A special extra for our customers.........A studio portrait session organised by the Bride

A unique feature of our weddings is a special Brides's Studio shoot. This can take place a few weeks before or after the wedding day. The bride chooses how she wants the shoot to progress and who she wants to attend. This might be just herself with wearing her wedding dress, or with her husband, both dressed in normal clothes.One bride arranged a group shoot with three of her hen party friends. You can dress in jeans and T-shirts, as Goths, and bring your motor bikes, pets, or your parents. The choice is yours. The pictures are then kept on file and some can be used as part of the wedding album should you wish, or for the A3 wall picture wall picture, or presented in book form as a momento of the occasion.  The art work produced can be used as a present from the bride or as a keepsake. Very few wedding photographers have studios available for this type of service and include it as a cost free extra for brides that choose to benefit from it.




Now is the time to start booking a summer wedding so be careful that you get the service you are paying for.

You are advised to set a budget for the work and to remember that long after the wedding your only keepsake might be an photo album that records the wedding day. The album needs to be made from good quality materials that won't age quickly. Some albums fall apart simply because they a glued, rather than sewn, together. Where ever possible we recommend conservation grade materials.

A common marketing trick is to quote a low initial price that is then increased by high pressure selling because your wedding date is in the summer, on a Saturday or bank holiday. There may be a special discount if you sign up today. There are all sorts of reasons for increasing the price!  We work by offering a range of prices which are fixed when the itemised contract is signed.

Check that your photographer is in a professional organisation that you can complain to if things go wrong.

Check that they are properly insured.

Find out exactly what they will be doing on your wedding day. Make sure you talk to the actual photographer about how your day will progress.

 

Frequently asked questions


What do you do on the day of the wedding?     
Whatever you plan for us to do at the meetings we have with you. We will also visit the venues before the wedding day. Depending on the package chosen, for most weddings, we go to the bride's home or the hotel an hour before the wedding ceremony. We then take pictures of the dress and the bride at and any other pictures she might want usually with her parents and bridesmaids. We will then go to the ceremony venue and photograph arriving guests where possible. Photographs in the ceremony are limited by what the church or Registrar allows. Pictures are then taken of the whole party in various informal groupings. We try to photograph of every family that attends and  will stay at the reception for as long as we agreed to.

What If I want to changes to the package chosen?
The packages are more guidelines for what is available. Most couples want to change something that is not convenient for their particular wedding.

Is there a range of albums to choose from?
We can supply any type of album, printed storey books,canvasses, large framed pictures, small prints etc. Most  services that are on the wedding market.

What happens if the weather is terrible?
We do our best for you by having powerful mains operated portable equipment available in addition to on camera flash. This allows us to take pictures inside dark churches and hotels or anyspace available. All of our equipment is duplicated.

Are you insured?
We are insured and are members of a trade organisation. You get a proper written contract approved by Trading Standards Officer

Any extras?

Most wedding photographers don’t have studios. A  studio shoot  is part of most of the packages. This could be the bride wearing informal clothes, her wedding dress,or  a hen party shoot, pictures with friends, or any studio shoot the bride chooses. Prints from this shoot can be included in the wedding album. Phone for more details.

 

We provide consistant, high quality photographic coverage of your wedding with a wedding photography collection tailored to suit your individual requirements, helping you hold on to the memories of your day of celebration for years to come.

Our personal and attentive service is guaranteed whatever your choice of ceremony, be it church wedding or civil marriage or partnership. We only attend one ceremony a day ensuring you of our total commitment.

That’s why our services are tailor made to fit round the plans and effort you have put into arranging your special day.

Our aim is to provide you with unique images that are as individual as you and the special day you’ve planned.  It’s about you, and the people and the place you have chosen. Your photographs are one of the few things that will remain once your wedding day is over.

We pride ourselves not only on understanding how special your day is, but also making sure our photography is relaxed and as much fun for you and your guests as possible.

This approach not only lightens the sometimes lengthy procedure of taking the must-have group shots and family formals, but keeps everyone relaxed and happy, leading to the best photographs.

We are professional, friendly, patient, and, at the same time, firm enough to ensure that everything runs to schedule.

Over the years we have found that a complementary mix of informal and formal photography works best. However, if you would prefer all traditional or all informal, this is not a problem. It’s your day and completely up to you.

As soon as all the images are ready they will be displayed in your own password protected online gallery. We can, if required, supply details of the password on the day to your guests or you can let your family and friends know your password when you’re ready.

 


Platinum Book Collection

Large printed storey book  plus two parents albums or 6 mini albums.. This is our most comprehensive package offering everything most couples could wish for.

  • Planning meeting with your photographer
  • Visit all venues with couple before wedding if necessary
  • On wedding day photograph the Bride for one hour before wedding and at reception for as long as you want us to.
  • Internet upload pictures. Can be purchased worldwide online.
  • Couple choose wedding album photos with photographer .
  • Sim2000 35x25cm album. Choice of covers. in matching presentation box.
  • 2 A5 Parents Albums
  • 3 colour prints size A3 for framing.
  • Fully insured
  • Fair to all Society of Portrait and Wedding Photographers written contract. Approved by Trading Standards.
  • Special optional wedding Studio shoot.
  • Complete package £1675. Includes all of the above. There are no extra fees.

 

Signing register at Chelsea Registry Offices

 

Gold selection

Best quality  album  containing 40 large 10x8inch traditionally printed photos. Black Cat manufacture high quality albums and boxes from conservation grade materials. These should easily outlast the lifespan of the couple. Their albums are restained in style, very modern in appearance, but without excessive embelishment. I suggest couples look at their website:  www.blackcatbindery.com  All of this companies products are immaculately made. We use the 12 x12 inch album allowing portrait and landscape pictures to be used together.

  • Planning meeting with your photographer
  • Visit all venues with couple before wedding if necessary
  • On wedding day photograph the Bride for one hour before wedding and at reception for as long as you want us to.
  • Internet upload of your wedding pictures which can be purchased online worldwide.
  • Couple choose their wedding album pictures with advice from the photographer
  • Fair to all Society of Portrait and Wedding Photographers written contract. Approved by Trading Standards.
  • Special optional wedding Studio shoot.
  • Fully insured
  • Complete package £1250.

Additionally with this package we are now including one large A3(about 15x12ins) wall print for you to frame.

 

Silver selection

Contemporary Madrid album with magnetic fastening. Contains 20 large 10x10inch pictures. Full coverage at  the Bride's home, the ceremony, and the reception. Website upload included in the package. Studio wedding shoot before or after the wedding. The Madrid album is available in black or white and has a very contemporary magnetic fastening system that is a delight to use. A small image of the couple is embedded on the front cover. With this package you will have all the main features of our weddings:-

  • Planning meeting with your photographer
  • Visit all venues with couple
  • On wedding day photograph the Bride for one hour before wedding and at reception for three hours.
    Internet upload of the wedding pictures. The photos can be purchased world wide online.
  • Couple choose their wedding album pictures with advice from the photographer.
  • Fair to all Society of Portrait and Wedding Photographers written contract. Approved by Trading Standards.
  • Special optional wedding Studio shoot
  • Fully insured.
  • Madison Album with magnetic fastening and cover picture. Twenty square prints.
  • Complete package £750

Bride with Mom and Dad

 

Digital Selection

This selection is for couples who wish to print their own photographs. we will visit up to two wedding venues ( the Bride's home before the wedding and ceremony (or ceremony and reception)  for 4hours onsite coverage. Upload at least 50 pictures on to a password protected website. Properly retouched, colour correct, tonal corrected, cropped, and sharpend. 50 photos for printing as jpeg files. Copyright is given to the couple to print the files themselves. The work is presented on a DVD. leaving the couple to arrange printing and an album.

Complete package £550.

Wedding Prices

We offer four widely priced  wedding services. All can be adjusted to the specific needs of each client. The packages can be adapted where necessary to harmonise with different styles of weddings. Contact us for further information on how you would like to arrange things. We have a policy of simple direct pricing. What ever agreement is made when the contract is signed we will not attempt to increase prices later. Extra prints, bought by people other than the couple are not costed in the package.

 

Methods of payment

£100 deposit to secure booking on the wedding date.  The balance can be paid by Standing Order, or by 3 payments, two thirds before the wedding and one third on completion of the work.

Simply phone or email to discuss your special requirements

Tel 01494 483887    Mobile 07941 684618  Email david@david-turner-photography.co.uk