River Xavier Photography provides professional wedding photography, based in Sheffield, Yorkshire, we travel the UK telling wedding stories.
Our mission is to create everlasting memories of one of the best days of your lives. Our style is a blend of fine art portraiture combined with documentary images of your day as it unfolds. To produce beautiful images that creative, different and emotive; a personalised collection of memories of your wedding day.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the price of your service?
We offer emotive, high-quality storytelling for your wedding day from £495 for half-day packages
What services do you offer?
Wedding Films - professional, cinematic, high-quality emotive records of your wedding day. Pure luxury; exceptional storytelling. Wedding Photography - a blend of documentary and fine art photography, FotoFilms - a short video of your wedding blending film, stills and audio, Pre-Engagement Shoot, Video Clips, Wedding Albums, Fine Art Printing and Gifts available. Additional Photography is available until midnight.
What does the wedding package include?
We will use your narrative to tell the story of your day and create memories to cherish. Packages offer a pre-wedding meeting, photographic images or HD films that tell the story of your wedding from bridal prep through to party time after the first dance. Images and film is professionally edited and available for you, family and friends to view using an online gallery. The images/ film is then presented to you in full HD on a USB in a beautiful presentation box.
How far in advance should I contact you?
To save your date, please contact me early so that we can book you into our diary. A small deposit is required, this will secure your date in our diary.
Do you cover more than one wedding a day?
Before your wedding day, we plan exclusively in order that you receive the best memories possible of your day. This includes scouting the location for the best possible shots of the two of you together. We then only photograph one full or half-day wedding, exclusively for you. This ensures all of our focus is just for you!
Are you able to travel?
We travel across the whole of the UK to photograph or film weddings, if necessary we will drive to your venue the night before. We guarantee to be at your venue within hours of the agreed start time when your wedding story will begin. Travel costs are incorporated into our full day wedding photography packages.
What is the charge for travelling?
Travel expenses are added to your investment quote for mileage over 75 miles of Sheffield at 25p per mile.
What style of photos do you take?
Our photography is a blend of fine art style portraiture combined with natural documentary photography to gather all of the moments of your day. Our aim is to produce stylish, elegant photographs of one of the biggest days of your lives. Images that are creative, different and emotive; designed to evoke memories for years to come. Our films are cinematic and stylish, professionally priced and guaranteed to stir your emotions as you relive one of the greatest days of your lives!
What kind of technology do you use?
All our photographic equipment is professional grade. We use a professional range of camera and lighting equipment to produce high-quality images for you. We also carry back up equipment to ensure no moment is lost.
Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?
A range of different techniques will be used throughout your wedding day, most of these will be technical but some will give a completely different look to the photographs that will be offered to you when your images are presented. Depending upon the packages that you choose a video is an option.
What kind of equipment do you use?
All of our equipment is professional and includes back up equipment. This includes professional DSLR and mirrorless cameras, a range of professional lenses specifically suited for photography and filming; flash equipment for on and off-camera lighting, plus spare batteries and memory cards to cover all situations throughout your day.
Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?
Your wedding photography and films are available for you to view, download, share and print via a secure, online gallery. Final images/ films are then sent to you in full HD on a USB in an exquisite presentation box.
What''s the delivery time for photographic report?
Our aim is to deliver your final photographs within 3-5 days of your wedding. We will send you a highlights collection the next day whilst we professionally edit your images for a delivery time of 3 to 5 days. For wedding films, the timescale is within 10-14 days. This gives us time to ensure you have the very best memories of your wedding day.o
Do you send all the photos taken?
On the day of your wedding, lots and lots of photographs will be taken to make sure your story is told in full detail. Some of these will include test shots as different lighting and situations occur. During the editing process, only the very images are used to present a beautiful story that will evoke precious memories for you.
Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?
Primarily you have me, River Xavier, who will be with you for your wedding day. If you require an additional photographer we have specific people to call upon. Behind the scenes, there is also a business and marketing advisor.
In case of unforeseen circumstances, do you have a replacement photographer?
If this was ever the case we would inform you in the first instance. There are a number of photographers that we would be able to approach who we feel would offer you a service that is of a standard that we would expect. We are also members of the Masters of Photography Association and would seek their guidance in acquiring a replacement photographer.
Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?
You retain the printing rights of all of your images so that you are free to print the photographs as you wish. As a professional photographer, I select appropriate images to use for marketing work in order to showcase my work.
Do you charge per hour or per event?
Overall we offer 3 photography packages, full-day, half-day and within Yorkshire a 3-hour package is available. Additional hours can be added to any package, for example, you may wish to add hours onto the end of a full days photography package in order for us to stay until midnight.
If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?
Additional hours are available as previously stated, please don't hesitate to ask for more hours to be added. The finish time for any wedding with additional hours would be midnight, normal finishing time would be approximately 21.00/ 21.30 hours, though we never leave in a hurry.
How do you charge extra time?
Additional hours added to your package at an inclusive hourly rate that covers photography and editing time.
What are the forms of payment?
Payment can be made by bank transfer, VISA/ Mastercard (we have a card machine that you can use), secure payment links or cash, whichever method suits you. All monies transferred are paid into our business account where due taxes are paid.
How do you work?
At the pre-wedding meeting, we will discuss the individual requirements of your story, we call this your 'narrative' so that your day is how you want it to be. This is normally a telephone/ video call in order for us to get to know you and vise-versa. Although we are happy to be your photographer it is important that you are happy with us and our approach. All documentation and receipts will be sent to you after you book your photography package. This includes key information; photography shot list of specific moments you want photographing and the names of key people in your wedding party. This helps us to be professional and prepared from the start. We will be in touch with you again shortly before your wedding day to ensure the plans and timings for the day remain the same. On the day we will arrive early and get to work documenting your day. This may be at the church, the venus or at your home; we will be there to begin the story of your day as it unfolds. We will act professionally, be polite and courteous and naturally blend into your wedding party, we will be unobtrusive and capture all the moments that happen during the day. We will also call upon yourselves for a number of photographs throughout the day whilst still allowing you time to enjoy your special day. At these times you and/ or your guests will be directed in order to achieve the beautiful images that you want. Should you require any group shots these will be planned and organised before the day.
1 Reviews for River Xavier Photography
Recommended by 100% of couples
Emma · Married on 15/08/2020
Great photographer! River is very professional, polite, has amazing attention to detail and plenty of ideas. The photos came out brilliantly :) would definitely recommendSent on 08/10/2020