Welcome to Connect Photography – I’m Dave, a documentary wedding photographer with a passion for taking natural photographs that capture the true essence of a wedding day. I'll catch those special moments as the day unfolds – the loving gazes, the smiles, the laughter and the tears... combine this with my love for creating stunning wedding portraits and I think we have the formula for the perfect wedding photographs.
Thanks for taking the time to look at my website and congratulations on your upcoming wedding!
I'll spend most of the day in the background, capturing the day as it happens. The majority of the pictures I take will be completely 'hands off' and natural, so no forced smiles and awkward situations. It's your day, not mine – I want you to be able to look back at the pictures and remember just how your day went.
It's nice to have a few little time-outs throughout your day to go and get some bride/groom portraits. We can pop out a few times for 15 mins or so – this gives us a nice variety of pictures (like sunset and evening shots) without taking you away from your guests too much.
Don't worry if you aren't the most comfortable in front of a camera – My approach to portraits is very relaxed so I won't be spending ages posing you into awkward positions... I want to capture your personalities in the portraits.
I use state of the art lighting to capture stunning, award-winning portraits – timeless pictures that you just won't be able to stop looking at.
I'm at your wedding to capture it in a natural and candid way, but I understand it's not every day you have the people closest to you dressed up and looking smart. Group shots are best done shortly after the ceremony, while all of your guests are still together (and haven’t ran off to the bar yet!)
Group shots take longer than people expect and too many can start to take over a wedding day. My approach is to spend about 20-30 minutes getting shots of your VIP guests (Children, Parents, Grandparents, Siblings, and of course, the Bridesmaids and Groomsmen). We may have a little time left over to get a few fun/interesting group shots too.
Depending on the weather and the venue, we may be able to use a drone to capture some interesting portraits and a group shot of everyone... This can add an exciting and unique angle on your wedding day!
I’ve done a lot of weddings over the years and I’ve got a pretty good feel on how things are likely to go... Picking the right wedding photographer can be hard, so I'm always happy to answer any questions you may have – every step of the way.
With over one hundred 5 star reviews, you can trust that you're in safe hands.
I am based in Cheshire, but travel all over the UK doing weddings. Up to 50 miles travel is included – for travel beyond this, reasonable travel costs may be required.
Your wedding will be one of the most important days in your life, and when it's all over with you will have your rings and your pictures... Wedding photography is an investment – so invest wisely and make the pictures the best they can be.
It's just £350 to secure the date, which will be deducted from the total cost of the package. The remaining amount can be paid any time, up to one month before the wedding date. If you like, you spread the cost by paying in installments.
Are you getting married between now and the end of April 2024?
I believe that in order to tell the real story of your day I should be there from start to finish... I don't want you worrying about time, so my full day package covers from bridal prep (3 hours before the ceremony) right through to 30 minutes after the first dance. You will receive over 600 beautifully edited images on USB with full printing and sharing rights.
Typically includes:• Bridal preparations (If you want them) •
Having a shorter wedding or don't really want a photographer around for the full day? The part day package covers you for 4 consecutive hours – enough to get a good selection of the key moments in your day. You will receive over 300 beautifully edited images on USB with full printing and sharing rights.
Typically includes:• Groom and guests arriving •
While it's great to have all of your pictures on USB so you can print and share them to your hearts content – I do think that its always nice to have a physical version for you to look through together with friends and family. Connect Photography offer luxurious 12 x 12 inch photobooks with a wide choice of options. As standard these come with 20 pages (10 double page spreads) and can be purchased at the time of booking or at any time afterwards.
Features:• Thick, luxurious pages •
Extras:• Add as many more pages as you need •
Engagement or 'Pre wedding' photoshoots are an excellent way of celebrating your exciting news. Not only will you end up with some amazing images to celebrate your engagement, but it also gives us opportunity to get to know each other. An engagement shoot experience can also help you feel more relaxed about being in front of the camera during your wedding day.