SOUTHAMPTON WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
HOW IT WORKS
Firstly, let’s chat:
It’s always a great idea to meet your photographer. So let’s arrange a video call.
We go through your plans for the day, all the details and what aspects are most important to you, then I can tailor my services, agree which package would suit and give you the best love story of your day.
If you want to then book, I will send you a link to your private client portal where all your documents are held. Your Booking fee is paid to secure your photography along with the signing of your contract. Your balancing payment is due two weeks before your wedding date, as well as your questionnaire which you can fill out with all your details, formal shots list and key photos you would like.
A few weeks before your big day, We can have another video call, finalise your timeline and generally get excited!! woop woop
I am of course, always here if you have any questions, any time.
Minah managed to capture the soaring majesty of the redwoods but at the same time reflect the intimacy of our vows to each other… capturing the magic that every wedding has, but seldom has in official photos
TRACEY + CHRIS
This is the a great package for a smaller wedding. You choose when I start and go from there.
Pre wedding meeting
4 hours coverage
10 hours post wedding production
400 – 500 images
My bespoke usb box and 20 x prints
Personal on-line gallery
THE PERFECT PACKAGE
My favourite package to capture and get the most of your day from preparations to the first dance.
pre wedding meet up
8 hours coverage
Preparations through to your first dance
15 hours post wedding production
600 – 700 images
Personal on-line gallery
Personalised USB box inc 10 x mounted prints
THE SUPÉRIEUR PACKAGE
Go on… spoil yourselves!
you’ll only do this day once!
pre wedding meetup
12 hours coverage
But, 2 photographers
30 hours post wedding production
1,000 – 1,200 images
Romantic slideshow to share
Personal on-line gallery
extended to 12 months availability
Personal USB box + 50 5×7 prints
Set of contemporary:
2 24×15 floating framed print
1 20 page spread album hand made with a choice of designs and covers to suit you.
Extra photographer – £350
Backdrop and photobooth style photo session for the evening from – £350
Engagement session £145 (as aswell as a package above)
Minimum 2 hours – Build your own Package – £450
Extra hours photography, inc extra 50 images £100
Musical slideshow £45
Prints, frames and album prices available on request
Let’s do this
though I live in Bishopstoke, Eastleigh, I travel all over Southampton, Hampshire, uk and Europe 😉
The night before your big day I prepare my equipment, charge spare batteries, check my lighting etc. Print your questionnaire, with details and shot list.
On the day I try to stay out of your way and only help when needed. I like to say I’m quite reportage and I’m always watching for “the shot” or something that tells a little more to the story about your wedding. I’m very relaxed and like to keep it fun and stress free. I don’t stop shooting!
I may give a little guidance for your couple shots, just a hand here and there, but it really is up to you, it’s your day, I’m there to capture it how you want.
As soon as I get home your images are uploaded to my computer and my cloud backup! so your images are safe!
Final images take 4-6 weeks to be sent out to you which you can then share with your friends and family for them to download and print there or wherever they want 🙂
If you have purchase an album I will then set about designing a draft for your approval with your favourite images.
ALBUMS + WALL ART
Make the most of your professional photos and get them printed
I have a whole host of samples for you to look at which we can do over video call or in person – you can add any product either before or after your photos arrive – no pressure.
Keepsake for the future
All products are handmade.
Prints and wall art are from a UK based family run company so you know you are getting a quality product.
My albums are all individually designed for you.
Once you have chosen the material – Leatherette, textile, velvet or suede in a whole host of colours, you can choose the size, number of pages and wording.
I will send you a link with the draft of your album layout and there you can let me know any changes you would like – as many times as necessary until you are happy to go to print.
Minah was our photographer for our wedding a few weeks ago. She was absolutely fantastic! She was so friendly, made it feel like she was one of your friends. Everyone had said how well our photographer fitted in! Nothing was forced and everyone had such a lovely time having photos taken. I would recommend Minah to everyone! Fantastic work, professional and just everything you need! Minah gives you one less thing to worry about!
Of course contact me anytime to ask, but here are a few more common questions I get asked
Are you a professional wedding Photographer?
I like to think so? Wedding photography is my full time business, I of course photograph families, children, parties & events and occasionally products but weddings are my thing.
I’ve been to college and continue to update me skills on regular courses aimed at professionals and wedding photographers.
I’ve been photographing weddings since 2016 and carry with me two cameras, lights and other equipment. My cameras and lenses are serviced every year!
Each camera also has a dual card slot where I back up the photos onto a second SD card. Then these are uploaded onto my server at home and a cloud server for double assurance that your images are safe! This also lets me sleep at night..
I am fully insured for Public Liability and Indemnity (some venues require a copy)
Although I’m quite relaxed I DO take your photos very seriously but make various steps to give you the best service! I always think you are buys me, my services and and my art – not just a set of photos.
What happens if you are ill?
In my years of photographing I haven’t yet been so ill I had to stay away but in this eventuality I have a number of photographer friends, all of whom have their own successful wedding photography business and whome I have worked with. They can step in on the day and then I will edit the images afterwards. There is no extra cost to you – payment to the substitute photographer comes out of your package price, already paid.
If my wedding lasts longer than scheduled, will you stay?
Most weddings over run a little, so I don’t mind staying for 10 – 20 minutes if things over run. But if you find on the day that you need the extra hour or would like to add an extra hour at the time of booking then I can add this to your invoice.
What if it rains on the day?
Ooh then this means we I need to get even more creative. I love it when it rains for some super atmospheric skies. If you’ll venture outside we can do some magical shots in the rain, backlighting you and making for a fab silhouette. Or I can find some cute spots at your venue if you’d rather stay in – I work around you and what you prefer – I’m here for you! Trust me – rain isn’t a problem, we just have to dance in it 😉
What happens after our wedding?
Once I’ve said goodbye to you – usually on the dance floor… I go home and straight away upload your RAW files to my back up systems. On the average full day I take between 3,000 and 4,000 images – that’s with one photographer, add a second and then there’s an extra 2,000 odd.
Then I cut these images down to the important ones, take out similar ones. Just this process can take 3 or 4 hours, I literally go through every one!
Then I spend then next few days editing individual images, cutting them down even more.
For important photos like in your ceremony or your group shots/couple shot I photoshop bits out, like an exit sign or some posts and pylons in the background.
For your couple shots especially I soften your skin, take out blemishes, bring out your eyes and basically bring out the best in you 🙂
BOOK WITH ME
I would love to hear from you, and if you do have any questions at all before booking, please do feel free to me a call on 07838 693 831
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