Wedding photographers are a difficult service supplier to choose from because you can’t judge them as quickly as others, unlike other vendors responsible for food, décor, and entertainment. In most scenarios, you don’t know what you’ll be receiving until after your wedding.
That is probably way too late!
If you’re tempted to let your groom’s best mate photograph the wedding because he thinks he’s the next David Bailey, think again. While your budget might thank you for it, gambling with your only tangible memories of the most important day of your life isn’t advisable. Finding a professional Liverpool wedding photographer with a good track record and a great approach who is an expert with lighting and composition – and who’ll take the best pictures possible on this once-in-a-lifetime day – is something you should research carefully. Remember, if you’re not happy with your wedding pictures, it will be hard (although not impossible) to recreate them.
We would like to think you’ve come to the right place if you happen to be on the lookout for the best Liverpool photographer to capture moments for your big day. There are many posts online on how to find your big day’s best choice of Wedding Photographer. Hopefully, this page will guide you on what to look for and how to book the perfect Liverpool wedding photographer for you.
For us, it has to be the people in the pictures. It’s all about capturing people enjoying the day and making the most of their time together.
Photography trends change all the time, with every client quite rightly having their unique style, each wanting different things from their very own wedding photography.
The way you feel on your wedding day is unique, and our job is to capture that moment, that feeling, in your beautiful wedding photos.
When we cover a wedding we make sure that we take as many pictures as we possibly can. That way, you are going to get a lot of images to look through after the event.
Some photographers capture a lot of images and then present a reduced selection for you as proofs, and then to potentially choose to put in your album. Often the decision not to share some images as they are thought to be repetitive or boring, or not up to standard may be taken without your knowledge; This is not how we work. As photographers we capture your day, and an image we may deem to be not “album worthy” may be the one where we caught someone in deep thought, a casual glance, a subtle nuance we wouldn’t pick up on, or even aunty Margaret pouring herself a sneaky glass of something from her handbag. Those are some of the best images, of real people in real moments. That’s not saying we don’t love the formality of the posed shot also. Most of the time we operate with two photographers, allowing one to be the main focus, organising groups and being the main contact for the day, whilst the other is discreet in capturing the reportage shots from the sidelines.
Due to the importance of your special event, for our weddings, we work with a team of selected photographers, with options for one, two or more photographers in attendance, ensuring you get maximum coverage and consistency of images.
We will go out of our way to ensure that your wedding day is as relaxed and enjoyable as possible, ensuring each image taken documenting your day feels yours authentically.
Think about the style of photographs you want. Whether you’re after traditional posed pictures or a fluid reportage style, you want to ensure the person you choose is professional, proficient and perfect for you. You can find photographers through personal recommendations, wedding fairs, the Classified sections of You & Your Wedding, hotel managers, Yellow Pages, internet forums and local newspapers. Professional bodies such as the Master Photographers Association are also invaluable sources.
This will depend on the type of pictures you want. Reportage photography has become more popular recently as it captures the moments of the day organically. Make sure you find a photographer with creative flair and plenty of experience in this style. On the other hand, suppose you come from a big family, and it’s essential to have lots of traditional portraits of you all to keep your parents happy. In that case, you may want to choose someone whose portfolio is full of lots of conventional posed photography and formal line-ups.
Many couples want a mixture of posed and reportage photos, but it’s not necessarily that easy. Traditional photographers might not be skilled at reportage photography, and vice versa. Discuss your needs with the photographer before you make a decision. They may be prepared to incorporate both styles to include some formal line-ups and more natural shots.
The photographer owns the copyright for your images and all reprints (if applicable) must be ordered through him or her. In
Good photographers can get booked up one or two years in advance. make sure you start looking early if you’re planning a summer or Saturday wedding.
Photography can cost up to 10-15% of your wedding budget so it pays to compare prices, but this is one area you shouldn’t be prepared to scrimp on. Make sure you ask for a breakdown of the costs. the total fee will depend on how long the photographer spends at your wedding, the number of pictures taken and the type of album.
As a Liverpool based wedding photographer, many of our weddings are based in and around the Merseyside and north-west region. This does not mean that we do not cover weddings in Cheshire and Manchester regularly. We have also ventured much further afield, so if your wedding plans are coming together and require a photographer, get in touch and see if we can work with you to capture your perfect day.
When searching online, you will find the details for many a Liverpool Wedding Photographers, but we would suggest that you take a look at their work online. Check their reviews on google, and even set up a video chat or in-person meeting to discuss your needs. Choosing the right photographer for your special day is vital in getting the best record possible for your magical moment.
In addition to working as a Wedding, Headshot and Portrait Photographer in Liverpool, we also have a studio offering studio sessions. These can be ideal to book before your wedding to get some bridal shots, even with bridesmaids, or maybe even a group session of the groom, best man and groomsmen before the wedding day.
It may be that you are struggling to find your perfect photographer, and in complete honesty, each photographer has a different style and personality. So you need to make sure that you feel that connection with them before booking them, that way, when it comes to your wedding, you know you have someone you trust and someone who will work with you to get the pictures you need.
In 2003 after 11 years of being together Leon and his much better half, Michelle, got married at St Chads Church in Kirkby. The day was perfect, and they were surrounded by well-wishing friends and family sharing their big day. Hymns were sung, vows exchanged, food and drink consumed, and plenty of dancing and drinking into the early hours.
Once the dust settled, people had gone home, and life returned to normal. Apart from their shared memories of a fantastic day, the only thing that remained of the event was the photography. The cake was gone, champagne was drunk, and the dress was in a box along with a selection of treasured mementoes. They say that you can usually remember what inspired you to make the significant changes, and for Leon, it was their wedding photography. Whilst, not a total disaster, they had hoped for a little better and whilst they saw past the majority of the issues, the fact remained that they were there.
Six weeks after after the wedding, Leon bought a DSLR camera, learnt about photography, and began to shoot wedding and portrait photography on a regular basis. There were lessons already learnt in seeing unfocused images, key family members missing from staged shots and poor cropping, which meant some people were half in and half out. But, more importantly, it became apparent that there needed to be a connection with the photographer and the moment taking place, particularly with the people involved.
This was true back then and still a belief Leon holds, possibly more today, with every shot he takes.
We know you probably have many questions about your big day, and understand that booking a wedding photographer is a huge decision. If you can’t find the answers you’re looking for – drop us a message and we will come back to you as soon as possible
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Optional wedding photography upgrades:
– Additional Photographer – £299
– Pre-Wedding Bridal Shoot – £249
– Additional Coverage (Hrly) – £149
– Digital Slideshow – £129
– Social Media Pack – £49
We also offer a range of handmade British leather wedding albums, with many customisation options. This includes, embossing, acrylic covers, metallic covers, pocket size album replicas, mini photobooks and personalised USB sticks.
Pricing on this page is for weddings that fall within a 30 mile radius of our studio at L20 8HN. For events beyond this a nominal charge will be added to cover additional travel and potentially accommodation. Please contact us for more information.
For more information, a copy of our price brochure or to arrange an informal phone-call, meeting or videocall please get in touch.
Dates are secured by an initial deposit, followed by final payment 7 days prior to the wedding day. Full terms and conditions available on request, and all prices are correct as of July 2022 E&OE.
Prior to your wedding day, why not book a pre-wedding couples shoot session. Some of our packages already include this and is a great opportunity to work on posing and camera confidence prior to your big day
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