Documenting moments that are gone within a blink of an eye and turning them into your treasured memories. I love to create the kind of photos that make your heart skip a beat and transport you back into that place in time. Once your wedding cake has been eaten and your dress has been hung, your photography will be one of the only things that remains of your once-in-a-lifetime precious day. Read on for more about my style...
I work in a relaxed professional manner and am known for putting my clients at ease. Throughout your entire wedding journey I am on hand for advice. Upon booking you will gain access to my bridal email series packed with tips for getting the most from your wedding photography so that you can fully enjoy your celebration. I bring a full styling kit to every wedding, ensuring all of your details are documented beautifully.
You have put so much time into your perfectly planned celebration. I want my couples to be present in the moment and enjoy every minute without worrying about their wedding photography. I have captured large and small weddings in many destinations, with my experience I offer you peace of mind in delivering a gallery full of pretty details, romantic portraits and magical unforgettable moments.
I believe in love, old fashioned romance and finding perfect light! Fine art wedding photography is noted for its soft feminine luminous look. I consider your colour palette and theme to create stylish images for your gallery and album. I blend fine art photography - for all your pretty details: your dress, shoes, flowers with reportage photography - to capture the tears, laughter and joy at your ceremony and reception. This way you have the best of both styles
Your wedding album is your very first family heirloom. Your first kiss, the moment you say "I do", and all those meaningful details that live on within its pages. Each Fine Art Album is customised to beautifully represent your wedding day with the images chosen by you from your online gallery.
These albums are known worldwide for their enduring beauty, classic simplicity and luxury materials. Hand-made by some of the finest album artisans in the world and preserved in a wooden box wrapped in matching linen.
Luxury Fine Art Album 10" x 10" (40 sides - 20 pages)
Luxury Fine Art Album 12" x 12" (40 sides - 20 pages)
Heirloom Album 12" x 18" (200 sides - 100 pages)
Duplicate Parent Album 6x6" (same design as main album)
- A pre-wedding consultation and photography timeline guidance
- Access to my fine art wedding email series
- Sneak peek gallery of up to 10 images delivered a few days after your wedding day
- Beautiful images, professionally edited and lightly airbrushed for a flattering effect
- Private Online Gallery with option to download, print and share
Second Photographer | Extra hours coverage | Fine Art Wedding Album
This is such an exciting time in your lives. The engagement session is the perfect opportunity to help you feel more comfortable and confident in front of the camera and prepares you for being photographed professionally. I want you to flirt like crazy and have fun. Maybe you could finish the session with a bottle of champagne and a picnic!
"Colette is an incredibly talented photographer that any couple would be blessed to have on their wedding day. We wouldn’t trust anyone else with our photos and are pleased to have found not only a great photographer, but a great friend for many memories to come in our lives"
“If you want photographs that are detailed with sensitive, emotional moments then look no further. Our wedding in Sicily was truly magical and Colette made it that little more special! We are overwhelmed with how effortlessly well she captured our special day. We will forever be grateful – thank you.”
"Colette is fantastically creative and dedicated. She will take what you have created with all your wedding planning, see it, understand it, and bring it’s most beautiful nuances to the fore. We felt safe in her hands and will now treasure her work forever"
"From the moment I booked Colette through to our wedding day she has been amazing. She managed to capture such magical moments. We've had so many compliments about our wedding album, even being contacted by a bridal magazine!"
"We booked Colette for our wedding and we are so glad we found her to capture our special day! She truly was amazing! Professional, organised and super talented at what she does! She really captured the love and emotions of the day and took the most beautiful pictures that we will treasure forever! Thank you so much Colette, we cannot recommend you enough!"
"Colette captured our day perfectly. She made the whole wedding party feel at ease and gave direction where needed. We could not be happier with our romantic couple portraits and our group photos."
Ready to book your day?
The rain can’t keep us from taking beautiful images! It can actually give a real luminous feel to some photos. Don’t let the fear of rain steal your joy. You can’t control it, and I promise I will make the best of it!!! Here are a few things to consider: I have various umbrellas in my car for this kind of weather. All we need is natural light and often the light when raining is beautiful and even. Don't worry about the photos, we will scout for some covered locations. Ask your venue if they have a rain plan?
Yes, every single image that is presented to you in your online gallery will be edited in my signature style, lightly airbrushed for a flattering effect.
Depending on the number of hours you book, I will try to fit in as much as possible! I take great pride in capturing all the details in the morning from buttoning up your dress to the ceremony's emotional moments. I ensure I capture candid & special highlights with guests and family so that your gallery feels natural and genuine. A wedding with 10 hours of coverage, you should expect receive at least 500+ images, usually more but the amount will vary as every wedding is different. I will leave in as many as possible, however I can not present every image taken as some will be duplicates, eyes shut etc.
I'm a Canon girl, I use 5D MarkIV's and prime lenses. These cameras back up to a second memory card as I shoot. For processing and digital developing I use Lightroom and Photoshop.
A few days after your wedding you will receive a teaser gallery of up to 10 images to share with friends and family. Your full gallery will be delivered within 6-8 weeks of your special day. moments. I ensure I capture candid & special highlights with guests and family so that your gallery feels natural and genuine.Generally, it will take 4-6 weeks for you to receive your wedding photos. Depending on the time of year and how many weddings I have in the queue, the exact time will vary and can also increase during the busy summer months.
Unfortunately I cannot hold a particular date without having received a booking fee and signed contract. Once these have been received your date is secure. I work on a first come first served basis and have to be fair to everyone.
Our initial meeting takes place online via Skype/Face-Time. We will talk about your wedding day plans and I’ll be able to answer any questions you may have. This consultation is a great way to get to know each other and check that we are the right fit for your photography needs. I meet most of my couples at their engagement session. This is a great way to celebrate this time in your lives and feel more relaxed and confident about being photographed professionally.
To book, you will need to sign a completed contract. A partial payment deposit of £200 is required to secure your date. Your final payment will be due 28 days before your wedding day. Once you have booked I will add you to my Wedding Photography email series. This is an eleven week series full of tips and advice for your wedding photography. 6-8 weeks before your wedding day I will be in touch to discuss your wedding photography timeline, family & friends formal shot list and all the other finer details of your perfectly planned day.
Tina and Dan’s elegant wedding took place in the Sussex countryside. Brookfield Barn was the perfect setting for this peach, rose gold inspired day. A beautiful contemporary venue, designed specifically for weddings.
A gorgeous outdoor ceremony in the stunning secret garden with vibrant pink florals and styling.
Chances are that you have put a lot of effort into picking out every little detail of your wedding day. From the shoes to the jewellery and flowers, all these details tell a piece of your love story! Ensure all your details are documented with this checklist
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