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Wendy Aldiss Photography

Wendy is a multi-award winning photographer with 18 years of experience. Her style blends reportage with elegant classical photography. Her masterful eye for detail will leave you with a breath-taking record of your wedding day.

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Tell us a little about yourself?

I’ve been a full time professional photographer since 1999. I’ve always loved photographing people. I shoot 25 to 30 weddings a year and I still enjoy shooting natural child and family portraits too. Weddings are about families and relationships so it’s a natural fit!

How would you describe your wedding photography style and what makes you unique?

My style is creative reportage with an artistic edge I’m told.

How would you describe your working style?

I allow the day to flow naturally, capturing flattering yet natural images but I’m always ready to help and direct when required. I’m observant but unobtrusive. Some couples do have very specific idea about certain shots they want to create and I’m always happy to help them achieve that.

Do you shoot digitally or with film? Or both?

digital

What type of equipment do you use?

I use Nikon D810’s with a range of Nikon lenses. I sometimes use a reflector and flash very sparingly as I love natural light.

Do you shoot in colour and black and white?

I shoot in colour and convert to black and white. This means there is a nice mixture but there’s always the option to have the colour version of any image.

What can you offer couples? Can they customise the package with you?

I try to keep this simple. All couples will have all the edited and prepared images on a USB as well as a password protected online gallery to share with family and friends. I also have a range of wedding albums to choose.

Do you include an engagement shoot?

If couples wish to have an engagement shoot this can easily be arranged, either at my studio and gardens or on location or indeed at their chosen Bijou wedding venue.

How long after the wedding will the couple receive their proofs?

Two weeks after the wedding the gallery will be ready for the couple to view and the password protected online gallery will be available for the couple to share with family and friends and the couple will also get the edited high resolution images at this time too.

How far in advance should couples book you?

Couples generally book me a year in advance but this varies and depends on my availability.

What information do you need from the couple before the wedding day?

I best to meet couples to discuss their requirements and show them all the examples I can offer them. This is also successfully done via Skype sometimes too. I like to understand the type of wedding they’re planning and getting a sense of the family dynamics is also important. I always ask for an itinerary two weeks prior to the wedding, a list of group shots and the names of key people.

What are you favourite wedding trends?

Couples feel less constrained by tradition these days so they can make their wedding day very personal. Even so, I find most couples still love a lot of the traditions which they often combine with their own twist!

What are you expecting to see become more mainstream/more common in the next year or two?

Midweek weddings and winter weddings are becoming more popular.

If you were getting married, how would you choose your wedding photographer?

I think it’s important to feel at ease with your chosen photographer and to feel that he or she understands what you want and listens to you. It’s important to choose someone who has lots of experience and can cope with any situation and still produce high quality images. I would want to see a range of different albums and whole weddings, not just snap shots of several weddings.

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