What is reportage photography?
The art of reportage photography is capturing an event in a documentary style. Rather than staging a series of photographs, the aim is to document an event as it unfolds. It’s about being able to see and anticipate what is about to happen. I will set out to capture those stolen intimate moments, the playful innocence of young children or the obvious pride on the faces of the parents. It’s those moments that portray the true feeling of the day that often go unseen, or are overlooked with more conventional forms of photography.
Do you take formal group shots?
My work is mainly reportage, and I will spend a large proportion of the day capturing natural images of you, your families and guests. I appreciate the need for some ‘formal’ shots and I am more than happy to orchestrate a selection of group shots as many people want a ‘roll call’ of their loved ones to remember. I would recommend keeping this to a limited number so that the flow of the day is uninhibited. It is important to achieve the right balance and ensuring that enough time is dedicated to you, the newly weds. We can discuss your requirements during our initial consultation meeting and agree the mix of formal and informal shots you would like to have in your collection.
I normally dislike having my photo taken – can you help?
It is very common to be nervous in front of the camera and I am often told by my clients that they don’t enjoy having their picture taken. Everyone is photogenic. if you feel relaxed a good photo is simply a reflection of your unique personality. Confide in me what you don’t like about yourself and I’ll work around it – we can do clever things to make you look your best, choosing the right angles and backgrounds. I’ll help you to feel relaxed which is the key to a natural photo. You might like to consider a pre wedding or engagement shoot. It can help you get used to the camera and the experience of being photographed so it doesn’t feel unusual on your wedding day. Take a look at the pre wedding page of this website to find out more.
Are you insured?
Absolutely. I have full personal indemnity insurance and public liability.
Which areas do you cover?
I am based in North Cambridgeshire, and am often called upon to venues across London, Norfolk, Suffolk, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and surrounding areas. However if required, I am happy to travel across the UK and oversees. My wedding package includes travel within 60 miles of Cambridge, I may to add a surcharge for locations outside this area – always clarified with you beforehand.
Do you have a photo booth that you can set up for the evening at the venue?
I do offer a photo booth service, and these are often great fun at weddings. I will set up a studio backdrop, lighting and some props to create a pop-up photo booth at your reception venue and take images of your guests for about two to three hours from just after the first dance.
￡300.00 (if booked with the wedding package).
How do I book you?
All the information I need from you at the start of our conversation is the date and the venue. Contact me in the first instance using the ‘contact’ page of this website to check my availability or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org – if your wedding venue is a long distance away I will factor in the time required to travel there in my plans too. If my calendar is free I will provisionally ‘save the date’ for you.
We will then arrange the first consultation to discuss your wedding day in more detail. There’ll be no hard sell – I encourage all my brides and grooms to discuss this fully between themselves before going ahead. If you decide that you’d like to proceed I will give you a contract to sign and you’ll pay a ￡400 non-refundable booking fee by bank transfer or cheque. The booking will then be confirmed and I’ll start to plan your day.
See the pricing tab of the wedding page of this website for further information on costs.