Cardiff & South Wales Engagement Photographer Booking
Engagement Photography Shoot FAQs
Photos We Will Treasure for a Lifetime…
I would definitely recommend Guy to anyone looking for an photographer. He took our engagement photos and I had a camera shy fiancé so I was nervous with how it would all go. Thankfully, I had no reason to be nervous with Guy! We both warmed to him immediately. He was full of ideas but also not too pushy and he let us just do whatever felt natural, and was also honest when something didn’t work so we could move on to something else. Guy’s professionalism and relaxed attitude made it both an enjoyable and rewarding experience. I had told Guy beforehand what I was after and he ensured we achieved that on the day. I was just hoping just for a few pictures that we both liked, and happy to report we got a lot more than that! It turned out to be a fun and memorable afternoon and we have photos we will treasure for a lifetime.
Rachel & Shane had their Engagement Photography Session in Cardiff City Centre
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Q. WHAT IS PRE-WEDDING/ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY?
A. It's a couples photo shoot before your big day designed to showcase your relationship and your love for each other. Your engagement photographer, has the job of helping to bring out the best in you and to ensure they photograph you at your best. If I am photographing your wedding day, it'll give us a chance to better get to know each other and help you to relax in front of the camera ready for your day. If not, you'll still end up with a great set of photos with a license to print and distribute amongst your friends and family. You may even want to showcase them on your day!
Q. DO WE NEED TO BE ENGAGED OR GETTING MARRIED TO HAVE AN ENGAGEMENT PORTRAIT SESSION?
A. No, not at all! You may just want some nice, natural photos of you as a couple in which case hiring an engagement photographer would suit you perfectly. The concept is still exactly the same.
Q. WE'RE GETTING MARRIED/LIVE ABROAD. WILL YOU STILL PROVIDE OUR ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY?
A. Of course! Brides frequently contact me from other countries asking me this question. I'm happy to shoot your pre-wedding photography regardless of where you live or whether or not I'm covering your wedding.
I've recently photographed couples on holiday in Cardiff from places such as Singapore, Hong Kong, the USA and the Philippines. They simply wanted a document of themselves with various Cardiff landmarks to take home to show their family and friends.
Q. WHERE CAN YOU COME TO PHOTOGRAPH US?
A. I am based in near Cardiff in Caerphilly so obviously prefer to shoot in the South Wales area (or London). The City and it's various landmarks and architecture is very popular with couples. Also think about somewhere with meaning to you as a couple. This could be the place where you met or were engaged. I can even come to your own home if you'd prefer. If Cardiff isn't your preferred choice, I can come to anywhere that's easily accessible. As well as Cardiff, popular South Wales towns for engagement photography are: Caerphilly, Newport, Pontypridd, Swansea, Bridgend, Barry, Penarth and Merthyr Tydfil.
These photos from Kirsty and Ben's shoot were taken on the South Bank in London.
They demonstrate well how I like to use backgrounds, landmarks and even passers by to add interest:
Q. WE'D LIKE TO BOOK YOU AS OUR ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER. HOW DO WE DO THIS?
A. You can fill out the Contact Form listing your ideas and requirements and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. We'll then book a mutually convenient time and place and I'll meet you to take your engagement photos. Alternatively phone me on 07947 613070 to discuss.
Q. WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR/BRING TO OUR ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION?
A. As far as the camera is concerned, light and bright is good - I love colours but try to avoid whites and blacks as these are trickier to expose for. However if you normally dress in dark clothes, that's fine as it's important to look like you in the finished photos. Also bear in mind the season and dress accordingly - shorts and light tops in summer and coats and scarves for your autumnal or winter shoots. Cardiff is a particularly exposed city and can be very windy so bear this is mind... Accessories are great as well - think sunglasses, bags, hats, jewellery... even pets (dogs work best - leave the goldfish at home!).
Q. HOW WILL YOU EDIT OUR PHOTOGRAPHS? CAN WE CHOOSE?
A. I'll process your photographs in a mixture of colour and black and white as I think suits. There are examples of my photographic styles throughout my site so have a browse through. If there's a style you really like or one that you're not so keen on, please feel free to tell me and I'll remember this during your shoot and editing.
Q. DO YOU PROVIDE ANY PRINTED MEDIA OF OUR PRE-WEDDING SHOOT?
A. An item that has proved popular with couples is the Wedding Guest Book. This is a 60 page hard-back professionally press-printed book featuring the best of your engagement photography. The pages on the right hand side are left blank for your wedding guests to leave messages of love at your reception - A truly unique keepsake from your special day!
If required, I can also upload your images to my photo lab site for your friends and family to order prints from directly.
Cardiff Engagement Photography - Pricing
For a shoot of two hours in Cardiff of South Wales locations of your choice with an upload link to your edited files - £250.
Plus 60 Page 12x14" Coffee Table Style Wedding Guest Book - £250.
Wedding Invitations & Thank You Cards
Professionally press-printed onto glossy card. Pick your favourite image or montage of photos from your engagement shoot for the front design. Also include your own message with full wedding details to your wedding guests.
Minimum of 30 – 6×4″ – £3 per card…
8×5″ – £3.50 per card.
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