Weddings truly are a celebration of life & I love to be a part of them! The day you have spent so much time preparing for, dreaming of and investing in goes by so quickly. That is one of the great reasons to invest in a professional wedding photographer who can tell the unique story of your day. Your wedding is truly a once in-a-lifetime event & expectations are high. I will create beautiful and inspired images that will last you a life time.

My wedding style is a mixture of photojournalism to record the subtle details of the day and a casual style of portraiture to capture the romance and love of the wedding couple, their family, and friends.

Helen x

Package One

£1250

Package One includes:

  • Pre- wedding consultation & two photographers.
  • Photographs of guest arrival and groom before the service.
  • The Bride arriving at the service, shots of the Bride, Father of the Bride & Bridesmaids before the service.
  • Photographs throughout the service (if allowed) & group photographs after the service.
  • A selection of photographs of the Bride & Groom.
  • After the wedding the Bride & Groom will receive an online gallery for viewing & sharing with family & friends & a password protected digital download of the images from your special day. (300+)

Package Two

£1500

Package Two includes:

  • A pre-wedding consultation & two photographers will be there on your day.
  • Bridal and Groom preparations. Photographs of the Groom, Bestman & Groom’s family before the service.
  • The Bride arriving at the service, shots of the Bride, Father of the Bride & Bridesmaids before the service.
  • A selection of photographs of the Bride & Groom.
  • After your wedding you will receive an online gallery for viewing & sharing with your family & friends & a password protected digital download of all images from your special day. (300+)

*Speeches can be added to this package for an extra £100

Engagement Shoot- £180

Add an engagement shoot to any package for £180. This includes a 1 hour engagement shoot at a location of your choice (anywhere over 20 mile radius of Harrogate will be charge milage) & 20 of your chosen images in a digital download.

What to expect

The images I create reflect both you as a couple & the events & emotions of your wedding. The best way to do this is to get to know you before your big day. Whether that be at an engagement photo session or an informal meet up in person, it gives us the chance to feel comfortable together & go through your wishes, expectations & timeline for the day.

My style of photography will capture the unique moments of your day so beautifully that in years to come you can look through your wedding album & your memories will come alive. I aim that every photo evokes powerful emotion & tells it’s own unique part of your love story.

The images I create reflect both you as a couple & the events & emotions of your wedding day. The best way to do this is to get to know you before your big day. Whether that be at an engagement photo session or an informal meet up in person, it gives us the chance to feel comfortable together & go through your wishes, expectations & timeline for the day.

My style of photography will capture the unique moments of your day so beautifully that in years to come you can look through your wedding day album & your memories will come alive. I aim that every photo evokes powerful emotion & every photo tells it’s own unique part of your love story.

Groom Preparations

A second photographer is always included in your package when available. Whilst I would be photographing the Bridal preparations, the second photographer can photograph the Groom.

Groom prep is so much fun, lots of men walking around struggling to tie ties, pin flowers on jackets & generally in need of a little help. Often when photographing the Groom prep we end up helping  with lots of little jobs as they often forget what they are doing 🙂

However not all Groom’s want to have photos of themselves getting ready, so often the second photographer will meet them at the local pub or the venue before the service. I love getting the Groom prep alongside the Bridal prep as you can then tell the full story. The Bride can see how her Groom’s morning was & see all the different emotions her Groom went through before the service. (Believe me they go through a lot!

Bridal Preparations

 Bridal preparations….my favourite time of the day!! Bridal prep is such an emotional, exciting & powerful time to photograph. Brides are feeling a mixture of emotions, along with the chosen people they have asked to help them get ready for their big day. My favourite part of a wedding day is when the Bride puts her dress on & looks in the mirror for the first time. It gets me every time. During Bridal prep I will photograph your dress, shoes, veil perfume, jewellery, cards, gift, bouquet etc… along with you, your parents & bridesmaids final preparations.

I always recommend that you are in your dress and ready to go at least 20 minutes before you need to leave for the venue so you can have time for Bridal portraits & special group shots with your bridesmaids & parents. I also recommend you are ready early so you can just have a few minutes to have a glass of champagne & take it all in. No rushing, no drama, just those last few minutes to gather your thoughts & spend that special time with your family & friends that you have chosen to be with. This time is so special- enjoy it!

 Bridal preparations….my favourite time of the day!! Bridal prep is such an emotional, exciting & powerful time to photograph. Brides are feeling a mixture of emotions, along with the chosen people they have asked to help them get ready for their big day. My favourite part of a wedding day is when the Bride puts her dress on & looks in the mirror for the first time. It gets me every time. During Bridal prep I will photograph your dress, shoes, veil perfume, jewellery, cards, gift, bouquet etc… along with you, your parents & bridesmaids final preparations.

I always recommend that you are in your dress and ready to go at least 20 minutes before you need to leave for the venue so you can have time for Bridal portraits & special group shots with your bridesmaids & parents. I also recommend you are ready early so you can just have a few minutes to have a glass of champagne & take it all in. No rushing, no drama, just those last few minutes to gather your thoughts & spend that special time with your family & friends that you have chosen to be with. This time is so special- enjoy it!

The Ceremony

The ceremony venue & its details will be photographed before the Bride makes her entrance. During the service, if the vicar/registrar allows us I stand at the front of the service facing the Bride & Groom (discreetly) & your second photographer will stand at the back of the service getting a different perspective of the service. Throughout the service I will capture your reactions, emotions of friends & family that I am able to from the position I am stood in & I will capture the key elements of the service. Depending on how restricted I am, I will always try and get the the other side of the front at some point during the service to capture the Groom’s emotions too but I always start facing the Bride.

Once the service is finished I will capture you coming up the aisle, then outside you will have time to greet your guests, whilst this is happening we will stand back & get some candids yourselves & your guests.

If you have confetti & are allowed to use it, this is the point we will usually set this up. We can then start the group photographs.

group photography

Now we are getting to the fun part! Group photographs… I have lots of tips for these 🙂

When you are trying to get a large group together (after champagne) it can be tricky.  I have a list of group shots that we will have discussed before hand. I will then shoot these in an order that will make the process as quick as possible for you. For family photos I tend to do in a formal line, then for the bridal party, depending on the venue I will find different variations and objects to create more fun photographs!

I aim to make group shots as quick and fun and possible so you can rejoin and enjoy your guests.

Now we are getting to the fun part! Group photographs… I have lots of tips for these 🙂

When you are trying to get a large group together (after champagne) it can be tricky.  I have a list of group shots that we will have discussed before hand. I will then shoot these in an order that will make the process as quick as possible for you. For family photos I tend to do in a formal line, then for the bridal party, depending on the venue I will find different variations and objects to create more fun photographs!

I aim to make group shots as quick and fun and possible so you can rejoin and enjoy your guests.

Bride & Groom

Onto the best bit- your portraits as a new married couple! Depending on how your day is running I will either take you off for 10 minutes before the group photographs for your portrait photos, or I will do them after the group photographs. Light dependant I will also take you off for some more portrait photos after the meal, before your evening guests arrive if I feel we are going to get some unique photographs to earlier in the day. This is when I feel you get the best results as you have both relaxed a little (possibly had a few glasses of your favourite tipple) the nerves have disappeared & you are really starting to enjoy your roles as the Bride & Groom.

The rest of your story

If you add speeches to your package then whilst you enjoy your beautiful wedding breakfast with your guests, this is our time to go into a separate room, re-charge batteries (ours & our cameras!) get something to eat & start loading your images up to our hard drives. Through years of experience we have found no one like photos whilst they are eating. Its yours & your guests time to relax & socialise- not to be aware there is a camera on them 🙂

We will keep a close eye on what is happening in your room & we will be back just before the speeches begin. We cover all of the speeches, catching your reactions to them & your guests- these always make for very funny photographs!

If you add speeches to your package then whilst you enjoy your beautiful wedding breakfast with your guests, this is our time to go into a separate room, re-charge batteries (ours & our cameras!) get something to eat & start loading your images up to our hard drives. Through years of experience we have found no one like photos whilst they are eating. Its yours & your guests time to relax & socialise- not to be aware there is a camera on them 🙂

We will keep a close eye on what is happening in your room & we will be back just before the speeches begin. We cover all of the speeches, catching your reactions to them & your guests- these always make for very funny photographs!

DO YOU EDIT ALL OUR PHOTOGRAPHS?
Absolutely! Each image that you receive has been hand edited, one at a time.
CAN SOME PHOTOS BE IN BOTH B&W & COLOUR?
I choose which selection of images are in B&W or colour, but if you have the odd favourite that you would like in B&W then I can change it for you. If you have more than 10 you would like changing I will have to charge for extra editing time.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECEIVE OUR PHOTOGRAPHS?
Your wedding photographs will be ready to view in your online gallery up to 4 weeks after your wedding day. Your USB with all your images on will be ready in up to 8 weeks.
CAN WE RECEIVE THE RAW, UN-EDITED FILES?
The raw, unedited files are not available for viewing or purchase. This is very much like asking a caterer to give you the leftover ingredients to make dinner! The images selected for editing & final delivery reflect my very high standards. Any not given will be for a reason- repeats, closed eyes etc…
HOW FAR WILL YOU TRAVEL?
I will travel anywhere in world! I am based in North Yorkshire & I only charge for travel to venues over one hour away. If I need overnight accommodation, Air or train fares or rental cars you will need to cover these charges.
WHAT IS THE ONLINE GALLERY YOU MENTIONED IN THE PACKAGES?

Once all your photos are ready to view I will email you a link to your online gallery. This gallery is available for 1 year. In this gallery your images are high resolution to download. It’s also perfect for sharing with your friends and family. There is also an online store where your friend and family can purchase digital downloads & prints.

DO WE NEED TO FEED YOU AT THE RECEPTION?
It would be really lovely if you did! We always appreciate food at a wedding. We have been busy all day with no spare time to eat so this will be our first meal since breakfast & we will be running on low energy at this point :) It doesn’t have to be the same meal as your- some venues offer vendor meals, what ever it is we would really really appreciate it. Weak that we have our food at the same time as yours so we are ready to carry on once you have finished your meal.
IF I CANCEL MY WEDDING IS THE DEPOSIT REFUNDABLE?
The deposit fee and all monies paid are non-refundable. The deposit guarantees that I will hold the date exclusively for you & once the contract is signed I do turn down all other commissions for that date.

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