Charles Francis – Weddings
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I specialize in stylish weddings and will tailor my photography to suit your wishes. Apart from the standard photos, I like to capture the fun and quirky shots as well.
Wedding receptions can take place anywhere from tepis to castles and grand houses with boats, beaches, beautiful girls, handsome men, harpists, pipe bands, motorbikes, discos, fire and trampolines!
Initially I like to meet the bride and groom, on site if possible, to discuss what you have planned for your wedding day and to assess the photographic opportunities at the Church and reception. These details will then be confirmed in writing and a fixed price agreed. If a long period elapses between the initial meeting and the actual wedding day it is advisable to have a final meeting, usually a week or so before the wedding to finalize all details and to allow for any alterations which may have occurred since the first meeting.
A typical wedding begins with photographs of the bride’s preparations, the ushers’ lunch, the marquee interior, Church flowers, departure of the bride and her father from home and their arrival at Church, signing of the register and coming down the aisle, the bride and groom leaving the Church and arriving at the reception, various pictures of the guests, cutting of the cake, speeches, dancing and leaving. If posed group photos are required these will be planned in advance and arrangements made for the ushers to ensure that those people who are to be in them are available when needed to avoid delays. Interspersed with these photographs there will be reportage and scene-setting images. Aside from the taking of photographs, my principal object is to be quick, helpful and inconspicuous and not to intrude into your enjoyment of the day.
The images will be shot digitally, then edited in Photoshop and you will be supplied with a set of 9″ x 6″ photographs plus the high-resolution image files on DVD so that you can make your own arrangements for reprints and enlargements (this means that you do not have to pay me for any additional prints that you may require). I can also upload all the photos to a Flickr website so that your friends can see them as well. The number of photographs supplied depends upon the type of wedding, but is usually between 250 and 500. The fee, once agreed, is fixed and all-inclusive (subject only to any outside change in print processing costs).
To keep this website to a manageable size, only a limited number of wedding photos are shown in the Portfolios, but if you would like to see more or require any further details, please contact me and I can give you a link to the Flickr website where you can see all of the photos taken at recent weddings. This will give you an idea of my style of photography and will let you see so much more than just the edited highlights.