Photo + Film Studio
Hi and welcome!
While rooted in the UK, our love for adventure propels us to traverse the country and cross borders to document weddings in diverse settings. According to our couples what sets us apart is our commitment to capturing not just moments, but emotions — the laughter, tears, and unspoken promises that make each wedding distinct. Our collaborative approach ensures that the couples we work with feel at ease, allowing for genuine, candid moments to unfold naturally.
We are a creative photo + film team who love telling stories through photographs and films. When you commission us to work as a team we will work seamlessly together to capture each important moment without getting in each other’s way. Having us as your wedding photographers and videographers will give you peace of mind that our work will be consistent.
Having a dedicated photo and video team at your wedding offers numerous advantages that contribute to a richer and more comprehensive documentation of your special day. A photo and video team working together ensures that every moment, from the intimate to the grand, is captured. While photographers freeze individual frames, videographers capture the continuous flow of events, providing a well-rounded portrayal of your wedding day. Photos and videos offer different perspectives. Photographers focus on capturing specific moments and details, while videographers provide a dynamic, moving narrative. Together, they create a more immersive and dimensional representation of your wedding. While photos excel at capturing still moments, videos excel at capturing candid, unscripted moments. The blend of both ensures that you don’t miss out on the spontaneous and heartfelt interactions that make your wedding unique. With both photos and videos, you have diverse mediums to share your wedding memories. From framing photos for your walls to creating highlight reels for social media, the combination caters to different preferences and platforms.
What areas do you cover?
Although I am based in Hereford, West Midlands, I travel extensively across the UK and abroad to capture weddings. In fact, many of the weddings I cover are located further afield. To ensure punctuality and avoid any unforeseen issues, I always travel to the wedding location the day before the event. For destination weddings, I typically arrive two days in advance, ensuring ample time for preparation and familiarization with the venue.
How long have you been photographing and filming weddings?
I have been passionately immersed in the wedding industry since 2009. Over the years, my dedication to wedding photography has steadily grown, and I now have the privilege of capturing 40 to 60 weddings every season, depending on the year. Despite my extensive experience, I remain humble and committed to continual growth and learning. I firmly believe that every day presents an opportunity to enhance my skills and refine my craft. Whether it’s mastering new equipment and technologies or evolving my shooting techniques, I am dedicated to staying at the forefront of my profession, ensuring that each wedding I capture exceeds expectations.
Are you insured?
Absolutely. I prioritize the utmost professionalism and peace of mind for my clients, which is why I maintain comprehensive insurance coverage. I hold both public liability and professional indemnity insurance, ensuring protection for both myself and my clients throughout the wedding process. Additionally, as a licensed drone pilot, I understand the importance of adhering to regulations and safety measures. Therefore, I also carry drone insurance, meeting the requirements of wedding venues and guaranteeing a seamless and worry-free experience for all involved.
Is there a booking fee?
Yes, to secure your wedding date, I require a booking fee. The specific amount varies depending on the package you select. This booking fee serves to reserve your date exclusively and is deducted from the total balance of your chosen package. The remaining balance is then due 8 weeks prior to your wedding date, ensuring ample time for planning and coordination.
How far in advance do we book?
It’s essential to secure your preferred wedding photographer and/or videographer well in advance, particularly for weekend weddings during the peak season from May to September. I highly recommend initiating your search for favorite suppliers approximately two years before your wedding date. This allows ample time to explore various options, ensure availability, and secure the services of professionals who perfectly align with your vision and expectations.
Should we book an engagement session?
Yes, absolutely! Many couples understandably feel a bit nervous or apprehensive about being photographed, especially if it’s their first time having professional photos taken. Booking an engagement session provides a wonderful opportunity for us to get acquainted with each other. It allows you to become comfortable with me and in front of my camera, ensuring that you feel relaxed and at ease on your wedding day.
Moreover, an engagement session offers a unique chance to capture beautiful moments with your significant other in a more relaxed setting. These photos will serve as cherished memories of this special time in your lives, providing a wonderful keepsake for years to come.
Should we book a second photographer / videographer?
The decision to book a second photographer or videographer ultimately depends on the size and dynamics of your wedding. While not every wedding requires a second shooter, there are significant benefits to consider, especially for larger weddings.
Second photographers or videographers can provide invaluable support in capturing all the special moments of your big day from multiple angles and perspectives. Here are some advantages of having two professionals:
Ultimately, whether to book a second photographer or videographer is a personal choice, but it’s worth considering the benefits they can bring to your wedding day memories.
How long will it take to get our photos?
At our studio, we prioritize delivering exceptional quality while ensuring a timely delivery of your wedding photos and videos. However, the exact turnaround time can vary based on factors such as the current workload and the complexity of the editing process.
Wedding photography and videography are specialized fields, particularly during the peak season from May to September, when demand is high. As we meticulously edit each image and film ourselves to uphold our standard of excellence, our turnaround times reflect the dedication and attention to detail we devote to every project.
Our standard delivery time for photos is 12 weeks, while videos typically take 16 weeks to complete. This extended timeframe for videos is due to the intricacies involved in shooting and editing, which require additional time and effort to ensure a captivating and polished final product.
While we aim to exceed your expectations and often deliver ahead of schedule, we encourage you to keep these estimated delivery times in mind to avoid disappointment. Rest assured, we’ll keep you updated throughout the process and strive to deliver your wedding memories promptly and beautifully crafted to our highest standards.
How do we book?
To secure your wedding date and ensure my availability, I recommend reaching out to me as soon as possible through my contact page. Given the high demand for wedding photographers and videographers, particularly during peak seasons, it’s advisable to initiate the booking process early.
Once you’ve contacted me and confirmed my availability for your wedding date, we’ll schedule a convenient time to chat in more detail. During this consultation, we’ll discuss your vision, preferences, and any specific requirements you may have. This conversation will provide you with valuable insights into my approach and style, helping you make an informed decision about proceeding with a booking.
Will the photos be candid?
Wedding photography has evolved significantly in recent years, moving beyond traditional staged group photos to embrace a more authentic and storytelling approach. At our studio, we understand that every wedding is unique, and we tailor our approach to suit the individual preferences and vision of each couple.
Before your wedding day, we prioritize getting together to discuss your specific vision and requirements. This allows us to understand your expectations and preferences fully. We specialize in storytelling wedding photography, focusing on capturing genuine moments and emotions in a relaxed documentary style.
Our goal is for you to enjoy your special day surrounded by loved ones while we discreetly document the moments as they naturally unfold. We strive to be unobtrusive, ensuring that your wedding day remains about you and your celebration. While we may offer guidance or suggestions when needed, we believe in allowing events to flow organically, capturing the authentic essence of your wedding day.
Ultimately, our aim is to provide you with timeless photos and videos that you can cherish forever, reflecting the true spirit and joy of your wedding day.
Are you on social media?
Yes, absolutely! Social media is a fantastic platform for staying updated with my latest work and behind-the-scenes moments. While I may not always have the opportunity to blog full weddings on my website, particularly during the busy peak season, I make it a priority to share highlights and sneak peeks on my Instagram and Facebook accounts.
Following me on social media is a great way to get a glimpse into my creative process, see recent projects, and stay connected with the latest updates and announcements. Whether you’re looking for inspiration or simply want to stay in the loop, I invite you to join me on Instagram and Facebook for a closer look at my work.
Do we need to feed you on the day? Do you have any specific requirements?
I must admit, I have a soft spot for good food, especially when working hard to capture the magic of your wedding day. While I don’t necessarily require a lavish three-course meal, I truly appreciate being provided with a hot meal during the festivities.
Having a hot meal ensures that I can recharge and continue to provide you with exceptional service throughout the day. As for specific dietary requirements, I’m happy to say that I have no restrictions or allergies, so you can rest assured that any meal provided will be thoroughly enjoyed.
Your thoughtfulness in providing a meal is greatly appreciated and contributes to a positive and enjoyable experience for all involved.
What happens if your camera breaks?
Rest assured, I come prepared for any situation, including equipment malfunctions. I bring three cameras, multiple flashguns, lenses, and an abundance of memory cards and batteries to every wedding. This level of preparation ensures that I can seamlessly continue capturing your special moments in the unlikely event of a camera or equipment failure.
With redundancy built into my gear setup, you can trust that I have backup options readily available to maintain uninterrupted coverage of your wedding day. Your peace of mind is paramount to me, and I am committed to delivering exceptional service and ensuring that your memories are captured flawlessly, regardless of any unforeseen circumstances.
I know your style is quite natural, but will you take formal/group photos?
Absolutely! While my style leans towards capturing natural, candid moments, I understand the importance of formal/group photos for preserving cherished memories with family and friends. I’m more than happy to accommodate your preferences and capture these special moments for you.
To ensure efficiency and minimize disruption to your day, I suggest limiting the number of different combinations of people to ten or fewer. However, I’m flexible and will gladly accommodate any additional group photos if you’ve allocated time for them in your schedule.
I’m skilled at swiftly organizing and capturing group photos, aiming to complete them within approximately 20 minutes. To streamline the process, I may suggest re-ordering the photos to optimize efficiency, and I kindly ask for your assistance in assigning an usher or someone to help gather and organize the groups.
Your satisfaction and peace of mind are my top priorities, and I’m committed to ensuring that your formal/group photos are captured seamlessly and efficiently while preserving the joy and essence of your wedding day.
Do you need to do a site visit before photographing our wedding?
While I understand the importance of familiarizing oneself with the wedding venue beforehand, I typically do not conduct site visits. The reason being that many factors that significantly impact the photographs, such as lighting conditions, are highly variable and subject to change day to day.
For instance, the quality and direction of light can vary depending on the weather, time of day, and time of year. Additionally, the surroundings and ambiance of the venue may differ, from seasonal changes in foliage to the presence of temporary structures such as catering vans.
Given my extensive experience photographing weddings, I’ve developed a keen eye for assessing venues and lighting conditions on the fly. This allows me to adapt quickly and flexibly to the environment, ensuring that I capture stunning photographs regardless of the circumstances.
My priority is to deliver exceptional results while minimizing any potential disruptions to your wedding day. By relying on my expertise and adaptability, I can confidently navigate any challenges and seize the unique opportunities presented by your venue and surroundings.
What happens if you’re ill on our wedding day?
While I’ve had the privilege of photographing over 400 weddings without ever missing a day, I understand the importance of planning for unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event that I am unable to photograph your wedding due to illness or any other emergency, rest assured that I have contingency measures in place to ensure that your special day is captured seamlessly.
As a member of several networks of photographers, I have access to a pool of talented professionals who can step in to cover in case of an emergency. These networks serve as a safety net, providing reassurance that someone experienced and capable will be available to document your wedding day, should the need arise.
While I always strive to be present and fully prepared to capture your memories, my commitment to delivering exceptional service extends to ensuring that contingency plans are in place to safeguard against any unforeseen circumstances. Your satisfaction and peace of mind are my top priorities, and I am dedicated to ensuring that your wedding day is documented with care and professionalism, regardless of any challenges that may arise.
We didn’t choose a package with a wedding album but we love the photos and really want an album now – is it too late?
Not at all! While booking a package with a wedding album included offers the advantage of a fixed price, you can absolutely order an album at any time, even if you didn’t initially select a package that included one. Your desire to preserve and cherish your wedding memories in a beautifully crafted album is entirely understandable, and I’m here to assist you in bringing that vision to life.
I recommend considering ordering your wedding album within three months of your wedding day. From experience, I’ve found that taking action within this timeframe helps ensure that you don’t miss out on creating a tangible keepsake of your special day. After all, what a shame it would be for future generations to discover a USB stick of your wedding photos that may become obsolete with evolving technology!
Your wedding album serves as a timeless memento that will be treasured for years to come, allowing you to relive the joy and magic of your wedding day whenever you flip through its pages. Whether you’re ready to order your album or have any questions about the process, I’m here to assist you every step of the way.
Rachael + Steve
Thank you so much for our beautiful wedding pictures they are everything we could have dreamed of. We can’t stop looking at them. Thank you both for your great company on the day, we felt like you were part of the wedding joining in with all the fun. We are both so glad that we chose you as our wedding photographers and on our first meeting we knew we had made the right decision.
The Cliff Hotel and Spa – Cardigan / Wales
Lottie + Richard
Thanks so much for helping us to capture so many lifelong memories on our wedding day. The photos are amazing – we can’t stop looking at them! Thank you also for making us feel so much at ease during the day. We have already recommended you to others! It was a pleasure to get to know you both, and do keep in touch.
Good Intents – Worcestershire
Laura + Alex
Woweeeee we followed your advice, sat and drank champers and loved reliving our day. Some fantastic ones we can treasure forever and can’t wait to print some for gifts. Thank you both so much, such talent! Thanks from the bottom of our hearts xxx
Dewsall Court – Herefordshire
Erica + Scott
Just spent the last hour looking through all of the photos.. WOW! They are stunning. Fab job, you’re very talented! Thank you again, you were an absolute pleasure and one of the best wedding decisions we made was booking you xxx
How Caple Court – Herefordshire
Lorna + Philip
We have just had the nicest treat collecting our album and sitting down to look through it together! You have done a beautiful job and the album is amazing! Thank you so much for all you did to help create such amazing photos to remember our day! We couldn’t be more pleased!
Homme House – Herefordshire
Sheena + Lee
Thank you so much for all of these beautiful photographs! Your work is amazing! We’re so happy you were our wedding photographer and are really pleased you enjoyed the wedding.
Birtsmorton Court – Worcestershire
Matt + Laura
It was great reliving the day and seeing so many happy faces. We must have looked through the set 10 times straight this evening. You both captured some great ‘moments’, we are really pleased! We would also like to thank both of you for making us feel at ease, despite Laura and I never being so nervous. Even though we barely noticed you at times (a good thing!) it is clear from the day and the resulting photos how well you and Karolina work together – you really make a great team.
Deer Park Hall – Worcestershire
Christine + Martin
Wow wow wow, they are amazing Jarek. We love them all! You have captured our day wonderfully – exactly what we wanted. Natural shots of everyone enjoying themselves and memories to treasure forever!
Eastnor Castle – Herefordshire
Vicky + Nick
We both want to say a massive thank you! You both were so amazing in the build up and on our wedding day. So chilled and professional! We love our photos both from the engagement and our day, they’re absolutely amazing and just what we wanted to remember this special time. All the best! We would recommend you to any newly engaged couple!
Marquee – Worcestershire
Nick + Becky
Dear Jarek, just a quick note to say a huge thank you for the beautiful photos of our wedding day. They are absolutely fabulous, and a perfect way to remember it all. You were brilliant, and made everyone very relaxed when being photographed. I would recommend you to anyone.
Clearwell Castle – Gloucestershire
Caryl + Owen
Thank you for the pictures Jarek. They look amazing and we’re so glad that we chose you and your lovely wife to be the photographers. The quality is outstanding and your creative vision is modern and classic. Lots of LOVE
The Cliff Hotel and Spa – Cardigan, Wales
Rebecca + Aaron
We just wanted to Thank you again for our lovely photographs. We are so pleased with them! Everyone on the day commented on how friendly and professional you were.
Beach Wedding – Wales
Jasmin + Gyles
The pictures are absolutely beautiful, you cannot even tell that the weather was not good! We had a fantastic time, we danced till midnight and enjoyed just laughing with our friends and family the whole evening. Thank you so much for these amazing pictures.
Tipi – Worcestershire
Luke + Georgina
Thank you for capturing our day, at every step of the way you put us both at ease and the beautiful album is full of moments that we will treasure for life.
Eastnor Castle – Herefordshire