I capture your day using a reportage (documentary) style, meaning I work around you & your day. There is no strict regime, like some photographers ask. Many factors can alter throughout the day so this flexibility is key. The documentary wedding photography style, covers your day more thoroughly - It also allows you to relax whilst I do the hard work and capture moments you didn't even know had happened!
It is important that your wedding should be a day that you spend time together with loved ones and not in front of the lens - I doubt you'll even notice that I'm around! Unobtrusive photography is what I strive for.
I believe that a wedding is a chapter of your life together - do on your day what makes you both happy and don't worry about the pressures around - by using my knowledge and experience, I'll put you all at ease making the day flow smoothly and effortlessly whilst creating beautiful photography & memories to add to your story!
“THE ONLY PORTFOLIO THAT MATTERS IS THE ONE THAT I LEAVE IN PEOPLE’S HEARTS.”
What is a wedding photography website without a portfolio, so grab a cuppa and take a look at some of my favourite images over recent times.
Artistic reportage wedding photography - honest authentic moments with a sprinkling of crazy - images for the wild and free
Further images and full wedding previews can be found over on the blog
"In a digital world our memories are stored in electronic vaults
share your memories - Let's print"
Whatever you are looking for, there is a package for you. The most popular is the full day photography coverage, a day with no restraints, however smaller coverages and options to add on extras are available to create your bespoke wedding photography package.
Elopements are possible my vice! The freedom to explore with no restraints.Unlike most I like to offer my services for the full day. Part photographer - part tour guide. We can create once in a lifetime imagery in some utterly stunning locations
From Iceland to the Caribbean - I've been lucky enough to capture some beautiful stories in beautiful far out locations and cultures! All my packages include a portrait session and travel so you don't have to worry about covering that. Let's get cultured! let's dance!
This is a fun and relaxed session where you can get used to being in front of the camera and my approach, I can do a pre-wedding shoot anywhere you like - I normally recommend a place that means something to you - otherwise the park, woodland or a beach usually work best for a nice intimate stroll. I prefer shooting outdoors in natural light but I am all ears to any suggestions, just anywhere where you're relaxed and can be you!
WHAT IS A PRE-WEDDING SHOOT AND WHAT HAPPENS?
As a reportage photographer I am there to capture all the natural moments of your wedding day, however I understand that some couples may want a few formal group photographs also. If you want some staged group shots then I'm more than happy to capture them for you.
DO YOU TAKE FORMAL GROUP PHOTOGRAPHS?
Absolutely! I love to travel - For nationwide weddings, All travel is included, however for weddinfs further afield I would need accommodation for the night before but we'll discuss that before you book. For destination weddings, I tend to ask that flights and two nights accommodation are covered or we can discuss it on a wedding to wedding basis.
ARE YOU PREPARED TO TRAVEL NATIONWIDE/WORLDWIDE FOR A WEDDING?
Yes, of course! In fact I feel its really important to meet face to face and have a chat about your photography shoot in a little more detail. It also gives you a chance to ask me any questions, as well as finalising all the details to make your photographs perfect. For weddings I also offer pre-wedding shoots.
CAN WE MEET BEFORE THE WEDDING DAY?
Of course you can! I am not afraid of a bit of water or mud - that’s what umbrellas and wellies are for! For those who are afraid of the English weather, I also prepare for this and normally have a plan B for indoor locations for photographs.
IF IT’S RAINING ON OUR WEDDING DAY CAN WE STILL GET PICTURES OUTSIDE/WHAT HAPPENS?
You will receive a minimum of 400 images (half/full day packages) 250 (elopement packages) fully edited images on the USB presentation drive. But where possible, I will always aim to fill the drive up with as many photos as I possibly can.
How Many images will we receive?
I take great care to edit each image with sensitivity keeping them looking as natural as possible whilst enhancing and applying my developed style. All images are edited using professional software to achieve the highest quality.
How do you edit the images?
Post processing of your images will take between 6-8 weeks - although it is often earlier in quieter months. I can give a closer estimation nearer the time. The USB's are available and sent at this time. Once you have viewed the images and made your selection of favourites it can take up to a further 4-6 weeks for the design and production and postage of your albums.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET MY PACKAGE?
Should the unlikely scenario of either of these, the secondary photographer can take over, should there not be one, I also have many other professional wedding photographers as contacts to replace me. I always carry a backup camera and equipment and am well insured against any issues that although unlikely, may arise.
WHAT IF YOU ARE ILL ON THE DAY OR YOUR EQUIPMENT BREAKS?
Gavin Jacob Power | Photographer is fully insured with Public Liability & Indemnity insurance.
DO YOU HAVE INSURANCE?
Almost anything! The images I provide will be full resolution and without any ugly watermarks. They are your photos, for you to share and print as much as you like. This said, I don't allow commercial use without our prior consent in writing - further details regarding this can be found upon enquiry.
WHAT CAN WE DO WITH THE IMAGES?
Gavin Jacob Power | Photographer is not VAT registered, therefore no VAT is added onto packages.
ARE PRICES INCLUSIVE OF VAT?
To secure your wedding date, I require a booking fee and a signed contract. this is done through my secure client area information. I will send you upon request to book my services. Dates are booked on a first come, first serve basis.
HOW DO WE BOOK?
I require a £400 booking fee payed alongside the return of your contract, this secures your date and covers the cost of any pre wedding work. It is non refundable, and will be deducted from the cost of your package.
What is the booking fee?
Albums can be added onto your package quote as an extra option or can be ordered after the day.
WE WANT AN ALBUM when do we order it?
Yes, our online print ordering service offers various print options within your private gallery with a secure checkout processed by Paypal. Anyone with your gallery password can order through this built in system making it more hassle-free for you.
CAN OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY ORDER PRINTS FROM YOU?
Yes, All selections are down to you - I'll design and your will proof and amend before sending to print. Full information on options and the process will be sent to to those who order a fine art wedding album.
Do we choose the album images?