Welcome to my wedding page. I hope you enjoy the above video, taken from a select number of images from my most recent weddings.
Before we discuss costs and the amount of time I spend at your wedding, I would really like to just tell you a little about myself and how I feel about photographing weddings.
I feel very honoured and privileged when invited to photograph a couple's wedding day. Its a very special day in their life, one of the most memorable and having been there and got the T-Shirt, I know how important it is to the both of you, that not only the day goes smoothly, but all the happiness, emotion and fun are captured.
Sure, I will be capturing the traditional photographs that everyone knows and loves, such ring shots, shoe shots, trinkets, the detail shots, bridesmaids and best men and all the group shots you could want - all these will be captured without question - but my main focus will be capturing things as they happen, the fun things, the tears and smiles. These are the photographs that really count. Moments that cannot be repeated, emotions that cannot be faked.
We can do posing photographs or not. That is your choice and I make it a non-pressure, fun time - so posed photographs is encouraged. Simple, easy poses that reflect how you both feel for each other, just adds those finishing touches to a perfect day - your perfect day.
£1599.00 - to record the whole day, the fun, tears, laughter and everything in between.
Some couples ask "Why is wedding photography so expensive? I can just get my friend/relative who has a DSLR or expensive mobile phone to do it - heck I could buy 100 disposable camera's, hand them out and get everyone to take the photo's - or even pay another wedding photographer half that price - why £1600 and not even a print or album for that price?"
Aside from the planning involved and pre-wedding meeting, I will be shooting your wedding from the bridal preparations through until well into the evening (typically 10.am through until approx 9pm.)
You don't just hire me for the day either, when the big day is over for you and you are off on your honeymoon for a bit of relaxation, I will be busy working on your images for 10-14 days after (approx 80 hours), preparing them for when you get back.
The engagement shoot (click here for an example) takes around an hour, most of that will be us chatting about your special day, finding out about your expectations of your photographer, how I work and how you can just be left to enjoy your wedding day. The rest of it will be to take some photographs, this will allow you to walk away feeling confident about your photographer and to have some digital images to show off to your friends, family and guests of your upcoming special day.
You will receive digital copies of the engagement shoot via a download link, to use as you wish, such as banners/invitations for your upcoming wedding. These images will also be included on the USB stick of your wedding photographs.
Your wedding day itself, will have full coverage from bridal preparation, covering "cutting of the cake", first dance and your guests enjoying themselves for around an hour into the evening.
I shoot a mixture of journalistic and creative styles, recording your day as it happens "as it is" along with any pose-type photographs throughout the day, where you have permitted time to do this and are happy to do this. There is no pressure to do pose-type photographs, if you just want a journalistic photography event, that is fine. It is your wedding.
In the evening, I utilise some props to encourage participation by guests not normally wanting to be photographed. This makes getting "everyone" involved so much easier - not many people like having their photograph taken but you will find me a very approachable person and without any pressure, your guests will be happy to have their photograph taken.
I will capture those tearful, joyful and funny moments as they happen throughout the whole of the day.
No limit to number of photographs taken throughout the day. Typically, anything from 250 to 400 hand-processed images, depending on amount of guests. Images are usually delivered within 14 days from the date of the wedding.
Images will delivered on a USB stick, full resolution, in a presentation box, sent by recorded delivery direct to an address of your choosing. A set of back-up DVD Discs will also be sent, these won't be in a pretty presentation box like the USB memory stick but are purely for backup purposes only so you have two sets of all of your wedding photographs.
A duplicate set in Black and White will also be provided on the USB stick and backups DVD discs - at no extra cost, so you have more choice of what to share and what to get printed.
Another duplicate set of both the colour and black and white conversions, will also be produced on your USB Stick in low-resolution format to allow easy storage on your mobile phone or to upload and share on social media. These lower resolution images are still good enough to print at 7"x5" in full quality - so although they are a lower resolution - they still look fantastic, just not "poster" printable like the original full resolution images I will be sending to you.
Full reproduction rights are also included with your images to allow you the freedom to print and share as many times as you wish, for life at no extra cost to yourselves. This of course, includes sharing your wedding photographs with the guests, family and friends.
An online gallery will also be made of your wedding album(s), permanently stored in "the cloud". You are free to choose to print images using the files you will be given or order prints online. That is your choice.
Increasingly, more couples like to source their own album and print work - and this is why you only see one price - for a full day of digital images supplied to do with as you please.
Albums and Prints come at an additional charge, though you do not have to have them - you can source prints and albums yourselves. However, if you do not want to go sourcing your own album, I can supply a quality Wedding-Album, with prints for £150 and Italian style Albums from £279. I will not try and sell you these, it is down to yourself to let me know if you are interested.
A small deposit of £250 secures your date, deducted from your overall Wedding photography cost. Payments can be spread as you prefer, leading upto 6 weeks prior to the wedding date itself. There are no additional fees or interest rates for spreading your wedding photography payments - this gives you a huge advantage in managing your wedding budget.
I can cover your wedding anywhere in the UK. Within 60 miles of Telford, there is no transport charge. Outside of the 60 mile radius of Telford, there is a surcharge of 50p per mile to cover transportation costs.
Please feel free to check out my last 4 weddings, in blog format, below:
What are you waiting for? Call me on 07854 083389 or email me at email@example.com and I will make your wedding day - a wedding day to remember.
If you would like extended hours, through until Midnight, why not hire the CDHPIX Wedding "Photobooth" - this is a white-studio background (light powered) set up at your venue where the wedding photographer will have a box of fun-props that any guests can come up, do a pose (groups if necessary) and get FREE 8"x6" prints made there and then, mounted and in protective bags to take home on the night! This is for a maximum of 4 hours, unlimited prints and such a fun add-on to your wedding (the wedding booth is for hire, even if you dont hire CDHPIX for your main wedding photography!). £400 including studio setup, 4 hours of labour, printing at your venue, Free prints for you and your guests, mounted and bagged. Using a your wedding photographer rather than a machine-managed photobooth mean you get perfect prints everytime!
CDHPIX also provide at no extra cost, a ton of wigs, giant novelty glasses and fancy dress accessories that will get everyone involved and give you some truly, unforgettable evening photographs.
If you use CDHPIX as your main wedding photography - your extended Photo-Booth hire is reduced by £50 down to £350 - PLUS you get all the digital images from the photo booth - included in your wedding photographs!
Another loved item, is a personalised Wedding Slideshow video - just like the one at the top of this page, except it will contain the best of your wedding day - you can even choose the music. The video will be converted to play on your DVD player and comes with a shining menu system, relative to your wedding. This is just £120 extra.
Please feel free to telephone me on 07854 083389 or text me, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/cdhpix and drop me a message. I will contact you back as soon as possible.
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