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You’re viewing this page because you’ve set a date for the most magical day of your life and you’re now on the journey of finding the perfect wedding photographer for you.
You’ve seen my pictures and these have prompted you to seek further information from me! Thank you for that. This could be the start of me being able to share this journey with you.
As an experienced wedding photographer I know the one thing that lasts once the day is over are the photographs (alongside a lifetime of love and happiness). You’re not just paying for my time but also my skill and experience in the field.
Remember that your wedding photography is an investment. I have some regret over my wedding photography and I hope no one ever goes through it... You can read more about it on my blog.
I'm a simple girl and the majority of my couples will comment on how easy I made the process for them! so I kept my pricing plan as simple as possible too...
I've been in your shoes and know that every choice you make for your wedding has to be right. The wedding industry is saturated with suppliers and that makes the choices you make even harder.
When it comes to choosing your Photographer you need to think about the actual day. Your Photographer is one of the only suppliers who will spend the whole day at your side.
Helping you into your dress, pinning on the button holes and telling you to breathe... We've done it all before... hundreds of times and know what to expect. I can guide you through the day and help ease your nerves. But for all that to happen there needs to be a connection. You are entrusting your future memories to me or any photographer you choose so pick someone who is going to get the best out of you by being a friend on the day and not just a photographer...
Planning a wedding is complicated enough without me adding to the confusion so I want to keep the task of choosing what you need from me simple.
Every couple and their wedding is different. I have structured my pricing in a way that you can have what you want and only pay for what you need. For your money you get...
ME! - The best bit obviously!...
you get my expertise, my guidance & help all the way through your planning process
EXCLUSIVITY – I CHOOSE TO SHOOT A LIMITED NUMBER OF WEDDINGS PER YEAR TO GIVE A PERSONAL SERVICE TO ALL OF MY COUPLES... and remain a sane mother & wife! ;)
images edited in my own style which is designed to reflect your story & day
IMAGES SUPPLIED IN BOTH HIGH RESOLUTION AND WEB SIZE FOR EASY UPLOAD TO SOCIAL MEDIA... plus much more... carry on reading...
As a base you get your photography on your wedding day from two photographers.
my wing woman/man will spend the morning with the men and I will be with the ladies!, overing all the fun and frolics of bridal prep .
you get our undivided attention from around two hours prior to your ceremony time right up until your first dance plus about 30 mins!
obviously all days have a unique structure so my schedule will change from wedding to wedding...) if the dance floor is bouncing we will always hang about to capture more of your memories...
I am not governed by my watch on the day!
I will share a few sneak peeks online shortly after your wedding day and then crack on with carefully selecting and editing the images that best represent your wedding day.
You get all selected edited images uploaded into a password protected online gallery which is available for 3 months.
You can share this with family and friends so that everyone can re-live the day.
You are able to download your pictures instantly (and allow others do the same so you don't have to spend hours emailing everyone), Full control is in your hands.
you can show them off without having to wait for your keepsake usb and album if one is included in your package.
In addition to all the above you also get a complimentary engagement/pre wedding session. These sessions are great for helping to relax before your big day. Not many people enjoy being photographed but I always get amazing feedback after these sessions as then couples know what is expected from them (and its not a great deal) all I ask is you have fun and be your self!
The session also enables you to tell me the kind of pictures you do and don't like of yourself so I can start your wedding day capturing you at your very best!
Albums are available as an add on to your photography package
products and albums are available in several sizes and finishes.
8x8inch Album: £160
10x10 inch Album: £190
12x12 inch Album : £210
8x8 Acrylic Album: £310
10x10 Acrylic Album: £ £370
12x12 Acrylic Album: £430
Parents 5x5 Album: £130 - only available when a larger album is purchased
Leather cover (all albums) Plus Debossing £45
Mini Photo Book: £59
Prints & Wall Art: £15 upwards
All albums apart from the mini photobook come in a presentation box and are 10 spreads (20 sides) Additional spreads available on request.
I have samples of albums and products so you can see what you are buying before you make any purchases.
"Sarah is a fantastic photographer who really helps to make you feel at ease when your doing a shoot with her (especially if your a little camera shy like my fiance!!!) she is warm and easy to get along with which makes you feel extremely comfortable shooting with her. She takes lots of images, capturing many different faces, emotions and feelings leaving it tough for you to decide which ones to choose!!! I would highly recommend her after our engagement shoot.... She a genius at what she does" ~ Kelly Jones
"Absolutely stunned by your beautiful wrapping and personal delivery of our albums....... and a bottle of my favourite red!! We couldn't help ourselves last night and tucked into our album, which brought back so many beautiful memories of our gorgeous day!!! Sarah Maria photography I can't thank you enough for all your hard work, effort and dedication to ensure every moment of our wedding day was captured, thank you so much" ~ Rebecca Laird
"Sarah photographed our wedding day, On the day itself Sarah arrived and it was just like a friend had arrived to join in the party with us! She put us all at ease and mingled around. She somehow managed to catch every moment and more.
She had all... the bases covered without us even realising until we saw the pictures afterwards.
She managed to mix up a professional attitude but also be like one of our guests.
Our photos were more than we could have imagined and we are still in love with the album today.
We couldn't be happier with the photos Sarah took for us. She did an amazing job" ~ Kylie Mcquade
"Sarah I've just seen the full album and all I can say is WOW......you are so so talented and so lovely too.
It was such a special amazing day and you just fit in with us all, or should I say your as mad as us haha.
A massive Thankyou though from the bottom of my heart because we can constantly relive the perfect day" - Dawn Watson
From your first consultation I’m dedicated to your big day. I’ll always be contactable if you remember something you forgot to mention at our meetings or need to send that inspiration picture you’ve just spotted on Pinterest. Remember though you are booking me for my style and approach! I will always take ideas on board but the final results will vary due to different locations/lighting/people etc.
If you decide I’m the photographer for you, you’ll be required to pay a non-refundable booking fee to secure the date. Once paid the day is all yours and nobody else can book. You’ll receive a contract that protects us both. The contract lays out in words what we should expect from each other during the whole process.
Then things may go quiet until nearer your big day. But don’t worry I’ll still be here if you need me for anything. I love it when brides and grooms connect with me on social media so we can keep in touch. Its not like I just disappear off the face of the earth then! Some couples will book me 2 years in advance and I think thats an awful long time to not have any contact!
We’ll get together a few months before the wedding to chat about the details for the wedding day and to spend a little bit of time taking some photos. This help us to get to know each other a bit better and you'll then have an insight into how I will interact with you on the big day. Don’t worry if you hate being in-front of the camera! I’ll never make you do anything you aren't comfortable with. My approach is so laid back and I would rather tell you an awful joke to make you laugh than have you 'pose'.
Your remaining balance for all contracted services and products is due 60 days before your wedding day.
THE BIG DAY HAPPENS!!
Afterwards you’ll be shown a few sneak peeks via social media (if you agree) to get you excited and then once your pictures are fully retouched to the highest standards you’ll be given access to your online gallery.
I aim to deliver your final products within 6 weeks after your wedding. Delivery usually occurs within 4 weeks but during the busier wedding season these times can be slower.
Finally I’ll deliver your photos & products then you can re-live the day all over again!
What if we hate having our photo taken? - Do not worry!! I'll never make you do anything you aren't comfortable with. All of my couples have loved how laid back and relaxed I am and that puts them at ease which then creates AMAZING PHOTOS!
Do we have to feed you? - At times I can do a 14 hour day! I do come armed with stuff to keep me alive but it's always nice to have a sandwich and hot drink provided during the wedding breakfast as it's not always possible for me to order food and eat it within the time frame needed! This is always dependant on venue facilities of course and we will discuss this nearer the time.
Do you have insurance? - Yes! I have public liability insurance and I also insure all my cameras and kit. These things are costly and are obviously reflected in my pricing! Its all there to make sure we're all covered should a situation arise.
Do we really need two photographers? - Yes! Yes you do.. haha... I always offer two photographers as standard. This means that when I deliver your final pictures you get the whole story. Me on my own can only capture so much. I can only be in one place at one time so having a second professional there means you get SO much more. There are parts of the day that don't need two BUT there are vital parts that do, like the aisle walk... One photographer means you choose whose face is captured during the first look but with two photographers both faces are captured as you see each other. Trust me. Before the day you may not see the point but afterwards you will be thankful the two of us were there.
Do we get copyright? - Copyright always stays with me. What you do get is printing rights. That means that you can share your pictures any way you desire. Print them a thousand times and enjoy them over and over. The things you can't do with your pictures are sell them on for profit or use them commercially. Filters on social media are a big no no too PLEASE! Editing my photos breaks copyright. The images I supply represent my brand and its essential they stay the way they are.
What if you are ill? - Well you already have your second photographer booked out for your day... So if I'm ill (I would have to be dying to not work) plan B is already in place. I have a large network of professional photographers I can call upon to cover too so you will never have to worry that there will not be anyone there to capture the day.
If you're happy with everything you've read to far, FABULOUS!! That
makes me stupidly happy.
If you want to meet for coffee and cake (on me) before you make your mind up then lets pop a date in the diary!
If you think I'm the photographer for you then all you have to do to secure your date is pay a non refundable booking fee of £299.
The rest of the balance is then due 60 days before your wedding date.
All terms and conditions of your contract will be included via email with details on how to pay your booking fee. You can have a read through those before you commit to anything. By paying your booking fee you are then agreeing and are bound to those terms and conditions.
I look forward to chatting about your plans!
want more?... Take a peek at past weddings...
full galleries are available on request.
Anyone can show you a small selection of good images from a wedding but you really need to see what past couples receive at the end. see that the quality is there from start to finish! just ask if you want to see some.
want even more...? More information regarding packages and pricing are available upon request!
I know I have asked for your telephone number but I will never cold call you! I hate that myself... its simply so I can drop you a text to say your enquiry has been replied to as my emails tend to end up junk depending on who provides your email account...