About me and how I work
I am a freelance photographer based in Dorchester, Dorset and I photograph weddings and events across Dorset as well as the South West of England.
I started offering my photography services after achieving my diploma of professional photography back in 2010 and have since photographer many weddings in Dorset as well as Devon, Hampshire and various locations within.
The style of wedding photography I offer is more about photographing the day and its details as naturally as possible without too much interruption so that it can flow beautifully while I capture its story in photographs.
The only time that I generally will direct and pose for photographs is for those all important Group photos with your family and friends. I recommend to my clients that they provide me with a group shot list of around 10 groups of their chosen family and friends. After the wedding, we would normally do the group photos outside the wedding venue or at the wedding reception venue. After the group photos are completed, we then send the wedding guests of the wedding venue and I like to spend some time with just the bride and groom to photograph some romantic and fun images of them either at the same venue or we can travel to a pre-chosen location of their choice instead. The location could be somewhere that means something very special to the bride and groom so it may be something for them to consider.
After the bride and groom arrive to the wedding reception, I will then continue to photograph the story of the day as it unfolds. If wedding guests approach me and ask to take their photo, then I am very happy to.
I normally leave the wedding after the bride and groom has had their first dance.
After the wedding, I will spend the next couple of weeks going through all the photos, choosing the best ones before I edit them to make them look great. I always ask my clients to allow 2- 6 weeks after the wedding for me to have time to complete their photos as I will not rush them, as I want them to be perfect.
Other photography services
As well as wedding photography, I also enjoy photographing portraits, food and various commercial images. I love all things photography and sometimes I will even photograph the most random of things.
I love portrait photography, as these are brilliant images that look great in a frame on your wall.
Your online gallery and ordering service (Prints and Products)
All my clients receive their own password protected online gallery and ordering service so that they can also chose to share their gallery with their family and friends. Within the gallery, you will find a huge variety of high quality prints and products available at great prices. From Canvas Prints, Frames, Acrylics, Photo Albums and much more. I only charge a small markup on the photo labs trade prices, so that you can buy high quality at affordable prices. All prints and products come directly from a professional high quality photo lab. Obviously, the only extra thing you would have to pay for is the delivery cost from them to you.
I believe in giving rewarding my clients for recommending me to their family and friends for new bookings. That is why as of 2020, I am offering all my previous clients a 10% discount for them, if they book my photography service again and a 10% discount to anyone that was recommended by them. Also, if I get a new booking due to a recommendation from a previous client. I will give the previous client a £25 voucher to spend on their photos in their gallery.