|GARETH AND KATHRYN WITH SOME OF THEIR CLOSEST FRIENDS OUTSIDE IN THE WARMTH LATE AT NIGHT AFTER THEIR AUTUMN WEDDING AT CRATHORNE HALL IN NORTH YORKSHIRE|
|ONE OF THE BRIDESMAIDS AT JAGDEEP'S SIKH WEDDING AT HARDWICK HALL HAD HER MAKE-UP FINISHED - PHOTOGRAPH BY DIRK VAN DER WERFF|
|BRIDESMAIDS DO, WHAT BRIDESMAIDS HAVE TO DO - PHOTOGRAPH BY DIRK VAN DER WERFF|
It's the hardest thing in the world choosing a wedding photographer, and you will probably NEVER commission another professional photographer again. That's why I'm here, to help you choose. Make the wrong cloice, and you live to regret it .... but make the right choice of wedding photographer and you will always cherish the photographs and remember your day as stress free, a joyful relaxed occasion surrounded by family and friends.
You don't have to come to see me - and for the majority of my brides, who live all over the UK and abroad too, but who return to the north east, north Yorkshire or Cumbria to get married, I meet up with them on Facebook first often, and then when they visit the area before their wedding.
I cover weddings all across the north of England, but often travel elsewhere in Great Britain, Cheshire in September, Berkshire in October and Dumfries and Galloway in December this year ...... and more and more brides want to take their chosen photographers on their destination weddings across Europe and further afield. If that's what you would like, no problem!
So I rarely take more than 30 - 35 bookings in a year.
That's because it's a production line .... scores and scores of weddings, sometimes hundreds or more and three weddings in a day using part-time photographers to fill in .....
I would hate that too.
After our initial meeting and you decide to go ahead with booking your wedding date, our next meeting will be the important - the pre-wedding portrait session. This usually takes place about 6-10 weeks before the wedding. We get to spend an hour or two at the beach, or at a country park or somewhere special to you.
We may have first met two years ago .. so you will have forgotten what I look like (!) and I will have forgotten what you look like too .. so it's good to catch up so, come your BIG day, we're NOT strangers, you know the way I work and that 95% of your photographs are going to be natural and spontaneous.
There's no surprises, I'm there for you as well as for your parents and you can just get on and have a fantastic wedding, confident that I will capture all the fun and the ambiance and the details so that when you come back from your honeymoon you have a wonderful, relaxed record of the biggest day of your life!
My PRICES and PACKAGES are outlined HERE, but EVERYTHING is FLEXIBLE.
Choosing a photographer and deciding on a budget to set aside is difficult, but if you want a full time professional photographer, with high quality images, great customer service and with whom you can build a relationship to feel comfortable on the day then expect to pay £1500.00 upwards.
You MIGHT find a friend or a student or a part-time wedding photographer (he's a heating engineer or a plasterer during the week ...) and they MIGHT do a good job, but is MIGHT good enough for the biggest day of your life?
All that emotional and financial investment in your day, with the possibility that the photographs may be poor, or may not turn out.
Hope this has helped .. if not, or you want to ask any more questions, just ring me, text me, Facebook me or e-mail me .. numbers are above.
After all, I've been to more weddings than most people!
DIRK VAN DER WERFF