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courtesy of Alex Bray Photography


courtesy of Alex Bray Photography


You have a gorgeous dress, a fabulous venue and the plans for a perfect wedding day, but are you still wondering whether you need a professional photographer? These days anyone with a camera thinks they are a photographer, and with wedding photography prices seeming to be getting ‘so expensive’, many couples are turning to friends and family to record their wedding day. The talents of a true professional can be the difference between a set of snap shots and a portfolio of stunning images as a lasting keepsake of your most important day. A professional has the experience, equipment, and personality to ensure your photographs are not only beautiful, but those special moments are captured and safeguarded. If you don’t want photos of getting ready, or your budget does not allow hiring a professional for the whole day, rather than cutting costs and corners, consider spending a bit extra and hiring a professional for less time. Wedding photography is one field where you really do get what you pay for. Always interview several photographers and look to select someone who matches what you want in your photography; someone who makes you feel comfortable, someone who has a portfolio of images showing the style of photography you want, and someone who has a number of wedding albums from start to finish showing you the story of a number of wedding days as they unfolded. You need to feel comfortable investing in a photographer’s work. If you are dealing with a studio, check to see if the person you are speaking to and viewing the work of during your consultation will actually be the photographer assigned to your wedding day. It is not unheard of for a couple to book who they assume will be their photographer and a complete stranger turns up on their wedding day, so make sure you get who you want, as well as what you want. Photography is an art, not just a simple service, so when you ‘click’ with a photographer the chances are your photos will also look more natural as you will be able to relax and enjoy the moment. Once you know you have found your photographer, book them!! Most photographers only take one booking a day, so don’t miss out.

Alex Alex Bray - Alex Bray Photography

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What to look for in a wedding photographer


Alex BrayPhotography www.alexbray.com t. 01727 863 924 e. info@alexbray.com

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A fabulous ‘Image Vault’ of all your album images which are ready to print worth £500! (Login to ‘Member Privileges’ at www.thinkwhitereview.com to retrieve the privilege code for this offer)

Our supplier’s top tip:

'Remember that you are not just paying for a package, you are investing in an entire experience, a service and a final product that will last a lifetime. Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, so don’t settle for anything but the best. The disappointment of poor quality remains long after the excitement of a great price.' Alex Bray - Photographer Alex and her husband Gavin offer a bespoke service to their clients as they believe each wedding is not only unique, but has taken a significant amount of time and effort by a couple to plan so that it is exactly what they want. Your wedding day is all about you, and Alex and Gavin will put as much effort into your day as you have into its preparation. Their unobtrusive style and artistic eye for beautiful compositions combine to capture the individuality, ambience and emotion of your wedding day. Alex and Gavin are available for you throughout your day. Alex starts with the bride, as she gets ready, whilst Gavin is with the groom, so that they capture the story of your day from both sides, from the beginning. From getting ready, to the ceremony, to the reception, to cutting the cake and your first dance, they let the wedding flow, allowing you and your guests to be yourselves, so that they can capture spontaneous, honest, and humorous images, without the noticeable intrusion of a photographer. Alex and Gavin are passionate about providing exceptional service, and not only want to meet your expectations but to exceed them. By taking care, without taking over, you are exposed to an incredible experience, where you are comfortably able to indulge in luxury. They believe that each wedding is truly exclusive, and you deserve a photography service that is individually designed just for you, whether your wedding is in the UK or abroad. Real love is an intensely personal experience and a wedding is one of the most celebrated moments in a couple's life. The only thing to do with such moments is to capture them and hold onto them for eternity.


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contemporary imagery


Nicole Photography www.nicolephotography.co.uk t. 07910 621 134 e. sayhi@nicolephotography.co.uk

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A DVD show reel of all images presented in a contemporary, metal case (value £250). (Login to ‘Member Privileges’ at www.thinkwhitereview.com to retrieve the privilege code for this offer)

Our supplier’s top tip:

‘Book photographers that are as enthusiastic about your wedding as you are. Make sure you have a good rapport with them. Find photographers that you can trust and who put you at ease so that they capture images that will bring back magical memories for the rest of your life.’ Passionate, Captivating, Emotional. Award-winning photographers Bob and Paula Skalycz, better known as Nicole Photography are passionate about photography and passionate about people. This passion is the strength behind their successful photography business, and they have personally photographed over 500 weddings throughout the U.K. Bob says a wedding is about 2 people in love. By building a strong rapport with each couple before their wedding day, we are able to see their expression of love for each other and the unique bond they have. At the wedding we create an ambience so everyone is relaxed and we remain unobtrusive. A wedding is full of so many emotions and if you have a true passion and rapport with the couple then the images you capture will evoke magical memories for the couple and their guests. Nicole Photography was voted ‘Best Wedding Photographer of the Year’ in the recent Wedding Ideas Awards, by customers who recognise their dedication to customer service. Paula adds that by having 2 photographers at your wedding immediately makes the occasion more relaxed but also ensures that all the magical memories are captured. All albums are as unique as the wedding as they are individually designed by Paula. Couples can also benefit from an online gallery, DVD sideshows and individually designed wall portraits.


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passionate, captivating, emotional


Shoot The Day www.shoottheday.net t. 020 7435 3510 e. info@shoottheday.net

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One free parent storybook album (worth £300) when you choose our ‘Tell the Story’ option. (Login to ‘Member Privileges’ at www.thinkwhitereview.com to retrieve the privilege code for this offer)

Our supplier’s top tip:

‘Enjoy every minute of your day and the photographs will speak for themselves.’

Beautiful moments deserve beautiful photographs... To us, great wedding photography is about catching the small details as well as the big moments, to really tell the story of your day. Working throughout the UK, we are true wedding photojournalists who chronicle the story of your day as it happens; capturing the laughter, tears, fun and happiness in a relaxed and discreet manner. We work with style and grace, never intruding into the spirit of your wedding, but contributing our artistic vision when necessary or stepping back when appropriate; after all, it's your day, not ours! We specialise in a natural, story-telling style of wedding photography, which combines a few family group photos with the majority of pictures taken in a discreet photojournalistic style. Every wedding is different, with a personality of its own, and we aim to capture events as they happen rather than by contriving too many photographs, allowing you more time to spend with your guests, rather than posing in front of the camera. With Shoot The Day, you get wonderful wedding photography at manageable prices.


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tell the story of your day


Design HousePhotography www.designhousephotography.co.uk t. 0161 338 3626 e. info@designhousephotography.co.uk

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Think White membership gives you:

A gift to pass onto your parents or loved ones – two copies of your ‘Memories to Music’ DVD slideshow. (Login to ‘Member Privileges’ at www.thinkwhitereview.com to retrieve the privilege code for this offer)

Our supplier’s top tip:

'Choose a photographer who you are comfortable with, as they will be a big part of your day. If you and your guests feel comfortable with your photographer, then the smiles will come naturally.' Julie Ackley - Wedding Photographer Designed around you.... Your wedding photography should revolve around you and your day so we take time to understand what’s important to you. We offer a choice of set packages or the option to design your own package so that you’re getting exactly what you want. We pride ourselves on the rapport we develop with our couples and their guests. It’s what allows us to capture those special moments that you’ll want to remember forever. We believe that our previous clients are the best judge of our work:

‘Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. I can’t recommend you highly enough - honestly, you were fantastic. Thank you so much.’ Simona & Paul ‘Thank you for the most amazing wedding photos. The slideshow DVD is fantastic and we cannot stop watching it.’ Sarah & Andy ‘You've been so lovely to work with and I couldn't have wished to have shared my special day with any other photographer - you just feel like another friend now!’ Tracie & David Packages Packages include your choice of photography hours along with the option of storybook albums, slideshow DVDs, high resolution images and an online gallery to share your images with family and friends. Prices start from £525.


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designed around you


Paul&GilliPhotography www.paul-and-gilli.com t. 07808 911 468 e. smile@paul-and-gilli.com

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A free exclusive personal black & white album, worth over £200 for every couple who books us for their wedding photography. (Login to ‘Member Privileges’ at www.thinkwhitereview.com to retrieve the privilege code for this offer)

Our supplier’s top tip:

'Your wedding day is so special and will be filled with thousands of priceless moments. Make sure you catch as many as possible by using two photographers.‘ Paul and Gilli - Wedding Photographers

Our vision We pride ourselves in a service which is suited to couples who ultimately want beautiful, creative and timeless photographs of their wedding. We’ll help you and your guests feel relaxed and at ease in front of the camera, which is the real key to stunning images we’ll capture as your day unfolds. Once the day has passed, it doesn’t stop there as we’ll find the perfect way of displaying your images so you can keep them safe and show loved ones for many years to come. Your wedding was one day, but the memories should last a lifetime...

‘The English Lakes... Premier Wedding Photographers’


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catching every moment


JaineBriscoe-Price www.jainebriscoe-price.co.uk t. 01829 271 933 e. jaine@jainebriscoe-price.co.uk

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Your favourite wedding image beautifully printed and wrapped onto a 16x12”wall canvas, presented to you on your 1st wedding anniversary (worth £350). (Login to ‘Member Privileges’ at www.thinkwhitereview.com to retrieve the privilege code for this offer)

Our supplier’s top tip:

'Choose the very best photographer you can! ......Whilst only being one element from a long list to book before your wedding, the photographs will be your main focus when you return from honeymoon. Wedding photography is your investment for thirty or forty years!' Jaine Briscoe-Price - Photographer Truly, Madly, Deeply...sincere words which describe the passion which Jaine’s unique approach and fun loving personality convey in your wedding photography. Your complimentary pre-wedding shoot, taken on location such as riverbanks or the beach, will put you at ease almost immediately, giving you confidence in Jaine whilst her informal direction will enhance your own ability in front of the camera! Your wedding day will simply fly by....trust Jaine and her equally experienced second photographer to capture all the special moments of the day, with attention to the smallest of details to the largest of family groups, combining the best compositional opportunities and exciting backdrops all with a professional, polite and entertaining manner. With the most efficient timescale already agreed at our pre-wedding meeting, you will have plenty of time to socialise, laugh and chat with your guests during your champagne reception ...after all it’s your day! Relax at your personal viewing immediately after your honeymoon, when you choose from the hundreds of captivating images which show the atmosphere, enjoyment and spirit of your wedding, your guests, your family and most of all the two of you having the best day of your lives. Jaine will personally design your wedding album from a wide selection of styles and finishes to ensure it reflects your special day perfectly. Jaine Briscoe-Price...Truly, Madly, Deeply devoted to your wedding photography!


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truly, madly, deeply


English RosePhotography www.englishroseweddings.co.uk t. 01531 660 559 e. englishroseweddings@btinternet.com

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2 x DVD slideshows for the parents of the bride and groom. (Login to ‘Member Privileges’ at www.thinkwhitereview.com to retrieve the privilege code for this offer)

Our supplier’s top tip:

'One thing often given little thought are the timings of the day. A good photographer will have plenty of experience so ask their advice. Get the timings right and the day will flow.‘ John and Jill English - Photographers Exciting. Beautiful. Stunning. These are not words you usually associate with wedding photography, but if that sounds like the photography you're looking for on your wedding day then check out the website of husband and wife photographers John and Jill English better known as English Rose Photography. Just a glance at their portfolio is enough to see how they combine a unique brand of photography. With 2 cameras covering the day from all angles your wedding day story is told in full. Fabulous reportage - storytelling in pictures - is combined with stunningly beautiful modern portrait shots. The result is a collection of storybook photographs that only free flowing coverage on the day can capture, and brides that look as though they have stepped from the cover of a magazine. John says ‘When we started back in 1997 our approach was groundbreaking. We wanted to tell the story of the whole wedding day in pictures – to just stand back, be completely hands off, and let it happen, at the same time taking pictures that showed the emotions and the atmosphere of the day’. Jill adds ‘It’s not easy, but the pictures are so much better and having the two cameras makes a huge difference on the day’. Of course when it comes to designing the albums it means she knows the emotions behind the picture, helping her design the perfect wedding album – one you’ll want to look at many times – with pictures that will really bring the day to life. It’s like you’ll be stepping into your own wedding day every time you turn a page. It's no surprise they were voted Best Photographers in the 2010 Wedding Ideas Awards – the second time they have won this prestigious award. Their pictures tell their own story – each one a testament to the photographers’ art.


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exciting, beautiful, stunning


A Film Forever www.afilmforever.com t. 07946 172 303 | 01992 578 297 e. office@afilmforever.com

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5% discount. (Login to ‘Member Privileges’ at www.thinkwhitereview.com to retrieve the privilege code for this offer)

Our supplier’s top tip:

'Anyone can compile a clip or demo of ‘best bits’ so always make sure that your videographer supplies you with a full demo so that you can see their ability in capturing the entire wedding day.' Alan Wheal - Videographer

Creative films A Film Forever was the first videographer to be accredited for the Think White Review. Husband and wife, Alan & Michelle, run this award winning company and specialise in unobtrusive and creative wedding films which allows you to not only relive the memories, but also the emotions of your wedding day. With packages starting at £795.00 we invite you to contact us and request a wedding film demo on DVD or a meeting to discuss your requirements.


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creative wedding films


Digital Dream Productions www.digitaldreamproductions.co.uk t. 0116 240 3618 | 07941 660 821 e. info@digitaldreamproductions.co.uk

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10% discount on all our services. (Login to ‘Member Privileges’ at www.thinkwhitereview.com to retrieve the privilege code for this offer)

Our supplier’s top tip:

'Communication is key! Discuss the filming schedule before the day and if you have something organised that you think is extra special or requires particular attention, make sure the production team know how important it is to you or your fiancé!' Cat, Lee & Dan - Production Team

Making dreams into movies Every wedding has a photographer, and many of them do great work. However, when you look back at those photos, they don’t tell you how funny the best man’s speech was or how emotional the parents of the bride and groom were at the moment of ‘I do’. A picture may be worth a thousand words but a movie is the whole story; the music, the movement, the celebration, the emotion. Watching, and listening, to the festivities afterwards transports you back to that moment. It’s not just a memory; it is a moving, touching journey that lasts forever. Although a traditional family run business, Digital Dream Productions are a contemporary and dynamic cinematography company with a fresh and inspired approach to film making. Our creativity and imagination infuse our films full of emotional impact and magical moments. Our friendly and relaxed style will put you at ease and make you look fabulous on the big screen. Contact us on 07941 660 821 for more information or visit our website at www.digitaldreamproductions.co.uk to see some of our films and view our package options.


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making dreams into movies


Andy Netter www.andynettervideo.com t. 0800 074 0511 e. info@andynettervideo.com

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Free PC screensaver of your wedding highlights plus your highlights privately hosted on the web, free, for family and friends to view online. (Login to ‘Member Privileges’ at www.thinkwhitereview.com to retrieve the privilege code for this offer)

Our supplier’s top tip:

‘If having your wedding day filmed is important to you, then please don’t rely on a friend with a camcorder. A professional videographer is not only a trained cameraman, but an expert in shot composition, lighting conditions, audio recording and video editing, meaning booking a pro is the only way of ensuring you receive a wedding video that has been properly produced and truly special to you.’ Andy Netter - Videographer High quality, professional wedding videos in amazing high definition, from £275 to £975. Andy Netter offers a truly high-quality Wedding Videography service, with an outstanding level of professionalism, quality and attention to detail. Andy’s professional attitude, filming techniques and editing styles are proving to be very popular with couples across the country, and the reaction to his finished videos is always fantastic. Without compromising on quality, packages are priced extremely competitively, with 4 options ranging from £275 to £975. Your wedding will be filmed using three professional, high definition cameras, which offers a range of angles to cut between during editing. This makes the final film far more dynamic and interesting to watch than a one or two camera video. You can be assured that all equipment is positioned discretely, and your wedding venue will definitely not be transformed into a movie set! Andy will consult with you in advance of your wedding to understand exactly what you require from your wedding video. This ensures he films and produces a video that is perfectly tailored and unique to you.


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