Wedding Photography

Getting married is a wonderful but sometimes a stressful experience, picking the right wedding photographer is no easy task there are a lot of us and often you only get a small sample of images to use as a basis for your choice. Picking the right type of photography style can also be confusing to help here are the three broad categories to choose from:

Traditional wedding photography:

Also known as posed or classic wedding photography, this was really the only style of photography at weddings until digital photography became the standard, photographers were limited on the amount of images they could capture and generally concentrate on the key moments with little or no candid shots. The photographer controls the posing of the bride and groom along with the wedding party generally a great deal of time is spent on formal set ups, this will document the people that attended but often misses the spirit of the day.

Reportage wedding photography:

Also known as photo-journalistic or documentary wedding photography, this style has become more popular in recent years. A reportage photographer follows the couple and guests through the day staying mainly in the background recording events in an unobtrusive manner.

Contemporary wedding photography:

Also known as fashion or creative wedding photography, this style of photography can be visually arresting high impact images, similar to traditional photos the shots are set up but they are less formal or rigid, the photographer aims to use strong lighting and interesting backdrops to create the image but may not capture the feel of the day.

My Style

Before shooting your wedding we will have spent time discussing what style of photography you would like, my preference is to blend all three styles adopting a reportage approach for the majority of the day but posing a few key images that will be looked back on for years to come. This creates an honest set of images that share the emotion and feel of the day and capture moments that are unique to you and not copies of someone else's wedding.

Why choose Refined Images

As part of your wedding package I offer an engagement photo shoot, this allows you get used to being photographed together and allows us to address any concerns you may have, being based on the coast in West Sussex we have access to town country and beach for your shoot the choice is yours. All my files are backed up both locally and to a secure web site so no lost images. I use professional Nikon cameras with spares in case of equipment failure. I have public liability and professional liability insurance. I am DBS (CRB) checked I offer two simple pricing schemes of full coverage or just the ceremony (where allowed by the venue) and formal portraits.

Package one ( Ceremony only ) Total cost £550

  • Pre-wedding consultation
  • Engagement shoot (approx 1 hour)
  • Coverage from the brides arrival through to formal portraits (up-to 3 hours)
  • Your own password protected gallery
  • 150 edited images on a disc with full usage and printing rights.
  • 10 No. 8" x 6" printed images of your choice

Package two ( Full day ) Total cost £ 1175

  • Pre-wedding consultation
  • Engagement shoot (approx 2 hour)
  • Coverage from the brides preparations through to first dance (up-to 10 hours)
  • Your own password protected gallery
  • 400 edited images on a disc with full usage and printing rights.
  • 10 No. 10" x 8" printed images of your choice

Wedding albums and additional prints are available at additional cost if required.