This week I celebrate 10 years as a full-time wedding photographer. I’m so looking forward to celebrating with my couples on Sunday, more on that next week! This week’s blog delves into a question couples ask from time to time: Have I photographed at your venue before? A quick search through my blog will generally give you an answer, but my questions to you are: Does it matter? Should it give you any less confidence in booking me?
Undoubtedly seeing another couples wedding gallery will give you confidence in how your own images may look, however your wedding is as unique as you are and this is reflected in the images I take. I rarely repeat - unless it’s the iconic location at your venue - I’m inspired by the individuality of the couple and wedding in front of me. Throw in the British weather and the changing seasonal light, you can see from my side of the camera that it really doesn’t matter.
A month before your ceremony I’ll arrange to meet with you at your Norfolk venue. I’ll walk through the day and create a minute by minute schedule; I love to know why you've chosen your venue and include your favourite places. If I’ve not captured a wedding there before we discuss the flow of the day, wet weather plans, where the toilets are (don’t laugh, it’s amazing how often I’m asked at a wedding) and meet with your co-ordinator. From a practicality point of view, we’ve got it covered.
For weddings outside of Norfolk, we’ll have chatted extensively by video call or on the phone leading up to your wedding. If I’m staying overnight I’ll also visit the venue the day before and have 30 minutes with you to chat through any concerns. Please don’t be afraid of asking me to travel to your wedding anywhere in the UK. If you love my style, it’s meant to be.
Even after 10 years there are a few Norfolk venues I’ve not yet photographed and would absolutely love to. If you’re planning your wedding at Hales Hall, Godwick Great Barn, Kimberley Hall, Sennowe Park or Holkham - get in touch for a very special offer!