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Short Wedding Photography at Chelsea Old Town Hall

Short Wedding Day Photography Package

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I’m frequently contacted by couples who are having a short wedding day.  They often require good value, limited time wedding photography for only two or three hours.  These may be couples for whom the wedding day photography isn’t such a big deal but they still want the key events documenting.  It’ll often be a small party of guests made up purely of very close family and friends.  I once shot a 2 hours wedding where the only people present were the couple and their witnesses.  It ended up being one of the loveliest weddings and I felt privileged to be in attendance.  It meant I could concentrate more closely on the characters present and their relationship to each other.  They were very happy with the finished photographs and I was happy to accommodate their need for a short wedding photographer (length of time, not height!!).

Short Wedding at Morden Park House

Short weddings are often held in register offices and town halls. They are often very small but light and ideal for taking some stunning up-close photographs such as this one of the bride with her mother and baby daughter walking down the aisle.

Wedding Photography for Under £500

Many couples are on a very strict budget (sometimes requiring a professional wedding photographer for under £500).  Planning a wedding on a budget will dictate how extravagant you can be when planning your wedding day. Whilst there are many cheap wedding photographers out there, this is one area where you really do get what you pay for.  It’s so nice to know that despite limited funds, people are still willing to shell out for decent photographs worthy of the occasion.  I deliver natural, affordable wedding photography to a high standard.  This suits people who may be on a lower budget or just need less hours covering.  Intimate wedding ceremonies with a small reception afterwards are becoming ever more popular.

Short Day Wedding in Cardiff - Couple Leaving City Hall with Bubbles Being Blown


Starting from 2 Hours Photography Coverage.


**Please click here for my Cardiff & South Wales wedding photography prices**

This includes photographic coverage of all the key moments with the edited images supplied by upload or on DVD…

Facebook Gallery (optional) – The best images from your day may be uploaded to my Facebook Group so that you can tag, comment and share with other Facebook friends.

Extra hours – £120/hr (Max. 5 hours total).

For more coverage than this visit my

Wedding Photography Prices & Packages Page.

Silver Heart Shaped USB Stick with Highlights Slide Show & a Soundtrack of your choice – £95

Bride Smilng Whilst Placing Ring on Groom's Finger at Newport Short Wedding

Even though some couples put lots of thought and money into the venue, dress and floral arrangements, some only require a short part of the day to be photographed. This couple just wanted the ceremony and some before and after shots. I am fully flexible and could provide their photography for just two hours.

Read More>> Venues Ideal for Short Weddings:

Chelsea Old Town Hall

Islington Town Hall

Old Marylebone Town Hall

Cardiff City Hall

The Celtic Manor Resort, Newport

Reduced Hours Wedding Speeches in Cardiff

Sometimes shorter weddings may include the meal and speeches. Some couples bring their speeches forwards to accommodate the photography. Time required for the pre-ceremony arrivals through to the speeches will be around 5-6 hours.

Other people requiring short wedding coverage may be more mature and could have done it before. The day is no less important to them than the first time, and this is why they want a good photographer. They don’t necessarily need all the trimmings of a church wedding.  A register office ceremony and intimate meal with loved ones means much more to them than a lavish ‘do’.

Short Wedding Ceremony at Islington Town Hall

Reduced hours weddings often mean the ability to photograph more intimate moments. The fewer guests and relaxed nature of the day make for some great short day wedding photography shots such as this one.

But whatever the reason, many couples just require time limited photography coverage centred around the ceremony itself.  On these days, things usually start for me about half an hour before the ceremony. This gives me a chance to gather some scene setting and arrival shots.  After the newly-weds emerge as husband and wife, I can take some confetti (where allowed) and group shots outside the wedding venue.  Where confetti is not allowed, bubbles have become increasingly popular.  Sometimes I then accompany the wedding party to a reception meal afterwards and even stay to photograph the speeches.  This will usually require 3-4 hours coverage.  The speeches are sometimes brought forward which means I don’t have to attend for quite as long, reducing the costs further.

So I do cater for the smaller wedding parties who require short day wedding photography. The average amount of time required is 3-4 hours.  I can start from as little as 2 hours coverage.

Wedding Couple Kissing Outside Tom's Kitchen

At weddings as short as 2 hours, I generally have the chance to go with the couple to their reception venue. There I can take some portraits and natural photos of the pre-meal drinks before leaving them to enjoy the rest of the day.

Although I have now relocated to Caerphilly near Cardiff, I am still taking short wedding photography bookings in London and Bristol and Nationwide.
I cover all of South Wales including Swansea, Newport, Neath, Pontypridd, Cwmbran, Abergavenny and Penarth.

As well as all those gorgeous small villages & towns in-between!

I’d Love to Hear From You...
Contact Me to Discuss Your Short Day Wedding Photography!

Email me, fill in the form below or phone 07947 613070 any time
to arrange a portfolio viewing and discuss your big day!!

Bride Signing the Register at Fitzrovia Chapel Wedding

Wedding Photographer in Cardiff & London

Guy Milnes is a London and Caerphilly based photographer covering South Wales, Bristol, London and the home counties.
He has been a professional photographer since 2008 and loves to capture the true atmosphere of the wedding day as it unfolds naturally.


Preferred Contact Number:
07947 613070

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Guy Milnes Photography
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02920 869973

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