About Darren Photography.



My style of photography is one that will capture the flow of the day in a natural, relaxed and friendly manner to provide you with the photographs that will allow you to relive over and over the story of one of the most important, exciting and memorable days in your life. I will look to capture the images of those special moments that make your day unique as well as the Bride, Groom and the more formal family and friend’s group photographs. The choice is entirely yours.
More important than anything it’s your day and though the Pre Wedding shoot and consultations we will together arrive at the package of photographs that fits your requirements. Whether candid, contemporary, colour or black & white or indeed a combination of all, my aim will be to ensure your wedding photographs reflect your visions.

As much as possible I will look to use the available natural light and use flash lighting only when necessary thus capturing the beauty and romance of the day as naturally as I can. Based in Fareham in Hampshire, I am available for wedding photography in Hampshire, Dorset, Sussex and Surrey.
 

Wedding Package Price.

The aim is always to keep things as simple as possible so I therefore have just one package price to which optional extras can be added to suit your requirements.

Wedding Photography package price is just £650 which includes for the following:

  • Pre Wedding consultation
  • Pre Wedding Shoot and Venue Visit
  • Full coverage of the big day with approx 300 - 400 images taken.
  • On line password protected gallery of selected images for you and your family to view
  • A bespoke story book album displaying a selection of your favourite images
  • High resolution photographs, non watermarked, put onto a disc with rights to print and copy for personal use.

I have found from experience that the above package list includes the things that generally most couples want from a wedding photographer and with no hidden extra costs. That said however you may wish to add some of the options listed below or something else I have missed in order to tailor your wedding photography experience to be exactly what you want.

 


 

Optional Extras:

The Wedding Breakfast: 
Additional images throughout the speeches to and including the first dance.

The Evening: 
Additional images throughout the evening disco or events.

Signature Board: 
This can be used in place of or along side the traditional Wedding Guestbook. Your guests add their wishes and sign the mount around a photo of you, chosen by you. A photo from the Pre Wedding shoot is ideal for this which can in preferred be replaced with a wedding photograph after the big day.

 

Gift vouchers: - Any value in multiples of £10
Your friends, family and guests can if they wish contribute towards the cost of your wedding photography by purchasing gift vouchers. Add Darren Photography gift vouchers to your wedding gift list and these can help pay either towards your wedding photographs or any package upgrades.

Upgrade and Additional Albums:
Choose from a wide selection of wedding albums and photo books to upgrade the included album or to order extra albums for parents, relatives and friends.

Printing, frames and canvases:
You can order framed or canvas prints of your wedding and pre wedding shoot photographs, choosing from our large selection of framing and printing options. I can also offer a professional printing service in a large number of sizes. Prices here will depend upon your requirements.

Framed next day photo for Mums, Dads, Grand parents, Aunties and Uncles:
This makes a great little thank you present which can be processed and sent out the day after your wedding

 


 

Package details.

Pre Wedding Consultation:
This is our initial meeting where we get to understand what you wish your wedding photographs to be. We can also discuss the day and the timings etc I have developed a concise list of the photographs that couples generally like which can be used as a starting point or tick list for you to review.

Pre-Wedding Photo shoot:
This is a great opportunity to have an informal get together for a photo shoot. Whilst this is very much optional, it is included so I would highly recommend that you include this in the build up to your wedding day as it will give us all the occasion to get to know each other even better, for you to become more comfortable with the camera and large lenses, to assist you with posing, to look at different options for the photo’s etc. The location can be of your choice, ideally the place where you want your photographs taken, as we can all familiarise ourselves with the surroundings and find the best locations, however it can really be anywhere local to you. From the photo shoot you can chose a selection of your favourite images for use on invitations and stationary, a signature board and I will also put your pre wedding shots on an password protected online album for you to view.

Full coverage of the big day:
This means capturing images from the Bride and/ or Grooms preparations before the ceremony right the way through to the staged the cutting of the cake. For a full wedding day, there are usually approximately 300-400 photos taken.

Web Gallery: 

When the photos have received any necessary digitally processing the best images from the day will then be uploaded to a private, password-protected web gallery for you and, if you wish, friends and family, to view. This whole process takes approximately 3-4 weeks.

Wedding Album
:
Included in the package is a hardback album with 20 customised pages (10 sheets) containing your favourite images from your wedding day. You choose the pictures that go in the album.

Images on DVD
:
A DVD containing all the final image files in high-resolution, in a stylish presentation box, is also included in the standard package price together with a licence for unlimited reproduction.

Timescales:

Appreciating that precise timescales depend upon a number of factors, generally I will look to achieve the following and offer them as a guideline.

If requested, a small number of low resolution photographs for use on your social networking sites etc, emailed within a week of your wedding.

The disc of finalised high resolution images in a presentation box within 3-4 weeks of the wedding

Albums within a month of receiving approval of the album designs

 

Payment:

  • A £150 non refundable deposit is required to secure your booking. No other bookings or events will be taken by me for that day
  • The balance of £500 is payable 2 weeks prior to the wedding day.
  • Any optional extras taken up prior to the wedding need to be paid for in full 2 weeks before the wedding. Any optional extras taken up after the wedding ie Albums need to be paid for in full with final order.

Promoting:

  • Photographs taken at your wedding or Pre Wedding Shoot may be used for promotional purposes by Darren Photography. This may include but not be limited to Web Site; Business Cards; Wedding Shows etc. Whilst there is no guarantee that any photograph(s) will be used it is accepted that by commissioning Darren Photography you are in acceptance for them to be used as described.