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As your wedding photographer, I don’t just aim to capture your day I aim to improve your whole wedding experience. I like to try and be the bridesmaid you never had- give you advice, support and try and guide you through the best day ever. If your wedding date is available, you love my work & approach, and we’re a fit just pay your booking fee and the dates yours! I only take on a select number of weddings per year.
Then.. we’re going to be great friends. I’m going to be by your side for the best day of your life, and together we’re going to have fun, get emotional, and get some absolutely EPIC shots!
REAL MOMENTS AND PORTRAITS..
I love two things above all others on a wedding day – real, unposed, moments and beautiful portraits of you both. And I work as hard as I can on your wedding day to provide you with both of these. For the vast majority of a wedding day, I work as a documentary wedding photographer, which means that I capture your day exactly as it happens, naturally, rather than making things happen. It is your day, not mine. In fact, apart from when I take group photographs of your family and friends, and also portraits of you both (which I only ask for a very short amount of time), nothing will be staged and my aim is that you forget I am even there and just concentrate on having fun and having the best day ever. Through the moments being real and genuine, your wedding photographs will remind you of not only what your day looked like, but more importantly, they will also take you back to how you felt.
"We can not recommend Polly enough! We feel like we struck gold by finding and booking her to photograph our wedding. She made us, and our guests feel completely comfortable on the day (no easy task for a couple that are not naturally comfortable in front of the camera!)
We have just viewed our highlights in the form of a slideshow date night! We had our drinks ready and the TV set up ready for the link to be sent through and nothing could have prepared us for the emotion we felt seeing those moments to music, Polly has an eye for the fine details - the little ushers shoes, the excitement on the bridesmaids faces, being able to take a beautiful landscape and somehow take it from an angle to not include the ugly caravan in the background!
I urge you to choose Polly to be a part of your day and you will be in the safest most capable hands, and when you get the chance to view those first highlights - trust her advice and do it properly with a big screen and a glass of wine! Thank you Polly!"
For me, for photographs to have real value and become more and more important to you in the future, it is really important that they are genuine and true to the real moment. I try to capture you and your family and friends exactly as they are, as opposed to me continually asking you to pose and do things. I want your wedding day to be your day, rather than it being what I direct. Ultimately I want to provide you with a set of photographs which you not only love when you first see them, but which become absolutely invaluable in the future. This is why I believe in capturing real moments and genuine, non-posed emotions.
HOW DO I PHOTOGRAPH REAL, UNPOSED, MOMENTS?
In order for me to capture these real moments, I work in a way which will make you feel completely at ease and hopefully you will almost forget that I am there for the majority of the day. I find that the more relaxed you are, the more natural your photographs will be. In fact, one of the nicest things which bride and grooms can say when they look at their wedding photographs for the first time is that they don’t remember the photograph being taken – I love that.
WHY I LOVE TAKING CREATIVE PORTRAITS
For the vast majority of a wedding day I photograph your day in a way which I hope helps you forget that I am even there. The short time that we take for portraits however is a nice chance for us to create some really beautiful and natural photographs of you both and a chance for me to become creative and produce images for you which you will love. This can also be a really great time for you both to spend a little bit of time together on the wedding day, away from your family and friends for a few minutes. Many of my bride and grooms can be quite nervous about having their photograph taken but that is completely normal and I love how, when you see that there is literally nothing to worry about, they can really enjoy this time and that really comes across in the photographs.
HOW LONG DO THE PORTRAIT SESSIONS TAKE?
Although I absolutely love taking portrait photographs of my bride and grooms, the last thing I want is to take you away from your family and friends for very long. So I tend to ask my couples if I can take them away for two little twenty minute sessions on a wedding day.
The first twenty minute portrait session would tend to be after your ceremony but before you are seated for your wedding breakfast. And the second one would be in the evening, either at sunset or in the dark when I can get creative with my flashes to create some really creative and unique wow shots for you!
WE DON’T KNOW HOW TO POSE – IS THIS A PROBLEM?!
One of the most common things which my bride and grooms say to me is that they don’t know how to pose or they always feel awkward in front of the camera. But I can absolutely promise you that more or less every couple which I have ever photographed over my 8 years as a wedding photographer has said exactly that. As long as you can stand next to each other, that is all I ask. I may sometimes ask you to play little games with each other to create very natural moments but I can promise you I will never ask you to “pose” as such.
For your portrait photographs to be natural, it is really important that I make my bride and grooms feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible so all you have to do is be yourself. I am sure that every bride and groom which you see on this page would have said to me that they can’t pose, don’t like having their photograph taken and don’t know what to do – so don’t worry, that is completely natural but nothing at all to worry about!
WELL THIS IS EXCITING, EEEEKK!!
So you have read all of the above, discovered a little about me and are keen to chat more. Amazing! Now you would like to know if numbers & budgets will work for you both. Of course, I am super happy to share this with you.
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