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Do you really need a wedding photographer?

Your best on your wedding day—and your wedding photographer will ensure that all of that amazingness translates into photos. Yes, you need a wedding photographer because they know every trick in the book, from lighting to poses and more, to ensure that you truly own those photos.

How much should you spend on a wedding photographer?

In general, wedding photographer prices in the UK tend to range between £1,150 and £3,000, with the average wedding photographer cost hovering around £1,560. Your wedding photographer will likely comprise about 12 percent of your overall wedding budget.

Will I have to be Posed?

Yes and no. I will put you in the best possible lighting conditions and will work together and we will get amazing photos for you. The art of guidance and direction makes life easier and not as stiff as you may think it will be. We build up a rapport to make you feel comfortable and please give your photographer time to do his or her job. Photographs do not happen sitting at a bar.

What if I haven't shot at your wedding venue?

Great, a fresh set of eyes at a location, where photography is always guided by the light. I love photographing in new places. As like all the Master photographers who travel the world, it’s best having a fresh set of eyes. That is where I work my best. Any awards or front covers I have won has always been my first time photographing at that chosen location.

What if I am nervous about getting my picture taken?

Great, that is perfectly normal. Just like me, when I first started as a documentary-style photographer, I got nervous approaching people and had no knowledge of guidance, but now know when and how to take the perfect blend of photography. I understand, and will be empathetic and really my goal is to make you feel comfortable and as relaxed as possible, while still getting you amazing photos of you and your family.

Do you do documentary photography or storytelling?

I excel in capturing moments and creating a story of your day. A documentary photographer if solely that’s what they are, will not guide you and will stand in the distance with little communication. They will work with whatever light is near you whether it is good or bad. They will not change the subject to sit in the best light. They will wait and wait and wait for the perfect shot that may never happen. I truly respect the case of being a pure documentary photographer, but I find that families and people truly want a variety of images for their special day or any other event.

Yes, I enjoy this but why would I have you standing in poor to little light when I can make you shine as bright as you are in the best light or make the best light.

Moments are just splendid and I enjoy capturing these as well as telling your story through the lens.

Do wedding photographers retouch photos?

Most do retouch their wedding and portrait photographs, but to what level is another question worth exploring. But some photographers pay a company to edit and retouch their photos so they can have a better work life balance.

Should I tip the photographer?

There is no simple guideline for tipping your photographers. ... In general, if you feel that a photographer has gone above and beyond during your photoshoot, then you are more than welcome to tip. However, this is not standard practice within the trade.


Fashion Photography

What are the 4 different types of fashion photography?

  • Editorial fashion photography

  • Catalogue fashion photography

  • Fashion photography

  • High fashion

What are fashion photographers?

  • Fashion photographers work in the fashion industry and focus their skills specifically on styles of clothing and personal image. ... The photographs are used to advertise new fashions, promote models, and popularise certain designers in both print and electric formats.

What skills are needed to be a fashion photographer?

In order to land good job offers, fashion photographer aspirants must possess the following qualities:

  • Good eye and artistic ability

  • strong ability to capture and set a certain mood by commutation with the brand

  • superb artistic detail

  • Knowledge in photo editing applications

  • success-driven and with a credible reputation

  • good communication skills

Is fashion photography art?

  • Not only is fashion photography essential for selling, it is truly an art form that is implemented to capture the designers' artistic vision.

What is fashion photography used for?

  • Fashion photography is a genre of photography which is devoted to displaying clothing and other fashion items. Fashion photography is most often conducted for advertisements or fashion magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, or Elle.

What is avant garde photography?

  • Avant-garde photography. The term is used where the artist is being innovative and experimental in an aspect of their art. The Avant-garde in photography are critical of existing aesthetic views. They reject conventional and established norms in photo-art or photo-method.

What is high fashion photography?

  • High fashion photography. This kind of photography revolves around supermodels, celebrities be it actors, singers or reality TV show personality. High fashion models chosen for the product have certain pre-requisites to qualify. The clothes and the accessories showcased in these photo shoots are often at bay from reality.



Portrait Photography

What makes good portrait photographer?

  • First, a good portrait draws attention to the subject. This is normally achieved through some combination of a shallow depth of field, composition, colour, and lighting. When it is done right, as soon as a viewer looks at the portrait, their eyes instantly settle on the subject.

What is traditional portrait photography?

  • A traditional portrait often depicts the subject looking at the camera. Traditional portrait photography is posed. This is to help the subject look their best. Often, traditional portraits are shot in a studio with a formal photography backdrop. ... This means the head and shoulders crop rather than a full body portrait.

What are the three major types of portrait photography?

Here are different types of portrait photography you should know.

  • Traditional Portraits

  • Lifestyle Portraits

  • Environmental Portraits

  • Candid and Street Portraits

  • Glamour & Boudoir Photography

  • Fine Art Portraits

  • Conceptual Portraits

  • Surreal Portraits

  • Can a portrait be full body?

  • Full body portraits involve a lot more work than when you are photographing just the head and the shoulders. Why? Because when you incorporate the full body in your imagery, you have to focus on posing your model, choosing the right lens, the right camera angle, use more light and spend more time setting things up.

  • A portrait is a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. ... For this reason, in photography a portrait is generally not a snapshot, but a composed image of a person in a still position.

What is human photography called?

  • Portrait photography captures a portrait of a person or group of people. Portraiture is a challenging genre of photography because it needs to use lighting, backdrop, and posing to convey the personality of the subject in a single shot.







Headshots & Corporate Photography

Why corporate headshots are important?

Now that social media has taken on such an important role in promoting our professional abilities, having an impact-making headshot is more important than ever. An amazing headshot of a client gives people an idea of your personality before they meet you. A smile portrays approachability. A serious look portrays determination.

How much do headshots cost UK?

  • On average, headshot photographers can vary & charge a rate of £100 to more than a £1000. Then, considering that most headshot photography sessions are about an hour to two hours in length, this rate generally covers the cost of professional headshots and the style in which the photographer can give to their client.

What counts as a professional headshot?

  • A head shot or headshot is a modern (usually digital) portrait in which the focus is on the person. The term is applied usually for professional profile images on social media, images used on online dating profiles, the 'about us page' or a corporate website and promotional pictures of actors, models, and authors.

Are headshots worth it?

  • It's a worthwhile investment, And, a quality headshot does more than just make you look good in the eyes of recruiters or potential employers. It infuses confidence in your own professional capabilities. To be clear, a headshot is a financial investment into your business as well, but one that will undoubtedly be worth the cost.

Are headshots expensive?

  • Traditionally, the main reason why headshots are so expensive is due to the fact many photographers have invested so much money in upscale lighting and camera equipment. But also the time and money in training, education to bring out the best in the client. Years of training.

What makes a good headshot?

  • In general, a good headshot is chest-up with good lighting on your face, and no strong dramatic shadows, unless you are going in for “The Phantom of the Opera.” Three-quarter shots are good for print, and extreme close-ups are good for, well, nothing.

Should you smile in your headshot?

  • Even for professional headshots, smiling both with and without your teeth work, so smile whichever way you feel most comfortable. A forced smile is not good and might even make you seem disingenuous. You should be able to recognize a 'real' smile through a person's eyes.