Picking The Photographer For Your Wedding or Civil Partnership

We've been having a nose through our directory again, and we have some fantastic photographers that we'd like to showcase in this week's post. 

Choosing a photographer that you trust is vital for any couple, and establishing a relationship with them before the big day is key.

 Whoever you choose, ensure that they understand what you expect of them throughout the day. Give them a list of the photographs that you'd like, but equally, allow them to be creative and spontaneous. Some of the best wedding pictures are the ones that aren't planned...

You spend months planning your perfect day.

You sink your wages into it.

You spend your weekends picking out colour schemes and

you lose weight,

you gain weight,

you lose weight.

You have more files and folders than SOE accumulated in the war.

You've been an interior designer, 

a fashion house, 

a florist

a conflict negotiator 

and a stationer.

You promise yourself that you're never, ever planning anything ever again. EVER.

 Then your day arrives and it's fantastic. It's everything you ever hoped of and more, and then..?

Then it's over.

You're throwing the table coverings into black bags.

You're staggering off to your hotel room.

You're wondering if it's acceptable to flap the duvet free of rose petals and crawl inside still dressed.

All that preparation and it's over. You're married. It's done.

Of course, you'll always have the memories but will they be enough two, ten or twenty years down the line?  The best way to capture the essence of the day is with a photographer. We've selected a few from our directory (and we've got plenty more to showcase in future posts) that we'd love to share with you. 

The descriptions provided are from the photographers themselves, and if you'd like to know more, then why not contact them? We've included their social media links and their information is provided by our directory.

Price-Russell Photography Services

"These are your moments and your memories. We offer a unique service where you own your own pictures. All of our wedding packages provide you with every image captured. No hidden costs or surcharges on images. You take home all of your images. I can offer a vibrant, a direct, and a discreet approach depending on what you want. I can be versatile in accordance to your needs as these photos are your photos!"

Facebook / Twitter / Contact via directory

Kim Collins Weddings

"Kim and her partner Krysia have been photographing weddings for 26 years and are now delighted to have added numerous civil partnerships to that list. They are happy to create unique packages to suit all requirements or you might like to have your images from the day, presented on our specially designed USB stick, iPad or a luxury contemporary book. The choice is yours!

It's your day photographed your way!"

Maxi Photography 

"Creative, modern and yet timeless wedding photography. Specialising in relaxed, natural images capturing the emotion of the day, we offer a laid back approach allowing you to enjoy your special day. Based in South West England but we are happy to travel!

Initial discussion (face-to-face or virtually) - 
Venue visit and photo 'wish-list'
  • Pre-shoot -  Disc of pre-shoot images edited slightly differently so you can tell me what style you prefer. Mel and assistant photographer from pre-wedding prep through to the first dance to capture the story of the day from both sides. Yes, two of us! 

  • 300+ individually edited images presented on discs or USB"

Utopic Photography - Covers all of UK

"Based in London and Birmingham, but able to cater to UK-wide clients, Utopic Photography specializes in Gay Weddings and Civil Partnerships, creating visual memories that are naturalistic yet strikingly ethereal. Having had my own Civil Partnership, I feel privileged to contribute to other people's legacies and be able to capture the memories they will cherish for life. More than just a job, it is an honour to document that life-changing and pivotal moment in your own love story and to be a part of it in the best way I know how."

Pete Campbell Photography - Leeds

"I am Pete Campbell a photographer based in Leeds who feels very privileged to be doing something I love. Working with my wife Kate, we can both photograph your wedding ensuring we capture the excitement and emotion of the whole day.  'A great photograph stops a moment from running away! We have fun photographing weddings all over the north of England.  We capture the romance, the fun and the laughter of the big day and then create a beautiful album which tells the wedding day story."

"It's such a privilege to be part of any couples wedding day and we’d love to be part of yours'."

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