Weddings Lorraine Claire

Think of me as a guest…

Kind of. A very well behaved, hardworking guest. A quiet guest that constantly has their eye out for the incidental moments and unassuming little details otherwise missed. I like to take the time to get to know you, finding out what’s important to you both.

You’re having a winter wedding with an intimate, candlelit evening reception for 30 guests? Lovely! Your wedding will be a summer bash with games on the terrace and dancing til dawn? Great! The point is every wedding day large or small, vintage or modern, here or abroad, is unique and fabulous in its own way. I absolutely love the quirkiness each couple brings. This is why I take on a limited number of weddings each year, so I can spend time with my couples as they go through their journey of planning their perfect wedding day.

Having recently got married myself, I know you are likely to have been gathering ideas and inspiration to ensure your guests will leave your wedding saying ‘best wedding ever’. Before your wedding I will learn all about the intricacies as well as being on hand if you need any help and inspiration with your planning.

I offer a ‘FUN’ pre wedding shoot (see we will have fun, it’s in the title!) This shoot can be as personalised as you want it. If there’s a tree in the common where you go for picnics? Great, let’s go there. The film ‘UP’ brought you together and you would like a themed shoot? Absolutely, I’ll bring the balloons and you bring the smiles. I’ll work with you to create an engagement shoot that really reflects who you are as a couple. I understand that many people are apprehensive about being photographed but I guarantee by the end of the shoot you will feel much more relaxed in front of my lens.

Through imagination and creativity I put my all into creating images that reflect the beauty and emotion of your special day. I know all the details matter, big and small. It would be an honour to tell the story of your wedding. And it will be beautiful.

Once the wedding is over, don’t be a stranger! Many past clients have become friends and I love hearing about milestones in your new life together.

COLLECTIONS FROM £895

Weddings Lorraine Claire
Weddings Lorraine Claire
Weddings Lorraine Claire

FAQ


WHERE ARE YOU BASED & HOW FAR WILL YOU TRAVEL?

I am based in Woking, Surrey. I am happy to travel all over the UK and beyond! There is no charge for travel within 60 miles of Woking. For weddings slightly further afield in the UK, I ask for 40p per additional mile and possibly 1 or 2 nights stay, depending on the distance.

WILL YOU VISIT OUR VENUE BEFORE OUR WEDDING?

Absolutely! I visit the venue before to search for perfect spots for the photos, as well as introducing myself to the wedding team at your venue.

HOW LONG WILL YOU SPEND AT OUR WEDDING?

My coverage starts from the bridal prep right through to the first dance. I want to ensure I tell the story of your whole day.

CAN WE HAVE AN ENGAGEMENT SHOOT?

Of course! In my top two collections I offer a complimentary engagement shoot. I love engagement shoots, they are all about you feeling comfortable in front of my camera and having fun! You can be as creative and stylised as you want during the shoot plus you can have some beautiful images to use for signature board and wedding stationery.

HOW MUCH TIME DO WE NEED TO ALLOW FOR PHOTOGRAPHY ON THE DAY?

It’s important you don’t feel rush so I recommend leaving a minimum of 2 hours between the reception drinks and sitting down for your wedding breakfast.  This allows plenty of time for the group photos and couple’s portraits, leaving you with time to spend with your guests. I require a minimum of 30 minutes for your bride and groom portraits. I’ll take you away to a quiet spot where we can create some beautiful images. Couples often cherish this time as a precious moment in the day when you will get alone time together. Where possible I will try and steal you both away in the evening for some beautiful sunset and night images.

DO YOU TAKE FORMAL GROUP SHOTS?

Yes. I recommend one big group shot and between 6 – 8 group photos which will take around 30 minutes. I do not want to keep your guests waiting so typically I spend 30 minutes after the ceremony on the group photos. To make sure the group shots run as smoothly as possible I advise that those guests needed for the smaller group photos are informed beforehand.

DO WE NEED TO PROVIDE YOU WITH FOOD?

Yes please. I’ll be working from morning till late evening so will need some food for me and an assistant, if I have one.

DO YOU HAVE AN ASSISTANT OR SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER?

I have a pool of talented photographers who I can all upon if a second photographer is required.

HOW LONG WILL WE NEED TO WAIT TO SEE OUR WEDDING PHOTOS?

I am to have your photos edited and ready for viewing within 8 weeks. I take a great deal of care selecting and editing your images, so while I understand you are very excited to see your images, they will be worth the wait.

HOW MANY PICTURES DO WE GET IN OUR ALBUM?

Each beautiful handmade album includes 15 spreads which contains approximately 70 images. Of course you can choose to upgrade the number of spreads in the album to add more special moment from you day.

DO YOU OFFER ALBUMS FOR PARENTS?

Indeed I do. I offer a 6×6 replica album, which is perfect for parents to cherish as a keepsake. The replica album can also be used a great portable way for you share your memories with friends and colleagues.

CAN FAMILY & FRIENDS ORDER PRINTS?

Absolutely. You can share tour online gallery with your family and friends. From here they choose or order as many prints as they wish.

CAN WE PUT OUR WEDDING PHOTOS ON FACEBOOK?

Of course! Just add a link to my website and Facebook page, I rely on word of mouth so would love you to share how much you love your photos.

HOW DO WE BOOK YOU?

I would love to meet up with you, so I can hear all about your engagement story and the vision for your special day. I love hearing all about your ideas and what you have planned, plus I can always give you some advice and inspiration if needed. I will bring along some album samples and show you some of my previous wedding images, so you can see how I would present the story of your day in a beautiful handmade album. If you choose to book me I will send you a contact to sign and ask for a £300 booking fee to secure your date. Then just sit back relax and concentrate on yourselves and your wedding. Remember I will be on hand to offer help and advice where need.

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