From Lorna

Many Congratulations. You are getting married!

I have had the privilege of shooting over 600 beautiful weddings, With many years of experience, I am able to achieve consistently great shots quickly and quietly, with both confidence and the minimum of fuss.

It’s my policy stay in the background as much as possible. As your photographer I am with you throughout the day; its a delicate balance of being there to capture you but discreet enough for you not to notice.

your wedding involves Far more than just showing up on the big day. I cover everything personally From Pre-Planning - shooting on the day - the all important post production and beauty retouching, right through to the finished album and final prints.

I like to pre-plan everything down to the last detail, this gives me the best chance of capturing every important moment. I can help guide you through the planning process and support you on your day.

I prefer to meet face to face with you, but if distance is a problem I can make arrangements on the phone. After your initial consultation, I provide you with a comprehensive plan, leaving nothing to chance.

I look forward to hearing from you

Lorna

The Plan                  “chance favours the prepared mind” 

The plan is the blueprint and the single most important job of any wedding photographer. It is more than a mere schedule of times. It is written from notes taken at the consultation; all timings and arrangements are taken into consideration. Listed are times, where, when and who. It is a crucial document to ensure that all aspects of the day run smoothly. It also lists all the key people and reminders for “must have” shots, and highlights any potential sensitive issues eg. secret surprises or family politics. 

Full reconnaissance  - all venues are fully scouted; this is important to establish the potential for points of view and for contingency for bad weather shooting. Lorna will liaise with the wedding venue.

Letter of agreement - On booking a £500 deposit is required to secure your day. Confirmation is sent in writing.

 

The Big Day

Shooting on the Day - every wedding day is different; there are no set rules. Below are some general guidelines of shots for a traditional church wedding.

The Boys - the groom, the best man and the ushers. Cool relaxed shooting of the boys looking their best. Often we meet much earlier in the day and spend approximately 15-30 minutes, either at the wedding venue, church or A pub.

The Girls - getting ready, the bride, the bridesmaids, the bride’s mother, the details, dress, shoes & flowers. This part of the day is where Lorna achieves her hallmark bridal portraits as well as all the fun and frills shots that record the preparations.

The Ceremony - arriving and the bride’s entrance, the ceremony, exchanging the rings, the kiss, the register, the aisle, the happy couple, the confetti.

The Reception – family, hens and stags, the entire wedding party group, the setting, the food, the cake, the decorations, speeches, cake cutting…

Lorna recommends keeping formal groups to the minimum, to avoid the reception turning into a photoshoot! preferring to focus on relaxed groupings of your key people keeping the emphasis on fun and informal shooting.

The Couple – we always recommend that couples take time out for a short while from the wedding party. You may appreciate some quiet time to take it all in with one another. Without spending hours, this is the best time to get some wonderful shots - simply having a quite walk, an embrace, whatever you feel comfortable with. A minimum of fifteen minutes is written into the plan.

The Evening – first dance, throwing the bouquet, fireworks…

Post Wedding

The Edit- this is where the very best images are selected to form your wedding collection. Every image is taken through an initial process; this includes basic beauty retouching with a mix of colour and black & white images, with a few top shots selected and taken through an additional creative process, to show you the full potential for your statement images. 

Expect to view up to 400 images. These are uploaded to Lorna’s website for viewing and low res versions are sent for you to share within 10 days from the wedding. High Res files are sent after any orders are completed to ensure you receive the fully beauty re-touched versions. 

File quality - low res files for sharing and high res files for printing.

Optional extras

Printing, framing and albums

Lorna has a wide range of quality products to choose from, working with the best suppliers.

There is no obligation to buy from Lorna’s range and some couples prefer to handle this themselves, it is worth noting however any images that you order from Lorna are taken through an additional process, with full beauty retouching for premium printing. 

Should you wish to purchase from Lorna, you will be invited to a viewing of your wedding images where you can choose from a range of beautiful quality hand selected products, alternatively Lorna can make recommendation and provide samples and proofs. 

See Lorna’s product and price guide.

Additional post-production

You may require specific additional post production, beauty retouching or digital manipulation above and beyond what is included in the standard process; this is charged at £50 per hour

Gift vouchers - Available for your wedding list.

At the time of booking, a fee of £500 is required as a deposit to secure the day. The remaining balance becomes due thirty days prior to your wedding.

if your wedding is abroad or further afield in The Uk from our base in the West Country we will gladly provide a quote. Please enquire.

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