Hi, I'm a London wedding photographer with a passion for authentic, reportage style photography.
In terms of my pricing, all of my wedding photography packages are under £1,000, some of them as low as £350. There are plenty of discounts to be had. Head on over to my pricing page to find out more.
For me, photography is about more than just taking photos. What do I mean by that? Well, you shouldn't spend the day awkwardly posing for some stranger you've never met, wondering around grounds trying to find that 'perfect shot'. That's not a wedding, it's a photo shoot.
That's why I favour a reportage style of photography. 'Reportage wedding photography' is a pretentious way of saying you should what you see. You blend into the background and capture the moments that you want to remember forever. That might be the big moments - walking down the isle or cutting the cake. It could just as easily be the bit where nana has had a bit too much to drink and is owning the dancefloor.
In short, it's all about capturing the magic moments, rather than forcing them. At the end of the day, this is your wedding. There's plenty of magic to be had. I just try not to get in the way.
Honestly? I love it. I get to travel the country, and sometimes beyond, taking photos of the happiest days of people's lives. Who wouldn't want to do that? I spent the first decade of my career working in graphic design and branding, which gave me a good grounding in the art of photography as well as post production. I now take the photos. It's a lot more fun. If you want to read more about my background, head on over to the about me page.
I'm on the affordable end of the price scale. But still, the best part of a grand is a lot to spend on a day's work, isn't it? Well, sadly for me, 'one day' shooting a wedding results in nearly three days work. And I've got other costs too (cameras are silly expensive). I like to be as trasnparent as possible, so more on that here, if you're interested.
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Honest truth? I don't actually know, but the continuous feeling out there is the wedding photography is very, very pricey. This is, in fact, true it cheaper to receive your wedding photographed, but have you ever wondered why that could be? I decided to learn, and talked to Randolph Quan, a London based wedding photograher. Thus, without further ado - In Randolphs words. Springtime is in full bloom here in the uk, so the summer wedding is about to arrive. Recently Ive been getting a great deal of couples requesting me wedding photography costs are so expensive. Whilst it may look like wedding photographers live an incredible life by charging across the roofing to get a day of work, its hardly the situation.
Needless to say that weddings are a pricey affair. From the place to the bride to the wedding favors, the tab only keeps getting higher, and it frequently seems the wedding photographers are charging a major chunk of the tab. But have you though why wedding photography costs are so high? Its due to the related costs of being a wedding photographer. As being a good photographer is a costly investment. Sure, you will discover cheap wedding photographers out there, but they're cheap because theyve potential cut corners on equipment, and take a peek at what goes into a photographers overhead which adds up to the final cost of your wedding.
Or they are just plain stupid So lets have in your nuptials, the photographer spends hours photographer. Labour costs. This one is fairly standard across all industries. A photographers work does not in your nuptials, the photographer spends hours. Following in your nuptials, the photographer spends hours editing your pictures so you get an of perfect photos by which to remember your day variety of perfect photos by which to remember your day. Their time is even more valuable whenever that you factor in the limited number of weekends in a year there are for a photographer to work.
Staff salaries. High end lenses and bodies average around 1500 each isn't your common point and shoot. High end lenses and bodies average around 1500 each. Photographers also carry spare equipment in situation their primary equipment fails, which adds to the cost of the wedding photography costs. Add in the costs of computers and editing programs like photoshop 10, 000 worth of gear to shoot your wedding. Add in the costs of computers and editing programs like photoshop and costs start to skyrocket. Fortunately, cameras and equipment cost so much, photographers are smart to insure them United Kingdom to own an automobile cameras and equipment cost so much, photographers are smart to insure them. Since cameras and equipment cost so much, photographers are smart to insure them. Just in case your drunk cousin Jimmy decides he would like.