We are two guys who are great friends and just happen to be photographers as well. In 2007 we formed dp Wedding Photography and we are delighted to be recommended by Bijou who admire our work and working style.
Where are you based? West London, North London and also in Farnham, Surrey.
Favourite Bijou Venue:Impossible to answer as they are all fantastic venues and have their own very distinct feel and style.
How many weddings do you do a year? 30-40 for each as we are a team of two
Average price/cost: Approximately £1500
Tell us a little bit about yourselves?
Our background is in commercial, editorial and advertising photography. This experience also very much lends itself to weddings and we think it gives us a certain extra creative source to draw from when covering a wedding day.
How would you describe your wedding photography style and what makes you unique?
It spans from and across documentary/reportage to relaxed formal, as you can see from the images on our website. Couple always brief us on the style and approach they would like and we always welcome “must have” group shots lists, also any requests on the day.
How would you describe your working style?
We work very hard but calmly to capture great and meaningful images and most importantly of all we don’t take over the day.
Do you shoot digitally or with film? Or both?
We shoot digitally.
What type of equipment do you use?
Nikon professional cameras and prime lenses.
Do you shoot in colour and black and white?
Initially, in colour.We can then convert any of the images into b/w and get a perfect tonal range.
What can you offer couples? Can they customise the package with you?
Our price list offers several coverage options, all of which can be customised. We offer coffee table books, matted albums, also high quality print printing in colour and b/w.
Do you include an engagement shoot?
We do engagement shoots but they are as an addition.
How long after the wedding will the couple receive their proofs?
We aim to have all the images fully edited within 14 days or by the time the couple return from their honeymoon. All images are supplied on CD or DVD disc/s or if preferred, on a memory stick.
How far in advance should couples book you?
The earlier the better in order to secure the date. It’s not unusual for us to get bookings 18/24 months before the wedding date.
What information do you need from the couple before the wedding day?
Our booking form asks for all the info we need; ceremony time, venue, bride and grooms details and contact numbers, along with any special shots list.
What are you expecting see more mainstream/more common in the next year or two?
The bride wearing a party dress for the evening, first dance/party time.
If you were getting married, how would you choose your wedding photographer?
Firstly, I would ask around for any recommendations. Whether from friends or family or the venue, there’s a lot to be said about a recommended professional photographer. It’s an indication of a good track record, high quality image making, reliability and trust. I would be looking for someone who prefers shooting in natural/available light as much as possible. Finally, by getting in contact to discuss the day I’m planning and type of coverage I would like. Good communication would be the ultimate deciding factor.