Short Wedding Day Photography Package 2020-21
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Short Wedding Photography Packages for Under £500
I have come to specialise in short day wedding photography… I love to document all weddings, but there’s something very intimate about wedding days that are celebrated in a more low-key way. I feel I am being more “let-in” and it gives me much more of a chance to focus on the individuals present and the personalities and relationships between them.
Brides (and grooms occasionally) often comment on how intimate and emotive my wedding photographs seem with a very personal touch. I think this is a reflection on how easy-going and joyful short and register office marriages are.
Many couples are on a 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.
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I deliver natural, creative and affordable wedding photography to a high standard. This suits people who are on a lower budget or just need fewer hours covering. Intimate wedding ceremonies with a small reception afterwards are becoming ever more popular. As are couples just needing their photographer to be there for 1 hour!
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SHORT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY PRICES
Starting from 2 Hours Photography Coverage.
Extra Hours – £120
This includes photographic coverage of all the key moments. Photos edited in a mixture of colour & black and white and supplied by upload…
Silver Heart Shaped USB Stick with Highlights Slide Show & a Soundtrack of your choice – £95
**I consider ceremony only coverage of 1 HOUR so if you need this, please contact me to discuss**
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Good Value Wedding Photographers
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’s often a small party of guests made up purely of very close family and friends. Sometimes, they plan to have a bigger celebration after the wedding day itself.
Some engaged couples need a photographer for just two hours (or less in some instances). Many photographers refuse to take time limited weddings for fear of missing out on full days. I feel that they are missing out and am very happy to take weddings of 2 hours upwards (even one hour in some circumstances).
Short Weddings are Some of the Loveliest
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. So, they were very happy with the finished photographs, and I was happy to accommodate their need for a small wedding photographer (length of time, not size!!).
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Short Wedding Photography for Senior Couples
Other people requiring less wedding coverage may be more mature having married 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 or full-day celebrations. A register office ceremony and intimate meal with loved one’s means much more to them than a lavish ‘do’.
It’s often mature couples that book me for only 1 hour to photograph just the ceremony and a few posed shots. These often take place mid-week or out-of-season so I’m very happy to cater for these minimal days if I can.
Typical Part-Day Wedding Photography Coverage
But whatever the reason, many couples just require time limited 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 at the venue.
It’s not very often that couples that have booked church weddings require limited coverage, but I am very happy to cover these. Just be aware that the ceremony will go on for up to an hour and there will likely be more guests. I suggest no less than 3 hours’ coverage for a church wedding – but ultimately it’s up to you. I am always happy to stay longer if needed…
Most small weddings take place in register offices or civil marriage venues. The average time for a civil ceremony is around 15-25 minutes. Each register office tends to have its own set of packages to choose, from the very basic, to the more extended featuring readings, music and a much more personal touch. I strongly recommend going for the latter if your budget allows.
Couples always tell me how fast their ceremony seems to go, so the more you include and moments your photographer can capture for you, the better.
After the newly-weds exit the venue as husband and wife, I take some confetti shots (where allowed) and group portraits 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 couple sometimes bring forward the speeches which means I don’t have to attend for quite as long, reducing the costs further.
1 Hour Wedding Photography Coverage
So I do specialise in smaller parties who require short day wedding photography. The average amount of time required is 2-3 hours – anything 5 hours and below is considered a short or half-day.
However, I can start from as little as 1 hour. If you feel you require just one hour coverage or ceremony only photography, please do contact me to discuss. Sometimes couples do only need 1 hour photography and I may be able to accommodate. This may suit couples that need to book their wedding photographer at the last-minute or if you are having their ceremony mid-week. But whatever day of the week or time of year, please do enquire, as I would love to help you.
Short Wedding Day FAQ’s
Q. WHAT IS SHORT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY?
A. I class a short wedding as anything from 1 hour for just the ceremony to 4 hours from the preparations to the early reception. I generally start wedding photography coverage from 2 hours but will definitely consider an hour. This suits couples who only want the ceremony photographing as well as a few arrivals and posed shots afterwards. Look on my page for full details of my reduced hours package and pricing.
Q. DO YOU APPROACH SHORTER WEDDINGS DIFFERENTLY TO FULL DAY WEDDINGS IN THE WAY THAT YOU PHOTOGRAPH THEM?
A. No, absolutely not. I plan for both in exactly the same way. The key moments are the same and it’s important to capture everything that goes on. I’m conscious, however, that the couple will receive fewer photos which makes it all the more important to shoot as many moments and memories as I can.
Q. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT SHOOTING A SHORT WEDDING?
A. I love so much about them. I tend to be more involved with the couple and seem to get to know them (and the guests) better by the end of the day and I can focus more on the individuals present without worrying if I have taken a shot of everyone.
Q. DO YOU RESTRICT YOUR REDUCED HOURS WEDDING BOOKINGS DURING THE BUSY SUMMER SEASON?
A. No, not at all. Many photographers wouldn’t take them on weekends over the summer, but I think it a shame not to. It’s first come, first served bookings with me!
Q. WHAT IF WE NEED MORE TIME ON THE DAY?
A. If you decide you needed longer than you’ve booked, I’ll be able to stay on. I always liaise with couples at the end of the day to check that I’ve covered everything they need and see if they do want me to stay on to photograph more.