Philip Bedford Wedding Photography

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About Philip Bedford Wedding Photography

I’m a London Wedding Photographer providing wedding photography in London, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire,  Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Surrey, Sussex and the whole of Southern England. I photograph weddings using a creative and fun approach to help you feel relaxed whilst being photographed. I work in a subtle and discreet way, shooting candid wedding photography and capturing things as they happen throughout the day and blending into the wedding festivities. As a reportage style wedding photographer, I aim to create a relaxed atmosphere for you to enjoy having your photograph taken in.

 

Your wedding is unique, and although wedding photography should be a part of the day it shouldn’t interfere with the rest of your wedding plans. We’ll work together to get beautiful pictures of you both, capturing all the details of your wedding day in a reportage/candid style as well as getting the family together for a few formal (or informal) group shots. 

 

I look for photo opportunities and locations around your wedding venue, and then place you in a gorgeous place for the perfect composition. I always aim to avoid any awkwardness of posing for photos, and to make things relaxed and informal, and then get you to just do your own thing and enjoy each other’s company; encouraging laughter, tender moments and a bit of silliness for natural shots and beautiful smiles. I definitely won’t order you around or pose you like a supermodel, but I will make small changes to the pose or photograph to ensure you look incredible in your wedding photographs.  

 

We’ll plan your wedding photography into the schedule of the day, and I’ll be keeping an eye on the light and the weather, and when golden hour begins or perhaps, we get a quick downpour, I’ll capture awesome photographs of you both together in an amazing atmosphere. I love the amazing light at the golden hour or sunset, but I enjoy working in challenging wet weather too! 

   

I hope that my portfolio will inspire you to get in touch but if you’re not quite convinced, have a look at my testimonials page to see some kind words that other brides and grooms have said about my wedding photography. You could also check out my Google and Facebook reviews. 

 

I’ve worked in the wedding industry for over 10 years and photographed over 200 weddings and I’ve learnt what works well to integrate photography into the wedding day. I will be happy to chat to you about timings of the day and offer any advice you need about your wedding photography and can recommend some great suppliers, depending on your style of wedding. Get in touch for more info!


Frequently Asked Questions:


What is the price of your service?

My general prices start from £1149.00 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 £1199-1599 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-six 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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    Carly Threlkeld · Married on 30/03/2019

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    The Perfect Photographer

    We chose Philip as our wedding photographer as he had done our friends wedding and we thought the photographs were stunning. From the moment we met Phil, he was really lovely and very professional. He was always willing to accommodate our needs, even up until the day before the wedding when I changed the time of our wedding photography.

    Phil fit in to our wedding day perfectly and we had many people commenting on how lovely he was. He really listened to our needs and our photos were absolutely perfect and exactly what we wanted.


    I would certainly recommend Phil to anyone looking for a photographer.

    Sent on 11/02/2019
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    Sam Zubaidi · Married on 18/08/2018

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    More than exceeded expectations - highly recommended!

    To say that we were happy with Phil as our wedding photographer would be a massive understatement.

    From the first moment we contacted him and let him know that we needed a photographer, Phil has been meticulous with details, quick to respond to all enquiries, and in plenty of detail, and always prepared to offer suggestions that will enhance the final product.

    In the lead up to the wedding, Phil asked for lots of details, which we were happy to provide. This gave us a sense of trust in him, in anticipation that the care he dedicates to his paperwork is replicated in his photographs.

    On the day, Phil got the balance between being assertive enough to make sure he got the perfect photographs, and discreet when we were letting our hair down, perfectly.

    We sat with a glass of wine and amongst friends to view our photos for the first time the other night, and it was quite an emotional experience. My wife and I are demanding people, who have a high attention to detail, and we said that these were the best wedding photographs that we have seen.

    We are very, very happy customers, and would recommend him highly!

    Sent on 07/08/2017
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    Alexandra Carey

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    Beautiful Photography capturing our day so Perfectly

    Phil is a brilliant wedding photographer. Right from when we first met for a meeting to discuss ideas and packages, Phil never pressured us into anything and never gave us the hard sell. He is very kind and patient and super professional as well as being a genius with his work. I was very comfortable being around Phil especially as I “hate” being in front of the camera but Phil was great at putting me at ease and was great on the day even at one point helping us coordinate the bridesmaids! Thank you for capturing the day so beautifully.

    Sent on 06/11/2019

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