Here you will find a little on my photo journalistic approach to creating real life wedding stories and the nitty-gritty info to make sure it’s ideally suited to you.
On this page:
– My style
Please also get in touch with any questions, even if the answers are here and you CBA to read them, that’s cool with me as I’d much rather have a chat too 🙂
Natural wedding photography with all the right feels...
My aim is to tell the joy filled story of your day made up of genuine, natural moments to make you look amazing and show you and your loved ones having the time of their lives. You will feel comfortable and at ease to enjoy your wedding day to the full. I am a friendly laid back person and from when we first meet right through to your wedding day, I’ll make sure you feel completely at ease. I want to capture you enjoying the most important day of your life in as natural a way as possible so you can relax and enjoy every moment.
To me, photography is more than just a record; it’s a visual story seen through the eyes of the observer. I feel that for the story to be told well, the photographer needs to be both immersed in the moment and have an appreciation of aesthetics. To get a real feel for the emotions at your wedding I’m more like one of your guests rather than a supplier (and it is a pleasure to meet your family and friends). Along with an understanding of light supplemented with compassion and imagination, these ingredients form the relationship that makes for storytelling wedding photography you will always hold close to your heart.
I’d love to hear all about your wedding ideas and plans. Get in touch so I create the ideal wedding storytelling photography for you…
Hampshire Wedding Photographer Prices
My clients are relaxed couples that value storytelling photography told through genuine natural moments. This informal and fun approach to wedding photography really makes your day that extra bit special. Your wedding day without all the fuss of posed and staged photos, a day you can enjoy to the full.
I feel that every wedding is different and bespoke, so I don’t have wedding photography packages but instead keep it really simple so you can make your own selection and get exactly what you want. You chose the hours and then the albums. There are already heaps of extras bits included in every wedding so whatever you choose you don’t miss out.
Below are my Hampshire Wedding Photographer prices. I am available for weddings throughout Europe and I can get booked up 12-24 months in advance so please enquire now to secure your wedding date, though if you have a last minute one give me a shout, I might just have availability!
Wedding Day Photography Story... £1650
Your wedding is your unique story. It seems only right to avoid rigid pricing packages and instead help you create a bespoke plan. I photograph all ranges of wedding stories, everything from intimate elopements to large multi-day destination weddings.
Typical wedding day storytelling photography in the UK is 8 hours. Prices start at £1650 to tell the story of your day from bridal preparation to first dance, or however you choose to use the time (8 hours) or more time if required; the night-time party makes for some great fun photos! Of course you are welcome to add more or less time to suit your plans, and wedding albums too; I can help with your wedding photography plan at your consultation. Want to see what else is included? Take a look at the list below.
Elopements and intimate weddings... from £250
CURRENT SPECIAL OFFER
I have discovered I really love mid week weddings.
So if this is you then I’d like to make your dreams and wedding story come true. I am offering up to £200 off Monday to Thursday weddings booked this summer 2023. Please get in touch for these last minute offers.
Whatever you are doing I’d love to hear all about your wedding ideas and plans. Get in touch so I create the ideal wedding storytelling photography for you…
Every wedding includes...
Interested in albums? Want to see more? I have plenty of albums with beautiful real wedding stories for you to browse.
Get in touch so I can create your story book of dreams!
Frequently Asked Questions...
In case you missed it the best place is on the recent weddings page where I share wedding day stories and photofilms plus little bits a bobs to show how I go about creating your wedding day story. This is my new website so I’m in the process of gradually selecting and transferring 6 years worth of wedding stories! You could also check out my instagram @SainteCroixPhotos which has a whole load of decisive moments captured to tell dream wedding stories.
Yes indeed! And to keep the story flowing I create natural wedding portraits without heavy posing or staging, but in a style that is truly you. Just a little time out together away from the crowd to enjoy the surroundings of your venue. It is just 20-30 mins to create relaxed natural portraits of you enjoying your “just married” moment!
If you wish we can also add a few family group photos, keeping it friendly, chilled and quick! This way everyone enjoys your wedding day.
That’s great! I hear the same from loads of couples who feel the same at the start and all go away feeling so happy saying they have really enjoyed the whole photography shoot experience. This is the same for engagement shoots, creative portraits and weddings. I just want people to be themselves, their most happy and comfortable selves. This will bring you the photos you love. I’m a laid back person which will help you to relax and enjoy the moment too. If needed I can help with gentle direction rather than deliberate posing. And that’s pretty much it! On a wedding day escaping for your portrait photos is also a nice little break for you two and while it is unrushed we’ll do it all in as little time as possible, 20-30mins at most; I’d much rather you get to enjoy your wedding to the full.
Full wedding day photography includes everything you are likely to need and maybe some things you haven’t considered yet!
– Planning sessions to help you get the best from your day
– Photographer [me!] from prep to party (around 9 hours)
– Your wedding day story as photographs (~500); each one professionally edited
– A stylish online gallery to share with family and friends
– Download of high resolution images for the bride and groom
– An organised yet relaxed wedding expert you can really trust in to be there on your big day [that’s me again!]
I also have options to provide coverage for both shorter and longer days and of course there is a range of albums so you can build a truly bespoke wedding photography package to suit your needs.
Yes! It is up to you whether you want one or not and there is a range of sizes, colours and materials for you to choose from. I’ve also sought out the best quality albums possible too. They look and feel great (just like your wedding day!).
You have come a step too fair already but I like the excitement! I like to tell the story of your day with natural candid photography of all the best moments; the tears, laughter, love that come together to form a complete story of your wedding day. To read more about my style pop back to the top of this page or read the home page. Or of course get in touch; happy to chat!
YES! Love new creative ideas and a break from tradition. Since every wedding is different let me know your plans for the day and we can work out what’s best for you. Is your wedding very soon, unique or perhaps an elopement? I may also have short term availability and can provide you with a great offer so we can work together on our ideas. I do hold back some availability for unique weddings so don’t be afraid to enquire with your last minute wedding photography enquiry.
Yes! I love black and white photography. I choose black and white when it best suits the scene and story; I’ll sometimes even shoot in black and white too. You get a good mix of colour and B&W and can check my instagram @SainteCroixPhotos to get an idea of the ratio of B&W to colour photography and of course to see how I use it. (Happy to talk more on this as I love it!)
Anything from a beach/mountain elopement to a stately home, or a registry office wedding to a big destination wedding overseas. I’ve loved festival style weddings, garden weddings, manor houses, forests, beaches, vineyards, castles, pubs, theatres… and soon hopefully your wedding too! Contact me with your ideas, I’d love to hear about the plans for your wedding day, no matter how small or big, it’s the story that counts.
I’m based in Hampshire on the south coast (Fareham and Newbury) and work all over the UK, and now Europe too. Travel is usually included unless it is such a distance that requires me to stay overnight. That is something we can work out when we go through your plans.
Yes! My photography business has been full-time since 2013 now. I am fully insured and I have a contract with the wedding couple to protect us all. It is all quite simple and, as past clients will testify, reassuring to know you are in safe, professional hands. I can guide you through all of this when we first meet.
You do not. The bride and groom can download their photographs and the online gallery has a brilliant feature where you and your guests can order the prints directly (means you don’t get the hassle from your guests, they can order themselves!). Should you order from the gallery I have chosen only the very best photo labs ensuring you get the best quality prints delivered quickly straight to you.
If this is all sounding right so far get in touch and tell me a little about you and your dream wedding. I’d love to hear your ideas and get to know you a little too. We can chat by phone/zoom or over a cuppa so you can browse wedding albums and find out all about me too, completely no obligation, just a friendly chat of exciting ideas and plans! Just hit the button to say hi…