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Manisha and Matthews Indian Wedding at The Conservatory in Painshill Park

Manisha and Matthew had their Civil wedding in Scotland, but they had their Indian Wedding at The Conservatory in Painshill Park in Surrey, Cobham.

The Painshill Park wedding venue is set on an award winning 18th century landscape garden. Imagine the feeling you get of being married in this epic scene of greenery. There are so many views and places to take photos, such as the Serpentine Lake, Ruined Abbey and Gothic Temple.

Manisha and Matthews Asian wedding was in The Conservatory, within the Walled Garden of Painshill. The wedding itself was an exciting affair with bright colours and so many candid moments. You could feel the love in the air, and both Manisha and Matthew couldn’t stop smiling, exchanging glances whenever they could. 

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10 Things You Should Know To Find Your Perfect Wedding Photographer

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Choosing your wedding photographer can be an arduous task.

With so many photographers out there, so many different styles, and so much technical jargon it is so easy to get confused and overwhelmed.

I have compiled these useful tips to help you choose the perfect photographer for you.

  1. Traditional, Contemporary or Reportage

    Before looking for your wedding photographer, understand what style of wedding photography speaks to you, whether it is traditional, contemporary or reportage. All photographers are different and specialise in different styles. Learn More

  2. Do Your Research

    Choose a photographer based on what you see and like in their portfolio. This will ensure you can be confident they will live up to and go beyond your expectations.

  3. 50 Years and Beyond Investment

    There is no set, or average price for wedding photography as quality varies throughout the spectrum. Be realistic with your budget and what you can afford, but at the same time keep in mind, these photos will be something you look back at in 30, 40, 50 years time.

  4. Face to Face

    Meet your photographer before booking them, preferably face to face, but if not then over video call. Use this opportunity to ask all the questions or queries you are not sure about.

  5. Communication is Key

    Photographers are very visual (otherwise they wouldn’t be photographers), so it’s important your wedding photographer shares the same vision as you and understands what you are after.

  1. Consistency

    Ask your prospective photographer to show you a full set of wedding photos to showcase the consistency in their work.

  2. Let’s Be Friends

    Make sure you like your photographer – you’ll be spending the whole day together.

  3. Let’s Get To Know Each Other

    A pre-wedding shoot is an opportunity to informally build on the relationship with the photographer. This will result in you appearing more relaxed in your wedding photography.

  4. The Legal Stuff

    Ensure there is a contract in place, this is important so that both parties can be protected.

  5. And Finally…

    Only agree to the contract if you are 100% confident in the photographer you have chosen.

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What You Should Know Before You Start Looking For A Wedding Photographer

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What Is The Difference Between Traditional, Contemporary and Reportage Wedding Photography

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Set The Scene

Just imagine! You’ve been planning your wedding for the last 18 months. The closer you get to your big day, the more excited you feel. All the details planned out to the tee. As the day approaches, you see all your loved ones come together and celebrate. The wedding venue decorated just how you imagined. Everyone is dressed up. There is an air of love and happiness. As you finally see your love, all the stress and anxiety is forgotten, and it really is the best day of your life. 

The days and weeks after your wedding, you’re excited because you can relive this day over and over again when you look back at your photos. Finally the photos get delivered, you set an evening where you can both sit back, relax and go through your memories…

…Oh dear, the photos are not what you expected them to be. Click here to see 10 Things You Should Know To Find Your Perfect Wedding Photographer.

Do Your Research

To get on the right step, the first thing to clarify is what sub genre of Wedding Photography speaks to you. Wedding photography, like all photography is subjective. Bare in mind, the subgenres can and will crossover, but this is based on the individual style of the photographer. So as you can see from the title of this blog the three main sub genres are Contemporary, Traditional and Reportage.

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Traditional

  • Traditional Wedding Photography is a more classic style of wedding photography prevalent during the film era.
  • You will find there are more posed shots, with a lot of direction and guidance from the photographer, with heavy emphasis on the lighting and composition.
  • This style of wedding photography may take up more time, so make sure you speak to your photographer and allocate the amount of time they will need.
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Contemporary

  • Contemporary Wedding Photography is very visual and creative.
  • It pulls on current trends, and experiments with lighting and angles.
  • Images are very stylised and clean with relaxed posing.
  • You would be forgiven to think that the resulting images were something pulled out of a fashion magazine.
  • This sub-genre is more about capturing the artistic vision the photographer has, rather then the overall mood, ambience or atmosphere of the day.
  • This sub-genre is more focussed on the portraits of the bride and groom.

Reportage

  • Reportage or Photojournalism Wedding Photography is a more natural candid approach to wedding photography.
  • The photographer will capture the emotions and moments as they unfold throughout the day, without interrupting the ceremony.
  • This results in images which will bring back a flood of memories and emotion when you look back at the photos in the years to come.
  • The photographer will watch and anticipate events unfold, and so will need to be ready to adjust settings on the camera accordingly.
  • The purpose of reportage wedding photography is to capture the story of the day.

The Outcome

Now that we have identified the sub-genres, you need to understand what style speaks to you. Or better yet, put the sub-genres in order of importance for you. Photographers will most probably crossover sub-genres, so by prioritising what is more important for you, you can look for photographers in that style. Every photographer is unique and may be stronger in one sub-genre over the other. Look through their portfolio and if you want to see specific styles of images ask them if they have anything like that to show you. Personally I am stronger in reportage wedding photography, but I also have elements of contemporary and traditional wedding photography in my work.

I hope this helps you find your perfect wedding photographer.

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What Makes A Photographer

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I have a camera! I’m a “Photographer”!!
Is this all it takes?

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In this day and age, the accessibility to buy high quality camera gear is the easiest its ever been. This has resulted in many people turning into “Photographers” to earn a quick paycheck. Is it really that easy?

For me, the camera is a tool, it’s the means to achieve something great and powerful. You have to control the camera, don’t let the camera control you (I know that sounds cliché, but it’s the truth). This means coming off Auto and switching it into Manual, understanding how the exposure triangle works, and how light and shadow are key ingredients to creating something amazing.

One of the most powerful tools a photographer has is composition. Composition is something that needs to be understood by the one taking the photo, it needs to convey a story or feeling. The viewer doesn’t necessarily have to understand what is going on, as long as the feeling is conveyed. It doesn’t matter how expensive your camera is, composition is the responsibility of the author of the photo. You can take a photo on a phone and a photo on the most top of the range camera, if the composition is stronger on the phone, then that will be the better photo.

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You may notice experienced photographers look at things differently, or bend over and look at things from a different angle, this is because throughout their careers, they have been developing their eye to see compositions which may not be apparent to most people. We could delve slightly deeper into this and say the work a photographer produces is a result of what they have been through and their past experiences, and that every single photographer sees the world in their own unique way.

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In this day and age, the accessibility to buy high quality camera gear is the easiest its ever been. This has resulted in many people turning into “Photographers” to earn a quick paycheck. Is it really that easy?

For me, the camera is a tool, it’s the means to achieve something great and powerful. You have to control the camera, don’t let the camera control you (I know that sounds cliché, but it’s the truth). This means coming off Auto and switching it into Manual, understanding how the exposure triangle works, and how light and shadow are key ingredients to creating something amazing.

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