How many pictures do you supply?
We will show you between 200 and 350 pictures, we’ll put those all on our proofing page protected with a password that you can share with your friends and family. We will then send you a USB drive of the files, they’ll all be on there.
Your web site has a lot of black and white images, can we have more colour?
Yes of course. We’ll also make a set of portraits of you both, groups that you ask for and design details on colour film at every wedding.
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. We specialise in sumptuous black and white silver gelatin hand prints from black and white negatives, what we offer is unique, it’s what makes us special. That all said they are your pictures, your memories so if you want the full set shot on colour film, 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?
As well as the images on the USB drive we will also give 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 a camera 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 album 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 4 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.
Can you do a pre wedding shoot?
Yes, and we’ll do it for free and like your wedding pictures on film, if you book we’ll give you a print box of prints from the shoot, but you are under no obligation. It’s a great way to find out if you like us and what we do. More details here…
How much does it cost?
What we offer is unique and very special. There are two of us, we shoot on film, black and white and colour, and we hand print gorgeous albums. You really have to see them in the flesh to truly appreciate them. Our fees start at £4,500.
Are you insured?
We are covered for public liability and professional indemnity.
How do I book?
Get in touch, send us an E mail email@example.com or ring us 01539737497. We will need to fill out a booking form which will become the contract and we will ask for a booking fee of 1/3 of the quoted cost.
Steven Taylor Photography
01539 737 497