Professional Photography by Stefanie

Photography by Stefanie

Read about some of the skills I have to offer as a professional photographer

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I thought I loved weddings before I moved to the Cotswolds 10 years ago, but since shooting here for much of that time I can honestly say that my love of weddings and everything they entail has grown even stronger and I’ve had the absolute pleasure of visiting some of the most stunning venues the country has to offer along with of course, being part of something truly beautiful too. More often than not I shed a tear at least one point in the day (usually over a heartfelt speech)!


My own wedding was the most amazing day and know how much pictures from our big day mean to us, so I work extra hard to do a fantastic job for each and every couple who book me, as I understand the importance of your special day and want to capture it’s essence for you to cherish forever.


A really great way to get to know your photographer is a pre-wedding shoot - not only does it really help to calm any camera-shy nerves, it also gives me a brilliant insight to what you’re all about as a couple, so that I can reflect a little piece of your personal style through the images I create; be it free-spirited and fun-loving or refined and elegant, whatever the weather, I’ll beat to your drum.


I’ll never be too intrusive (unless you want me to be!) – it’s your day and whilst being your photographer is a big part of that, I always try to remain as unseen and stealthy as possible, which enables me to capture all those fantastic moments as they naturally occur! I’m at your service from getting ready in the morning right through to whenever your first dance is and a little while after that too to capture some of those impromtu and often hilarious moments as the party really gets started, so there’s no need to panic if things don’t quite run to schedule.


Having planned my own wedding from start to finish, I so know how much thought, love and attention to detail goes into it all: from favours to accessories, from flowers to table centerpieces plus everything in between and these are all things you can rely on me to capture at your own unique wedding.


I always advise you to allow a little bit of “couple” time at a suitable point, so that I can whisk you away for a few quiet moments to capture some stunning images of you both. This is typically just after the ceremony or after any group shots have been taken. It’s a special moment for you both as you’re just married, so I tend to take a step back and allow you to enjoy the buzz while I take some beautiful candid shots of you. I’ll usually then guide you for a few beautifully stylised images. I don’t want to take up your whole day (as the time will fly by!), but if you can allow 20 minutes-or-so we can capture some great images worthy of some serious wall space!


It’s important to remember that your wedding photography doesn’t end when the clock strikes midnight for your chosen photographer. I lovingly edit each successful shot individually over the course of a few days and my numerous years of training as a professional photographer coupled with my love of a bloomin’ good wedding mean that I use all my skills and energy to ensure that your investment in me is rewarded in spades.


I’m sure you’ll be looking at lots of wedding photographers to find the perfect fit for you, so do take time to browse through some recent weddings in my gallery (LINK THIS) and if you get a warm feeling inside then please do get in touch.


If you’re interested in meeting up, I can show you a small selection of the vast range of bespoke albums I can offer you and I’d love to hear from you.


Prices

I have a variety of options available so do get in touch to let me know your requirements, but to give you an idea, here are a couple of my more popular options below:


“Love & Honour” Package: £1200

  • · Meetings & Venue visits – an initial meet up followed by a visit to the venue
  • · Pre-wedding shoot with up to 30 edited images
  • · All day wedding photography (typically 10 hours)
  • · Secure on-line gallery to view your images and share with friends & family
  • · All High and Low resolution images on personalized disc or memory stick (up to 500)

“My Dream Wedding” Package: £1700

  • · Meetings & Venue visits – an initial meet up followed by a visit to the venue
  • · Pre-wedding shoot with up to 30 edited images
  • · All day wedding photography (typically 10 hours)
  • · Secure on-line gallery to view your images and share with friends & family
  • · Wedding Album – a bespoke contemporary 40 page 40x30cm leather / acrylic crystal front cover digitally printed wedding book with images chosen by you and individually designed by me.
  • · Wedding slideshow – a selection of images from your big day set to music of your choice provided on DVD
  • · All High and Low resolution images on personalized disc or memory stick (up to 500)

FAQS

Q. How do I book?

A. I can provide a booking form and it’s just a £200 non-refundable deposit to secure your big day. Bank details can be provided on request.


Q. How quickly do I get my images?

A. Please allow 3-4 weeks especially during wedding season as processing takes some time and I think it’s important to go away and come back to every job with fresh eyes to ensure you get the very best results, but if I can squeeze in your edit time any quicker I will.


Q. Do you have insurance?

A. I am fully insured with professional liability and indemnity insurance


Q. Can you do black and white images too?

A. Some images naturally lend themselves to black and white so in your final selection of images I usually provide a selection in black and white too, but I’m happy to provide more upon request.


Q. Should we feed you?

A. It’s always wonderful to be considered for food so if you have the ability to include me or save a sandwich back I’ll be very grateful, but it’s not a requirement.


I am a proud preffered supplier of the following fabulous venues:






Please see below a few fabulous Gloucestershire based wedding suppliers I can thoroughly recommend for your big day:




Hair & make-up:

Florist:

Magician:

Wedding Cake:

Combines Services: