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What can you expect from a Wedding Photography Experience.

"Our Wedding Photography experience is about making your day the very best it can be and not just having someone with a camera take pictures.  It is about the understanding of 2 families being joined together and is about understanding how light works and understanding how people interact.  It means having someone who knows when those cherished moments will happen and being able to capture them.   To have someone who knows how to capture all the details and be discreet throughout your day whilst getting the very best out of you and your guests.  That is what Martelle does."

First Meeting.

Following your initial enquiry we like to arrange a meeting.  At this meeting we will listen to your plans and ideas about your day.   We will also show your some more of our work and our albums.  and we just get to know each other a bot more.  Hopefully we will get to know each other a bit more and you can see if we are the photographers for you.  Its your day and like you we want it to be perfect for you

Engagement Shoot

We will no doubt exchange emails over period of time and about 8 weeks before your big day we like to meet up with you at your chosen venue or somewhere that means something to you both (this could perhaps be a park or special place).  This is an ideal time for us to catch up and finalise the details of your day.  It is a relaxed, fun and informal session and helps us get to know each other a little more.  So many of our previous couples have said how much this shoot has helped them relax on their day!  If you have children or pets we welcome you bringing them.

The Big Day

On your big day we dress smartly.  We try to blend in with your guests and are not ones to hide in a corner without speaking.   Our approach helps get the very best out of your family and guests.  We don't just take photos as so many people have said.  Both Ellen and I  will get stuck in and help with anything that may just need an extra pair of hands. Your day is a big day for us as well and there has been a lot of hard work and preparations that have gone before.  We will have asked you for a list of special shots you want and will also get some of the usual formal shots.  The more popular ones are

Bride & Groom and All Guests                Bride & Groom and All Friends

Bride & Groom and Both Families         Bride & Groom and Grooms Family

Bride & Groom and Brides Family         Bride & Groom and Grooms Parents

Bride & Groom and Brides Parents        Bride & Groom and Both sets of Parents

Bride and Bridesmaids                             Groom and Groomsmen

We will of course take the newly weds away for 25 minutes or so privately of those more romantic shots and we will guide you through this.  It's actually a bit like the engagement shoot.

After the Day

Your images are backed up as soon as we get home and also are backed up to 2 Hard Drives.   The enhancing then begins.

We take our time and don't rush your images.  Like you, we want to get them as perfect in our eyes as possible. We aim to complete this stage by 6-8 weeks after your wedding.  Once they are are ready we then start to build your slideshow so will be in touch to ask you about the music used on your day.  We then start to look at dates that you are available to come round for a viewing.

The Viewing

The viewing is your first look at your images which is still part of your Wedding Photography Experience.  We show them on a 42" TV.  The slideshow takes about 15 minutes and is your first proper look at your images.  It is most likely what you will show your family and friends.  This usually takes up to 2 hours whilst we have a good chat and a coffee or glass of wine. At the end of the viewing you will take away your USB complete with slideshow (unless you opted for a digital download collection) and at least 400 images in High Resolution.

The Album

If you have chosen an Album Option we start to build this after you have seen your slideshow.    We create an Album for you and then send it to you via PDF for you to see.  We really welcome any changes and amendments and will do as requested.  You are allowed to make 4 changes, but have never met anyone who ahas used more than 2 before they were happy. Once everyone is happy we get you to sign the album off and then we send it away for print.  Printing can take unto 7 weeks dependant on time of year.

When your wedding album arrives we check it thoroughly.  We try and deliver it in person where possible but will be in touch to arrange delivery.

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