Staffordshire Wedding Photographer
Guest Blog by Deborah Stott from Stott Weddings
Everyone will tell you that your wedding day will fly by in what seems like an instant, and it’s so true, there’s so much going on and you’re so happy and excited to see everyone that it’s midnight before you know it.
That’s just one of the reasons to make sure that you’ve chosen the right Staffordshire Wedding Photographer for you, there is no second chance to get those once in a lifetime images, you need to know that you can trust your photographer to capture your wedding day and supply you with images that you can treasure forever.
Why choose a professional?
It can be tempting to ask a friend or family member to photograph your wedding, but I would urge you to consider what you're asking of them and the pressure this can put them under. As a professional Staffordshire Wedding Photographer with years of experience, I know how to handle every situation that might arise on your wedding day.
You can plan for most things but the British weather, vicars and your guests can be unpredictable! There are always a dozen things to think about at any given moment; lighting, composition, depth of field, movement, knowing just the right moment to take the shot
As as a professional I know instinctively what to do in a situation, this comes from experience, which your family member will not have.
Your Day to Enjoy
I understand that every moment of your wedding day is precious and that you don’t want to spend two hours having photos taken, you should enjoy spending time with your guests.
All too often I hear about photographers taking the bride and groom away for hours whilst their guests hang around waiting for them to come back. I work quickly, taking around 15 minutes to get the 'couple' shots leaving you lots of time to enjoy your day.
Working at The Ashes
It’s a great privilege to be The Ashes recommended Staffordshire Wedding Photographer, although I've worked at this amazing wedding venue many times, I never tire of it and I’m always inspired by its beauty and the huge variety of backgrounds on site, there are so many gorgeous nooks and crannies!
And I know it sounds corny, but every wedding is unique, it’s people that make wedding photography interesting and every couple is different; I love connecting with couples at our pre-wedding meetings and finding out a little about them.
Timing is Everything
I never forget that it’s an honour to be a part of their wedding day and if I can capture their individual personalities on camera then I’m halfway there.
Working at The Ashes for me means that I know exactly how the day will run. I know I have all the staff on hand if I need them for anything.
Every wedding I have shot at The Ashes has run smoothly and in my line of work, timing is everything, so for me it's perfect. Having an Event Manager on site all day is crucial for me as it allows me to concentrate on doing what I do best!
Your Wedding Album
As a final thought, just think about how delightful it is to turn the pages of an old family photo album. One of the dangers of asking your friend or family member to shoot your wedding is that the photos never get published in an album.
Not only do I spend the time perfecting your wedding photographs using sophisticated specialist software which allows me to remove fire extinguishers and ugly exit signs (which always seem to be in just the wrong place!), enhance tones and smooth out minor flaws; I’ll also spend time with you choosing a beautiful photograph album and offering advice on layout and print options so that you have a beautiful, tangible record of one of the most important days of your life.