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Congratulations! Hi my name is Karen and I am a qualified, full time, professional photographer with over 25 years of experience. If like me you don’t enjoy having your photo taken and are a little camera shy, I may be the photographer for you. Specializing in telling your unique story, my natural, reportage style, enables me to photograph the day as it unfolds in a discreet way with an emphasis on emotion, atmosphere, a sense of place and details. Capturing all the love and laughter, the essence of your day from your morning preparations to late into your evening celebrations. If there are still unique moments to photograph, I will still be there.
For some romantic, special bride and groom photos I invite you to take a quiet walk away from the whirlwind that is your wedding day. We will have discussed your favorite places and a few photo ideas at our planning meeting so that on the day I can remain some distance away with my big lens and not pose you. Giving you some time to catch your breath and share a few precious moments alone together. The photos will show your true characters and feelings at this special time.
Some relaxed group photos can be included too.
All collections include all edited images on a USB (unlimited number) presented in a unique wooden box styled to compliment your wedding theme. If you choose to add an album I have a stunning selection with different sizes, covers and papers to suit all budgets and styles.
I consider it a privilege to be asked to photograph such a special day in a couple's life and take great pride in capturing images that evoke emotion and memories to treasure forever. It would be a pleasure to photograph your wedding day for you. Please contact me to arrange an informal, no obligation consultation to view my work and tell me your plans. Karen.
These are absolutely fantastic and we are so pleased. They made me cry with happiness!
I hope you don’t mind but I have passed your details on to my mum who is getting married as you were so fantastic.
Loretta and I just wanted to thank you for being our photographer; you were so patient, relaxing and we didn’t even know you were taking photos most of the time which has given us the natural photos that we wanted!
Thank you again,
Penny and Loretta
The Barns Hotel, Bedford. November 2018
"Karen is a fantastic photographer and a lovely lady too, she captured our wedding day beautifully and she stayed with us until the very end of a jam packed day. I’ve had great fun showing our highlights gallery to friends and family and it’s been wonderful hearing comments from guests, not just about how lovely the pictures are, but about how lovely our photographer was as well... everyone loved her! Her photos are stunning, her service is amazing... we couldn’t recommend her enough."
Moe and Kev
Music filled wedding day, Apsley, Hertfordshire, August 2018
Prices start at £1000 for a weekend wedding covering 8 hours with all edited photos on usb. Midweek weddings start at £375.
Wedding Photography, Engagement Photography, Save the Date Photography.
1. Pre- wedding meeting. 2. Pre-wedding photoshoot. 3. My attendance at any rehearsals you may be having. 4. Photography on your wedding day (up to a maximum of 11 hours). 5. All photos individually edited by me using the latest professional software. 6. All edited photos presented on a wooden usb memory stick in a unique wooden box styled to your wedding theme or linen case matching your wedding colour. 7. Password protected online highlights gallery ready for when you return from honeymoon. 8. Web gallery of your favourites for guests to view. 9. Optional stunning albums in different sizes, styles and paper and cover types. 10. Optional prop box for evening open photo booth.
Between one and two years for popular weekend dates.
No. I only cover one wedding per day.
Yes. I cover weddings throughout South East, South West and Southern England but am very happy to travel further afield if requested.
There is no travel charge but there may be a minimal, negotiable accommodation charge for weddings taking place in destinations with more than a two hour travel time.
Documentary, reportage, candid, unobtrusive, natural.
I am a digital photographer and use the latest professional camera and editing equipment.
I specialise in taking photos for couples who may be a little camera shy. For bride and groom photos we discuss ideas at a planning meeting so that on your wedding day you are able to go for a quiet walk alone with me some distance away capturing your true emotions at this time. I don't pose each shot.
I use professional Canon digital cameras and have several professional lenses. I use bounced flash late evening. I use the lastest professional software to edit the photos.
Yes. I provide a highlights gallery of photos in a password protected area on my website for couples to see when they return from honeymoon and then couples can choose their favourite images to display in this gallery for guests to view. The facility for guests to order pints can also be added.
From 4 to 6 weeks.
I edit out all the photos where I thought people were going to smile but they sneezed instead! Plus all photos with eyes shut, plus any duplicates. In other words I select the best photos. I carry out further editing in my personal style and remove any unsightly signs that were present at the venue. I also select a few to be converted to black and white. (the colour version will also be provided). I then place all these edited photos on a usb. (unlimited number - minimum of 700 photos for a full wedding day.)
I normally work alone but a second photographer can be provided for the morning if photos of the groom getting ready are also requested and I am unable to cover both locations due to distance. Or couples would just like two photographers. An extra fee is applied.
If circumstances were so extreme that I was unable to attend I do have a network of photographers that would be contacted.
Anyone who takes a photo has the copyright of that photo. However, I ask all my couples if they are happy for me to use photos for promotional purposes.
I offer a full day rate as I like to capture the full story of your wedding day. However a bespoke quotation can be tailored to a couples exact requirements if less hours are required.
Yes of course I can work extra hours up to a maximum of 12.
Weddings often run over time and I will stay until I have photographed all that you requested. If however you originally booked me to stay until the end of your drinks reception but on your wedding day you ask me to stay much longer to cover your first dance or later, an extra hourly fee may be applied in consultation with you.
Preferred payment is by Bank Transfer. However, cheques, cash or PayPal also accepted.
I work unobtrusively preserving the true story of your wedding day. From your morning preparations to well beyond your first dance. All the special moments plus all the emotion. Laughing with your bridesmaids in the morning, the groomsmen sharing joke, Dad seeing you in your wedding dress for the first time, Mum wiping away a tear during the ceremony, your guests enjoying the day, plus all the totally unique moments that make your day so special. I love it when guests arrive for the ceremony who haven't seen each other for awhile, so much emotion and the laughter. I also love the speeches, so much laughter and maybe tears. Romantic, natural bride and groom photos are taken on a quiet walk with me some distance away, capturing this special time. I observe and capture the day, I don't manage it. The only time I will be more evident is during any group photos you wish me to take.
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