Some of the venues we have worked at
Caldicot Castle, near Newport
Gants Mill & Water Gardens, Somerset
Park Hotel, Cwmbran
Newport Lodge Hotel, Newport
Old Barn Inn, near Newport
Newport Masonic Hall, Newport
St Mellons Hotel and country Club, St Mellons
St Marriott Hotel, Swansea
Aberavon Beach Hotel, Swanea
Canada Lodge & Lakes, near Cardiff
Carmarthen Registry Office, Carmarthen
Norton House Hotel, Mumbles, Swansea
St Davids Hotel Cardiff
Make the Right Choice
Your choice regarding who takes your wedding photography is an important one. Of course you will first have to consider how much you can afford to spend, then what style would you like to have and don't forget, do you like the photographer who is going to be at your wedding throughout that day and will be ever present throughout all your families most treasured experiences and emotions.
First the price, what is affordable? How much are you willing to pay? What are your expectations from your photographer? Must they have insurance? Should they hold a current CRB report? All these are considerations that will have an impact on your anticipated price expectations.
Remember you have already made an investment in your dress, the venue, the cars the clothes, the cake etc. What you need to ask your self is who will remember what the dress, the venue, the cars and the cake days, weeks, months and years afterwards. Yes you will have memories, but try passing on memories to the generations who come after you and you will find the old saying ‘a picture tells a thousand words’ so true.
Traditional wedding photography is a style of photography which is very formal in its approach. Wedding photographs are usually very formal and posed with specific groups and settings. Groups will generally include the standard Bride and Groom shots, brides family and friends, followed by shots of the grooms family and friends. This style of photography is used by a number of wedding photographers but is now considered by many to be a little outdated. However, many people do look for a traditional wedding photographer as parents and grandparents look to have wedding portraits of their offspring hanging on their walls. Traditional wedding photography will always be very popular as by its name it is traditional to the wedding photography industry and many bridal couple require the formal images as a reminder of their special day.
Reportage/Photo-Journalistic wedding photography is where the photographer will follow the guests throughout the day without them being aware of their presence which can produce more natural images. Reportage wedding photography is a contemporary more relaxed style than traditional wedding photography. Rather than the more formal approach of a traditional wedding photographer with posed shots of specific groups of people, the reportage wedding photography style tries to capture the day as it unfolds without the photographer directing the proceedings. The traditional approach of posed shots can be very time consuming meaning the bride and groom spend less quality time with their guests. However, as the reportage style requires no posed shots, the time required is much reduced making it a very popular wedding photography option.
Contemporary photography is a more modern approach than traditional styles of wedding photography. It is very difficult to quantify as people can have different ideas of what 'contemporary wedding photography' actually is and therefore it can be difficult to fully express your requirements to the wedding photographer. Contemporary broadly means 'fashionable' and so the photography style needs to constantly change to keep up with the present days styles. However, as contemporary wedding photographs are expected to be very 'up to date' so they can date and become old fashioned very quickly. The art of contemporary wedding photography is for the photographer to find settings with good lighting and backdrops where the photographs of the bride and groom can be quite simply stunning. This type of photography can make everybody look good and give the feel that they are in a glossy magazine.
Oakfield Photography will combine these styles of photography to ensure all the needs of your day are covered.
Most young couples want a much more relaxed style of photography, with the photographer having the minimum impact on their big day, letting events unfold naturally and in good spirits.
Oakfield Photography understand this and a Reportage/Photo-Journalistic style dominates our work flow, but we also understand that there are family and friends present at this event that need to be recorded, so we incorporate a very quick formal group setting session within our planning process. Some couples would like a special portrait shot taken during the proceeding and we work with our couples to make time and set a place for this to happen.
Make you selection wisely, take your time and don't leave it until the last minute. Ensure you meet with the photographer who is going to cover your day, not just the sales person selling you the service and make sure both you and the photographer know what is expected and what can and cannot be delivered, this will ensure both parties have no unreasonable expectations of what is going to occur on the day and the kind of service and product that is going to be delivered for the price you are willing to pay.
We offer a pay by month scheme to spread the cost of your wedding from the date of booking up to the day of the wedding.
All packages can be individually tailored to meet your specific requirements.
The 3 questions to ask when choosing your photographer;
1. The Price: Is the photographer within your Budget.
2. The Photographer: Do you like the person and their style?
3. Presentation: Do you like the Albums on offer? Our albums are made individually to the requirements of each couple.
Our Wedding Photographer makes every effort not to interfere with the normal flow of your day, adopting a more photojurnalistic approuch as much as possible. Our wedding coverage is UK wide.