Philip Bedford Wedding Photography

London
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Philip Bedford Wedding Photography London London SE192RW

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About Philip Bedford Wedding Photography

 

I provide wedding photography in Brighton, Sussex, London and the South using a creative and fun approach, to help you feel relaxed whilst being photographed. I'm also more than happy to travel further to any part of the UK and beyond! I like to be very subtle and discreet, capturing things as they happen throughout the day and blending into the wedding itself. Your wedding is unique and I don’t want to interfere with that. I aim to become a part of the day by creating a relaxed atmosphere for you to enjoy having your photograph taken in. We will work together to get great photographs of you both, capture all the details of your day and even line up the family for a few (in) formal shots. I also want you to have time with your guests and loved ones whilst I work, and for photography to not take over your day. 

Everything is very informal and I won’t order you around or pose you like a supermodel. But when the light is perfect and using the beautiful surroundings you’ve chosen for your wedding, I’ll capture awesome photographs of you both together. I usually place people into a beautiful place, and then ask them to just do their own thing and enjoy each other’s company; it’s important for me that you feel relaxed and happy in your photographs and everything feels natural.

I photograph using natural light wherever possible, but I also use flash and studio lighting to ensure excellent exposure as well as for capturing shots later in the evening and the first dance. I love amazing light, but I like working in challenging weather too! In the event that it does rain we can either do some shots inside or, if you’re happy to brave the elements we can try something really special!

I shoot a mixture of reportage and editorial photography, but I’m happy for you to take a creative lead when you want to, and we’ll work together to create images you’ll love that will make you smile for years to come. I don’t mind lining up the family for some more formal shots too and will capture all the details of your big day whilst you spend time with your guests and loved ones.

When you look at your photographs over the years, with your children or grandchildren, I want the pictures to remind you of not just what the day looked like, but also how it felt to tie the knot with that special someone. 

There are loads of contemporary photographers in Brighton, Sussex and Surrey (Believe me, I’ve checked, and I’m good friends with some!) so why pick me? Well, I hope that my photographs inspire you enough but if you’re not quite 100% convinced, have a look at my testimonials page to see some kind words other’s have said about my work. You can also have a look at the blog to see some of my latest work or have a look at my recent weddings.

I’ve worked in the wedding industry for over 8 years and photographed over 120 weddings and I’ve learnt what I think works well to integrate photography into the wedding day. I am happy to chat to you about timings of the day and can recommend some great suppliers, depending on your style of wedding. You can have a look at some my recommended suppliersand I’m more than happy to advise and support you to plan your big day.  

I’m fully covered with public liability and professional indemnity insurance as well as insurance for my equipment. I shoot with Canon professional cameras and EF lenses, tripods, Speedlight flashes, Elinchrom studio lights, filters, bags, straps, wire, etc… you get the idea.

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  • "Stunning Photography that captured the day!"
    V on 10 August 2019

    Phil was able to set everyone at ease on the day and has captured it perfectly, even the small moments and glances in between. We'd recommend him to anyone looking for a wedding photographer that delivers (what our friends have called) "Fairy-tale movie stills". Thank you Phil!!!!

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  • "Blown Away"
    This testimonial was entered by Philip Bedford Wedding Photography on 1 August 2019

    Wow, just wow! We're so blown away with those shots you posted, they're gorgeous and have shared the link with all our friends and family. Looking forward to the rest of them in a few weeks time. Thank you for the quick edit of the preview shots. The long veil photo has turned out so so well, absolutely gorgeous! You've really captured the tender moments!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price of your service?

My general prices start from £1049.00 for 8 hours of photography, including all the images fully edited and supplied on a USB or digital disc with an accompanying online gallery. Most of my clients tend to spend between £999-1399 depending on what extras they order and how many hours they require. If this seems a bit outside your budget, you can always have less hours and I'm happy to discuss different options with you.

What services do you offer?

Wedding photographs are supplied on a USB, and I also offer a wedding albums, a photo-booth service, engagement shoots and second photographer.

What does the wedding package include?

All photography packages include: An initial consultation to discuss your wedding photography and optional extras. Wedding Photography: Typically most clients order coverage from bridal preparations until the first dance but you can adjust this to how much you want me to be working for based on your wedding schedule. A minimum of 250 fully edited professional, full-resolution photographs; supplied on a USB in a presentation case. There is also a website gallery for friends and family to view images online.

How far in advance should I contact you?

I recommend getting in touch ASAP to check availability. Most couples book me around a year before their wedding date, but I'm happy meet people earlier or later than this as long as I'm available for their wedding date.

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No.

Are you able to travel?

Absolutely! I've travelled all over the Uk for couples and I've even covered some destination weddings in Europe!

What is the charge for travelling?

Some travel expenses may apply if you live further than 50 miles from Brighton, East Sussex, or 20 miles outside of the M25 or if your wedding is abroad. Accommodation (where necessary) is also not included within the photographer fees. Please contact me for more information and for a full quote.

What style of photos do you take?

I like to be very subtle and discreet, capturing things as they happen throughout the day and blending into the wedding itself. Your wedding is unique and I don’t want to interfere with that. I aim to become a part of the day by creating a relaxed atmosphere for you to enjoy having your photograph taken in. We will work together to get great photographs of you both, capture all the details of your day and even line up the family for a few (in) formal shots. I also want you to have time with your guests and loved ones whilst I work, and for photography to not take over your day. Everything is very informal and I won’t order you around or pose you like a supermodel. But when the light is perfect and using the beautiful surroundings you’ve chosen for your wedding, I’ll capture awesome photographs of you both together. I usually place people into a beautiful place, and then ask them to just do their own thing and enjoy each other’s company; it’s important for me that you feel relaxed and happy in your photographs and everything feels natural.

What kind of technology do you use?

I shoot with Canon professional cameras and EF lenses, tripods, Speedlight flashes, Elinchrom studio lights, filters, bags, straps, wires, etc… you get the idea.

Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

I shoot a mixture of reportage, candid moments as well as the traditional, formal wedding photography portraits and group photographs. I love natural photographs and utilising the available light, but I also use some off-camera flash where necessary.

What kind of equipment do you use?

I shoot with Canon professional cameras and EF lenses, tripods, Speedlight flashes, Elinchrom studio lights, filters, bags, straps, wires, etc… you get the idea.

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, there is an online photo gallery and I'll produce a blog post of your wedding on the website too.

What''s the delivery time for photographic report?

Always within four weeks of the wedding date.

Do you send all the photos taken?

Once the day is over, I will process and edit all the photographs taken and reduce them to between 300 – 1000 photographs depending on the amount of hours I am booked for. The amount of photos tends to work out at around 50-75 photographs per hour that I am booked for. So if you had me there for 10 hours you could expect to receive 500-750 photos. I also edit the photographs, tweaking the colours and contrast, cropping images for optimal composition, convert some photographs to black and white and reorder the images to best tell the story of your wedding chronologically and visually.

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

A second photographer is available on request, but I tend to work alone on smaller weddings.

In case of unforeseen circumstances, do you have a replacement photographer?

Yes, I have a pool of photographers that I know and trust, some of whom have worked as a second shooter for my business, and those of whom I also learnt a lot of my skills from in the early years of my career. I've never missed a wedding job, but I have contingency plans in place in case something ever happened. I can send you my full contract if you'd like to read this section in full.

Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?

Yes, I may reproduce, publish, exhibit, and otherwise use images from the wedding for instructional or marketing purposes, provided there is no specific identification of persons (other than first names) appearing in the images. Clients reserve the right to opt out of images being published if they wish to.

Do you charge per hour or per event?

There are some sample price package options but I almost always tailor a price package to suit my clients depending on how many hours they would require and whether they would like a Wedding Book, Photo booth or Engagement shoot included. I do charge an hourly rate, but most clients either purchase a package or a set quote including a set amount of hours.

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

Yes, extra hours on top of the amount booked are usually charged at £100.00 per hour, but the first additional hour is FREE!

How do you charge extra time?

The first hour of 'overtime' is FREE, then after this I charge a rate of £100.00 per hour.

What are the forms of payment?

I accept payment by bank transfer or cheque. Most clients prefer bank transfers as it's really quick and I can send them a receipt for payment on the same day.

How do you work?

Professionally, courteously and always with a smile!

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