Nel van Huyssteen is a professional wedding photographer capturing couple's special days in a natural, relaxed and unposed style. This way you will receive photographs that are a true reflexion of you and your family and friends, with honest memories to cherish forever.
She is passionate about delivering a great service, engaging with her clients and understanding their needs. Good quality wedding Photography is the biggest investment of your day especially in years to come.
Nel qualified at the wedding school The Trained Eye, in Amersham. She is available for weddings throughout the UK and abroad.
To enquire about your wedding date and to discuss your day, contact Nel van Huyssteen via the form above. Wedding packages start from £800.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the price of your service?
Your wedding day is covered from £800.
What services do you offer?
First of all I would like to meet you personally to discuss your requirements. Every wedding is different and I feel this is one of the most important aspects. It is vital to build a good relationship with my clients. You will certainly feel more comfortable in front of my camera if you have met me before and have more natural pictures as a result. I love to turn up early to take photos of your beautiful venue. Then its time for the "getting ready" photos of you and all your bridesmaids with make-up prep, hair, chaos, stress and glasses of Champagne. A second photographer would capture groom prep should you request it. I aim to take natural, beautiful photos just the way your day unfolds. Capturing memories of real people with real emotions. During my time with you, I aim to capture all your special moments from getting dressed to all the dance floor action. I am happy to stay until the final second if you wish. I am available for weddings in the UK.
What does the wedding package include?
My coverage includes a pre-wedding consultation and venue visit, up to 12 hours coverage your wedding day, individually edited high-resolution images presented in a private online gallery for you to share with family and friends as well as order prints and wall art for your home.
I have recently added a small wedding package limited to 30 people.
Do you cover more than one wedding a day?
No, never. Your wedding is the most important date in my diary!
Are you able to travel?
Yes, I love travelling anywhere around the UK.
What is the charge for travelling?
I don't ask extra for travelling if you are getting married in the UK.
What style of photos do you take?
I believe in taking relaxed, natural, unposed photographs of you, friends and family. Your wedding day photos have to be a true memory of your unique day. When you look at your photos you have to say; 'Wow! That is us !!!' I am passionate about reflecting the real you , your personality and your family and friends.
What kind of technology do you use?
I use two cameras, both Sony-a9 ii mirrorless and top quality professional lenses Prime or Zoom. For dance moves, I use a professional off camera flash system or subtle fill-in flash when needed.
Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?
I am a documentary/storytelling photographer. Please visit my website to view my images and experience my style of photography at www.nelvanhuyssteen.co.uk
What kind of equipment do you use?
I use the latest up to date equipment that includes cameras and lenses as well as flash technology.
Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?
Yes. You will have access to a private online gallery of approximately 500 individually edited photos. You will also be able to share your gallery with friends and family as well as ordering prints.
What''s the delivery time for photographic report?
I aim to deliver a fully edited, high-resolution online gallery within 6-8 weeks of your wedding day.
Do you send all the photos taken?
It would be very unusual for a professional photographer to send you all the unedited images. Depending on the size of your wedding this can be anything from 2000 to 5000 images. I will choose the best images (approximately 500) and edit each one individually. Modern RAW-technology allows photographers to take great numbers of images, unlike many years ago when film was the only option. You can be assured that your day will be fully covered and that you will receive the very best edited images. The 5000 images are bursts of specific moments and not 5000 different moments. I use burst mode as I feel it is important that I dont give you photos where someone has their eyes closed or smiling uncomfortably. Burst mode simply gives me the choice of giving you the best photos.
Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?
I tend to work alone for weddings of up to 100 guests. A second photographer is essential if you have a larger wedding as we have to cover all possible angles. I have a network of great photography colleagues, who can help me with this task. Please be assured that I am always the main photographer at your wedding.
In case of unforeseen circumstances, do you have a replacement photographer?
Yes, I have a network of professional colleagues who would cover me should I be medically unfit on the day. This would be very unusual!
Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?
You are covered by our pre-wedding contract. Images might be used on my website/ Hitched as part of my portfolio or feature on my blog only.
Do you charge per hour or per event?
My charges are per event and include all the image editing after your wedding.
If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?
Yes, please get in touch to discuss your requirements.
What are the forms of payment?
I normally request a £150 booking deposit to secure your wedding date. The balance is due one month before your wedding.
How do you work?
First of all I would like to get to know you through our pre-wedding consultation. We can arrange a personal visit or a scheduled SKYPE call if time /distance prevents this. I am passionate about getting to know you and your individual requirements and take great care in attention to detail. You might like informal group shots but your mother may not. I will capture both if you wish. The choice is yours. In essence I have a documentary style. This means I like to take photos as the day unfolds, natural laughter, crying and joy. I want to capture the real you, images that provoke real emotion. In years to come, the moments that you will remember just as they happened and cherish forever. In essence your personality- the real you.
Reviews for Nel van Huyssteen Photography
Recommended by 100% of couples
Nel captured our special day in the most spectacular way!
Nel was absolutely perfect - she is lovely! Her pre-wedding consultation meeting made sure that she completely understood what we were looking for. And we got exactly what we wanted - a relaxed, candid story-telling of the best day of our lives. We are ever grateful Nel and so pleased with your photographs. Thank you , thank you , thank you x Let us know when you do baby pics :)Sent on 11/05/2019
Penny and Alistair's Wedding
GOOGLE REVIEWSent on 03/03/2020
3 weeks ago-
Nel was so professional but fun and she and Leon made the whole experience wonderful. Nel has an unique , modern approach to wedding photography which made us feel comfortable and relaxed.
We are delighted with the results and have no hesitation in recommending her.
Zoe and Matthew
Thank you so much for being so patient with us! And for generally being so fabulous!Sent on 03/03/2020
We love all of the photos so so much it was so difficult to choose 80!! We’ve been recommending you to everyone we’ve spoken to since the wedding! We’re so excited to share our photos with everyone!
Zoe and Matthew