Martin Sylvester Photography

Martin J Sylvester, Kensington & Chelsea (West London) NW6 7DR Map · Telephone · Website
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About Martin Sylvester Photography

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Martin Sylvester is an internationally published photographer, with an eye for catching those special little moments. Having worked in event photography for over eight years and as wedding photographer for 5 years, his experience and movement centric focus lets you forget about posing awkwardly and instead captures natural emotions from you and all your loved ones.

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Being asked to document your wedding is for him a great honour and it serves as a powerful record of your day and of your love. For this reason, all of his photography packages have been designed with your story in mind.

With such well-rounded experience, there'll be no doubt you'll finish your day with beautiful digital galleries & printed wedding albums filled with treasures to cherish for years to come.

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If you would like to know more, see the images he has captured both below and on his website. Or say hi on instagram: @weddingsbymartins

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the price of your service?

My pricing ranges from £799 - £1799. This is dependent on the duration you would like me to be at the wedding and covers travel & editing costs. Special price on asking if you are looking for only the ceremony, especially during this COVID-19 uncertainty.

What services do you offer?

Wedding Photography, Engagement Party Shoots, Pre - wedding couple shoot, "Trash the Dress" or post wedding shoots

What does the wedding package include?

High Quality Edited images starting from 250 images. Permanent Online Gallery for easy sharing. Consultation meeting. Weddings in Zones 1-3 in London - travel costs included in final price. Guaranteed delivery of images within 3-4 weeks of wedding.

How far in advance should I contact you?

As long in advance as you'd like. Ideally at least 3 months before your wedding, but completely understand some couples leave this to the last minute. So minimum is 1 month before.

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No. I like to spend time getting to know each couple I book. And never want to be in a situation where my focus is spread too thin.

What kind of equipment do you use?

Sony Alpha cameras are my weapon of choice. The knowledge that I will always capture those fleeting moments gives me peace of mind. Using the Eye AF technology is a true revolution. Other camera makers have now caught up, but none are as accurate as Sony (in my opinion). Depending on your size of budget I either use the Sony A7RIII or the Sony A7III. Also optional, for the couple shoot I can bring portable studio strobes (flash).

What''s the delivery time for photographic report?

I typically aim to send a sample gallery 1 - 2 weeks from the date of wedding. And aim to finish all the best images approximately in 3 - 4 weeks.

Do you send all the photos taken?

No. Simply as I send only the best images. Sometimes though, I will send a quick succession of images. For example, from the confetti throw, rather than sending a couple, I'll often send my favourite 10-15. As its fun to see the reactions from the various family members and loved ones as they throw the confetti.

Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?

I work alone. If a second photographer is desired it will be an additional fee, enquire to find out more.

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    Mariella Wildman · Married on 11/05/2018

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    What Martin can’t do with a camera simply isn’t worth knowing.

    Your wedding day is one of the most special days in your life… It was incredibly important to us that we captured it in a way that reminded us just how magical the whole event was.

    We organised an introductory meeting in a convenient location with chief photographer Martin. To say we immediately felt at ease would be an understatement- from the moment introductions were made we knew we were in safe hands.

    I was amazed that part of the process was a pre- wedding shoot day – this was designed so we could get used to working with Martin and so we could feel comfortable on our big day.

    We spent the afternoon and much of the evening on site having photos in various locations and soon got used to Martin’s style. I was utterly amazed at Martin’s attention to detail and commitment despite arctic temperatures. What Martin can’t do with a camera simply isn’t worth knowing.

    5 days or so later we received the shoot photos. We were so happy with what we received. My wife has never had a problem looking amazing in photos, what amazed me was I looked pretty good too, he is truly a magician.

    For the wedding the whole day went off without a hitch. Martin was an utter pleasure to deal with and he really took the stress out of the logistics of herding family and friends into various positions.

    We are now in possession of the images in a custom wooden USB and a beautiful photo album. It’s a wonderful thing to be able to share with our family and friends. Thanks to Martin, it’s something we’ll be able to treasure forever.

    So thank you I really can’t recommend you enough!

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    Ghazaleh Fard · Married on 25/08/2017

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    Absolutely loved his work; before, after and on our actual wedding day

    Martin it was an honour to have you with us on our special day capturing moments that we would have easily missed or forgotten.

    The quality of his work was excellent and he was so accommodating i.e. me running late by 45min and things not panning out as expected at times.

    Absolutely loved his work; before, after and on our actual wedding day. You did an amazing job and cannot recommend you enough!

    Sent on 25/09/2019
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    What struck me was his effortless natural style.

    "I came across Martin, through dgtl Couture, on hitched as a top recommended photography service, from the minute I clicked on them I absolutely loved his work. What struck me was the effortless, natural and in-the-moment style of photography, in addition to the editing style of his pics it was just what I was looking for!

    When I met him he was so down to earth, listened to everything I had to say (even though I left most of it to him as the expert) I was amazed by how many extravagant ideas he could come up with having just met me & my husband and only knowing the main details of my wedding. As a result he made my photos the best they could possibly be!

    I 100% recommend this guy, he is so talented and will make whatever your occasion look even more incredible than it is in real life. Very approachable and promptly answers any question you may have. He captured every detail beautifully but without you even noticing – resulting in the best photographs!" - from my lovely couple, Savannah & Ryan

    Sent on 26/09/2019

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Martin Sylvester Photography FAQ

  • How far in advance should I contact you?
    At least one month in advance and up to 18months
  • Do you cover more than one wedding a day?
    No
  • What is the charge for traveling?
    This will depend greatly on ease of access to your chosen venue. On average, however, for weddings just outside of London (Kent, Surrey, Essex, Berkshire) typical cost is £100
  • What style of photos do you take?
    Artistic
    Photo journalism
    Fine art photography
  • What kind of technology do you use?
    Digital
  • Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?
    My background is in both fashion and reportage photography. My style incorporates a documentary approach to the main parts of the day and an editorial styled approach for the couple shoot
  • What kind of equipment do you use?
    Equipment is not necessarily essential, however having reliable gear that will perform in any situation is important to me. As such I use Canon and Sony full frame cameras. And external ocf strobes
  • Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?
    Yes
  • What's the delivery time for photographic report?
    1 month
  • Do you send all the photos taken?
    No
  • Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?
    Team of Professionals
  • In case of unforeseen circumstances, do you have a replacement photographer?
    Yes
  • Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?
    Yes
  • Do you charge per hour or per event?
    Per event
  • If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?
    Yes
  • How do you charge extra time?
    £150 per extra hour
  • What are the forms of payment?
    Bank transfer with costs spread out over 3 simple payments
  • How do you work?
    Out of sight for most of the day capturing the funny and emotional parts of the day. Yet present, fun, & engaging for the couples shoot. Don't be too alarmed if you hear a 'woo' during our shoot :)

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