Wedding information & packages

Wedding Photography by Elli Dean

Your wedding will be one of the most important and happiest days in your life. It is your special day and I aim to capture it in the most honest and sensitive style. Each photo I take tells part of your day’s story and brings it back to life. I document the day as it flows, with a little help and direction only when essential. I shoot reportage to capture the vibe, atmosphere, laughter and emotions but will get involved when shooting groups and your portraits as a married couple (always with a smile!).  I pay attention to the smallest and biggest details of your day, including the ones you never noticed! When you look back at the photos I want you to be reminded of your excitement while getting ready, your partner’s expression when they first saw you walking down the aisle, the kiss, your guests and the atmosphere throughout the day. I want you to remember your venue, the cake, the flowers and all the small and big details that made your day so special to you.

If you like my style and think I could be the right photographer for your big day, I would love to hear from you!

PS. just for your peace of mind… I have a full professional indemnity and public liability insurance.

 

2017/18 WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY PACKAGES & PRICES

I offer four packages to choose from, but if your requirements are different, or you would like any of them tailored to your own needs, please call or email me to discuss.

I designed my packages to be straight-forward and transparent, there are no hidden costs or unexpected charges beyond what you agreed to pay. With all my packages you will receive ALL the photos from the day as fully-edited JPGs on a USB (ie. no copyright watermarks on them), so you are not restricted to choose only a limited number or worry about additional costs.  The digital files are yours to keep for good.

All my packages include a planning meeting where we get to know each other and will go through the finer details and photography plans of the day. I also offer unlimited help and advice regarding your photos, products and albums, before and after the wedding.

Bronze: Ceremony followed by one hour coverage + fully-edited photos on a USB – £500

This is a great package if you want to keep your costs down but make sure that the important part of your day is covered. You will be amazed how much I can cover in this condensed package: the whole ceremony, groups and family shots, natural shots of your guests milling and beautiful portraits of the two of you as a married couple.

I arrive about 20 minutes before the start of your ceremony (well on time for the bride’s arrival and enough to capture guests arriving), I cover the whole ceremony and then stay for an hour after the end of the ceremony.

You will receive all the photos as high-resolution fully-edited JPGs on a USB, as well as an on-line gallery, which you can forward to your family and friends (and downloading photos is free!).

Silver: All-day coverage + fully-edited photos on a USB £1,400

This is a perfect and straight-forward package for couples who want the whole day covered, but are happy to create their album or other products themselves:

  • Unlimited coverage of your day. I will be joining the bride getting ready and staying until your first dance.
  • You will receive all the photos as high-resolution, fully-edited JPGs on a USB.
  • On-line gallery of all the photos, which you can forward to your family and friends (and downloading photos is included in the price!).

Gold: All-day coverage + fully-edited photos on a USB + coffee table photobook – £1,700

As with the Silver package, the Gold one will also cover your whole day, but in addition you will also get a pre-wedding shoot and a contemporary hard-cover coffee table photobook.

  • Pre-wedding photoshoot. I will meet you a few weeks before the wedding at the venue (or another location if you prefer). This is a relaxed session to get you used to the camera, and for us to chat about final details of the day. You will end up with some great lifestyle shots of the two of you to keep.
  • Unlimited coverage of your day. I will be joining the bride getting ready and staying until your first dance.
  • You will receive all the photos as high-resolution, fully-edited JPGs on a USB, as well as a hardcover A4 Photobook.
  • On-line gallery of all the photos, which you can forward to your family and friends (and downloading photos is free!).

Platinum: All-day coverage + fully-edited photos on a USB + Queensberry Album – £2,000

  • The Gold package is identical to the Silver package but with a stunning Queensberry album instead of a photobook. This package includes a stunning handmade leather Queensberry album – with your choice of cover colours and materials, page type and mount.

Modify a package:

If none of the above meets your needs, I can taylor a package that will work for your personal situation. Just call or email me with your requirements.

Second photographer:

A second photographer is a great addition for very large parties or if you wanted both the bride and groom ‘getting ready’ stage covered. Naturally with a second photographer you will also end up with (an even) bigger selection of photos – as the two of us will be shooting in different parts of the venue and from different angles. I have a network of photographers that are all professionals in their own right and work in a similar style to me – so the photos will all have the same look and feel. The cost of a second photographer depends on the length of time they will stay. If you are thinking of adding this option to your package, we can chat about it and I will advise on the best way to make it work for your wedding.

Drone photography:

I offer drone photography as an addition to any of my packages. This is charged separately and the price depends on the venue’s location and length of time the drone photographer will be with you. I don’t take the drone shots myself as this is a skill on it’s own right and I’d rather leave it to the experts! The photographers I work with for this purpose are specialist aerial photographers that are fully licensed and insured to operate the drone. Adding a drone is a great way to show a different view of your whole wedding setting – the grounds, the building (or marquee) and we will get the big group shot of the whole wedding party from the sky!

Wedding albums:

You can add additional photobooks, wedding albums, canvases, framed prints and other products to any of my packages.

…and if you still need convincing, here are some lovely words from my couples:

“We liked Elli from the moment we met her and knew she would be the right choice. Her friendly and easy manner makes the whole thing so much easier. We really enjoyed our pre-wedding shoot in Rutland and felt much better prepared for our special day. I cannot recommend Ellie highly enough for her hard work on the day and the fantastic range of photographs she took. She is completely open to your ideas and equally capable of managing without, so wether you know exactly what you want or really need her guidance she is the ideal choice.  Our guest felt at ease with her and we got the photos we wanted along with many more. We are really looking forward to the very difficult task of selecting photos for our album but safe in the knowledge that we have them all digitally ready to view or print out when we like. Thank you Elli so very much, kind regards, Heather & Andy x”

“Hi Elli , a big thanks from Suki and myself for the fabulous pictures that you took of our wedding day , I can honsetly say that there isn’t a picture that you have taken that I do not like, inside and out and especially the ones of Suki and the girls in their room, there are some stunning pictures of Suki, Natty and Arunee, I especially like the shots around the tables of individual couples and groups, and we can’t find anyone you have missed. Thanks again for your patience and professionalism.” Michael & Suki

“Thank you so much. I’ve had a quick look through the photos whilst I’m at the gym!!!!  They are bloody fantastic I’m nearly crying.” Donna & Jonathan

“Everybody has commented on how much they liked you and thought we’d got ourselves a brilliant photographer (obviously we agreed :) .  Thank you again for being part of our wonderful day”. Gill & Carl

“My wife Sarah & I were very fortunate in choosing Elli Dean as our wedding photographer. She combines a high level of professional knowledge with superb interpersonal skills. Her work is of the highest standard and she contributed greatly to what was a wonderful, memorable day.” Wayne & Sarah

“Thank you very much and thank you for making the day special. You did a very good job and was easy to get along and work with x”

“We received the two lovely photobooks yesterday evening and we are thrilled to bits with them – cannot stop looking at them as the photos fit so perfectly to capture our day.

“We had a great honeymoon thanks which has been topped off with returning home to these fantastic photos. Thank you so much for capturing so many great memories from our special day – we love them!” Juliet & Dylan

“Thanks for sending to us so quickly and you have done an amazing job. I knew you would do it very well but you have absolutely surpassed yourself with these Elli so many thanks.” Jonathan & Jo

“Oh the photos are wonderful! I love them so much you captured everything just perfectly!!! Thank you so so so much! Helen & Andrew

“Hi Elli, we have just taken a look over the photographs, magnificent!! it was like experiencing the day all over again …. You have captured the relaxed glamour of the day mixed with the fun and laughter that I felt underpinned every moment. I can quite believe the number of photographs we will have, you never stopped working! ” Lizzie & Richard

“We have looked through all of the pictures and they are absolutely amazing!!!
Thank you so much for all your hard work!
We had such a fantastic day and looking through all of the pictures has brought it all back to us.” Tiffany & Sam