You’ve probably never had to book a wedding photographer. We bet you have lots of questions. We get it! Carol and I found it very strange last year, when we had to look for a photographer for our own wedding. Even though we had a head start, as we know a lot of other wedding photographers. It still wasn’t an easy choice to make.
So, please don’t be afraid to ask questions. We’re happy to try and guide you through the process as best we can. We have done this for over 300 other couples now. So we’ve got a little bit more experience than most people have.
“I would recommend Tansley Photography to anybody, not just for the great photographs but for the pride that Paul had in what he wanted to and did produce for us. His unobtrusive presence around us and our guests and his timing for catching those memorable moments was impeccable”
Nicky & Andrew
We don’t have any! Neither Carol nor I like wedding photography “packages”. You’re not buying something from a simple fixed menu. You’re buying beautiful artwork, created by two professional wedding photographers. Good wedding photography is about so much more than X number of hours, a free album or other such rubbish. It’s about us helping you feel relaxed on your wedding day. It’s about us being there from bridal preps to after your first dance, capturing totally natural images, while remaining discreet and unobtrusive. It’s about all the work that happens after the wedding. Each wedding will take Paul around three to five days in the office to edit the images, process them to look as good as all of our work does. Wedding Albums are an option that you can add, but they come in different sizes, with different numbers of pages. Because it will depend on which images you would like you in your album. You get to choose those. We don’t just stick 60 of our favourites in there. It’s not our album, it’s yours. And until you have your final images after the wedding, you won’t know how big an album you might like to have.
All of our weddings include:
- Free Consultations
- First look slideshow showing some of the best images from your day
- An average of 500+ final images
- Final images are all carefully selected & hand processed
- Images shared on a password protected website
- Full personal printing rights
- No watermarks
- No hidden charges
Most of our weddings in 2020 fit into the £1500 to £2000 range.
If your budget is less than £1500, then we’re happy to discuss options with you, because we price weddings on an individual basis. There are variables; the time of the year, the day of the week, the location etc. Paul shooting solo is cheaper than booking both of us shooting. If you’re getting married in London, there are extra costs for travel and parking for instance, so when we quote, we have to take all of these factors into account. Get in touch, let us know some details about your wedding and we can get back to you with a quote.
Hopefully some of the information below will answer some of the questions you have. However, if you cannot find an answer here, please do Contact Us. We’re very happy to help in any way we can. We can even recommend other suppliers that we’ve worked with in the past if that’s helpful to you.
The first question you should ask any wedding photographer is “are you free on our wedding date?”
Simply put, we don't pose you, or orchestrate situations on your wedding day. We capture what happens, naturally, without intruding on the day. We do shoot couple portraits and family group photos, but the majority of the day is all unposed.
Read more here: What is Reportage Wedding Photography ?
On average 500+ with both of us shooting.
Quantity is not quality. We only want to deliver quality images, not photos where people have their eyes shut. So we edit our wedding photos very carefully, to only deliver the best of the best.
Last year some weddings had over 800 images delivered. Others were more in the 500-600 range. The amount is unimportant. What matters is the quality of what we deliver far exceeds our couples expectations. Read More - Quality Versus Quantity
We are reportage wedding photographers, but at nearly every wedding, we always shoot some family group shots. We simply ask that couples consider how much time these will take and allow for that time in their schedule for the day.
Allow 3 minutes per group shot.
We normally shoot the groups during the drinks reception with each group taking around 20 seconds to shoot. However, it normally takes 3 minutes for the guests/family members to move into position.
Plus, if there's a nice sunset or evening light, we may suggest a quick second session of portraits as the light at that time of day can produce some amazing images.
Yes and no. The vast majority of the couples who book us don't like having their photo taken. It's probably the number one reason couples book us. They love the unobtrusive, natural images we capture.
A pre-wedding shoot isn't natural images. They are posed portraits. Lots of wedding magazines and wedding blogs suggest that a pre-wedding shoot might be a great way to get to know your wedding photographer. Personally I cannot think of a worse way to show you what we do. If you'd really like to get to know what it will be like on your wedding day. Why not come round for a cup of tea or a glass of wine. Sit and chat with us. That's far more like a wedding day. Where we are just socialising with you and there is no pressure to have your picture taken. When your wedding day comes, you will barely know we are there.
We welcome couples to visit us at our lovely home in North East Hampshire or alternatively, we often meet our couples via FaceTime or Skype. Getting to know each other is an important part of the process of booking us. We will be spending a long time with you on your wedding day, so it helps us if you're relaxed with us and happy to have us around.
Best times for meetings are normally free weekends or some weekday evenings. Use the Contact Form to get in touch
Wedding couples are also given a special passcode to download the images: all high resolution JPG files, no watermarks, with full personal usage rights. You are free to print, share, enjoy your wedding images.
If you'd like advice on how to store your wedding photos, so you never lose them. Just ask. Putting them on one USB stick in a drawer, isn't the best way.