My commitment to your wedding day
Looking through the internet, searching google for search terms as ‘Cheltenham wedding photographer’ or ‘ wedding photographers in the South West’ can produce a rather extensive list of options. So, with this in mind, the question beckons; why should you place your faith in me to be YOUR wedding photographer?
Let’s dive straight in!
I have no hourly rates. I am dedicated to this, passionately in fact! When you book me, you get me for the whole day. I am there to document and showcase your wedding, as it happens. If you are booking a wedding photographer, I feel then that it should be my commitment to be there to see the whole wedding! From the bridal team/ groomsmen getting ready, until everyone is on the dance-floor cutting some (often drunken) shapes! I’m determined to ensure I capture all the best parts of your day.
My style as a Cheltenham wedding photographer – I favour a relaxed approach. This is your day. You’ve planned this. You’ve arranged for all your nearest and dearest to be there. I respect that it would’ve taken you a lot of time in planning all the minor details of your day etc – I’m not there to take over. This day isn’t about me, it is about you.
The amount of couples I talk to who tell me things like ” we aren’t the most photographic couple”, ” we don’t enjoy having our photos taken” and things like this, well, this is my challenge and one I love taking on. If you don’t feel relaxed around me, then it’s mission failed from my part. I’m all about building a good rapport with you and ensuring you feel comfortable and happy that I am going to be in your presence. After-all, it’s a funny thing to think that I am going to pitch up as someone of a relative stranger, to watch you and your family/ friends get ready, all whilst taking photos of this experience as well!
I like to think that from all my couples over the last few years, not one of them would tell you that they felt uncomfortable around me, in fact, I am very confident of this. The evidence I have from this is from the reviews I have received – you can take a look for yourself if you like – Google Reviews Here
The vision I try to create is that your day should unfold naturally. The smiles, tears, reaction, silliness etc all looks so much better when it is captured in a candid manner, as opposed to me acting in an obtrusive and pestering fashion. I’ll position myself to capture key moments, where your guests personalities shine through, without them feeling like I am forcing them to pose for me. The posed photos I take of you and your guests should be because you feel comfortable for them to be that way.
At some point, we will break away from the wedding party for roughly half an hour, in order to get a few key shots of just the two of you, which would be your album cover shots or the photos you would probably end up using for your prints and wall-art. This is a great opportunity to get some personal couple shots in.
As a Cheltenham wedding photographer I offer an engagement shoot as well, which can get us familiar with certain areas etc. It gives us the opportunity to meet and discuss plans for your wedding (which we would also do thoroughly, roughly a month before your wedding). It’s your chance to tell me what your expectation is from me. Ideally, we would meet up at your wedding venue and then we could plan a couple of shots together. These shoots gets you used to the camera as well as seeing how I work. It’s a chance for us to let our hair down, relax and build a rapport. It sets us up well for the main event!
So, there you have it from Pedge, a Cheltenham wedding photographer. Hopefully I have provided you with a few reasons to consider me. I am a family man, married with two very young children. I care. Family is important. It is important I get you shots that will last a lifetime. That is what it is all about for me, capturing the moment. Pure and simply, that’s it.