Wedding photography from Steph White: From booking to delivery
As a wedding photographer, I am used to the timeline of events that occur when considering and booking your photography. From initially looking at a photographer’s website and perhaps meeting and chatting to them face-to-face at a wedding fayre, to shooting your actual wedding and you receiving your photographs afterwards.
I was very much looking forward to Teresa and Des’s wedding at the Wood Hall Hotel and Spa in Wetherby last October. We first met a couple of years ago at a wedding fayre and hit it off straight away.
We arranged to meet up a couple of weeks later, on Valentine’s day, and ended up having a good long natter for a couple of hours before booking me for their photography and also an engagement shoot. You may remember their pre-wedding shoot on The Stray in Harrogate in April last year.
I wrote a blog post recently about why I include photo books in my wedding packages. In it I mentioned my love for the printed image, as there is nothing (in my opinion) quite like seeing your images in printed form.
I have always offered a photo book as standard as part of my wedding photography service. In a digital age where hundreds of photos are taken every week and rarely get seen past the tiny screen of a smart phone, I feel the need to preserve photographs in their printed form. Your wedding photographs deserve more than being resigned to ‘the cloud’.
A slightly belated happy new year to you all! I hope you had a fantastic festive season and you’re all raring to go for 2018! OK, so the weather is a bit rubbish and I wish the sun wouldn’t set so early, but spring is just around the corner and there’s lots of exciting weddings to photograph and look forward to over the next 12 months.
For my first post of the year, I thought I would look back at Emma and Ed’s Engine Shed, Wetherby wedding from last September.
I arrived at a local hotel for bridal prep, but Emma and her best friend were pretty much ready when I arrived. Many of the guests were also getting ready at the hotel and they popped by to say hi whilst I was there. Not bothered about any superstition about seeing the bride ahead of the ceremony, even Ed swung by beforehand.