Nottingham Wedding & Portrait Photographer | East Midlands & South Yorkshire Wedding Photography At Affordable Prices.
My name is Ian and I am a photographer in the Nottingham area, I mainly focus on wedding & Portrait photography across the Nottingham and Derby regions. I am happy to cover all of the East Midlands and South Yorkshire areas at no additional charges for wedding shoots, such as Nottingham, Derby, Birmingham, Sheffield and Doncaster as an example coverage areas.
I started off as a local model and after featuring in a few magazines and 3 photography exhibitions with my modelling work on display I turn towards learning photography, It’s not been an easy road to learning the business side of things. However taking photos is something I have a big passion for and look to improve on every shoot.
Lets face it, a lot of people think a photographer is simply someone that points a camera and pushes a few buttons and hey presto, art in digital format!!!! Unfortunately it’s not so easy as I have had to learn over years my craft and everyone has their own style and opinion of art. I really hope my style of art matches yours, but there is only one way to find out!
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All the best in your search for your photographer who ever you choose!
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The key to finding wedding suppliers you love? Meeting them before you sign the contract! This is especially true with any supplier but I have focused on photographers. You’ll be spending almost the entire day with the photographer you choose, so in addition to loving their style, having an in-person or phone interview is a great way to make sure you’ll be happy to have them around.
Not sure where to start when it comes to asking your wedding photographer of choice questions? I hope this little question sheet will help or guide you to ask your photographer what you need to know and will help you narrow down your options when it comes to all everything you need to know. (hopefully its me you contact! check us out)
HELP & ADVICE: SHOULD YOU HAVE ONE OR TWO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS?
ONE OR TWO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS?
How exciting is it that you’re planning for your big day and thinking about your wedding photography! As you look around at wedding photographers websites and packages, in many cases you may find that you can choose whether you want to have one or two wedding photographers. For example, a solo wedding photographer, usually working on their own, but if you wanted, you could choose to have an assistant photographer as well, making two photographers at your wedding. Deciding whether to have one or two wedding photographers can be difficult if you don’t really know what the advantages and disadvantages are, so I hope this blog post helps you to make an informed decision for you and your wedding.
18 ways to Plan a Wedding on a Budget!
1. Avoid excessive guest lists.
Although it’s tempting to invite everyone you know, that isn’t always the best idea. With each extra person, you’re adding additional costs while also making your wedding less intimate.
To a degree, this was a trap we fell into with our own wedding – our guest list grew and grew because we felt obligated to invite them.
To save as much as you can, try inviting fewer people and making the event more intimate. Start by whittling your list down to those you socialise with on a regular bases. Then see if you’re happy with it, if not this is only when you should add family or friends that you don’t see as much to the list.
2. Ask for wedding help over wedding gifts.
Some people are lucky that several of their friends and family had musical talents, creative artist or gifted in the crafting sections, so this could be a great option to explore with your friends.
Do you have anyone that would be able to provide musical accompaniment for your ceremony, Craft for your table and venue decorations etc?
Asking family and friends to offer help or services that align with their talents in lieu of a gift is a great way to keep your wedding on a budget, of course if your friends and family do those things for a business, you can’t expect to get it for free but maybe a reduced rate maybe offered, if you don’t ask you will never know… We at Petrie’s Photography do offer mates rates for close friends and family only, maybe your friends and family business people would do as well.
3. Hold the ceremony at home, or outdoors.
Hiring out a building or function room for your ceremony and reception can be very costly. Instead, consider using your own home (or the home of a parent) for your ceremony, or perhaps a public park with a beautiful view.
In each case, you can also have your reception outdoors, creating a picturesque, memorable ceremony while eliminating the cost of renting a venue.
If you do the outdoor option, it’s best to have a back-up plan in case of poor weather; you don’t want to get married in a downpour that leaves all your friends and family drenched. That might mean renting a sturdy tent or marquee if rain is forecast, or a few industrial fans if it’s an extremely hot day — or simply stuffing everyone inside the house to wait out a storm.
What to expect from your portrait photographer?
Our style is very natural and relaxed, with a Fine Art spin on many images. We know how important it is to capture the more traditional group photos of your family and friends, as everyone loves art to be put on your walls for everyone to just say WOW.
We also believe it’s really important to spend some time with you discussing your ideas, clothing, locations if not in studio so we can closely match your expectations. But we don’t want to turn your day into a rigid directing photo-shoot, this is because often the more natural poses can speak 1000 more words then less natural poses. – your portrait is often about celebrating your love and commitment to each other or as a mile stone in your life.
On a typical portrait session you will receive 10-20 photographs, there are no limits - if we take more then you will get more - we don't hold any back.
Our style is very natural and relaxed, with a Fine Art spin on many images. We know the process of weddings inside out, this means we know all of the key moments to expect and capture but we also know how to seek out those special candid moments throughout the day. that really show the essence of your day.
We know how important it is to capture the more traditional group photos of your family and friends, as we all know weddings is one of the few occasions where the whole family get together.
We also believe it’s really important to spend some time with just the two of you creating some romantic newlywed photographs. But we don’t want to turn your day into a photo-shoot – your wedding is about celebrating your love and commitment to each other with all of your friends and family.
On a typical Half Day of wedding photography you will receive 300-500 photographs, on a Full Day's wedding photography you can normally expect to receive between 400 - 800 photographs. There are no limits - if we take more then you will get more - we don't hold any back.
A few weeks ago at a wedding, a guest at the wedding approached me to ask about my equipement and what to consider to become a wedding photographer.
Afterwards, he asked me if I had any advice about getting into the business of wedding photography, as they was considering learning it and taking the next step towards it.
I advise there is so much to consider before jumping into this, but to avoid overloading you with information here are my 6 starting points to consider: