Make Sure you Get What You Want
When Looking for a photographer for your wedding there are a number of thing you really should take in to consideration. First and most importantly make sure you are getting exactly what you want. When your day is over and you return from your honeymoon, your photos are most likely to be one of the things you will be most looking forward to seeing as they will be the lasting memory you have of your wedding day, and in my view this makes getting the right photographer, who will fulfil your expectations a very wise investment.
After all of the planning and cost that goes in to organising your wedding day, allÂ that you are left with are your memories and hopefully a great set of images, which will tell the story of your day.
The next thing that you should be sure of is the actual coverage you are getting, a friend of mine who got married last year, thought they had a great deal with their photographer, until she disappeared shortly after the ceremony, no speeches, family or first dance photos. This left them feeling very let down and although they had a few nice images, the fact that they had so few was a real shame. Another friend felt that she wished she there had been more of her and her husband alone together, so make sure you do have a really good think about what it is you expect and don’t take for granted that all photographers are offering the same thing.
This leads me on to style, it is fair to say the choice of photographers available to you these days is overwhelming and if you are not sure exactly what it is that you like, then try to imagine your dream album or photos displayed within your home, if they are of you and your partner with groups of family, bridesmaids and ushers etc, then you are more of a traditionalist. If you love the images that will catch you off guard, a funny moment, shared smile, a more fly on the wall version of your wedding day then it is more likely you will like a more photojournalistic style.
I am definitely more of the latter, on the coverage and prices page you can get more info, soÂ if you feel that this may be what you are looking for then feel free to make an inquiry.
The winning entry from the prize draw is Judy Manners from Battersea, so congratulations Judy you have won a photo session and prints.
To everyone else who entered but did not win, fear not, as a consolation I can offer you a 10% discount from your shoot fee. Quote St John’s Hill festival and the name you entered with when making your booking. I look forward to seeing you!!
Welcome to the new website and blog page, I was at St John’s Hill festival on Sunday and had a great day with my first ever Toni Ward Photography stand!
It was a very busy day and I met, and chatted to some really interesting people. I was so busy that I didn’t get to see any of the other stalls, but as I was right next to the Fish club, I did see and their goldfish racing competition, a brilliant idea.
I ran a prize draw for a free photo session, and had loads of entries; the winner will be announced here on the blog page, next Friday 25th. So if you entered then don’t forget to check.
If this is your first visit here, then welcome, below I have posted my favourite blogs from the last twelve months, so that you can get a good idea of my style, and the kind of images you might get from one session. There are also four galleries on the website. If you would like any more info or to book a session, then just send me a message from the contact page, or give me a call.
Last week I had a very nice surprise with this family, I spoke over the phone with Lucia and we arranged to have this shoot with her husband and two young children a my home in Thorpe Surrey, as they were having building work completed at their home. When they arrived it took me a couple of seconds to realize why her husband seemed so familiar, James and I had gone to the same junior school together!!
It was really great to see him again, although a little strange now we are all grown up, and here he was with his wife and two very beautiful children. It was a pleasure to take their photographs, and looking back through the images I do rather think that Lucia looks a little like actress Cameron Diaz. A great family, which, I think shows, take a look.
This is the third time I have photographed Beau, we went for a walk with Mum Ashley and their dogs Harry and Harvey. Despite being a little shy when I arrived Beau was quite the poser by the time we got going, the results are some great shots and just how cute is her outfit! Have a closer look at some examples of this family photography below.
This Saturday I was in Hadley Wood for the christening of Zach, I last saw him a couple of weeks ago at home with Mum and Dad for his 7 month shoot.
He was as you will see, looking incredibly smart in his christening outfit as were all of the guests, this really was a beautiful day, it was probably the best weather of the weekend for this kind of occasion, and the children all had a fabulous time having their faces painted,going on the bouncy castle and then they had an entertainer who I have to say had more energy and enthusiasm than I have ever seen one person sustain!! needless to say they loved him.
At the end of the evening Zach’s Grandad summed up the day with touching speech and there were raised glasses all round.
Scarlett This is Scarlett’s second shoot and she had only just come from having her vaccine, I was a little unsure how bright she would be, as you can see she was a little star, posing and talking for her photos. Then I think it was all a bit much, as she quickly fell asleep, not before I got some lovely shots.
Zach Nikki And Richard
This is my third shoot with Zach, I first photographed him as bump.
He is as you can see just gorgeous, and a little angel, there were so many nice pics of Zach I found it hard to edit them down for this blog. In the next couple of weeks I will be seeing him, Mum Nikki and Dad Richard again for his Christening, so no doubt there will be another update of this little cutie.