Small Wedding Specialist
Micro-Weddings, elopements, call them what you will but long before Covid had an impact on weddings I used to offer both full day packages and hourly rates for small, intimate weddings. As such over the years I have built up an extensive portfolio from beautiful, small intimate weddings hosted by many of our local Town Halls, Registry Offices and Hotels in and around Cheshire, Shropshire, North Wales, Lancashire and Merseyside. Venues which include Chester Town Hall, St.Georges Hall in Liverpool, Birkenhead Town Hall, Wallasey Town Hall, Manchester Town Hall along with many of the registry offices in the area including Chester, Manchester, Stockport and Crewe for example.
The fact is that full day coverage offers wedding photographers like myself the perfect opportunity to tell the story of a wedding day from preparation up until the first dance. However smaller, intimate weddings still provide plenty of fantastic photographic opportunities because there is often less time-pressure with fewer people at a wedding and many of the town halls in the area boast impressive, historical architectural backdrops for your wedding photography.
I recall being contacted by one couple who simply wanted two hours of photography coverage on a Wednesday afternoon at the beautiful Inglewood Manor, a local venue for me as I'm based in Frodsham in Cheshire. Other photographers they had contacted before me were insisting on charging their full day rate, for just two hours of coverage. Now, I'm not going to criticize other photographers whose business model may be different to mine however I have always felt that even if you just offer one main photography package as I do, you can still build in a degree of flexibility as every couples requirements can often differ.
In this case I explained that my main package includes 10/12 hours of coverage and also includes a pre-wedding shoot and a slideshow of their wedding images. Therefore I simply divide this fee (currently £1,450.00) by ten to create an hourly rate (currently £145.00 per hour) and then obviously times this rate by the hours required. I do reserve my pre-wedding shoot and slideshow as exclusive, free bonuses included within my full wedding package, therefore an hourly rate is for photography coverage only. That said, you will still receive the same standard and intensity of creative photography whether booking for two hours or ten!
Needless to say the couple were happy to book with me and were also delighted with the results ...
Guide price based upon hourly rate (minimum two hour booking) additional fees for travel may apply depending upon the wedding location, please note a booking fee of £250.00 is required to secure your date. For details about my standard full day package please click here: FAQ & Pricing
Two Hours = £290.00
Three Hours = £435.00
Four Hours = £580.00
Five Hours = £725.00
Six Hours = £870.00
Seven Hours = £1,015.00
Eight Hours = £1,160.00
Nine Hours = £1,305.00
If you're planning a small wedding then please do not hesitate to contact me (without obligation) for free advice and to discuss your wedding plans. I can help with advice on planning your wedding timeline and creating the ideal photography package for your personal requirements. Just call or text Paul on 07969 054778 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To view more examples of both full day weddings and small, intimate weddings visit my blog page: Paul Kyte Photography Blog