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Documentary Wedding Photography

How much will I need to invest?

We try to give you exactly what you want with our unique approach to unobtrusive story telling. Our prices are designed to allow us to do that, to devote the day and processing time exclusively for you. We can meet you sometime before your wedding at your venue and as many times as you like in the North West, by Skype or on the telephone, we'll always be there for you.

We have tried to answer some of the questions we are often asked. If you have others and you want to check if we are available for the date of your wedding fill out the form. If we are available we will show you how to book, you can do it all online, or we can arrange a chat, in the Lakes, by Skype or on the phone.

Coverage usually begins 2 hours before the ceremony time and concludes half an hour after the first dance, but we can stay until the end if you would like. 2 to 3 weeks after the wedding all of the finished, edited files (between 300 and 600) are uploaded to our web site protected by a password. Once you are ready we will send you a full set with a license to print and share as you wish.

We work at our best when we work together, complimenting each other’s angles. It also means we can split in the morning, one with the bride and one with the groom. If your budget doesn’t stretch to booking both of us, we can work on separate weddings and offer you a lower price.

We are also able to offer you a shorter coverage by one photographer from one hour before the ceremony up to sit down. We are in demand on weekends and bank holidays so this option is only available Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays.

Package A Both Steven and Josh from 2 hours before the ceremony until half an hour after first dance. £2,500

Package B One photographer from 2 hours before the ceremony until half an hour after first dance. £1,800

Package C Both photographers from 2 hours before the ceremony time up to the end of celebrations. £3,000

Package D Monday to Friday only excluding bank holidays. One photographer from one hour before the ceremony time up to sit down for wedding breakfast. £1200

Travel and overnight expenses are included for locations within mainland UK. Flights, ferries, accommodation and transfers are charged at cost for other locations.

To book we will need you to complete a booking form, which we will send to you if we are available, and transfer one quarter of the total package price. The balance will be due 28 days before your wedding day but you can settle it whenever you like before then, We can set up a payment plan if you would like.

A Few More Questions Answered

How many pictures will you make?

We will show you between 300 and 600 pictures, maybe even more we’ll put those all on our proofing page protected with a password that you can share with your friends and family. When you are ready we will  send you a link to download a full set of the files at original resolution.

Your web site has a lot of black and white images, can we have more colour?

Yes of course.

Here is our thinking. We are documentary wedding photographers that means we are telling the story of your wedding day as succinctly as we can, we access a vast knowledge of techniques and devices that helps us do that. We prefer black and white for story telling simply because colour can distract. When you look at a colour photograph the first thing that comes to mind is the dominant colour, if the distraction of colour is removed you are straight into the narrative. Colour itself can be the narrative though. We know that some colours advance while others recede and if you place two complimentary colours side by side they will accentuate each other. When we use colour or black and white or any other device it is for a purpose. We never make random decisions. If you leave it to us we will normally end up with about 60% of the coverage in black and white. That all said they are your pictures, your memories so if you want the full set shot in colour, or the the lot in black and white, just tell us before the day and we will do whatever you ask.

Are the images copyright free?

When we send you your images we will also send you a license to print or share them for your own use. The copyright remains with us. this is to protect you as well as us, if we relinquished the copyright that means anybody could use your images without your or our permission. We will not use your pictures for any other use without your permission and we will never sell them to a third party.

If you catch pictures unawares how do I know I will look my best?

We spend most of the time at a wedding watching and waiting. We do not have cameras permanently glued to our eyes photographing anything and everything. We are telling stories so there are certain pictures, moments, that we look for. We are also watching the light, how you move, your expressions and the glances you make towards each other. Weddings are emotional. As documentary wedding photographers we want you to look back at your pictures and remember not just how the wedding looked but also how it felt. We know what works and what doesn’t, that’s the advantage of booking a photographer with years of experience. We know that when you move into a certain light, lean towards each other or you exchange a glance, that’s when we release the shutter. Josh and me are often in different parts of the room with our cameras covering alternative angles of the same moment and a check of the data inside the files tells that both shutters were released at the identical second. Years of experience sharpens our intuition for these things.

When will I first see my pictures?

We take longer editing and processing your pictures than we do actually making them. We put a lot of care into the finishing of your pictures. What we do is a creative process. Your pictures will be online around 3 weeks after your wedding, we’ll send you a link and a password. If you have an urgent need we will make an exception if we can. You can then tell us when you are ready to download your full set.

Are you insured?

We are covered for public liability and professional indemnity.

How do I book?

Get in touch, send us an E mail talk@steventaylorphotography.co.uk or fill out the form at the bottom of the page. We will need you to fill out a booking form which will become the contract and we will ask for a booking fee of 1/4 of the quoted cost.

 

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