You want your wedding to be THE wedding of the year and to be remembered for all the right reasons. And if you want a set of perfect wedding photos to help you look back at your special day, then you’ve come to the right place.
Picture Perfect Photography are affordable and experienced wedding photographers, based in Barnsley, and working across Yorkshire and the UK.
We know that organising a wedding can be demanding, so our aim is to take the stress out of the wedding photography with careful planning.
Collette Evans, Wedding Photographer
Collette has a professional, yet relaxed approach to capturing weddings. She will create a stunning range of wedding photos for you to choose from, which tell a unique story – ensuring all those special moments that you just can’t plan for are captured forever.
Lots of people offer wedding photography, but here’s what we think makes us different:
- A female wedding photographer will help you feel more comfortable during bridal preparations.
- We offer a wedding make-up service too.
- We offer a free engagement photoshoot – so you’ll have a whole extra set of photos for nothing!
- Our album and design is personalised to you. We will design the album together so you will feel like it’s your own personal masterpiece.
- We’ve photographed over 100 weddings, so when we say we’re experienced, we can prove it!
- We’re fully insured and use the latest equipment.
- We work on a contract basis, giving you piece of mind.
- …And all this has led to us being nominated for numerous awards.
Collette will invite you to a free consultation when you enquire. At this initial consultation, she will guide you through a timeline of your day and, if appropriate, will make suggestions based on her experience. During this meeting, you will be able to discuss ideas for your wedding photography, view photos from weddings Collette has covered, and see sample handmade wedding photography albums. This is when you can discuss your bespoke package in detail.
Wedding photography pricing starts from £1000. Most of our clients spend £1550 for a full day’s coverage with two professional photographers and either a wedding album or USB.
You have the option to choose from one or two photographers for your wedding day. We recommend two wedding photographers for more than 45 guests. A wedding day is very fast-paced and it can be hard to capture the details of the venue as well as those sought-after relaxed photos, at the same time as formal groups and show-stopping bride and group portraits.
4 weeks before
An engagement photo shoot, otherwise known as a pre-wedding shoot, is included in our pricing. Most couples take advantage of this to capture some lovely couples’ photos. This could be either at a special place for you both, a local beauty spot, your wedding venue, or somewhere cool and new. The photo shoot takes place at a time to suit you and can be of great benefit to your wedding day photos. Having a practice photo shoot will get you used to the camera and allow you to relax more on the big day, resulting in more natural looking wedding photos.
Around four weeks prior to the big day Collette will also arrange a meeting with you both to run through timings and formal group requests. Ironing all the details out before the day means everything is organised and planned, and you can be confident that your day is being captured perfectly.
Prior to the wedding, a personal touch is added to the service, where Collette will also arrange a meeting with you both around 4 weeks prior to the big day to run through timings and formal group requests. By ironing all the details out before the day, this means everything is organised and you can be confident that your day is being captured perfectly.
2 days before
Collette will check in with you to confirm the arrival time for photographers and double-check any other little details, to ensure the wedding day itself runs smoothly.
Your wedding photographer/s will arrive at the agreed time, dressed smartly and prepared to capture your wedding day. Throughout the day we will follow the schedule and planned photos to ensure we capture everything you desire, including the pre-planned formal groups.
48 hours afterwards
Collette understands that waiting weeks to receive your wedding photos can be unbearable; which is why a selection are usually sent within 48 hours. (This may be slightly longer during particularly busy periods).
1-2 weeks afterwards
You will be invited to a viewing and product and album ordering appointment, where you will be the first to see all your images in person. It is really important to Collette that the bride and groom are the first people to see the photos – they are yours, after all!
If you order a wedding album then this is when you will also be guided on choosing an album cover and cover design. If you wish to add other products such as parents’ albums, a wedding USB and frames to your package, this is your opportunity to view samples and add them.
After the viewing, the wedding photos are uploaded to a password protected online gallery so you can look at them again at your leisure and share with your guests.
2-3 weeks afterwards
If you have purchased an album you will be invited back to the photo studio for a design meeting with Collette, where you will oversee her proposed design of your album. She will then send off your album for printing.
8-12 weeks afterwards
Your handmade album should arrive back and be delivered, along with any other products, for you to treasure.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Price / Budget?
Budget for the best. Most clients spend around £1,550 on their bespoke wedding photography package with Picture Perfect Photography. For a good wedding photographer, you can expect to pay between £1,000 and £2,500 depending on the location. It can seem a lot to pay but it will be so worth it. Be honest with everyone you contact about your expectations, it will allow them to try to accommodate and assess your needs. Collette said “You are paying your wedding photographer for their experience and skills on the day and afterwards. Each wedding can take up to a total of 60 hours to complete from start to finish. I spend on average 8 hours shooting the wedding, plus editing the wedding photos in post production, the design of the album, post wedding meeting and engagement shoot”.
How many wedding photographers do you supply?
It is your choice as to how many wedding photographers you would like and how big your wedding is, Collette can work alone or as a team with an assistant.
How do I book you?
Just contact us and check that your wedding date is available. If it is then Collette will set up a wedding consultation where she can run through timings and a bespoke wedding photography package.
How much is the deposit or booking fee?
A £300 booking fee is required to secure your wedding day in our diary, this can be paid by online by card, PayPal or bank transfer.
Do you have a contract?
Yes, each client will receive a contract which they can sign online, which we believe is in the best interests of both parties.
Do we get an online wedding photography gallery and can people purchase our wedding photos online?
Yes, each couple have their very own online wedding photography gallery that is password protected. Guests, family and friends can purchase digital files, prints and other products directly from here.
WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY ENQUIRY
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Barnsley-based professional photographer & makeup artist with over 15 years of experience. We specialise in commercial photography, fitness photography, commercial photography and wedding photography and also provide beginners photography workshops. We work with clients to give them images they will be proud of.
Picture Perfect Photography
9 Strafford Avenue,
Phone: 07590 840 532
Studio Opening Hours:
09:00 – 21:00 by appointment only