Weddings2018-06-21T21:39:29+00:00

Wiltshire & Hampshire Wedding Photographer
Covering the UK & Beyond

I love weddings, and I mean I really LOVE weddings. They are a day of joy and happiness, so what better job can there be than to share that day with couples? I love the details, the care and attention each couple put into their day. Nothing is too small or insignificant to be featured as every little part of the day was a conscious choice of the couple and reflects their personality. My job is to capture those details, every single little one, so that the day can be relived for years and generations to come.

Unlike some photographers I take on at most 20 weddings a year to ensure that I maintain a personal connection to each couple. An average wedding from start to finish will take up over a week of my time, and due to the fluctuating nature of the wedding season I won’t overbook myself at peak times to ensure images are delivered in a timely manner. Instead I support my wedding work with complimentary portrait work including my award winning equine portrait work. My other work allows me test my creativity, and develop new ideas, which after refinement can filter through to my wedding work.

So who is my ideal client? I love working with all manners of couples, but work especially well with those that are perhaps not most at ease in front of a camera. They want to spend their time enjoying their day but place a high value on the lasting memories photos provide. Take a read of the frequently asked questions below to learn more about my style and how I work.

Frequently Asked Questions

I would best describe myself as a creative reportage wedding photographer. How creative I get depends on many factors including your venue and how much time I can steal you away from your guests!

I love the reportage aspect of my work, and that is namely unposed natural photographs. Weddings are about smiles, laughs and even tears and I want to capture them unforced and unseen!

I am based in the town of Tidworth on the Hampshire Wiltshire border right on the A303 which gives me easy access to the entire of the South of England. I do though cover weddings nationwide and internationally.

I always work calmly and proficiently trying my best to merge into the background of the day so I can capture those natural unposed moments. I liaise closely with the wedding co-ordinator and other suppliers to ensure I am in the right place at the right time. Importantly I don’t pose couples! I will direct, in so much as to move in a certain direction or stand in a particular place for the couple portraits, I may also get you to do the odd fun game to help you relax. The time we spend doing couple portraits is often the only time you will have all day alone together, well without guests anyway, so I do my best to ensure you can enjoy that time and savour it, whilst also capturing some beautiful photo.

In addition to my primary role as the photographer I also aim to be a supportive calming helping hand. If everyone is clueless as to how to lace up your dress, no panic I’m a dab hand! If a hair pin in needed, or a safety pin, then I will have one in my bag. Need something sorted but the co-ordinator not to hand, no worries I will go find them for you. There is rarely a problem I can’t help solve, even if somewhat creatively!

There is no simple answer to this question. Essentially I go through all the images from the day and anything with suitable merit is edited and passed on to you. Although I aim for almost all photos to be technically correct, if one isn’t that doesn’t stop it being included. My focus is to capture memories and moments and that overrides the need to be technically perfect.

I do though put an emphasis on quality over quantity so won’t include what I would consider ‘duplicate’ images. On average I tend to deliver at least 20 images per an hour for full day weddings if solo shooting and 30 if I have a second photographer working with me. For shorter day coverage it depends on what aspects of the day are covered.

I don’t ever release all images or my RAW files because I prefer to ensure the standard of my work potentially being seen publicly is an accurate representation. If though a client ever feels there is an image missing I am happy to go back through to see if it existed and if so why it wasn’t included.

There are two main types of editing that my images undergo between being taken and being delivered to you. Firstly I apply a series of adjustments which give the images my personal style. Best described as classic, with an ever so slightly matte feel. Secondly where required I will ‘Photoshop’ images. I do not as a rule Photoshop people unless something like a temporary blemish that would be gone naturally the next day. I do though remove distractions from an image. Fire exits, plug sockets, dirt stains, traffic cones and the like will disappear to create cleaner more striking images.

I always endeavour to deliver a small selection of sneak peeks within 48 hours of the wedding. I then spend a significant amount of time over the following weeks working through and editing the rest of the images from your day. I aim to deliver all images via an online password protected gallery within 4 to 6 weeks of the wedding date. Soon after uploaded, the images will then also be delivered on a branded USB.

As the photographer I retain the copyright to all the images I take. I do though give all my couples a full personal use licence which essentially allows you to print and reproduce the images in whatever way you like without editing them. You can also share with your friends and family the images.

If an image is needed for any commercial use, for example a magazine wanting to publish an article on your wedding, or a supplier or your venue wanting to use some for marketing, then they will need to contact me directly. I do believe in supplier love though, and therefore ask for all the main supplier details in a questionnaire I send a month prior to the wedding. This allows me to contact suppliers directly and ensure that they can have correct access to suitable images.

Yes and no! I personally prefer to cover weddings as part of a duo, but also happily cover weddings alone. Being a pair, working with a trusted second photographer (normally my very good and talented friend Liz), we work as a seamless team throughout the day capturing every moment. Both being present literally allows us to be in two places at once. No more difficult decisions over whether to have your bridal or groom preparations covered before the ceremony, instead they can both be covered in full and no distracting movement during the ceremony, as we can simultaneously cover both from the front and the back of the church without changing positions. For more detail covering the advantages and disadvantages of two photographers you can read my blog here.

Yes, in a word! It is an utter essential for professional photographers to be covered at minimum for public liability insurance. I’m happy to provide a copy of my certificate of insurance to any clients or their venues on request.

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Nice words…

“Worked to the brief to a T… Paparazzi style shots, which I prefer anyway, but also as I hate having my picture taken. I now have some gorgeous wedding pics on my wall thanks to Katie!”

Claire & Rich

“Katie has an incredible eye for ‘the moment’ and her photos of my wedding and then portfolio shots of my horses and dogs are some of my most treasured possessions. I can not recommend her highly enough. If you’re looking for high quality, professionally produced photos, then look no further!”

Clare & Stu

“Katie is an amazingly talented and creative photographer. Highly professional, fantastic ideas and totally reliable. A delight to work with from the pre wedding shoot to the very last photograph and beyond. We are so happy with our wedding photographs. I would highly recommend her.”

Laura & Justin

“Katie took some amazing photos that captured the essence of my wedding. I am not the most photogenic but I truly loved them all!
Her animal portraits are truly breathtaking and I would not hesitate on booking her again for a family shoot in the great outdoors in the near future”

Vicky & Paul

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