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wedding packages and prices

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Golden hour bride portrait
£1650

DIAMOND PACKAGE

Up to 12 hours of attendance

Bridal prep right through to first dance and beyond

Usually over 40 hours editing time

500+ edited images in a USB presentation box

A selection of 10 7x5 prints

A luxury square 8x8 flat lay photo album

£1095

PLATINUM PACKAGE

Up to  8 hours of attendance

Usually ceremony through to first dance

Around 30-40 hours editing time

400+ edited digital images

£795

GOLD PACKAGE

Up to 4 hours of attendance

Usually Ceremony, portraits, speeches

Around 20-30 hours editing time

200+ edited digital images

All of my wedding packages include the following as standard:

Me:

Fully insured (public liability and professional indemnity) and backed up (spare cameras and memory cards with me in case something breaks) along with my unique style and experience.

Consultations
I have no rules about the number of consultations I have with clients, but usually we will have an initial consultation where we get to know one another. I’ll ask questions about your wedding day, and you will have the opportunity to ask me anything you wish. This can be in person or by zoom.
I also schedule a final consultation usually within 1 month of the wedding. This is a full run through of the whole day so I know exactly what is happening. I’ll find out who’s who, all the important relationships, and all the little details that make your wedding important to you. Again, this can be in person or by zoom.
You can also email or WhatsApp me any questions you may have about the whole wedding planning process at any time – most of my clients haven’t been married before, so I’m happy to offer advice and assistance.

High quality edited images
I put a lot of thought into selecting the best photos to give you a full memory of the day. I guarantee at least 500 photos from a full day, but if lots happens, and there are a lot of guests I often select more. Then I individually process every photo. This is colour correction, straightening and cropping, removing distractions, and using subtle editing to focus on the subject of the image. I aim to create photos that will not age as new editing styles becomes popular.

An online gallery
All your photos will be uploaded to an online gallery within 4-6 weeks (though I will always try and provide a few sneak peeks within 48 hours). You can share the gallery with anyone you wish. They will be able to download web sized photos for free, or order prints if they wish.

wedding prices
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MICRO AND MIDWEEK WEDDINGS

Prices quoted are for Friday, Saturday and Sunday dates. Significant discounts are available for smaller weddings outside peak season and for midweek dates. Please enquire for a bespoke package tailored to you.

FAQs

I'm not comfortable in front of a camera, will this show in our wedding photos?

You are not alone! This is a question that comes up time and again for us wedding photographers. Any good wedding photographer with experience will be able to get over this hurdle with a few little tricks. I always make sure to put my couples at ease right from the very start. This is where reportage photography really comes into play as I am often taking pictures in the background without even being noticed, allowing the couple to be natural and unaware of the camera. The posed photos are slightly different, I always approach these with a sense of humour, sharing a joke, it is so important to communicate with your couple and the results are so worth it. Great wedding photographers will always get the best out of you, trust in them to do their jobs. Trust me, a good wedding photographer will not want any awkward uncomfortable shots in their work either, we want our couples looking their very best. Overall, let us work our magic, it’s what we are best at!

 
Do we need to feed you?

You may come across photographers who demand a meal, but I'm not one of those. Don't get me wrong, I'm always very grateful if a couple offer to provide a meal for me, but I’m also happy to bring my own food and have a little break while you and your guests are enjoying your meal. No one wants to be photographed eating, so this is the perfect time for me to have a little break too. 

Is it important that my images are edited and retouched?

Most definitely! Raw images should really be for the wedding photographer's eyes only. The editing process is what takes your images to the next level. Wedding photographers who charge only a few hundred £££ for a full day's wedding photography are often inexperienced and/or do not edit or retouch their images. Please do bear this in mind when hiring your photographer. The majority of us love edited images, the sharpness, the colours, the style; it's all created in post production. Cameras can only do so much! Retouching is a little more complicated - it can involve anything from removing ugly objects from your photos to removing wrinkles and blemishes or softening skin tones and so on. Retouching is also much more time consuming and, as a wedding photographer myself, I try to keep it to the bare minimum. I like my couples to be natural in their pictures and make up normally does the trick! Having said that, if I find I have taken a beautiful photo of my couples and there is an ugly sign or some litter in shot I will always retouch and remove!

Will I receive all the images you take?

This is a great question and it very much depends on the individual wedding photographer. Some photographers offer a set amount of images within their package, but I don't believe you should have to choose between photos from your day. I believe that ALL the images of their day should be available to the wedding couple as part of their package and I do not see the point of editing images that the couple will not have access to. Having said this, most wedding photographers will always edit out images that ‘didn’t work’  such as bad lighting, blinking or dodgy expressions. We want our couples to see the very best selection of their images, but sometimes shots just don’t work and so these will always be removed from their final gallery.

How many photos will we get?

Every wedding is different, so there is no set amount. It depends a lot on how many guests there are and how long I’m there for. Generally I will supply you with over 500 photos for a full day.​

When do we need to pay you?

I take a 25% booking fee to confirm the booking, and then the remaining balance is due on or by the wedding day. I’m happy to receive the payment in instalments.

How far will you travel for my wedding?

Though I am based in Hertfordshire, I can also travel throughout the UK, or beyond! Travel within 50 miles of Hertford is included in my packages. Please get in touch for your bespoke quote for destination weddings and travel costs. 

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Hello

I'm Sarah, the Photographer behind Purple Kite Photography. I'm based in Hertford, Hertfordshire, but happy to travel further afield for your wedding!

Your wedding day is all about you so I work around your plans, capturing moments as they happen, offering a relaxed and natural style, capturing authentic emotions whilst blending into the background. And I won't be taking you away from your guests for hours to take endless gimicky posed shots.

I always meet the couple in advance of the wedding day if possible. Remember, your photographer will be shadowing you throughout the day, often from early in the morning whilst getting ready, so it's vital that you get on well!

Drop me a message below to check my availability for your day and arrange a chat. I can't wait to speak to you!

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I look forward to hearing from you!

Wedding portrait of Bride and Groom by ornate fireplace. Brickendonbury Estate, Hertfordshire.
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