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If you’ve made it through to this enquiry brochure page then I am going to assume that photography is an extremely important part of your wedding day and you are not just ticking the box of getting a photographer.
You are probably the kind of people who are excited about the possibility of creating something a little bit special for your big day. You’ve probably sat there looking at 100’s of other photographer’s websites, and there are still 1000’s more you haven’t seen, and started to get a bit bored until you came across this awesome site then “POW” you’re suddenly excited about your photographer too!
My approach to wedding photography is customer service driven and therefore is perhaps a little different than most.
You will be booking experience learnt photography over many years who takes his inspiration is a varied mix of music and rock photography with street photography.
When you look back at photos of you, whenever or however they were taken, you can most probably recall the exact emotion you felt the second the shutter was fired. With this in mind I appreciate that the emotion of your wedding day is sacrosanct and you won’t catch me interfering with moments and constantly setting up or staging photos on your wedding day.
You’ll be reassured by how organised I am before and during the day. You’ll be asked to provide me with a heap of information in advance, all of it important and relevant for me. It will mean you will not have to waste precious time during the fastest day of your life talking to me, answering questions or making decisions. You’ll see me around, sure, but I promise not to be ‘all up in your face’ as I will be a relaxing presence taking the whole day in.
If you’re looking for a bossy photographer to bully you into posing into silly shapes and smiling continuously for your whole day, then maybe I’m not the person for you. On your wedding day I hope to become a friend, support and assist you, and unobtrusively take stunning images that capture the atmosphere and emotion of your big day.
ONE SIMPLE PACKAGE
Over the past few years the way wedding photography has been delivered has changed countless times and the standard delivery on a digital format has become the norm for easy online sharing and delivery.
This is all fine, and you will always get your digital files with rights from me (however you’d like them delivered) although as your grandkids will not be on Facebook and your kids won’t know where to plug in a USB key and there’s something really important missing, the unique emotion of holding your photos in printed form.
My one simple package offers a unique delivery of your photos; you’ll receive a 10” square professionally designed album as the first opportunity to view your photos. This album will tell the story of your day with an emphasis on the narrative and photos will be carefully selected and beautifully presented to be enjoyed straight away and for generations to come.
You will then be presented with a slideshow of a wider set of images from the day, including many candid moments and often snippets of audio that I will be recording on your wedding day.
If you’re not totally overwhelmed at this point you’ll also have the presentation of your full gallery of 500 or more images presented via a private webpage with the option to download individual photos or them all at once to print or keep forever.
You might also like your photos presented on a USB, DVD, CD-ROM or even 3.5” floppy disk* then we can see what we can sort out . . . . . . you won’t be charged for this extra, I’m a photographer who likes to present appreciative couples emotional images and haven’t based my business on selling other ‘stuff’.
*unfortunately the 3.5” floppy option is no longer available.
The following is a list of what you will receive as part of the Owen Mathias Photography Experience and for me a list of items cannot come close to describing the journey you will take on the road to your wedding day.
YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
Delivery of 500 high resolution professionally edited images
A meticulously organised photographer for 12 hours – a full day to allow the story to be told
UK wide travel included
Include a 40 page 10″ professionally designed linen album, delivered within 6 weeks of your wedding -£1995
£50 discount available for weddings within 50 miles of Cardiff
£350 discount if no album required in package, making a digital only package £1645, although albums post package delivery subject to pricing below
USB Key / DVD Disk of Images = No extra charge
Pre-wedding consultation and unlimited advice = Included
‘Together’ Engagement Session = £250
Second photographer = £200
‘Thank-you’ cards = £50 per 50 cards
Accommodation costs may be charged if wedding is more than 1 hour drive from Cardiff (2 nights if more than 2 hours drive)
Additional (alternative) albums available;
Custom Designed (after delivery of digital files) 10″ or 12″ 40 page album = £400 and £500 respectively
Duplicate 40 page 10″ ALBUM = £250
Duplicate smaller parent books = £150 each
Please feel absolutely confident about chatting with me and asking questions about anything or everything.
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DO YOU TRAVEL FOR WEDDINGS?
Absolutely. I am situated in Cardiff and I love to travel whether that be in the UK or further afield. There will be a fee for fuel when travelling further than 50 miles and an overall travel & accommodation fee when appropriate.
WE DEFINITELY WANT TO GO AHEAD. WHAT DO YOU NEED FROM US?
If you wish to go ahead just email me on email@example.com and I will send you a confirmation letter with a request for a £250 booking fee to secure your date along with an agreement and booking form.
DO YOU HAVE A CONTRACT?
Yes, I do. Sort of. It’s an agreement that protects both parties. You have part copyright included with your photographs so you can do as you wish with them. It covers you with a full description of what you should expect from me and what I would hope you will do for me.
WILL WE MEET BEFORE THE WEDDING DAY?
Your wedding is perhaps the best day of your life and it is an honour for me to be part of it. My intention is always to create a great relationship with all of my couples which will also play a part in the photographs I capture. So yes I insist we meet up before the big day. The pre wedding shoot is a great way to to meet for the first time.
A TOGETHER SESSION? WHAT THE HECK IS THAT?
A Together Session is a pre wedding shoot which helps to break the ice and put you totally at ease in front of the camera. You will absolutely love both the shoot and the photos you will receive after. As ever my relaxed approach is with an artistic eye rather than the cheesy posed photos you may have seen elsewhere.
So a photoshoot with no robo-posing, no awkward moments, no embarrassment! I will invite you to engage with your partner using a technique that is relaxed, fun, personal and most of all rewarding for you both. Just have a look through my case studies to hear what people who have experienced this have said here – http://www.togethersessions.com/about/
I DON’T LIKE HAVING MY PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN. HOW WILL YOU DEAL WITH THIS?
If you feel uncomfortable with having your photo taken, well, that’s fine, you’re the same as 99% of other people including me.
I invite you take take a look at my portfolio on my website. Pretty much every single couple I have photographed say they do not like having their photograph taken.
It’s fine to feel a little discomfort, sometimes awkwardness is good and always fun.
I promise that a) it will not show in the shots and b) you won’t feel uncomfortable for long. So don’t worry about being a little apprehensive. Allow yourself to feel however you feel. I’ll take care of the rest.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS?
I’ve had my own camera since I was 8 which I used to take everywhere. Back then it was an expensive hobby for a child but since digital I have photographed everything. When my first son was born in 2009 I upgraded and was soon asked to photograph for other people. I photographed my first wedding in 2012 and have never looked back.
DO YOU TAKE FORMAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND HOW DO YOU APPROACH IT?
I do several formal group shots. The way that I shoot is to capture moments rather than to shoot for coverage i.e. I don’t shoot to capture everybody at the wedding. I feel that formal shots bridges the gap somewhat and allows for everyone who is at the wedding to be in the photographs at least once.
WHAT EXACTLY CAN WE DO WITH THE JPEG IMAGES YOU'LL PRESENT US WITH?
In short, my clients can have the high-resolution images to view, print, build their own albums, share online, use of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram but on two conditions;
- The images are not adjusted in any way. This means they’re not edited, recoloured, cropped or poked around with. If clients want the images cropped for a profile pic, I will provide this free of charge.
- Appropriate credits are always given whenever the images are publically displayed. I would appreciate a link to my Facebook page if the image is shared there, my twitter profile mentioned if tweeted or website listed elsewhere.
There are 3 things that I request that you do not do with your images:
- Screenshot my website or crop the photo, including just the bit you like.
- Not ask or investigate the licensing terms you have agreed before sharing your digital files online (I can send you a simple guide)
- Share your photos online without a small credit or link to my website
This way I know we will remain friends 😀
IS IT WORTH PAYING FOR A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER?
This really depends on you. You’re planning the biggest day of your life and spending money on so many things, many people want a record of this to show their children and look back on in years to come.
A professional should be able to guarantee that most of the day will be photographed well. That means all images are framed and exposed well, with no blurry, grainy or dark shots. They know how to handle the hundreds of images and present them to you quickly and in a way that will hopefully make you laugh, cry and relive the whole day.
If you’ve got a friend or an uncle with a nice camera, and you’ve seen some nice photos on Facebook, who’s offered to photograph your big day then give it a try. What have you got to lose? If those images don’t work out . . . . well, you’ll feel like we did after our wedding, very sorry!
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