Catherine Hill Photography

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3 High Street Bridge Nr Canterbury Kent CT4 5JY

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About Catherine Hill Photography

I am a professional wedding photographer with a passion for creating warm, honest images which I craft to produce a unique record of your special day. I aim to be as unobtrusive as possible, documenting all the details of your wedding, blending into the background whilst also ensuring those all-important shots are taken to create beautiful images for you that will encapsulate those precious memories for a lifetime. I love to immortalise those genuine, natural adn beautiful moments in life, that are especially present at weddings.  My unobtrusive style allows me to do all of this from the sidelines without bothering you at all. My candid photos are full of life and love. My portfolio is peppered with tender, romantic moments paired with beautiful moments of joy and laugher.

Although I'm based in Canterbury, Kent, I visit my family home of Jersey once a month where i'm based in Trinity - so travel is no issue at all and I know the island very well.


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  • "She manages to capture the most beautiful moments in a very natural, relaxed way"
    Tom & Bex on 24 April 2018

    Working with Cahterine was absolutely fantastic - she made us feel totally relaxed and we couldn't be happier with our wedding photos. She manages to capture the most beautiful moments in a very natural, relaxed way and as a result, we have the most amazing memories from our special day.

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  • "She's very professional, her photography talents are amazing and communication was always good"
    An & Jayson on 24 April 2018

    We were so happy we chose Catherine Hill to capture our special moments on our wedding day. We absolutely love our photos! Catherine was so easy to get along with and was so helpful during our engagement shoot and also on our wedding day. She's very professional, her photography talents are amazing and communication was always good. We couldn't have asked for a better photographer!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What services do you offer?

I offer a wedding photography and album design. I've also recently launched a documentary family photography website where I'm able to record a slice of your family life

How far in advance should I contact you?

I believe that when you feel you've found the right photographer for you or would like to investigate further, you should make contact as soon as you begin planning your wedding. I will only shoot one wedding on a day and accept a limited number of commissions each year so I'm able to offer couples the very best service that I can.

What style of photos do you take?

I don't really like to pigeon-hole my style of photography, other than I'd describe it as being uncontrived, unfussy and natural. Other than a handful of predetermined group shots, my preference is to observe and document your day as it unfolds. When it comes to your portrait shots, I just want you to be you - I will give some gentle direction, but ultimately I want to create classic, beautifully crafted images for you.

What kind of equipment do you use?

I use 2No. Canon 5D's Mark IV and a selection of L series prime lenses. I also bring a backup camera - a Canon 5D mark III

What''s the delivery time for photographic report?

Your images are available to view via an online, password protected gallery within 3-4 weeks from the date of your wedding. All images which appear on your gallery will be exported as high res jpgs within 6 weeks of your wedding.

Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?

As is standard in the wedding photography industry, the copyright remains mine and if you elect to purchase the high res files, you will have licence to print, share and post on social media if you wish.

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?

Yes absolutely. If you select an eight-hour package, additional hours are available at £100 per hour.

What happens if it rains on the day of the wedding?

My style of documentary photography is a mix of photojournalism – discreetly blending in and recording the day unfold; and editorial – styling photographs of the two of you, your family, and all the little details. If it rains on the day then that’s what I’ll record. I would have already conducted a recce of your venue so I’ll have a ‘plan B’ for a protected location for your group and portrait shots. It’s very unusual to have wall to wall rain so there’s a good chance we’ll be able to find some window of opportunity to whisk you out for some shots around the grounds of your venue – even if it’s with an oversized umbrella and a pair of wellie boots (I’ll be keeping a close eye on the weather forecast before your wedding so I’ll advise if you need to bring anything extra with you!).

What happens if you (the photographer) are ill on the day?

I am part of a great network of photographers who I respect and love working with who have a similar style of photography and approach. It is highly unlikely that I would ever be ill enough to prevent me carrying out your wedding shoot, but we all know that nothing is 100% guaranteed in life! If this did occur, I would do my utmost to find a like-minded, professional replacement photographer for you.

Are you fully insured?

Yes, absolutely! I have up to date full professional indemnity and public liability insurance so I can photograph your wedding in Jersey, Kent, the Southeast or anywhere in the UK.

Why should I get an Album?

Digital files are great, but we have no idea where they will be in 10 years’ time! I still love looking at the actual photos of my wedding and my parents’ wedding. Having a physical reminder of your wedding day for you, your children, and your grandchildren is priceless. I offer several albums in a range of finishes and sizes for you to choose from. I put together a custom design for your album as well as work hand in hand with you to make it perfect through the use of online album proofing software. It's really worth while considering how you are going to view your images in the future. I truly believe that your images take on on a differnt context when they are designed into an album. This will be your heirloom.

Can you provide references and show examples of your work?

You are able to view feedback from my clients on the following sites: Free Index ( Google Plus I have a number of albums, both mat and digital, which show the story of a number of weddings at different venues. I also regularly update my blog where you are able to view recent and archived work.

How do you deal with difficult lighting conditions and winter weddings?

I have the experience, knowledge and appropriate camera bodies and lenses to deal with difficult conditions. I use fast lenses which are able to deal with low light conditions and also speed lights which I use sympathetically to create natural images. Flash used incorrectly can be particularly unflattering! If you are getting married in the winter months, it’s well worth considering having an earlier ceremony if you’d like some outdoor group and portrait shots. This is something I can help with when it comes to scheduling the timings for your wedding day.

What happens if you haven’t photographed a wedding at our venue before?

I will conduct a recce of your venue and identify the best locations for your group and portrait shots – for both dry and wet weather options. I like to conduct my recce as close to the date of your wedding as possible. If your venue is out of my area and I have to travel a distance to get there, I will arrive at your venue a minimum of 30 minutes before I commence shooting so that I can have a good look around. Sometimes choosing a photographer who hasn’t previously been to a venue can be a good thing; they can see the venue with fresh eyes, giving you a set of unique wedding photos.


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3 High Street, Bridge, Nr Canterbury, Kent, CT4 5JY

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