HEADLINE: Wedding Photography: 21% of Brides said they’d spend MORE if doing it again! SHOCK!!
Every wedding has it’s own unique moments, it’s own story and way it will be remembered; the bride’s beautiful dress, the moving speeches, the ushers forgetting the buttonholes, Bestman forgetting the rings, the bride getting dropped during her first dance, the Bestman having a flat tyre, the vicar getting the brides name wrong in the ceremony. These all make your wedding special and personal to you (and ones we’ve experienced first hand!). But if you’re already married, would you change anything from your day?
I know we’re based in the UK, but we feel this is still applicable and relevant for future brides to see so bear with me.
Back in March 2013 New York Magazine published their yearly “New York Brides” feature which had over a 100 brides from around New York area being asked what they’d do differently if they could have their BIG DAY all over again.
Out of everything you can have on your day we’re honestly not surprised to see that WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY led the way.
A whopping 21% said they would spend MORE on their wedding photography if they could do it all again.
We all know that all the other parts of the wedding puzzle are very important and add to your day to make it the magical day you’ve dreamt of, but in reality, as beautiful and amazing they are your flowers die, the food is eaten, the champers is drunk, your cake is demolished and your dress gets dry-cleaned and put back in its box (or sold – which we’re seeing more and more at the moment). The only thing you have left are your photographs and maybe video.
We are with you all day, for 10-12 hours sometimes – it’s our most popular package and the one we prefer as we really love to tell the story of your whole day from nervous looks and preparations to celebrations and raucous partying! Having photographs of you and your nearest and dearest all in the same place, having the day of your life, looking the best you ever have is something that’s not usually overlooked but sometimes not thought about in true depth. How often in your life will this happen? Can you really afford NOT to book a professional photography team? Even if it’s not us we urge you to book a professional wedding photography company.
Apart from having top photography equipment specifically purchased with our style of wedding photography in mind we feel the rapport you have and how you feel around your wedding photography team is of utmost importance. Whilst we honestly understand that budget is of importance to some couples we feel you should go with your heart. Ask these questions: Who do you feel you have the best rapport with? Who you think you can relax and have the most fun around? We will capture the essence of all of that on your day! If that particular wedding photography team is out of your budget at the moment, get the calculator out (app on your phone, silly) and think, do we really need that chocolate fountain? (no offence to the chocolate fountain people, we’re massive fans of your work!).
All joking aside, you can probably make it up somewhere in the budget even if means spreading the cost over a few months. We’re really easy on payments, allowing our couples to spread the cost, totally interest free, over the time left until your wedding (who said planning a wedding 2 years in advance was silly? It makes total sense!)
Emily and I understand. We’ve been there. We’ve been married for more than 3 years. We had to pay for our wedding ourselves (apart from Emily’s gorgeous dress thanks to her generous Sister, Brother and Maid of Honour). If you’ve seen our work and REALLY want to work with us chances are we really want to work with you also so drop us a line – come to our studio for an informal chat, have a coffee or tea and see more of our work. Or we can arrange a call over Facetime or Skype if distance is an issue so you can get to meet us. The most important part is knowing your photographers so you feel relaxed around the cameras and getting on with them so you can get the great photographs you deserve. We include a pre-wedding shoot and complimentary 12″x8″ print with our packages for this very reason.
Your wedding photography will last forever. Our packages include all your photographs on disc in full resolution with joint copyright for you to print how you wish. They are also uploaded to your own, secure, password protected gallery on our website for you and your guests to relive. Your eventual Wedding PhotoBook or Album can be passed down for generations so they can see how you celebrated and partied on your wedding day.
To get in touch regarding your wedding you can either email: weddings@JustinKrause.co.uk or use the chat app which you can see bottom right.
We also have a great referral program! If you recommend us to anyone getting married anywhere in the world and they book us from your recommendation YOU receive a FREE 18″x12″ canvas print of your choice either from their wedding, your own portrait shoot (free shoot also) or your own photographs (subject to image quality). Or how about discounted prices on any of our Canvas WALL ART Prints?