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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.

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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?

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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?

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

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

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

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

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Wedding Photography - St Michael's Manor, St Albans, Hertfordshire
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What does it take to become a professional photographer?

Perhaps you have a dream of becoming a professional photographer or you have already started your professional photography business. If for you it’s still a dream what is it that’s holding you back? If you have already started how was it for you? Did you start part-time, nervous about taking that first step or did you, like me, jump straight in?

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Wedding Photography – The Gatehouse, St Albans

St Albans is a beautiful historic market town set in Hertfordshire. St Albans Registry Office or The Gatehouse, an imposing Victorian building, makes a wonderful venue for any civil ceremony wedding . The building is surrounded by a large beautiful garden with an impressive cannon outside the main entrance, which also provides an unusual backdrop for any wedding photography (and also a great way for me to get that extra bit of height when I need it).

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