Sunday, 7 October 2012
In July of 2012 Portrait wedding Photographers were commissioned to capture the wedding of Glen and Gemma at the Jersey Farm Hotel, near Barnard Castle in County Durham. This wedding was perfect, for us as photographers in so many ways.
Firstly Gemma and Glenn appreciated the real value of our photography and had but a lot of thought into how their wedding would look. To increase efficiency and to get even more wonderful photographs they also decided on a two photographer package, together with one main Graphistudio album and two, smaller parents albums. Having worked frequently at the Jersey Farm we knew that getting those wonderful images for this deserving couple would be relatively easy given its excellent location.
The 28th July soon came around and the day started with Bridal Prep, at the couple home in Hartlepool. While David attended to the Bride, Duncan was busy with the Groom and the guests at the Hotel.
Needless to say the day went perfectly, our photographers mingled with the guests and got the wonderful wedding photos Gemma and Glenn wanted. If you are new to wedding photography, you might think this is the end of the story. But no, this, from a wedding photographers point of view is just the start.
With memory cards in hand, Duncan's first action on arriving home was to begin downloading all the images taken that day. Only when they had been safely transferred to computer and backed up to an external hard drive could any editing begin.
Editing begins. We are amazed at how many photographers, so called professionals, leave the editing for months! First of all the images are graded and then separated out. Next the 5 star rated images are individually sized (cropped), the exposure, colour balance, sharpness, contrast and saturation are all adjusted. Once each image has been adjusted to our high standards of quality, they are then saved again in a seperate folder. When every wedding photo has been edited and saved, they are then backed up again, this time to an external hard drive and to the cloud. Portrait Wedding Photographers offer a free online gallery to all our couples and to prepare the images for this they need to be resized again. Once this has been done they are uploaded to the client are and are ready for viewing. All this less than 24 hours after the wedding!
A thank you letter together with instructions on what they need to do next is sent by first class post to the couple. Included in this letter is a DVD containing all their proof images in both full colour and black and white. It is worth noting that the DVD comes with a picture of the couple on the front and every image on the DVD is free of watermarking. So, if you wish you can upload to facebook, twitter or simply email to your friends and family.
Once the couple have picked the wedding images they want to go into the album our Graphic artists start to design their album. This process is the pinnacle of everyone's hard work so much time is spent refining the design in full consultation with the couple. Yes here at Portrait Wedding Photographers, all our couples have to OK the final design before it is sent off to Italy to be printed and bound. Depending upon the time of year this can take up to 6 weeks for the finished album to be returned to our head office in Darlington.
Remember the date of this Jersey Farm wedding? 28th July wasn't it. How long do you think, considering it takes 6 weeks to produce the album, the couple had to wait for delivery? Well this couples album delivery - which is always done (where possible) by hand, was delayed slightly by their late honeymoon. So they actually took delivery on October 4th 2012. Less than 11 weeks after their wedding.
This is the standard of service you will receive when booking your wedding with Portrait Wedding Photographers. An unbeatable, fast, efficient, friendly service by photographers and graphic artists that are at the top of their professions. The truly amazing fact is that this world class service is great value for money too. At the moment, wedding packages similar to this one here can be booked for as little as £795 or even less. But don't take our word for how good we are, see what Gemma and Glenn have to say:
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