Christopher Hall

The future of wedding photography

What is the future for wedding photography?

There is no question about it. It doesn’t matter where you live, Coronavirus (or COVID-19) has affected everyone and is changing the way that we live our lives in a very drastic way.

The new restrictions that are in place with regards to social distancing are really beginning to hit home and we are finding ourselves limited to being at home. Pubs, restaurants and other social venues have now been closed (at least here in the UK) for the foreseeable future and we are having to find new ways of becoming ‘sociable’.

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Despite the panic I’m still working

It seems that I am not the only one who has been awake in the night worrying about the Coronavirus and what implications it may have on our lives. This is a very troubling time for everyone and it seems it will continue for a while yet.

I have had some of my clients already contact me about postponing their bookings, which I understand is a major concern for them. To my clients I would like to reassure you that I will continue to work as long as I am able to along with the government guidelines.

Product Photography High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire including Amersham Aylesbury Beaconsfield Burnham Chesham Maidenhead Marlow Slough Stokenchurch

Life is short, buy the shoes

Shoes I’m told are what a girl wants, or was that just a line from a film? In this case though what the lady wanted was to expand her business so that she could start to sell her shoes online.

As we discussed the challenges that she faced it became apparent that the first hurdle was the sheer number of shoes that she had and her budget.

After a few emails back and forth we agreed on a budget and what I could offer to work within that figure.

To help showcase the shoes we had decided on taking a photo of each shoes from four different angles.

Gallery & Management Software For Photographers – Been There, Got The T-Shirt

As a photographer I am often asked which gallery software I use or if I use an application to organise my workload. If I’m not being asked this question directly it is regularly asked on social media and other photographer related platforms.

Truth to be told there are so many different options that it really is down to personal choice. I have however been tempted by some of the comments and offers and have used my fair share of the ready made packages that are available to photographers these days.

Headshot Photography High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire including Amersham Aylesbury Beaconsfield Burnham Chesham Maidenhead Marlow Slough Stokenchurch

Dance college headshot photography

Has Your Wedding Photographer Let You Down?
Being let down by your wedding photographer is one of those things that many couples dread happening. That moment when you get the call or email from your wedding photographer telling you that they can’t make the date of your wedding.

The panic sets in how will you find another photographer with only a few weeks to go?

Wedding Photography High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire including Amersham Aylesbury Beaconsfield Burnham Chesham Maidenhead Marlow Slough Stokenchurch

Has your wedding photographer let you down?

Has Your Wedding Photographer Let You Down?
Being let down by your wedding photographer is one of those things that many couples dread happening. That moment when you get the call or email from your wedding photographer telling you that they can’t make the date of your wedding.

The panic sets in how will you find another photographer with only a few weeks to go?

Wedding Photography High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire including Amersham Aylesbury Beaconsfield Burnham Chesham Maidenhead Marlow Slough Stokenchurch

Wedding Photography – Beaconsfield Registry Office, Beaconsfield, Bucks

I always enjoy a visit to the Old Town in Beaconsfield, partly because it’s such beautiful historical town and partly because it’s where I lived and played as a child. So when I was asked to photograph a wedding at the registry office there I jumped at the chance.

Okay, the weather wasn’t great but armed with an umbrella that wasn’t going to stop the happy bride as she arrived at the registry office.

Wedding Photography High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire including Amersham Aylesbury Beaconsfield Burnham Chesham Maidenhead Marlow Slough Stokenchurch

How much should wedding photography cost?

If you have looked at wedding photography pricing you are possibly aware by now of how expensive wedding photography can be. In fact, the average price for a wedding photographer in 2019/20 is £1,560 (survey from www.yourperfectweddingphotographer.co.uk). It’s a figure that seems to have stayed almost constant for the last five years.

With a wedding photographer being in the top three things to prioritise for a wedding most websites will advise that you should set aside 10-15% of your budget for a wedding photographer.

Wedding Photography - Bodicote House & Cromwell Lodge Hotel, Banbury, Oxfordshire

Wedding Photography – Bodicote House & Cromwell Lodge Hotel, Banbury, Oxfordshire

It was time for another visit to Banbury in Oxfordshire. More to the point two different venues, Bodicote House (the registry office) for the ceremony before going on to the Cromwell Lodge Hotel for the wedding reception.

As I arrived I quickly found the ceremony room and had a look around, as soon as I saw the staircase I knew I could do something with that. It wasn’t long either before I saw the perfect opportunity.
As I arrived St Michael’s Manor I could see it had the perfect romantic setting with function rooms, lounge, bar, terrace and some magnificent gardens with a lake. 

Wedding Photography - St Michael's Manor, St Albans, Hertfordshire

Wedding Photography – St Michaels Manor, St Albans, Hertfordshire

My wedding photography has taken me to St Albans on many occasion, usually to the registry office (or The Gatehouse), so it was great to be visiting a wedding at St Michael’s Manor hotel. 

As I arrived St Michael’s Manor I could see it had the perfect romantic setting with function rooms, lounge, bar, terrace and some magnificent gardens with a lake.