Steve Ryan Wedding Photography

Photographing Your Big Day!

Your big day has arrived! I will arrive with you to capture the final touch ups of hair and make up (providing it is within your package) and record all the details of your dress, shoes, jewellery and the interaction and build up between you and your bridal party.

This is a truly wonderful part of the day, so full of anticipation and emotion. We then move on to the groom and his grooms men, where we take some relaxed and informal portraits of men being men, but also informal portraits with his family.

Photography during the wedding ceremony will depend on the type of ceremony. Naturally, we are fully respectful throughout all ceremonies and photograph in an unobtrusive manner. Some churches will not allow photography at all throughout the ceremony, others will allow some, it is always worth checking with your church beforehand. If you are having a civil ceremony, most registrars are quite relaxed and allow you to photograph unobtrusively throughout the ceremony.

The rest of your wedding day, and our role as wedding photographers is dependant on each couple. Some couples prefer to have formal groups at the church or registry office, whilst some like the big confetti shots, others prefer all photographs to be completed at the reception venue, and others prefer no formal groups at all.

We will require approximately 45 minutes - 1.5 hours for the groups, which will include taking the bride and groom away from the bridal party for their personal photographs.

The Speeches

Speeches are another exciting part of the day. The guests have been fed and suitably watered, the groom looking proud. The bride's expressions as her father (or mother) speaks lovingly of their beautiful daughter, becoming the adult who sits before them now. These are the moments that the bride and groom don't see their own reactions, but we will be there to capture it all.

Important Moments

Providing it is within your package, we will remain at the wedding capturing all the important moments such as cutting the cake and the first dance - along with any candid photographs that may arise. We will leave just after the first dance or 9pm depending on which comes first. If wanted, we can also bring along portable studio equipment and set up a portrait area for any guests that would like their photographs taken in their finery.

The Following Day

The day after your wedding we will upload a "sneak peak" sample of photographs for you to view, these are usually 3-5 images and uploaded to our facebook page. We endeavour to have all your images ready for you within 5 weeks, however during peak periods this may be a little longer. We can arrange a private viewing for you to see your complete set of images, which you will be able to take away with you on a low resolution CD. Once you have viewed your wedding photographs, we then upload to a secure website for you to share with your family and friends.

The Wedding Album

Our wedding services include an album as standard as we believe your wedding album is not just a memory of your day, it's a little piece of history to be enjoyed for generations to come. We work closely with a high standard album company to produce stunning story book style and traditional albums. Each album is designed by us, with a copy proof sent for your approval before print. Album turnaround times vary depending your preferred type, but you should expect to have your album within 5 weeks. To speak to us about your wedding plans and how we can help capture your perfect day, please call on 07939 214423, or e-mail here.

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