Prices from £800 to £2000, please see below for more details. Bespoke and destination wedding cover also available.
The VeVi Experience
Thank you for your interest in my photography.
It’s not about the “stuff” I sell… it’s about the memories & the legacy I preserve, the artistic vision I have which captures those. Through VeVi wedding photography, you will discover a personal & heartfelt approach to crafting images. You’re a unique couple, and the story your day will tell visually should be unique as well. In short, why settle for wedding photography that is just a carbon copy of your friends? Every story, every wedding, & every couple I work with is different, and so is every image that I create.
Your wedding day photography is an investment into the rest of your life, it is the gateway for remembering how you looked & felt, how you celebrated, and how you loved. Do not risk these memories with anyone other than the perfect photographer for you, the moments, subtle glances, and wonder of your wedding day simply cannot be replaced or recreated if you later decide it wasn’t the right style.
The cover I offer doesn’t limit the number of edited images you receive. I take an unlimited amount of photographs on the day, however the minimum number of hi-resolution edited images you can expect to receive for a full day cover is 400 and more often than not goes over 600 on a personalised DVD with printing rights. The larger your wedding will be, the quirkier or the more events you’ve got planned, the more edits you will receive.
I arrive as early as possible and follow the preparations, getting ready, ceremony, portraits, reception, and everything that happens up until one hour into the dancing.
Style: Fine Art Documentary Photography
Some describe my style as modern, yet classic. Others quirky and dramatic, still others as natural and uncontrived. The truth is, it’s all those things and more because I reflect the day I cover.
Rather than try to label my images, I’d like to share how I make them.
A wedding is about the moments in between – the clasped hands, the nervous smile, the special look you share, mucking about in between the formal images, the details you spent months deciding on…my goal is create art out of those moments for you.
I am as unobtrusive as I can be through most of the day, watching events unfold and anticipating moments, although I do love getting involved and will jump at the opportunity to do so if you’re the kind of couple who would like that. Call it fine art documenting if you must – I am simply there, observing, waiting and creating as the occasion warrants unless you’re a couple who are happy for me to get involved. I’ll always respect your wishes or preferences and act according to the kind of couple you are.
In my approach, formal group photographs of family and friends, bridesmaids and important guests, the signing of the register, cutting of the cake and the first dance are complemented by fun, relaxed, natural and spontaneous photographs of the bride and groom with their bridal party, candid images of the guests, creative photographs of the location as well as the small details which make up such an important event.
Why have the same old photographs that everyone else has – why not have your pictures represent your unique personality?
During the photo session with you and your bridal party, I will take control and set up the shots – I use my expertise to find the best light and backgrounds for your session, use my eye to create tableaus or stories to capture, and position you only as much as is required. I prefer directing to stiff posing and that is what I aim for. With some groups I am more hands-on in the positioning, and with others I am able to direct in order to photograph what unfolds. Regardless, VeVi works with you to create images that stand alone as works of art.
As much as I describe my wedding photography style as “non-traditional” – I’m still a big fan of being able to take care of a couple’s need for formal family portraits. However, my thinking is “why stop there?”. Once the formalities are out of the way – I like to go the extra mile – to make fun, artsy & elegant images that everyone can enjoy.
Once the bridal couple and group photographs have been taken I look to unobtrusively mingle with the guests to capture the documentary style images. I take a lot of candid images, capturing things you probably will be too busy to notice. If I see an unexpected photo opportunity during the day, I will tell you, but most of the time you won’t notice me at all if that’s what you wish.
Rather than trying to label what I do, I encourage you to linger with my images for a while, let the moments wash over you and determine if they speak to you. If so, I would love to chat with you!
Your images take 1 to 2 weeks to finish normally however, most of the time it will be less than a week and for the busiest time of the year (June to September) could take up to 4. I’ll keep you up to date and give you an estimate whatever the situation. I offer a highly personal service and as such I will usually deliver your items personally wherever possible to ensure that everything is perfect.
Hi-Res Images on Disc
Every image you’ll receive will have been retouched using the latest software and with every package you will receive them in a high-quality digital format on a personalised disc. This allows you to make unlimited prints and copies for yourselves, your guests, friends and family.
Price & Booking
All my prices include a meeting to get to know each other and discuss the details personally so you can feel more comfortable with me on the day and break the ice a little. If you wish to do so, it can be combined with the Engagement photoshoot. I’ll also bring samples of albums and prints if you’d like to see hard copy examples of my work. You can either select a cover which includes an album already or order them separately.
I take the time to visit the venue before the day wherever possible to ensure I find the best places for your photographs as well as knowing my way around the venues and between them. To book, all you have to do to secure the date is pay a booking fee (usually £250, but where international travel is involved it will also add the cost of transport). Please note these are non-refundable. The rest isn’t due until a month before the wedding, but payment plans can be discussed wherever needed.
All the options below also include the DVD of your edited images and their delivery. Apart from the half day cover where we determine start and finish time, I will arrive as early as convenient to you and will stay until up to 30min after the scheduled first dance time. Furthermore, when the editing is finished, the images will be accessible on a password protected gallery so you can share your images with all your friends, guests or family while you wait for the DVD to be made and delivered. All the covers below include an Engagement Photoshoot although these can be purchased separate of a package as well.
You can add a second photographer for only £250 to all of the options below apart from the associate cover.
Half day cover – £850
This includes 5h of photography where I will take an unlimited number of photos apart from everything I offer as a base for all my covers. You will receive approximately 250 to 300 hi-resolution edited images for the half day cover.
Full day – £1500
The full day cover starts shortly after you start getting ready and lasts up to 30min after the agreed first dance time. The DVD will contain 400-650 hi-resolution edited images with printing rights depending on the size, level of detail and time of year your wedding takes place in. Your finished images will be viewable on an online password protected gallery while you wait for your DVD/USB to be delivered.
This includes a Complimentary Engagement photoshoot. A few hours where we can build a rapport, get used to working with each other so you can become comfortable and confident in front of the camera resulting in approx. 30 to 50 hi-resolution edited images from the photoshoot. You can use to make a personalised guest book, or invitations or find a number of creative ways to include them in the wedding.*
Full day & beyond – £1850
The luxury full day cover includes the Complimentary Engagement Photoshoot, the full day of wedding photography and a post-wedding photoshoot which some people call Rock the Frock and extrimists name is Trash the Dress (all depends on the couple though and what they want to do really so don’t let names define what you think you can do on a post-wedding photoshoot).
The wedding day cover starts shortly after you start getting ready and lasts up to 30min after the agreed first dance time. The personalised custom-made DVD you receive will contain 400-650 hi-resolution edited images in total with printing rights. The number of images depending on the size, level of detail and time of year your wedding takes place in. Your finished images will be viewable on an online password protected gallery while you wait for your DVD/USB to be delivered.
The luxury cover will take the Complimentary Engagement photoshoot and turn it into a signing frame for your guests to leave you lovely messages on the day. Going beyond the wedding day’s experience, this also includes a Rock the Frock photoshot after the wedding which is an opportunity to create some stunning or unusual photographs in a completely new environment to the one your wedding took place in or to create the romantic and iconic images in a setting your day didn’t allow. From a sunset stroll on the beach, to getting your feet wet or standing on the side of the Grand Canyon if you wish. The sky is the limit with this photoshoot*
2016 VeVi Associate Photographer Cover
Full day £1000
This includes a Complimentary Engagement photoshoot under the same conditions as the full day option above. Your wedding day will be covered by the VeVi Partner that has been trained in my artistic style and approach. You can meet them at the Engagement photoshoot together with myself or on a separate occasion. They work closely with me on a regular basis for weddings that require 2 photographers as an integral part in their training. The images are finalised by myself ensuring the same finish as all other work in the VeVi style and quality. You receive 500-650 hi-resolution edited images on a custom made DVD with free delivery and the password protected gallery as well.
Destination/ International cover
I love travelling and location photography so I’m not only available for destination wedding photography, but absolutely love doing it. Please get in touch for an accurate quote. Accommodation and travel expenses will have to be covered for such work, but unlike other photographers, I keep the same rate for the covers listed above unless you would like a fully bespoke cover.
I offer set packages to keep it simple, but if none of them are what you’re looking for and I’m the right photographer for you, then I’d be more than happy to help. Please get in touch with your requirements, date, and as many details as possible to ensure an accurate quote for your bespoke cover.
Engagement / Rock the Frock / Anniversary / Family Photoshoots – £350
A photoshoot is a 2/3 hour session in a location of your choice within an hour driving distance of RG1 4RQ for which you will receive approximately 50 hi-resolution edited images on a personalised DVD or USB. It’s the perfect gift or way of trying out my services before booking. If you book me after a paid for Engagement Shoot, you’ll receive a complimentary guest signing book from the shoot.
I believe that your photographs should be more than just images on a disk. They should be a tangible way of passing on your memories to future generations. There is a timeless comfort in being able to take your album out and rejoicing in your memories with your growing family without the need of booting up. The handmade photobooks I design are the perfect way to remember your wedding and they’re all personally designed and customized for you with many available options and styles so, like your wedding day, they represent you the best way possible. To have a look at just a few and their prices, just visit the album section of the Prices page and please bear in mind I can create more types bespoke albums than just the ones listed as examples, just ask.
Full day Monday to Thursday or Winter wedding cover for only £900. Offer available for 2015 weddings only. Offer excludes the 15th of December to end of the year and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers or discounts.
Booking through a recommendation? I offer discounts if I have been recommended by a former client or one of my wonderful affiliated service providers. Please see the I RECOMMEND section of my blog for wonderful sources for inspiration on venues, wedding dress designers or bridal shops, and much more.
If you have any questions about my work or anything else, just get in touch.
*Terms and conditions apply for Complimentary Engagement Shoots or Complimentary Rock The Frock/Trash the Dress photoshoots. The shoot is only able to be scheduled Monday to Thursdays. Weekend dates are available at a surcharge of £150. The area for free shoots is within 30min drive of RG14RQ. Distances outside of this area will incur a 44p per mile travel cost. Venue entry fees must be covered by the couple. Once set, dates cannot be changed. A rebooking fee is payable in case you’d like to reschedule. Complimentary shoot edited images will be provided digitally at 72dpi resolution suitable for online display for full paying couples. Discounted rates customers and half day customers will have to purchase any images from the e-shoot. Prints and DVDs with the hi resolution images can be purchased at normal prices.