May 2, 2022
Wedding at Cefn Tilla Court
- Wedding Photography
Your wedding day is a once in a lifetime occasion. It's not something you can ever go back to once the dancing has stopped and the guest have all gone home. But that doesn't mean that it cannot live on forever. By capturing your wedding day with a mix of candid photography and beautiful portraiture, you can relive your wedding day over and over again, feeling every emotion that you felt on that special day.
When it comes to your wedding photography, you want something that will not only capture the beauty of the day, but also the things that make it unique to you. You want the little details. You want the candid smiles and laughter. You want beautiful photographs of you both to hang on the wall. You want to be able to look back on your album and remember just how amazing it was and feel like you were there all over again!
Here at Rivers & Roads, it’s all about telling your stories. Yours. Your friend’s. Your family’s. Because real stories and real moments are what really make wedding photography special. Trust in me to capture those moments before they disappear forever.
Here you can see some of my most recent weddings containing lots of images from individual weddings so you can get a better feel what a full wedding day would look like. Have a click through, take a look round and enjoy the views from weddings gone by.
See the joy on peoples faces and soak up the atmosphere, then come and say hello so I can talk to you about capturing the best moments from your wedding day.
01. WHAT CAN I EXPECT BY HIRING RIVERS & ROADS?
When you hire Rivers & Roads for your wedding, you get someone who is as discreet and as hands-off as humanly possible. Someone who tries to just blend in with the crowd, not shoving huge camera equipment in your face and not giving you orders on where to stand. I am focussed completely on being in the moment, not creating one.
02. HOW DO YOU CAPTURE GROUP SHOTS & PORTRAITS?
When it comes to your portraits, I like to keep you away from your guests for as short a time as possible, so I avoid complicated and elaborate setups and use the natural lighting and surroundings. I want to get you beautiful photographs without getting in the way of your day.
When it comes to groups, it is important to capture the people that you have invited to spend your day with you. I do recommend that you keep your lists as short as possible as sometimes it can take you and your guests out of the day emotionally if there is a long list to get through, as it can take between 3-5 minutes for each photograph.
03. DO YOU NEED TO VISIT THE VENUE BEFORE THE WEDDING?
As I focus more on the moments that are presented in front of me, it's not something that I need to do normally (unless the venue has any restrictions or requirements of me that requires me to see them in person).
04. DO I NEED A SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER?
Normally, I work on my own. This really helps me be discreet and brings more of a dynamic between me and the wedding guests, which means they relax more and I can get some cracking shots in. If you have a very large wedding party planned in, or you're worried that one person just won't be able to keep up, I do have some amazing second shooters that I can bring along. It's always best to have a chat about this first before making any decisions.
05. HOW MANY PHOTOS DO WE RECEIVE?
I have what I like to call the "free photos" mentality. What this means is that the cost of your session is covering my time, my talent and editing time. Your photos are free. This means that there isn't an exact set number for how many images you'll receive. However many images are great from your wedding is what will be included with your gallery :) I would say that the average is between 40-70 images per hour for a wedding.
06. HOW DO YOU STAY SO DISCREET?
I use the smallest kit I can possibly use to capture great images. So no big, bulky cameras, no studio lighting setups or huge reflectors. Just me and my little bag.
I also try and use as much natural light as possible so I don't distract the guests with a big old flashing bulb sat on top of my head. It all adds to the experience, and when everyone forgets that I'm there, it's a much more relaxed environment to be a part of.