Julie Warner Photography
Gloucestershire Based Wedding & Portrait Photographer.
Why your Wedding Photographs are so important.
Your Wedding Day is very special. Months of preparation, ordering and organising. An incredible amount of effort by all involved to ensure a day to remember. And you will find the day goes all too quickly.
When you arrive at your Silver Wedding Anniversary in 25 years time, what will you have left to remind of your Wedding day? That's why having the right Wedding Photographer is so important. You will be able to look back and see how wonderful the day was, and the friends and family who shared it with you.
"What do I get and how much does it cost?"
After you have met the
photographer and looked through examples of their work, you will
know if they can offer the style, technique and quality you envisaged for your
Wedding. Of course, you will have a budget in mind but with professional
photography you are making an investment. Make sure the photographer can give
you the style you really want and then discuss prices. My prices range from £495.
Find what suits you first and then
stretch the budget a little if you have too.
Find a professional photographer who makes you happy and you
won't regret it. Your Wedding Album/Book is an investment.
"Ask the Photographer".
Are they registered with the Inland Revenue as a business. Do they have Public Liability & Professional Indemnity insurance. Are they members of a recognised Professional Association. Do they have qualifications from the Association. Do they accept Credit/Debit card payments (EPOS). Do they have a Business Bank account. If the answer is No to any of these questions, my advice is to think very carefully before you book them.
"What happens next?"
I will be your photographer as I find working alone is less intrusive on you and your Guests. I have my own workflow processing equipment, computers/software. I have a secure hosted web site, offering viewing and password protected website Galleries with Album packages. No obligation' viewings of my Albums at my Studio in Gloucester, so you can see if my photographic style is for you. I will contact you about a week before the Wedding to discuss final details. After the event I start the processing and proofing of your photographs.
"Posed or Candid Photography".
I offer a combination of both. A short list of Family group photos are worth the effort as in future years they will become a valuable memory.
"How long should the Photos take?"
Some venues only have an hour between end of Ceremony & start of the Wedding Breakfast/Reception. That really is not enough. Try to persuade the venue to allow 2 hours. Time really does fly on your Wedding Day. If you have requested a long list of formal shots, for a Traditional package, expect me to be persistent in trying to get them. From my experience this always takes a lot of time. This is where the assistance of the Best Man & Ushers is not only valuable but essential. Discuss the 'formals' with the photographer a few weeks before the Wedding, when you have a clearer idea of your time scale for the day. You don't want the photography to dominate your day but you do want it right.
For Graphistudio Clients there is a limit to the number of formals we can accommodate because we are producing an "Art Book with the Bride & Groom as the Stars".
Photographing the Ceremony.
Have you checked with the Vicar/Registrar that they will allow your photographer to capture the Ceremony? For instance, the Gloucestershire County Register Office rules do not normally allow any photography during any Civil Ceremony. We have not found this to be the case with the majority of Churches. Talk to me about your Venue so I can advise how I can help in these situations.
"Choosing the right time of day"
Summertime is generally not a problem. We are blessed with many hours of daylight so the time of Ceremony is not critical. Between 12pm & 2pm are considered the most difficult as the sun is high in the sky, although this will not present a problem to the professional. Between the winter months of mid October to March the natural light is generally poor. By 3.30pm it's almost dark. If you book your Wedding in the winter months, booking the Ceremony sometime between 10am & 12pm would be best if you can arrange it. Allow some extra time for Photographs in the winter months.
So, don't leave booking the photographer until the last minute.
Make it a priority. Choose carefully, make sure you like them and that their style suits you. Ask to see sample Albums of their work. Don't expect the photographer to change their style after you have booked them. It's essential to feel comfortable and confident with your photographer. This is going to be a unique experience for you. As a caring photographer I will try to help you as much as I can, not just with the photography.
Please call or click on "Contact us" above to arrange a Studio viewing and see if my style of Wedding Photography is for you.
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