Ian Reynolds, documentary wedding photography based in Tettenhall, West Wolverhampton, on the western edge of the West Midlands, not far from Birmingham, Telford, Shrewsbury, Stafford, Cannock, Dudley and Walsall.
The images will provide a documentary where I tell the whole story.
- The ceremony
- The joy
- The laughter
- The smiles
- Behind the scenes
- The dance floor
I will be there all day capturing those special moments.
I use natural lighting wherever possible and flash where appropriate. I bring all my photographic experience to your day.
All of the processed shots are supplied for you to view via a secure online gallery, from where you can make your selection. Most married couples choose around 80.
If you choose the high resolution files you will receive all of the processed images for your personal use. There can be up to 500 images for a wedding. The delivery comes in the form of a USB stick in a presentation box.
Your unforgettable wedding day storybook, to treasure for always.
With hundreds of choices of colours, styles and finishes, I can supply your own bespoke wedding album.
Clicking on the image for a larger gallery with examples.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will you spend shooting images on the day ?
I`m there for as long as it takes to tell the story of your wedding (usually 10-12 hours). I find that starting a few hours before the ceremony allows enough time to capture lots of “getting ready” images and I will be working hard after the first dance when guests let their hair down.
How do we choose the images for our album?
Once you reviewed the images I ask you to select about 80. I will make a bespoke lay out, send you a proof showing how the pages are laid out. When you are happy with the layout it is signed off by you, I then arrange for the album to be created.
Do you take the formal group shots ?
It`s very important to get some, but it’s often the part of the day everyone does not look forward to and can ruin the atmosphere and flow of wedding. I ask the bride and groom to draw up a list before the big day and to nominate the best man or usher to gather the required groups together.
Do you make our guests pose all day ?
No, the only time I will ask your guests to actively ‘smile at the camera’ is during the formal shots. My aim is to blend into the background, allowing you and your guests to relax and enjoy the celebrations.
What happens if you are ill ?
In unlikely event I am unable to attend on the day, I have a network of other professional photographers I can call on.
Do you use a second photographer ?
A second photographer may be required if the groom or bridesmaids require to be shadowed. Most of the time I work alone as the sole photographer taking the responsibility of recording the day. I work discretely aiming to allow your guests to relax, which is more difficult to achieve if they feel they are under the scrutiny of more than one photographer.
Do you travel ?
Yes and there are no extra charges for travel with 25 miles of Wolverhampton but after that travel is charged at £1 per mile and any overnight accommodation and food would also need to be covered. Weddings at great distance or abroad would be quoted for separately.
Do you shoot Video or use Drones ?
I am a stills photographer only. I feel they are completely separate disciplines and you are better off with a video and drone professional to add to the special recording of your day. I do have contacts who specialise in these areas should you wish I can point you in the right direction.
How long do you spend working on a wedding?
This is a question i am getting asked more often.
- Wedding consultation typically 3 hrs including travel.
- Organising the itenary – 2 hrs.
- Photographing your wedding 10 – 12 hrs.
- Editing the images, picking best ones, and doing basic processing for an online gallery 17 hrs.
- Super editing the 70 or so images you pick for the album and making a proof 12-15 hrs.
- Album changes 4 hrs.
- Rough minimum total = 51 hrs.
- 2-3 hrs plus travel.
- Editing shoot 4-5 hrs.
- Total minimum = 8 hrs.
Supplying images on usb for you to print
- Super editing all images 30 hrs.
- Converting all images individually to black and white 5 hrs.
- Total minimum = 35 hrs.
If you chose all 3 options total = 94 hrs.
I think, in most circumstances that this is the minimum time I spend on your wedding photography images.
How soon will we get our images ?
I edit all your photos. I then process all the best images. This can take time to make sure they are all perfect. This may be longer than three weeks depending on the number.
Do you make back ups ?
Yes your images are backed up and will be safe for years to come.
Do you blog our wedding ?
Yes, I may use some images for my website and social media, but only with the permission as laid out in the contract.
How do I book you ?
As soon as you are happy to proceed, a non refundable booking fee of £300 will secure me for the day. The balance will need to be paid no later than 40 days before the wedding day.
It is always best to book at least 12 months in advance of your date to secure the booking.
You can contact me here or call me on 07941-323971. Leave a message and I`ll get back to you.