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Cheshire Wedding Photographer – Should always hire a Professional!

Unfortunately, once again the newspapers contain a story about a Bride & Groom’s memories of their wedding day having been ruined by a non professional photographer.

Bride and groom left with no snaps of their wedding day after photographer lost memory card in boozy brawl

The headline looks bad but when you read beyond the headlines it appears that Mr & Mrs Sanderson decided to save some money for their reception and honeymoon by asking a friend to photograph one of the most important days of their lives. It appears that the photographer, Ben Fagan, was wanting to build his portfolio but following the wedding rather than backing up the images immediately he put the memory card in his wallet. When he lost the wallet a week later after a fight in a pub he still hadn’t backed up the images. We will probably never know how good a photographer the friend was but what can be certain of is that he failed to follow what Professional Wedding Photographers in Cheshire would deem standard practice.

As a Professional Cheshire Wedding Photographer I know that wedding photographs are precious and I follow a 5-point plan to ensure that my clients always receive their images.

1) Use multiple cameras during the day.

2) Use multiple cards during the day, typically one 4GB or 8GB card per camera for each of the main stages of the wedding; the preps, the ceremony, the reception, and the first dance.

3) Have a system of recognising a used & blank card – this eliminates the possibility of using a card twice and overwriting images from earlier in the day.

4) Backup all the images to the laptop BEFORE leaving the venue.

5) Backup all images from the laptop to an external hard drive BEFORE going to bed (even if this means staying up until 3am)

This means that by the time I go to bed on a wedding day I will have at least 3 copies of all images (1 on the cards, 1 on the laptop and 1 on the external hard drive)

Tight Wedding Budget? You can still get a Professional Cheshire Wedding Photographer

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It is clear that this wedding was done on a budget; 60 Guests and a UK honeymoon is not exactly extravagant but then neither is Professional Wedding Photography.

Remember; once the cake has been eaten, the flowers have died and you’ve returned from your honeymoon all you have left is your memories and your photographs.

As a Cheshire Wedding Photographer my standard 8hr coverage starts at £575 and is spread over the months before the wedding. To put this in comparison this is just £75 more than a 2 night stay in the Loft Suite at Upton House; the 5* B&B the couple in the article chose to spend the start of their honeymoon before spending a further 6 days in the Cotswolds. Looking at it another way when you add in the time spent processing the images and the time spent on the day this works out at less per hour than a typical garage charges to service your car. If you are on a really tight budget a professional Cheshire Wedding Photographer is likely to be open to negotiation for late booking or reduced coverage deals.

Professional Wedding Photography is really a small price to pay to ensure you get stunning images of your Wedding Day.

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N.B. The prices of Upton House were checked on 15/06/2012 and was for a 2 night stay starting on 30/06/2012. Other rooms were available at prices ranging from £300 and this may not be representative of the price paid by the Sandersons.

Maternity Photo Shoots Stockport – Bump Photographs

From the beginning of April 2012 Photography By SimonH is offering expectant mothers near Stockport the chance to have themselves and their bump photographed in the 7th or 8th month of pregnancy to capture the joys of pregnancy.

Maternity Photo Shoots cost just £45 and lasts about 1 hour and can either be done in your own home or at a studio in Trafford Park (just 5 minutes from the Trafford Centre). Any one who books a Pregnancy Photoshoot in April, May or June will receive a 50% discount on a newborn baby photoshoot to be redeemed during the baby’s first 14 days.

Maternity Photo Shoot Stockport

 

 

Manchester Engagement Portrait – Lisa & Adam

Lisa and Adam are getting married next year in Ireland and their bridesmaid bought them a gift voucher for a Studio Portrait Session in Trafford Park with Stockport Wedding Photographer, SimonH.

 

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Sneak Peek of Elizabeth & James’ Wedding Photographs

There is nothing more challenging for a Professional Wedding Photographer in Cheshire than a winter wedding and a late ceremony. Elizabeth & James were married at 4:00 in late November. By the time the ceremony was over the sun had fully set and darkness was fast approaching. Here are a few selected images from the Wedding of Elizabeth and James.

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Bolton School Wedding Photography – Sneak Peek

A 4pm ceremony in late October and blue skies saw Irlam couple, Clare and Damien get married at Bolton School, Bolton.  A fantastic venue and perfect couple combined together to provide Cheshire Wedding Photographer, Simon H a beautiful foundation for Brilliant Wedding Photography.

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