I love shooting weddings, but I don’t do it full time. In my ‘day job’ I run a creative agency in Bournemouth and my photography is mainly centred on people and events (see my photography portfolio). I’ve been shooting weddings for friends, family and clients for over 20 years and I’m hoping to do more in the coming years.
So I’d say I bring a different perspective. Because I’m not photographing weddings every day I have a lot of energy and enthusiasm (and can often be available at short notice). I am very good with people and have a lot of fun which helps bring people and families together. I feel the wedding couple should be given as much time with their family and friends as possible, so I prefer a candid / natural style – I’m not in favour of dragging them away from the wedding party for hours on a ‘fashion shoot’ – although it’s still important to get these ‘set up’ shots.
I like to spend time with the couple as early as possible to get to know them, discuss their thoughts and talk through any styles and images they may have seen elsewhere. It’s always good to have a walk around the venue and try out a few ideas before the big day. I can also advise couples on how to stand and present themselves so they are relaxed on the day. Some people aren’t comfortable in front of the camera and I can help them feel much more at ease.
Full day – £1,000
10am to 10pm, from hair and make up to when the dancing starts and all stages in between. I shoot all day (with a short break for food) and typically take over 3,000 pictures. After the wedding, these are skinnied down to approx 1,000 and supplied colour balanced and retouched as required on USB flash drive at both full resolution and low resolution for social media / electronic device use.
Short day – £750
1pm to 10pm, from the wedding ceremony to the evening celebrations and all stages in between. Approx 800 finished images supplied on USB flash drive as above.
Just the essentials – £400
Approx 1pm to 6pm, from the wedding ceremony to the end of the speeches and all stages in between. Approx 600 finished images supplied on USB flash drive.
Books and prints
There are too many options to list, but I can create beautiful printed photo books and prints to any specification (although I have my favourites) – let’s have a chat about this….
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In the first instance please either call Justin on 07855 466164, or complete the form below and we’ll chat on email