Fife Wedding Photographer

Fife Wedding Photographer.

 

I've been a Fife wedding photographer now for over six years. Fife and even Edinburgh have some of the best Fife Wedding Venues in the country (from castles to stately homes). So if you plan your wedding in Fife or Edinburgh, you are spoilt for choice.

Living in Elgin gives me a central base to travel to Fife or Perthshire areas. With today's road links, I am only a few hours away. This central location also allows me to cover Aberdeen to the East. Further to the south is stunning Perthshire with the tourist hotspots of Pitlochry and Blair Athol. The Hermitage near Dunkeld, a few miles northwest, looks gorgeous in its autumn colours. To the southeast of Perthshire is the county of Fife, with its stunning beaches and villages on the east coast. And just over the Forth of Firth, we have Edinburgh.

 

 

 

Planning Your Fife Wedding.

 

Having been fortunate to be a wedding photographer in Fife for a few years, I can give some advice.

 

You'll first need to decide which season you want to get married.

 

Winter- Short days, twinkly lights, frost and snow.

Spring- With lengthening days, new growth, early sunsets and warmer days.

Summer- Long hot days, outside weddings, drinks with friends.

Autumn- The leaves are dying back with golden colours.

Once you've decided on this, it's time to think about the best Inverness wedding venues and their availability. Get this in place, and consider the other suppliers you will need. Photographers in Fife, Videographers, Dress, Catering ( unless the venue arranges this), celebrant, cake, hair, and makeup.

 

My Approach.

 

So you are at the point of looking to find your wedding photographer, Fife.

 

Where do you start?

 

Google would be my first choice. Type your search term into the "Wedding Photographer in Fife" box, bringing up a list of photographers in Fife.

You will know what style of Fife photographer you want for your big day. 

 

Wedding Photography Styles.

 

Traditional/Classic:  Focuses on capturing timeless formal shots with formally organised photos of the couple and their families. 

Choosing a wedding photographer with a classic and timeless style is a wise decision for creating lasting and meaningful memories. Traditional wedding photography focuses on capturing genuine moments, emotions, and the essence of the day rather than relying heavily on passing photography trends that may become dated over time.

A classic and timeless approach to your wedding photos will have a universal appeal that will feel relevant even after many years. These images will continue to evoke the same emotions and nostalgia as they did on your wedding day, allowing you to relive those cherished moments as you grow old together.

Classic wedding photography often includes traditional and elegant compositions, natural lighting, and authentic expressions. The focus is on the couple, their loved ones, and the overall atmosphere of the celebration. This style emphasises the importance of the occasion and the connections between people, making it more likely to stand the test of time.

When choosing a wedding photographer, take the time to review their portfolio and see if their work aligns with your vision for timeless and vibrant images. Look for consistency in their style and an ability to capture candid and meaningful moments.

Remember, your wedding photos will become treasured heirlooms that future generations will cherish and admire. By opting for a classic and timeless approach, you ensure that these keepsakes remain as beautiful and relevant in the future as they are on the day you receive them.

 

Photojournalistic/Documentary wedding photography offers a unique and authentic way to capture the emotions, candid moments, and genuine expressions of a couple's special day. Focusing on storytelling rather than posed shots allows for more natural and unobtrusive documentation of the wedding, resulting in photos that reflect the true essence of the event. This approach can create a timeless and emotionally rich visual narrative that preserves the genuine atmosphere and memories of the wedding. It is a popular choice for couples seeking to relive their day with heartfelt and authentic images.

 

Fine Art: Fine art wedding photography offers a timeless and elegant approach to capturing your special day. It focuses on creating beautifully composed, artistic images that emphasise the emotional and aesthetic aspects of your wedding. With an emphasis on creativity and attention to detail, fine art wedding photography results in stunning, high-quality images that serve as lasting works of art, preserving the beauty and emotion of your wedding day for generations to come.

 

Once you have a list, go to their social media, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest to give you an idea of more of their portfolio. Full details of what they can provide will be on the websites.

 

I am a documentary photographer 90% of the time. Most of the day is left to flow naturally. I only have any influence during the family formal group photos. Although, I get these done as quickly as possible after the ceremony. Nobody wants to hang around.

Once done, I take you (the couple) away to get the bridal portraits done at a chosen location, giving them alone time for an hour. Here, I will add an element of my creativity to create something that will hang with pride on your wall. Then it's back for the speeches, meal and first dance. Depending on the time of night, I may get the couple out for a twilight photo or two.

 

How Did I Become A Wedding Photographer?

 

An accident is an answer to the above. In 2014, my younger brother was getting married at Ardanaiseig Hotel on the shore of Loch Awe; somehow, I agreed. I'd been doing all landscape work for the previous five years. So yeah, I knew what I was doing with a professional camera, but I never covered a wedding. Still, a few weeks beforehand, I had persuaded myself to cover the bridal preparations before the first dance. The following year, I photographed a friend's wedding, which was me hooked.

 

In tandem with starting the market myself the following year in the wedding industry, I went down to England to embark on wedding photography training. A mixture of practical photography training alongside this, there was business training covering marketing and how to run your wedding business.

 

Why Is Wedding Photography Important?

 

The flowers die, the food gets eaten, the wine drunk, the cake cut, but the wedding photos last forever!

 

Having a professional Fife photographer capture the story of your day is an investment worth making.

After all the chaos, love and laughter, what will you remember? Little snippets will fade, but with a professional wedding photographer in Fife covering your wedding day, someone who has been through it all before is used to getting those little moments. Whether emotional or fun, you can be sure you'll have something lasting. Combine this with one of my wedding photography packages, which contains a wedding album, and you now have something to pass down to future generations. You will have something to cherish for generations. Reminding you of the little moments you missed or have forgotten alongside this, you will have a high-quality wedding album of the day.

 

 

Fife Wedding Photography Pricing

 

But have you ever sat down and thought about it? Why does it cost what it does? There can often be a range in wedding photography pricing.

 

My Approach To Fife Wedding Photography Pricing.

 

My approach to being a wedding photographer in Fife and surrounding areas starts when you first enquire about the availability of your Fife wedding day. I will then find out more about your day and plans. I will arrange to meet you for coffee to discuss your plans. It is also an opportunity for us to get to know each other. Why? To get the best photos on your wedding day in Fife, you must be relaxed and enjoy yourselves. 

From booking until your wedding day in Fife, I am happy to answer any queries you may have. In the month before the wedding day, I will arrange to meet for a coffee to review the final plans. 

The next time you see me will be the morning of your wedding day in Fife.  

 

The Wedding Day.

 

I arrive for bridal preparations on your wedding day at your chosen location and time, usually 9.30/10.00 a.m. I'm with the bridal party through to the ceremony unless the groom is nearby, where I can head off to photograph him getting ready, returning to the most important person on the day, the Bride. Once the ceremony is complete, it is the family group photos, then the couple portraits. You may produce These special moments for some wall art for your home.

The next stage of the wedding day is the speeches just before the wedding meal. Once you have enjoyed your meal, with a chance to spend time with family and friends, it's time for the first dance. That first moment where you get to dance together as husband and wife. 

On your wedding day in Fife, you will see me use several techniques to get the wedding photographs you will cherish for years. These techniques will include natural light and guidance to get you in the best position to use light. At other times, I will use flash, both on-camera and off-camera. These help me create my signature wedding photographs at your first wedding venue.

 

Post Wedding Day.

 

Immediately after I'm home from your wedding, I will back all the photos up twice. I ensure I always have at least two copies of everything for security. The next day, I will start going through the hundreds, maybe thousands of photos and culling any that don't make the grade, such as where someone has blinked. From here, the editing begins in earnest. It's where I create a set of beautiful wedding photographs with a look in keeping with my brand. Once complete, which may take several weeks, then uploaded to your online gallery. After which, I will design and prepare your wedding album in consultation with you.

 

So Why Does Wedding Photography Cost So Much?

 

Fife wedding photographers are working on something other than your wedding day. There is all the pre-booking work leading up to your wedding day, on the day itself, editing and album design afterwards. 

Wedding photography is an investment, not an expense. After the wedding, in the months or years ahead, how will you remember those memories? Yes, that's right, the wedding photography.

Wedding photographers in Fife are professionals. They have insurance, training and equipment to maintain alongside the usual business costs. 

When selecting a Fife wedding photographer, you should always view their previous work, ensuring you like it and its style. Photographers will have various packages available for different budgets. These will range from digital-only to packages containing albums.

If you have worked out your budget for your Fife wedding photographer, do your research by looking at their style and looking at the various packages available. Now you are at the point of enquiring about availability on your chosen wedding date.

Arrange to meet your wedding photographer in Fife. If everything goes well, you can invest in your Fife wedding photographer.

 

In Summary.

 

Wedding photography pricing is often a hot topic these days. Wedding photography can be a pricey industry, but what exactly do you get for the price? There are many opinions on what the right price point should be for wedding photography. 

Wedding photography costs vary based on location, day of the week, time slot, and photographer experience. In general, though, expect to pay around £1-£2k per photographer (up to £3k+ for larger weddings). Some will include albums in their packages, or they can be add-ons.

 

But remember, Fife wedding photography is an investment that will survive for generations.

 

 

 

Why Choose Me?

 

To most people, one photographer in Fife is the same as any other. True to certain extents. We all carry a box that takes pictures. ;)

Seriously though, on your wedding day, the photographer will be the ever-present throughout the day. They will turn up as the Bride and bridesmaids are still in their dressing gowns, and hair and makeup still need to be done snapping away. But this is a vital part, a record of the transformation into the blushing Bride. They will be there right through every step of the first dance. So this is a person you'll have to get on with and be relaxed around.

As wedding photographers, we are creative people. We see the situation differently and will put our stamp on a job. Based on their online portfolio and presence, you've booked a meeting with a photographer! So when you meet your Fife wedding photographer, be sure you get the chance to look through some more of their portfolio. Get them to show you complete weddings, not just select photographs hand-picked from other weddings. And current ones at that. With time, their style and ability change, allowing you to gauge whether they will fit in with your vision of your day's appearance.

 

If you are looking to book me either for Fife or if you are looking for wedding photographers in Edinburgh, I will always arrange a meeting with you, either in person, by phone or by video call.

The aim is to make the day stress-free and relaxed. Make sure you get the best photos you deserve on the day.

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