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Michael Willatt Photography

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Michael Willatt is a wedding photographer based in South West London. He's been a professional for over 10 years and has documented over a 100 weddings to date.

My approach to wedding photography is to focus on you and your partner, as you are the only story that maters on your wedding day. So, to make the best record of your big day it's important we click. If we get along then you are more relaxed and this is the beggining of getting the most out o fyour wedding photos.

Weddings have become a very personal reflection of the couple getting married. So if you want to have your story told in a natural, relaxed & most importantly enjoyable way with not just cliche'd poses then he'd love to help. That also means that if you don't want photos of your foreheads touching (Why would you?) just let me know. I'm also happy with that!

Most couples tend to go for a mix of documentary photography (i.e me not getting involved) and a bit of posing/portraiture (Michael lightly directing things). And yes you can absolutely can do a set of formal photos with the family too!!. I'm not precious.. It's your day so you get to choose and approve everything (i.e. I will make a photography plan, discuss it with you & tweak it until you are happy)

This way you can both relax about the photography and enjoy the day knowing everything is in hand. You can be confident your photographer will be capturing both formal & fresh, new & creative photos of you both. Yay!

And finally... don't worry if you don't have a huge masterplan, because I've still got your back & will happily walk you through the process.

You'll get my direct number for any questions you may have, at any time leading up to the big day.

I'm on your side every step of the way. From the first call to to delivering your album and wall art, you will be my priority.

Highlights

Services

Photography, pre wedding, post wedding, albums, mini albums, digital album, high resolution photos, photocall, photobooth

Wedding Package

All day photography plus professional boxed album & classic wooden framed photo for your wall

Travel

Yes, Worldwide

Frequently Asked Questions

How far in advance should I contact you?

Please contact me whenever suits you. From a couple of years to 2 days before your wedding

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

Yes

What is the charge for traveling?

Free inside M25, then travel is priced on spec

What style of photos do you take?

Traditional
Artistic
Photo journalism
Fine art photography

What kind of technology do you use?

Digital

Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

I like us to meet in person so we get to know each other. We need to get on well so we you feel comfortable you have the right photographer and I can get the best phots for your album

What kind of equipment do you use?

35mm professional digital Nikon kit

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, zoom, Private, password protected gallery

What's the delivery time for a photographic report?

1 month

Do you send all the photos taken?

No

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

Alone

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?

If it's under an hour then no charge. £120 per hour thereafter

What are the forms of payment?

Bank Transfer & Credit Card

How do you work?

I tend to remain in the background for the main part of the day. I'll lightly direct things for your portraits and any formal photos. Other than that you guys just party on and ignore me
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Do you have any questions?

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    Nicola Married on 17/04/2022
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    Excellent, professional photographer and a joy to deal with

    We were so pleased that we chose Michael to photograph our wedding on Easter Sunday. The communication before, during and after the day immediately put us at ease. He was knowledgeable and reassuring and swiftly helped us to get the photos we were hoping for. Highly recommend.
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    Claire S. Married on 17/01/2022
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    So happy with our photo's

    Michael was recommended to us by a friend who was at a wedding he was photographing who liked his approach and pictures, and what a stroke of luck that was!!! He has been a pleasure to work with & was patient with us and professional throughout. He has a very relaxed manner, and I think that put us at ease. We had an engagement shoot also which went really well so we went ahead and booked him for the wedding. The album arrived today and what can i say? I can’t thank you enough. You captured the day in such a magical way. They are better than we could have hoped for, and there are so many moments that we both would have missed. The images are incredible. We cant wait to share them with our family & friends. Thanks a billion

    Claire & Justin

    Michael Willatt Photography's reply:

    Thanks so much for your kind works Claire. I hope you are both enjoying your album. All the best, Michael
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    Emma T. Married on 16/10/2021
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    We would definitely recommend Michael's services

    We hired Michael just a week or so before our wedding on bidvine!!( I know, shows accomdating he was). Michael was a pleasure to deal with, he is very professional, punctual and communcivate. This was very helpful as we didn't have a clue about wedding photography. It was very insightful, helped us plan our times to ensure we got the photos we really wanted as we where having a large wedding of 250. His photography style wasn't intrusive at all, was a pleasure, as the guests enjoyed the experience and so did we even though we aren't 'picture people'.
    We have lots of beautiful shots that Michael orchestrated, so now we have lots of wonderful photo memories. We would definitely recommend Michael's services as it was easy, straightforward and was a pleasure. You won't be disappointed and will have some beautiful photography to look back on!

    Michael Willatt Photography's reply:

    Thank you so much Emma! It was an absolute pleasure to be part of your wedding day and wish you both much love and happiness for the future xx
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    Hilary J. Married on 01/10/2021
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    We so love the photos

    The reportage style was just what we wanted and the portrait photos of us are really lovely. He has made some wonderful memories of our big day. Not forgetting he’s a joy to work with in the run up, and on the day. Thanks Michael!!
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    Michael Willatt Photography's reply:

    thanks so much for your kind words.. It was a privilege to photography your wedding.. So pleased you found the process leading up to your wedding easy too.. Having had that preparation really made the difference on the day. I hope you enjoy your album
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    Keith Married on 23/09/2021
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    Photographic Services

    The service provided by Michael throughout the process was excellent. He took his time to explain what services he could provide and tailored them to meet our needs. He made the process fun and a really enjoyable experience and the end result pictures are fantastic and a real pictorial story of our day.

    Michael Willatt Photography's reply:

    Thanks for your kind words Keith. It was a real joy to work with you & privilege to work with you both on your wedding. I hope you enjoy your album. Wishing you both the vert best for the future, Michael
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    Adrian J. Married on 09/01/2021
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    First Class

    First Class - Michael was great to work with, and gave a professional service from first contact to the delivering our photos. He was totally clear about what we needed to do in advance, gave us reassurance on what would happen on the day also, which was important as we both had no prior experience. Great photos too. We’re really pleased to have hired him.

    Michael Willatt Photography's reply:

    Thanks Adrian,
    It's great to hear you had a good experience. I'm very pleased to have met you both and to have worked with you over the build up to you wedding. So chuffed you like the album and framed photo too. Wishing you both the best for the future.
    Michael
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    Kathy B. Married on 19/02/2011
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    Highly recommend

    We were absolutely thrilled with our wedding photos. Michael is very professional & made a real effort to understand what we wanted. As a result we got all the photos we were hoping for - some formal shots but also lots of brilliant natural shots which really captured the spirit of the day. He’s got a great eye and is very creative, framing shots beautifully. He also put a lot of effort into editing the photos afterwards & used different effects which meant we had a range fo different ‘looks’. We couldn’t have wished for a better photographer and highly recommend him.

    Kathy & Justin xx

    Michael Willatt Photography's reply:

    Thames so much for your kind works Kathy. it was such an honour to be part of your day, and I'm, so pleased you got what you were hoping for. There were so many stand out moments that it was a real pleasure to edit together your photos (with a bit of creativity!), and I'm so pleased you like your album.
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    Bernie S. Married on 04/12/2021
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    Recommend, Recommend, Recommend!

    Michael was such a calming and unobtrusive presence on the day, and made us all at ease, which meant he was able to deliver some truly special photos! He’s got an eye for fun and natural photos but also captured the emotions and intimacy of the important moments of the day, often without us even realising he is there. We'd wholeheartedly recommend.

    Michael Willatt Photography's reply:

    Thanks so much for your review. It was my pleasure to meet and photograph your wedding. You are such a lovely couple and have a great family! I am pleased you felt the photos captured the essence of your day. PS You both looked amazing!!!
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    Lucia W. Married on 26/11/2021
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    Perfect Wedding Photographer!

    Michael was the perfect photographer for our wedding. When we had our phone call to discuss the day, we said that we just wanted super relaxed photographs, minimal posing ones and he took it totally on board & did just that! Michael did everything that we asked for & more. He captured such special moments for us and was so easy to relate to & communicate with. He blended in to our day so well, was just like having a friend take our photos. We would 100% recommend
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    Antonia D. Married on 19/08/2021
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    Definitely Recommend!

    Michael worked with us and was so flexible and understanding throughout the experience of planning a wedding during a pandemic! He was flexible with us changing plans and when dates moved was totally unfazed. On the day he captured the individuality of our wedding perfectly, was so easy going to work with and we are amazed at the quality of the photos. So unique and quirky and they really show us as a couple and our family and friends. Thank you so much Michael, we would DEFINITELY recommend you as a wedding photographer.
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    Paul R. Married on 07/08/2021
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    Great service

    Mike was very easy to work with - he listened to understand my needs, then delivered in a great way.

    Michael Willatt Photography's reply:

    Thanks for the fab review. It was great to be part of your day and capture your fun and precious memories with your fab family.
    Michael
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    Stephen O. Married on 10/09/2019
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    Absolutely wonderful experience

    Of all the people we worked with for the wedding, the most pleasant experience by far was working with Michael on the photography. He was friendly, communicative and had a real passion for what he did. I look forward to using him for my next wedding ;-)
    Pro tip: Take Michael's photo booth offer as well as the standard package. It was great fun and resulted in some great pictures.

    Michael Willatt Photography's reply:

    Cheers for the review!
    You make such a fab couple.. I wish you the very best for the future. And your friends were great as well... Can't imagine you'll be needing me for your 'next' wedding 😁 but it's nice of you to say!
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    Chelsey B. Married on 17/08/2019
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    Thanks so much Michael.

    Of all the people we worked with for our wedding you were the most flexible and accommodating. The images we received from you are stunning also. We couldn't of wished for better. Highly recommended!
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    Andrew J. Married on 07/05/2019
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    Michael was amazing - Highly Recommend

    We’re really pleased we chose Michael as our wedding photographer. He was easy to work with and very accommodating with late changes and additional requests. The photo’s we have just received from him are fabulous, an absolutely outstanding job! He managed to capture everything we asked for and more, including lots of lovely, natural moments throughout the day. All the emotions and reactions are in there. We have a fabulous account of our big day! On the day he was polite, courteous and discreet. If you are looking for a documentary style photographer then I recommend him highly.

    Michael Willatt Photography's reply:

    Thank you both for taking the time to forward your recommendation, really appreciated,
    All the best, Michael

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