Today we have a guest blog post from Michael and Andrea of Bohemian Weddings, one of our recommended wedding photographers, who have tips and advice on what to ask your wedding photographer to make sure you get the perfect photographer and feel for your wedding day.
Over to Michael and Andrea from Bohemian Weddings…
It may sound obvious but one of the most important things to us as wedding photographers is our relationship with our couples. The reason for this is simple, if we have a good relationship the couple are relaxed, we are relaxed and this really really shows in every photograph we take.
If you have just started your search for your perfect wedding photographer this is an exciting time as there are so many talented people out there who are amazing to work with. But it is important to note that the wedding industry like any other does also have its undesirables and unlike big corporate companies there is no law to enforce vetting of small self-employed photographers…it’s down to you folks!
To help you make the right choice we are going to guide you through what to expect based on questions we receive from our couples.
Well firstly I want to announce that this is my 1,000th blog post! Whoop whoop! I can barely believe it, but it seems like a pretty neat achievement. What could be nicer than my 1,000th blog post being written by one of my lovely TNWC Real Brides? Today we have Emma back with us and she’s sharing her super sweet engagement photoshoot, along with her feelings on being photographed on her ‘big day’.
I think it’s fair to say there’s a great number of us brides-to-be who aren’t thrilled about being photographed all day long, I was pretty apprehensive about the whole thing, but my experience was that we picked the right photographer for us (the lovely Mark Tattersall) and we both felt so at ease (plus we were pretty loved up all day!).
For any of you worried about having your photo taken on your wedding day, I hope reading about Emma’s worries and her experience of having an engagement photoshoot helps you feel that it will all turn out fine…
Last month I had a wobble; the only real wobble I’ve had in this whole wedding planning process. I started to freak out about having my photograph taken on the big day. This is probably because I have always been the one behind the camera and despite having taken photographs at lots of weddings, I had never really thought about what I would feel like; really feel like, on my actual wedding day.
I am really good at reassuring the brides I have photographed myself but was worried I wouldn’t be able to reassure myself, so started to worry I would have a mini meltdown about being in front of the lens. So I picked up the phone to our photographer and booked an engagement shoot…
I hope you’ve all had a great weekend and that the sun shone for you, at least a bit. What better way to start the week than with an exclusive offer for all you lovely TNWC readers!
One of recent additions to the directory, Ellie Gillard Photography, was keen to introduce herself to you – I was delighted because not only does Ellie take gorgeous photographs, but like all our businesses she does her bit to run her business in an eco-friendly way.
So if you’re on the hunt for a wedding photographer then get to know Ellie Gillard Photography a bit more, and enjoy looking at some beautiful pictures from weddings she’s captured. Plus, at the bottom you’ll find an exclusive 15% off last minute availability offer if you book before the end of May 2013! Over to Ellie…
Hi, I’m Ellie. I’m the photographer, owner and general dogsbody at Ellie Gillard Photography. I love to photograph couples who want to break for the norm, I always think a picture says a thousand words but what you might not know is that I’m also eco-friendly, both in my life and in the way I run my business. So I make four key promises.
Yesterday I featured Charlotte and George’s informal English country wedding which was captured by TNWC wedding photographers Bohemian Weddings. As mentioned in yesterday’s post, Michael and Andrea from Bohemian Weddings have a fantastic offer for TNWC readers.
Until the 28th February 2013 Bohemian Weddings are offering a free engagement shoot worth £250 for anyone booking their wedding with them before that date.
If you’re getting married in 2013 and looking for a wedding photographer, why not take a look at the photography from Sarah at The Little Caravan and take advantage of her ‘Cinderella offer’. Sarah is offering a 12% discount on her Verity Package, which gives you a saving of £270.
The Little Caravan’s style is natural and creative reportage and a little bit vintage inspired. They also care about the environment and try to ensure that the way in which they work reflects that, so all of their wedding packages include digital negatives, which are presented on FSC certified, carbon neutral, wooden USB sticks (I personally love these and have our wedding photos stored on one).
With the ‘Cinderella offer’, the Verity Package costs £1,980 (a saving of £270) and gives you 10-12 hours coverage (up to 10pm) including the bride getting ready, brides arrival, ceremony, guests, bride and groom, details shots and reception. You will receive over 250 beautifully edited digital negatives on a FSC certified wooden USB stick with full printing rights. The package also comes with an online password protected gallery so you can share your photos with family and friends.
*Just a quick update to say that Just-Married Photography is now called Laura McCluskey Photography – same great photography, just a different name.
I am super lucky running this blog and website to meet some amazing and talented people. Then I get to share them with you. The newest business to my directory is Laura McCluskey who is the girl behind the camera of Just-Married Photography. She will not only capture your wedding beautifully, but she cares about the environment too.
As if it couldn’t get in any better, Laura is offering a fantastic £250 off all her photography packages for spring 2012 weddings between February 1st and June 1st. To take advantage of this brilliant offer contact Laura (email@example.com) and book by January 1st 2012 and use the code TNWC2012.
The lovely Sarah from Green Photographic is offering one lucky couple of free engagement session or “love shoot” when they book their wedding photography. This is on offer for the next wedding booking they take – so don’t delay!