My approach is natural and unobtrusive. You'll be able to enjoy your day with your family and friends while I work hard to capture all the action. All the big moments as well as the little moments that you'll likely not see, to tell the whole story of your day. This means, you'll likely not notice me for most of the day, as I'm always on the go, photographing things as they happen.
We can make time for a few casual portraits of the two of you and a few group shots, and I always keep these relaxed and cheese-free. If you're not keen on being photographed, I can guide you, or if you'd like to take the lead, I'm all for that as well! Most importantly, I won't keep you too long from getting back to the party.
Garry and Sue
“We didn’t even realise Emily was in the room! When we got the photo’s I couldn’t believe how she had got them because I just wasn’t aware of her working, which is what we both wanted.”
what i do best
I work unobtrusively to capture all the big moments as well as the little moments that you'll likely not see. Mum wiping away a tear, belly-laughs from friends or a cheeky flower girl grins.
I thrive on capturing the raw emotions of your wedding day. These will be your most favourite photographs and the moments you'll remember!
Craig and Sam
“Emily not only took the most amazing photos but it was a pleasure to have her as part of our wedding”
Fun and Natural
I want you to spend your day having fun with your family and friends. I hear you when you say you want natural photos but you don't want the photographer taking over! We can make time for a few casual portraits of the two of you and a few group shots, and I always keep these relaxed and cheese-free.
Relaxed and stress-free
I want to help make your wedding day as stress-free as possible. This is your big day and I will never bark orders, rush you or take over. You wont be dragged away from your guests for hours and forced into cheesy poses either!
my promise to you...
if you decide that I'm the right wedding photographer for you
It can be very overwhelming trying to choose your wedding suppliers out of the hundreds out there, and I've got my fingers crossed that you choose me as your photographer...MY style is very natural and relaxed, I've have examples of my work allll over my site, and you can also check out my blog for recent weddings too!
I only take on a limited amount of weddings each year, because I like to form meaningful relationships with all my couples. Starting from the moment you book me, I'm always on hand to share my experience and offer advice and tips with the planning process. I strive to make sure your experience with me is super-chilled and fun so I can capture you at your most laid-back and happiest on your wedding day.
If you're feeling a little daunted at the thought of planning a perfect wedding day, I can help with regular emails with tips and tricks for a fantastically relaxed day.
I use all my 15 years experience as an award-winning press photographer to capture your wedding day.
I take on a limited number of weddings each year in order to ensure every client gets a personal and dedicated service.
I offer a free album design service too! I'm a firm believer in printing your photographs and displaying them around your home.
Fine Art Albums
I work on a first come, first serve basis, once the deposit is paid and your contract signed, your wedding date is firmly secured. A booking fee of £300 takes your date off my availability list. As soon as this is received, your booking is confirmed and I’ll send you an invoice and receipt for your non-refundable deposit. Full payment is required no later than one month before your wedding.
How do we book you and how much is the Booking Fee?
Sorry, but I can’t. To be fair to everyone, and due to the volume of enquiries I receive, a date is only reserved on receipt of a completed booking form, contract and booking fee.
Can you hold a date for me without the Booking Fee?
I live in Durham in the North East, and my work takes me all over the country and further afield.
Where are you based and where do you travel?
I average around 500 images per wedding, individually edited and polished by yours truly.
How many photos can I expect to receive?
Of course you can, I encourage it. I always grant my clients full personal use with their supplied images. High resolution with no watermarks. I always encourage you make a back up of your images as USB's do not last forever.
Can I print images from my online gallery?
Yes. It’s important you have a photographic record of your family and the people that are important to you. However, I strongly suggest you limit your choices to no more than around 8 choices. These images will be quick, fun, and as informal as they can be.
Will you take any formal group photos?
All my couples say this! Most people book me for my relaxed approach, and I always make it fun! I have the skills to create amazing photographs without you even knowing! This means I won't be forcing you into cheesy poses!
We hate having our photos taken!
My pricing includes travel up to a 50 mile radius of Durham. For weddings further afield, a small fuel charge is added, and if an overnight stay is required, I will find a cheap and cheerful hotel nearby and this will be added to the final cost.
Are there any additional costs?
No, I retain the Copyright, but you get Printing Rights. This means that every photo I deliver will be yours to download, save, share and print. There are no hidden extra costs for photos. You are welcome to order prints and products from the Store attached to your Gallery, or order your own separately.
Do we get copyright?
I would describe it as unobtrusive, relaxed and fun! It can sometimes be called documentary photography. I am laid-back and friendly. I'm really passionate about allowing your day to flow smoothly. You'll probably not notice me for the majority of your day. My couples often say they can't believe how I've managed to capture so many moments they had missed.
What is your shooting style?
Yes. I have Public Liability and Professional Indemnity insurance.
Are you insured?
I'll upload all of your edited images onto a private password protected Gallery, you'll be able to download, print and share to your hearts content. There's also a Store attached to the Gallery for you and your friends and family to order prints and products.