You probably don’t know this about me but…
I actively choose to serve just a handful of wedding clients every year. Being the helpful Mum and Oldham photographer for families who want to preserve memories before they fade.
And I’m fine with that!
Consequently and as you can imagine, weddings are as serious as it gets. Being a part of a couples most special day means that they are putting all of their trust in you to document the day and help cement their memories for a lifetime. You get just one shot (no pun intended!) Obviously, you can’t just ask a couple to walk down the isle or cut a cake for a second time! Likewise, super long days both on the day itself and editing is not for the faint hearted!
Why I take this approach
Clients get 100% effort from me way before they even book. Yes they get the usual “stuff” offered by most photographers but here is why I pride myself on being different. Focusing on couples who have children is at the heart of wedding photography at Inspired By Joseph. Subsequently that means that there is way more to it than just taking photos!
Recently I’ve had the honour of documenting Alison and Shaun’s special day. Surrounded by kids on a glorious spring day, I was in my element.
And here’s why. I :
Helped some of the kids get dressed so that the older bridesmaid and bride could focus on getting themselves ready on time
Persuaded the mother of the bride to find some time for herself to get ready with plenty of time
Carried food up and down the stairs for the bridal party because everyone else was busy
Played silly games downstairs with the little ones and tried to give “jobs” to the slightly older ones to make them feel important
Created fancy bows on the flowers with the Mother of the Bride because I’m also creative and crafty
Tied shoelaces to stop kids falling over
Helped find things because I know where most things are as I’m looking around all of the time!
Made sure that the couple had a few moments on their own as I know from experience that with kids you hardly event get a moments peace any day let alone on your wedding day
Found the parents of crying children because I know what it’s like when you are at a big event and kids can get overwhelmed
Stopped kids arguing by letting them take a photo on my “proper” camera
Oh. And I took a few wedding photos too!
And that is why I choose to serve just a few wedding clients each year.
I have so much to give, particularly on the day itself that I need the time to recover afterwards, fit in my other photography work and be a Mum!
The true Inspired By Joseph wedding experience!! 100% effort on whatever is needed, 100% of the time!
Here are a few kind words from Alison:
Yesterday was our wedding day. Bev was amazing. As well as taking loads of beautiful photos she went above and beyond helping out and generally getting stuck in with the day. She was a massive help and made our wedding the most perfect it could’ve been. Having seen a sneak peek of the pictures (already!) I cannot wait to see the rest. Thank you Bev, I’m so glad I picked you 😊 the full package is worth every penny. ❤️
Alison and Shaun, thank you for letting me be a part of your special day!