 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.
Planning your wedding day in Wick is an involved process and hiring a wedding photographer may not initially be at the top of your priority list.
You should invest some time in planning your wedding photography though. You need to set a budget that is sufficient for the task and get your photographer booked up as far in advance as possible. 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 album will tell a story that you can share with your family and your friends and even your future grandchildren.
Your wedding photographs will take on a special place in your heart, as they have the power to resurrect those happy memories and feelings of that special day. Your cake will have been eaten, the flowers gone and your wedding dress and shoes packed away after the wedding in Wick. 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 a professional photographer is the right choice for your wedding
If your wedding is coming up soon then you have probably planned most of the necessities. You’ve booked your caterer, cake and the venue. Your wedding dress is perfect, your wedding theme is arranged and the flowers chosen.
You are now thinking about capturing the precious memories of your big day as photographic images. Your uncle is a good amateur photographer and perhaps you’re considering asking him.
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.
A professional wedding photographer is likely to achieve a much higher quality result
It’s a much better idea to have a professional photographer get it right, than save some money and have an amateur photographer miss those important big and little details! There are dozens of special moments that happen on your wedding day and in a flash they’re gone and forgotten if not captured in your photos.
Benefits of hiring pro-wedding photography
Hiring a professional wedding photographer means you will be left with pictures of the best quality, created using the best skills and equipment available.
When you hire professional photographers for your wedding, you get privileged access to the best photography knowledge and skills, together with the best equipment and software to produce the best quality pictures possible.
The physical equipment such as cameras, is just part of the equation in terms of capturing the best photographic images. The dramatic improvement in camera phones means that it is very tempting to try and save money on your wedding photos. This might be a huge mistake. Every wedding couple wants the highest quality and most skillfully composed photographs possible, to remember their wedding day by. Let’s take a look at some of the main benefits of having a professional with professional photography equipment, so that you can understand what you are actually paying for with a professional wedding photographer.
Camera equipment expertise, as well as being able to deal with indoor and outdoor lighting. A photographer’s resultant images will not be as impressive as they could be if they don’t have a variety of camera lenses and the knowledge and skills to use them, together with various lighting options. Professional wedding photographers have more photographic equipment in their armoury and also have more experience using different setups to capture stunning images. DSLR cameras are accessible to most amateurs, but their full potential is only really realised in the hands of experienced pros. The skill of the person taking the photos is highly important, but they also need the right equipment to produce top results. The ideal scenario is that you have the best equipment available and a highly skilled professional photographer to be able to get the most out of it. 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 the Photographer Plays
When you hire a professional wedding photographer, you can expect their full attention, whereas with a friend or family member they’re far more likely to become distracted. A professional photographer won’t be looking to get involved with the celebrations like a family member would.
They won’t miss important shots while eating a slice of cake, drinking alcohol or chit chatting with relatives. Every moment their focus will be on unobtrusively capturing the best possible images that they can of the event.
Wedding guests are also far more likely to respond to a professional, paid wedding photographer than they would be to a relative barking orders. When family members are taking control of a family photo session it tends to be taken less seriously.
Diverse Styles of Photography
In order to get a specific photographic style, you need a professional photographer whose style matches what youíre looking for. Not many amateurs are familiar with the differences between photojournalistic, fine art, traditional or contemporary styles.
Can an amateur really deliver the pictures that are going to inspire you forever? In most cases, they will fall short. Take some time to consider the photography styles you want to make sure that the wedding photographer you hire is in sync with you. Go with a professional photographer who can quickly understand what it is you are trying to achieve.
Communication and Reliability
A professional photographer is normally a much better choice than an amateur photographer or enthusiast and we’ve already touched on a few other reasons so far. Any wedding day has tough moments to overcome, whether it is getting a large group together while meeting a deadline with a photoshoot in session and a professional brings a mass of experience to help deal with this.
A professional will be able to carry the wedding party along and subtly communicate where your guests need to be. They will have a smooth touch, using body language, cues and verbal commands to get things done while keeping the positive atmosphere of your big day. An amateur photographer, no matter how much effort they put in, will not be able to maintain a balance between the necessary distance, humour, intimacy and support while still getting the perfect shots.
If You Want More, Use Professional Wedding Photographers
There’s no person you’ll be spending more time with on your wedding day than your photographer. From the shots of you getting ready and preparing to go to church all the way to the moment you leave the wedding venue, the photographer is there.
From the start of the day to the end of the day, your wedding photographer will be around you, capturing every special moment without intruding on your day. If they’re good at their job, you’ll hardly notice they’re there. The photographer is the one who notices every detail out of place such as lipstick stains on the teeth, or wonky button holes etc.
By fixing any little issues they can help you get better images. Your wedding planner will not be your shadow all day in Wick, but your photographer will. The photographer will help the wedding party be where they need to be, when they need to be and to be as calm as they should be.
Patience Is the Key
As a wedding couple, you should engage the services of a wedding photographer that helps you feel comfortable. The amount of time youíre going to spend with this person on your special day really is significant. The person you have decided on needs to be the right one.
The professional photographer will have to be technically skilled, with an added mix of patience, experience and understanding. It is their job to help the day flow and to bring out your personality and capture it with their photography skills. Even if things don’t go exactly to plan, the wedding photographer will remain in control, calm and measured, as a reassuring presence. A good wedding photographer will remain professional at all times and will be flexible, flowing and adapting to changing circumstances.
Your Wedding Photographer and What to Expect?
The wedding day is often the first time that the couple has ever had a professional photographer taking shots of them. Those that are camera shy, or don’t particularly like how they look in photos, can feel anxious and worried about having a camera pointing at them all day.
If you have spent a bit of time selecting the right wedding photographer for you, the photographer will do a few things in order to make the process better.
Good Time Keeping and Professional Standards
Professionalism comes naturally if you hire someone based on their reputation and passion. You want your wedding photographer to get on with the guests, to have an excellent attitude towards time keeping and to dress in a suitable manner for your wedding. By arriving early your wedding photographer will be able to scout the location and choose some excellent vantage points, although they will probably have visited your key event locations prior to the big day.
Rehearsals for the Wedding Day
Church weddings tend to have a rehearsal date within a week of the main event. Your photographer may want to attend this to check the location and to have a brief discussion with the Vicar about where to stand during the service. In the case of a civil ceremony, the wedding photographer will tend to have the discussion with the registrar on the same day as the wedding in Wick.
The Big Day – the Wedding
Your wedding photographer will normally arrive to capture the bridal presentations, at a pre agreed time. He won’t interrupt at any point during the day but will be with you throughout. Jeff Woodall photography will be poised to capture all of the beautiful moments through the day, without intruding in any way. Jeff Woodall photography’s 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.
At some point in the night, often after the first dance, your wedding photographer will check with you to find out if thereís anything else you would like to be pictured. The backing up process will begin if you are happy for your photographer to call it a day. All the photos will be fully backed up by Jeff Woodall photography, on 2 hard drives and the cloud. The backups will be kept save until all wedding photos have been edited and delivered to you. We understand just how precious your photographs are to you.
The Editing of Wedding Photographs
Editing is a large part of the work and will be done in the days following the wedding in Wick. To tell the story of the wedding day the pictures need to capture the moments and so the first stage is going through all the photos and picking the best ones. The editing of the digital photographs then begins with a light touch approach that ensures a subtle process of enhancement.
Jeff Woodall photography provide clients with images that are high resolution. Some editing work is carried out as required, mainly consisting of colour balancing and cropping where necessary. To achieve other effects, subtle style filters may be applied to some of your wedding images and some may be converted to monochrome.
When the editing process is complete, the photos are exported from the suite of editing tools and the files uploaded to an online password protected gallery for viewing and also uploaded to a USB stick; you can then distribute the photos as you want and share on social media. 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.
Client support - follow-up
We know that you may want to put your photos in wedding photo books or maybe looking for a special wedding album and Jeff Woodall photography will be available to discuss how best to present your images after the wedding. If you have already decided on a digital photo book album and know the style choices you want to go for, it’ll probably still take you a little while after the wedding to decide on which images to include.
You’ll probably be asked to pick your favorite 80 photographs that depict the story of your day and you can ask your photographer any questions to guide you on this. The design of the album is then carried out by your photographer.
Portfolio in Wick
Here is a list of things included in a wedding photography package
Here is a summary of what you will typically find in a wedding photography package. Some of the items are self-explanatory and take care of themselves, whereas others are very important. Which events the photographer should attend.
You may want the photographer for the engagement party, the bridal shower, as well as the wedding ceremony and after-party. This would equate to how many days the photographer provides to you and will be early on in the decision-making process. You need to communicate which events you want captured to get them in the diary.
How many hours of shooting in Wick
Generally, a photographer will use time as one of the main methods to price an assignment. At Jeff Woodall photography this is normally the way we price up events and portraits, but with weddings the process has been simplified because we understand that each day is completely different, timings are personal and we need to be flexible to capture the flow of your wedding events.
Photographers often [I used to] have different packages i.e. Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze, etc. When you start adding extras to these packages it all becomes a bit of a logistical nightmare to understand or work out the overall price. I now offer a full day for a fixed price. 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. The last thing you want to hear after that, is that you have been billed for an extra hour, as you only paid for the Silver package of eight hours and for various reasons things ran late. 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
Photojournalistic photographers will tend not to take so many traditional shots and nor do fine art photographers. Rather, they photograph with an appreciation for the artistic side of people, the lighting options and the overall drama of the scene. The Fine Art photographer is adept in the use of black and white photography and at producing less candid, beautifully composed photos, full of drama and artistic beauty.
Vintage Style Photography
Vintage style photography has partly evolved as a result of vintage photo filter popularity. More and more weddings are seeing photographers using a vintage photography style. Something about old, timeless photographs appeals to people, maybe itís the feeling of nostalgia which this style of photography evokes. Through the use of various methods, such as colour filters used in this style, professional photographers are able to transform pretty standard looking images into works of art.
Traditional or Classical
In traditional or classical photography, many shots are treated as a posed portraits, sometimes including shots you may think of as candid. You’re less likely to get action shots with this type of photography, although every moment will be captured in a natural way that doesn’t feel forced or posed. The aim of traditional photography is to capture moments with dignity and artistry, using many posed shots, including many formal images, under a range of lighting options.
Photojournalistic or Reportage
Similar to a documentary style, photojournalism photography is about recording the event, rather than orchestrating them. With this type of shot you will get all of the expected group and formal shots, as well as lots more spontaneous images as well as the normal formals of guests throughout 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. Many clients appreciate how the nostalgia and mood of images can be enhanced by removing colour. Everyone has a different preference. Not everyone prefers monochrome images, but there’s no doubt that photographs can be made more compelling by emphasising areas of focus and the composition with this method. The extra contrast of black and monochrome images can really evoke a certain atmosphere that colour sometimes simply cannot.
Colour Popped and HDR Techniques
When shooting photographs and using this photo technique, each shot is rather complex with lots of elements to consider and the editing process is equally detailed. The photographer that uses HDR and colour popped techniques will use them sparingly, only with the right images, to maximise the impact of those colour popped or high dynamic scenes.