Wedding Photography by Farnborough based Wedding Photographer Brian Parkes LSWPP
I am a wedding photographer in Farnborough, (Hampshire) located on the borders of Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire and regularly cover weddings in all three counties. I’m also willing to travel to London which is only 40 minutes away and further afield, the furthest so far was in Cyprus! I offer easy to understand, high quality, wedding photography from my base in the home counties.
I offer a range of wedding packages from simple images on a USB stick to those including gorgeous wedding albums. Please see my wedding photography prices section for full details.
All wedding photography packages include a set block of time (8 hours as standard) which you can use as you wish. All wedding photography packages also include a finished product such as an album or images on USB with no hidden extras. Not enough? You can choose from the menu to add extras such as additional hours of coverage (if needed) or additional copies of your album. A written wedding photography contract ensures there are no nasty surprises.
Informal, flexible and fun is how I approach wedding photography. I believe as a couple you don’t just want great images, you also want to enjoy your special day. I work around you, Its your day and as your wedding photographer I’m just here to photograph it for you.
I am accredited with the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers, which means a panel of my work has been assessed and found to meet strict professional standards on composition, lighting, image processing and presentation. It also means I am bound by the society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers professional code of conduct.
I have been a professional wedding photographer since 2003 and have photographed over 170 weddings in all conditions ranging from sunshine to snow. I have also photographed weddings both locally and abroad so you know you are in the hands of an experienced wedding photographer rather than a learner starting out. Everybody has to start somewhere, but do you really want an inexperienced wedding photographer learning from their mistakes on YOUR wedding photography?
Please note I am also able to offer a private service couples whose jobs or wishes require a low internet and social media presence and tailor my processes for example by not using online viewing to comply with enhanced security needs. There are many reasons a couple may want enhanced privacy, several of my clients have included high ranking military officers and a member of special forces. Please note I also hold full Security Clearance (SC) from several govt departments including the Ministry of Defence and a clean CRB check dated March 2015 for peace of mind should you be getting married at Sandhurst or a local RAF station.
To me being your wedding photographer is an absolute joy and that comes across in my manner and how people respond to me. I’m not watching the clock waiting to come home from another wedding photography ‘job’, I am thoroughly immersed in your day and aim to photograph your wedding from inside your wedding party, rather than from an outside perspective looking in.
My preferred approach is mostly reportage or ‘candid’ wedding photography with some arranged but informal groups and couple photographs but I adjust the approach to suit your tastes. My experience tells me that most couples want to enjoy mingling with their guests after the ceremony, so my usual aim is to take you away for no longer than 20 minutes for your couple photographs and 30 minutes for your group photographs. This way I can get a great selection of the more staged photographs before working in the background freeing you up to enjoy your wedding day.
Different wedding photographers have different styles when it comes to candid or reportage wedding photography. My emphasis is on the interactions between bride, groom and guests, nothing beats that natural dazzling smile or the wide eyes and surprised look as the punch line to an interesting story is delivered. Its these interactions that make your wedding photographs special In addition to solid wedding photography skills and technical knowledge a big part of my skillset is reading people. Knowing when a bride or groom is likely to cry or react and placing myself in a position ready to capture the moment. It’s the ability to read people and immerse myself in your wedding day along with advanced technical know how that sets me apart as one of the better wedding photographers in Hampshire.
I am available to all couples no matter your race, religion or sexual orientation. Most of my wedding photography work is around Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire, as I’m based on the borders of all three counties from my base in Farnborough, Hampshire. That said I have been tempted further afield for an interesting wedding, the furthest so far is Cyprus!
– John Ruskin
For more information on weddings, have a look at the following websites:
http://www.hitched.co.uk – Some good articles and a very active, sometimes lively forum.
www3.hants.gov.uk – Approved wedding venues and information on changing your name
www.bbc.co.uk – Some interesting articles on weddings in general.