Why choose a professional wedding photographer in Dorset?
We understand how difficult it must be to choose a photographer to capture all the events and emotions of one of the most important days of your life. We hope the following information will help you decide to choose us.
Dave is a full time professional photographer and has nearly 30 years experience of photographing weddings. starting with 35mm, progressing to medium format and now fully digital. Classically trained but also fully up to date with contemporary styles, producing a fabulous blend of photography suitable for today's discerning Bride and Groom. He is very proud to have been chosen as an official Fujifilm X Photographer - one of only a few hundred worldwide.
We are fully insured for Public Liability and Professional Indemnity in the unlikely event should anything go wrong. A growing number of venues now insist on suppliers being fully insured and can actually refuse to let an uninsured photographer work on their premises.
Janice has been photographing weddings for over 8 years. She has developed a remarkable eye for composition, capturing images from unusual and alternative angles. She also revels in the role of 'artistic director' arranging the Bride and Groom, Bridal Party and Guests.
We use professional DSLR bodies and lenses. Dave currently uses 'full frame' Nikon D700's These are complemented by a range of fast pro lenses to suit every possible lighting situation and creative image making. The low light capability of these cameras enables shooting without flash during the ceremony but still producing high quality images. Janice also uses Nikon D700's, again with fast pro lenses. Images are captured on professional high speed memory cards which are downloaded and backed up to DVD's and uploaded to cloud online storage immediately after your wedding. We are also in the process of expanding our Fuji X kit. This currently consists of the remarkable X-T1 and an X100 and Xpro1. All of these can operate in a 'silent' mode, which is useful at certain points during the ceremony. We have a full range of lighting kit, from powerful speedlight flashguns, through full studio flash heads and accessories, to a very powerful, daylight balanced LED portable flash head. This was a 'lifesaver' on one occasion as a powercut occurred just before the ceremony. We used it to light the couple, enabling us to take photographs and all the guests to see as well!
The raw images are processed with a combination of the very latest versions of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop on colour calibrated monitors to ensure correct colour balance and exposure. We like to enhance some images with various digital 'effects' without overpowering them.
Web Site Client Area
All the images from the day will be available for your family and friends to view and purchase online in your own password protected area on our web site. We offer a comprehensive range of products from simple inexpensive prints to fabulous contemporary wall art.
We will have a planning meeting with you before the wedding to check timings and ensure everyone is in the right place at the right time for 'fuss free photography'. We work closely with other suppliers, especially the ceremony and reception venues. Our reputation for running to time is second to none. In the case of church weddings we will attend the rehearsal whenever possible to meet the rest of your Bridal Party and introduce ourselves to the clergy taking the service.
We were very proud to have been chosen to run a Masterclass for fellow photographers on Wedding Photography Planning at the 2012 SWPP Convention in London.
Due to the fast moving pace of photography today both in style and equipment improvements, we attend many training seminars and trade shows throughout the year to keep up with current trends. We follow, admire and gain inspiration from many of the world's top wedding photographers and operate a policy of 'continuous improvement'.
Whilst we offer standard packages which suit many couples we can tailor make a package if necessary to cater for any particular requirements you may have. We realise in these cost conscious times you will want to compare prices, but believe our service offers unbeatable value for money.