Your day will be as welcoming and relaxed as you are. You’re marrying your best friend, surrounded by the people you love most and plan to party the night away with your favourite people.
You’re fun loving, with a sense of style and want photos that capture this. You don’t want forced smiles or cheese but want your photos to be filled with life, light and take you right back to how you felt at that moment, every time you look at them.
I’ll photograph your day as it unfolds, naturally, capturing all of the big moments you’d expect, like the first time you see each other, the first kiss and confetti but also the in between moments, that are often the ones that mean the most, like the little glances, the tears, the dancing and all of the laughter.
we’re not fans of having our picture taken
Let’s face it who is? Trust me when I say, I pride myself on being able to get people to relax in front of the camera and be themselves. Just give me 20-30 minutes during your day and with some gentle guidance we will create some stylish, natural looking photos of the two of you that you’ll love. This will probably be the first chance you’ll have to catch your breath and take it all in, so just enjoy being together and I’ll do the rest.
HOW DO WE BOOK?
Pay a non transferrable £300 booking fee, which is deducted from your final balance, 8 weeks before the wedding and complete my booking form. Once I have both of these the date is all yours.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET OUR PHOTOS?
Depending on the time of year, around 6 weeks (April-September is my busiest time). I like to share a few images on Instagram and my Jo Hastings Photography Facebook Page within a week of your wedding, so make sure you head on over and like those pages so you can see them.
WHAT ARE YOUR PRICES?
My packages for peak season UK weddings start at £1,595. Out of season (Jan-March) and mid week weddings (Mon-Wed) start at £850.
If you’re planning a wedding abroad in Europe, I have a package that covers photography, flights, accomodation and car hire at £2500.
CAN WE ORDER AN ALBUM AT A LATER DATE?
CAN WE MEET YOU?
Of course! We can do this either before or after you book. Come and have a cuppa and have a look at some sample albums. If distance is a problem, or you’re too busy, we can have a chat on Skype.
CAN YOU TAKE SOME GROUP PHOTOS?
Yes! I’ll happily take some group photos, as it’s probably not very often your family is all together, but let’s keep it to to 5 or 6 – close family, the bridesmaids, Best Man and Ushers, so you don’t get bored and can get back to the canapés and champagne.
DO YOU TRAVEL FOR WEDDINGS?
Absolutely! Although I’m based in the Midlands, I travel all over the UK and abroad for weddings. I don’t charge extra for travel in England. If your wedding is over 2 hours drive from Sutton Coldfield, I may need to add a sensible amount for overnight accomodation. If you’re planning a wedding in Europe or worldwide, I have the perfect package for you.
DO YOU NEED TO SEE OUR VENUE?
No. As I shoot all over the UK, it’s fairly common for me to to not see the venue beforehand. I like to arrive early, giving myself time to explore the grounds, this way, I’m able to produce my most creative work and use best light that’s available on the day. If you’re getting married abroad, I arrive two days before the wedding, so there’s plenty of time to explore your venue.
ARE YOU INSURED?
DO YOU USE A SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER?
95% of my weddings I shoot alone, however if you’d like to have the Groom getting ready photographed or are having a much larger wedding of over 130 guests. You might want to consider having a second photographer. Over the years I have built up great relationships with other photographers and only use photographers who are wedding photographers in their own right. A second photographer costs £250
and I can’t be in two places at once photographed or are having much larger wedding (over 120 guests), it
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THE PHOTOS ARE
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a wonderful way for us to get to know each other
An engagement shoot is a great way for us to get to know each other a bit better before your wedding and get rid of any pre wedding nerves you might have about being in front of the camera.
Think about the things you like to do and the places you love to go together – it can be as simple as a walk in the countryside, hanging out at the coffee shop you love to visit or we can come up with something together. Whatever you do, it will be relaxed and fun.
The shoot can take place Monday-Thursday and lasts one and half to two hours. It costs £300 and includes 30 of your favourite images, supplied as a digital download, from your private online gallery.
If you’re thinking of using some of the images as Save the dates or in a guest book, let me know and I can help you sort that out.
a wedding album is your first family heirloom
All of my couples receive their images on a luxury USB. Digital files are great, we can share them easily, back them up and print from them but seeing your wedding pictures in a printed book is special, there’s nothing quite like it.
A good album becomes a family heirloom, something real, something tangible, something that you can hold in your hands and share for generations.
I offer a range of gorgeous books, that are made in the UK, with a choice of leather or linen covers. As an example a 10×10 leather bound 30 page album is £500. You can order an album anytime after your wedding or choose my package that includes one. If you’d like to find out more, just get in touch.
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Jo Hastings is a West Midlands based wedding photographer, covering Birmingham, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Cotswolds, Shropshire and throughout the UK. Also offering natural family photography in and around Birmingham