Welcome to my wedding page and congratulations on your engagement! I’m Claire and I have shot weddings since 2011 and I love every single one, I always feel such pride in capturing your day I am a Birmingham Based wedding photographer and shoot all over the midlands and the rest of the country I work both as a single shooter and as a 2 photographer team CD Wedding photography, if you are unsure if a 1 or 2 photographer team is for you drop me a line and ill have a chat through the differences.
The style I approach weddings in combines candid storytelling with traditional portraits. I like to capture all the emotion of a moment all those beautiful moments that happen naturally throughout the course of your wedding day as well as capturing your wedding guests and family.
Choosing the right wedding photographer is a big decision to make, there are so many factors to consider, how many hours do I want covering, what are the most important parts of my day to capture, the price is always a big factor, its no secret that weddings are expensive, and I always liken them to a rolling snowball gathering both momentum and size, but when all the dust has settled and your wedding dress is hung away and all the food eaten and decorations packed your wedding images are the one thing you can look at over and over again, reliving the day they are the part of your wedding day that will remind you of every moment,
I will always suggest a phone, skype or in person meeting before you decide to book, making sure we are a good fit for each other is important, I am very good at reading people, I can tell when someone has had enough of posing for shots, and those that would love to carry on, I always make sure we gel well as a client/Photographer relationship
You will need to find a photographer you like and get on with as we are there for every nitty gritty moment, from bridal preps where bridesmaids and the bride is getting ready right through to you enjoying your party, I have attended many more weddings that most people so I find myself always becoming part of my Bride and Grooms day, I have helped fasten dresses, sew bridesmaids into dresses, held hair while people have been poorly, I carry with me my own wedding emergency kit, this comes with so many handy things, sting cream, pain killers, plasters, a sweing kit, sanitary products, deodorant and so may other things.
How many images will you recieve, so on average (and this will depend greatly on how your day unfolds) you can expect to get a minimum of 50 images per hour, these will be hand edited in colour and then duplicated in black and white, bringing this amount to 100 per hour, if you then decide to add on a 2nd photographer, this will double that amount as well as covering a totally different view on the day.
I am fully insured and this covers public liability and equipment. I can provide confirmation of this at any stage as some venues need it.
I have added my wedding prices below and if you are looking to book my amazing friend and second photographer you can visit our sister wedding page CD wedding photography where you can find our joint wedding details. http://www.cdweddingphotography.co.uk/