Heathers work is truly AMAZING and we are DELIGHTED with the end product.
Our delight is not down to luck though! Heathers meticulous planning is a key reason why we are thrilled with the magnificent images Heather has produced. We met a few months before the wedding for Heather to understand what WE wanted. Heather offered professional support, guidance, and some considerations that we had not even thought of. On the day itself, Heather seamlessly captured the event remaining discreet throughout. Predominantly we wanted ‘natural’ pictures but inevitably needed some of the necessary posed shots. The latter, Heather orchestrated these perfectly – so much so, even some of my guests commented how good she was!
Choosing a wedding photographer is a bit of a minefield – all offering beautiful images on perfectly presented websites. My advice - don’t underestimate the importance of choosing the right wedding photographer.
Sarah and Jonty, Burnley
What you will get on the day :
☆ me, taking photos for you!
☆ an initial consultation, however suits
☆ pre wedding day catch up to discuss all the details
☆ high resolution photos edited in my signature style
☆ a curated blog of your wedding highlights to share with your family & friends
☆ premium online gallery for easy browsing, fast downloads and print options
Now choose your tipple :
For the true romantics that just don't want to wait!
(available while government restrictions due to Covid-19 continue to affect weddings and for a maximum wedding party of 15 people)
3 hours cover from £400
My standard package - all you'll need on the day and more!
6 hours cover from £800
10 hours cover from £1250
Moet for 2
My standard package as above with a second photographer and some photos from the sky using our drone! - perfect for larger weddings
☆ Second photographer
☆ Aerial drone photography (PfCO trained and certified) - venue & weather permitting
6 hours cover from £1000
10 hours cover from £1400
They say a picture is like 1000 words. Well, a video is like 1000 photos. As well as every bit of my standard package, you'll also get:
☆ My videographer and partner in film, James
☆ A fully soundtracked highlights reel
6 hours cover from £1250
10 hours cover from £1750
An additional perspective - things just look incredible from the air! Bolly gives you all the same elements as Veuve, plus a gorgeous printed album & our DJI in the sky:
☆ Beautifully designed 30x30cm wedding album
☆ Aerial drone photography & videography (PfCO trained and certified)
☆ A pre-wedding photoshoot at a venue of your choosing
6 hours cover from £1500
10 hours cover from £2000
If you don't see exactly what you are after, just let me know. Most things are possible!
Frequently asked questions are below - please scroll down.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where are you based?
Leeds, but I’m happy to travel to wherever you need me.
How long will we have to wait for our photographs?
Even when I'm home late after a full day shoot I have to resist the temptation to get stuck into the edit straightaway. There is no substitute for viewing images on a full size computer screen, however good the display on the back of my camera is, so I'm always super excited to take a look. Plus I always get everything transferred off the cameras and backed up as soon as possible.
I will send you a sneak peek within 48 hours of your wedding and then the link to your full resolution online gallery, including highlights and feature films if you’ve chosen videography, within 6-8 weeks of your wedding day. If I can have everything ready quicker I will, and I’ll keep you posted.
What equipment do you use?
I am very much in the Canon camp and shoot with my trusty powerhouse EOS 5D Mark IV and awesome new kid on the block EOS R6. I use Speedlites for on and off camera flash and I also have a lovely collection of flash modifiers. Back in the studio I use Apple hardware and Adobe software. Everything is backed up several times over. I do not believe in taking any chances with your day!
James, my videographer, also works with a Mark IV, mounted on a DJI gimbal for lovely smooth cinematic footage. From the air James uses a DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone with its awesome Hasselblad camera.
Do you prefer flash photography or natural light?
I love both! Each has it’s time and place. I love light and always make the best use of natural sources where possible but if nature can’t provide the light we need, then I will use flash. Flash lighting can also produce some fantastic and fun effects and setting up those spectacular showstoppers is one of the bits I love most about this job!
Do you do any posed photos?
Yes, of course. Documentary photography doesn't mean no posing at all, or no group shots. People tend to book me because, amongst other things, they don't really want to spend the day being told where to stand and how to look. That said, most wedding parties want group shots and most couples are really keen to spend a little time with me on some gorgeous creative shots, making the most of the light, location and my fancy flashes. I'm not the boss, you are, so I'll work to your needs and wishes!
Have you ever cancelled a booking or not shown up to a wedding?
Of course not!
If my personal circumstances were so dire that I could not possibly
photograph your wedding, I have a backup plan. You would
never be left without a photographer.
Do you have insurance?
So much so I have insurance for my insurance! The bit you need to worry about is full public liability cover, which, like all insurance, I hope never to have to use.
How many photographs will we receive?
This is a classic 'how long is a piece of string' question. The answer depends on a variety of factors including but not limited to the number of guests, venues and plans for the day. As a rough guide you can expect to receive at least 500 photos from a 10 hour shoot, but you may well get more. If I take 1000 photos that I think you need to see, then you'll get 1000!
Can we order photo albums through you?
You can. I offer a range of luxury boxed albums in a variety of styles and finishes. I include an album in my premium package, or you can choose to add an album on once you have received your photographs. You may prefer to make your own, which can be good fun and a nice way to revisit your day once the dust has settled.
What format will our wedding photos and video come in?
Your sneak peak will contain medium resolution images suitable for web, and if I share anything else with you prior to the full gallery it will most likely be medium resolution via WhatsApp or email. Your full online gallery will have all of your full resolution images available to view and download as many times as you like.
Video will be shot in full HD as a minimum and the final film reels will also be provided in full HD as well as in lower resolution suitable for online and social media. Due to the large file sizes involved, video will be supplied via memory stick.
Do you use a second photographer or an assistant?
My standard photography package does not come with a second photographer but this is available as an add-on. For photography only packages I normally work alone, but if I do think I'm going to need an assistant I'll let you know well in advance. If you are thinking about an additional photographer it may be worth considering one of my photography and videography packages as this could add more to your memories of the day than a second camera. As with everything else, whatever works best for you!
We are not usually that comfortable in front of a camera - is that okay?
Please do not worry about this for even a second. We'll have had plenty of opportunity to get to know each other prior to your wedding day and you'll hopefully have worked out I'm not going to be barking orders, bossing anyone about or asking you to do anything you don't want to do. Most of the time you'll barely know I'm there. A pre-wedding shoot can really help calm any camera-shy couple's nerves well in advance of the day itself.
What is involved in the pre wedding shoot?
I love these shoots! These are really relaxed and informal and even the most camera averse folks will have fun. We do these at a location of your choosing – it helps if it is somewhere special to you both, maybe where you got engaged or somewhere you like to visit together. It could be a local park, national trust property, world heritage site, a beach or a bird sanctuary. The choice is yours!
After the shoot is a perfect opportunity to do some planning of the finer details of your wedding day so we all know what’s happening, when and where.
How do we book?
In the first instance just get in touch using my enquiry form and I will check my availability and get back to you straightaway. To secure a date my booking fee is £100 and I'll send you a contract to e-sign.
How do we pay?
Via direct bank transfer please. When I send my contract to you it includes my bank details, and I'm happy to confirm these by phone should you wish to do so for peace of mind.
To secure your date there is a £100 booking fee which is normally non-refundable, however I have a separate policy for weddings affected by government restrictions relating to the Covid-19 pandemic - please see the separate FAQ just below.
The full balance is due 30 days before your wedding date.
If you would like to make additional payments to help you budget I am more than happy to accommodate this for you.
What happens if we have to reschedule because of Covid-19?
In a nutshell, I have no intention of taking a penny off couples who have to alter their wedding plans because of changes to Government restrictions relating to Covid-19. In the ideal scenario I'll just move with you to your new date. Where this isn't possible because I am already booked or otherwise unavailable then I will, with sadness, refund your booking fee in full.
How long do you stay on the wedding day?
For as long as you want me to! Typically the photography day starts with getting ready in homes or hotel rooms, and ends once I've got enough shots of you and your guests cutting shapes on the dance floor.
I do. Below is a brief summary. Please ask me if you would like more information.
1. I do not share any of my couples' personal information with anybody else unless it is to assist with the delivery of your photographs, for example your names and addresses will need to be sent to the company that I use to print your wedding albums. I respect all of my clients privacy and protect your personal information accordingly.
3. I only collect the information that I need to carry out my duties as your wedding photographer and I will not use the information you provide for any other purposes. This information will include, your names, addresses and contact details.
4. I keep data about you on my books for a minimum or 7 years after my work with you is finished. This is primarily for tax purposes.
5. In the unlikely event that my security is breached due to criminal activity, the police will be informed along with the relevant regulatory body. If your personal data is compromised I will also contact you.
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