I am a wedding photographer based in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, but I travel throughout East Anglia and surrounding counties. Wedding photography is my passion, I aim to get the photographs you want from your big day, not those that I want. I photograph with prints firmly in mind, although I do offer USB only packages too. I truly believe that holding an album is an experience you and future generations of your family will enjoy for a very long time. You can have the best of both worlds if you wish; all of my packages offer a complementary wooden USB stick and matching box if you order an album. No more plastic! In addition to albums, prints and USB sticks, I also offer a wide range of wall hanging products for your wedding wow shot. Full details can be found on my website.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the price of your service?
I have three fixed price packages for printed media and four for USB only packages. The most popular is to buy only the items that you want. You need to pay £800 to secure my services for the day and then you can choose the products you want to buy from an extensive list on my website. Albums, prints or wall hanging items are available.
What services do you offer?
I offer photography services for the whole day, as long as you want me. From getting ready to the first dance and an hour after that I will be there to capture those special moments. I also offer a full wedding album design service. You choose the photographs you want in it, and I will design the album for you. You will be sent updates electronically, and you can sign off the final version when you're happy.
What does the wedding package include?
The three printed media packages I offer contain different items, though they can be customised. The four USB only packages are based upon a different number of images included on the stick. Take a look on my website for up to date details. I also offer a free pre-wedding shoot with all of my packages.
How far in advance should I contact you?
The more notice you can give me the better, it helps me plan. No payment will be required until 6 months before the date of your wedding.
Do you cover more than one wedding a day?
No, I never cover more than one wedding per day. That ensures you get my full and undivided attention on one of the biggest days of your lives.
Are you able to travel?
Have car, will travel. If the distance is too great to travel in a single day I will need to book overnight accommodation somewhere.
What is the charge for travelling?
I do not currently charge for travel, but that might be changing in the not too distant future.
What style of photos do you take?
Those that you want I hope. Take a look at my website wedding portfolio and you can judge my style on those images.
What kind of technology do you use?
I use Canon DSLRs and Profoto lights. I might be moving to a Canon mirrorless system in the future.
Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?
I go with what you want me to photograph, although I have a love for sunset shots if the sky is right.
What kind of equipment do you use?
I use 2 Canon 5D Mk IV DSLRs for technically minded amongst you. I have a full range of mobile lights should they be needed, all Profoto. I have enough lights to cover even the darkest days, so winter weddings are not an issue for me.
Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?
I will provide you with two private and password protected galleries for you, your family and friends to view your images. One will display proofs, the other will contain the final edited versions of any images you have selected from the proofs gallery.
What''s the delivery time for photographic report?
Any delivery times will be dependent on number of factors. if you need something specific urgently it would be best to let me know and I can advise you.
Do you send all the photos taken?
No. I believe in quality, not quantity. What's the point in having loads of duplicate images? After I have posted the proofs in their gallery you can select those that you want and I'll get to work on editing them ready for print or your USB stick.
Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?
I work alone, but I do work with second photographer for an additional £375 on the cost of the package that you have chosen.
In case of unforeseen circumstances, do you have a replacement photographer?
I will always try to secure a replacement photographer for you if disaster strikes at short notice.
Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?
As the photographer, I own the copyright to all images that I take. GDPR gives you the right to decide how I use those images. As part of my booking process you will be sent a form electronically where you give your permission for any use that I may have for your photographs, such as social media, competitions, awards etc.
Do you charge per hour or per event?
All my prices for my packages are daily rates. The cost is the same whether you want me for 2 hours or 10 hours.
If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?
As my fee is based on the day I would expect to work for a maximum of 12 hours. If you want me for longer than that I would negotiate an additional fee.
How do you charge extra time?
What are the forms of payment?
I prefer bank transfer as there are no commission fees for me to pay which is important for a small business, but payment can also be made by PayPal or Stripe using a credit/debit card. I no longer accept cash or cheques.
How do you work?
Solo, though I do have a second photographer for an additional fee of £375 if required.
10 Reviews for Mel Pettit Wedding Photography
Recommended by 100% of couples
Mel is very professional, helpful and friendly and completely put us at ease on our Wedding day. We are really pleased with the end result and love our photos, great quality at a very competitive price. Thank you so much Mel!Sent on 17/07/2020
Mel was highly recommended - Angela G
Mel was highly recommended to us and we are so pleased we chose him to photograph our family of four generations. He was so obliging, fitting in with our tight timetable and accommodating fractious babies! His prices are very competitive too. Don’t book anything without first consulting Mel Pettit Photography.Sent on 17/02/2020
I cannot thank Mel enough - Kelly
I cannot thank Mel enough for the wonderful photographs of our Wedding Day. It’s lovely to have such beautiful pictures to look back on and remember our Special Day. Mel went the extra mile for us, nothing was too much trouble. He took the time to make us feel at ease and relaxed for our photographs. We were delighted with quality of our Wedding Album, canvas prints and photographs. Very reasonably priced, first class service, cannot recommend highly enough. Book this photographer now….you will not be disappointed!Sent on 17/02/2020