Are you planning a short-notice, small wedding or elopement? Getting married early 2024?
DUO EXPOSURES WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO IS OPEN
End-of-the-year promotion: get a pre-wedding session included with any full-day package. Don’t delay - reserve your date soon, the calendar is filling up fast!
WHY SHOULD WE BOOK YOU?
We think there are two main things to consider when choosing your wedding photographer - do you like their style of photography and do you have a good connection with them as a person?
We love what we do and we hope that shows in every aspect of our work, whether it's during your wedding day itself or the careful editing afterwards (which is always done by us). It’s a real privilege to do what we do and we'll never take it for granted.
We always want to meet our couples before their wedding day at least once, just to have a coffee together and to get to know each other a bit more.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?
Natural, spontaneous, fun, alternative, candid, authentic, romantic.
Whilst we can definitely take core, group shots for you, we’ll be mainly capturing all the action as it happens in a completely natural and unobtrusive way. See below for more info on groups.*
We photograph using a professional digital SLR kit. We always bring a full back-up digital camera kit.
We would also describe ourselves as a natural light photographer. We will of course use flash where necessary but we tend to keep this to a minimum, much preferring to work with the ambient light of your venue and a higher ISO for a more natural and authentic result as much as we can.
We are very respectful to your feelings throughout the day and also the wishes of your venue, so for instance we will always avoid taking photos during prayers in a religious service or when you are actually signing the register (we can set up a photo for this after the signing has been done).
Our unobtrusive approach is important to us and something we get a lot of great feedback on. Whilst we will of course have input on timings, location suggestions for photos and some simple posing ideas, we will not control or dictate to you the running order of your day whatsoever. We think this approach in wedding photography is very dated.
We see ourselves as more of a reportage photographer, capturing the natural connections and moments that we notice and are given throughout the day.
CAN YOU EXPLAIN MORE ABOUT COPYRIGHT TO ME?
If you are interested in booking we can send you a sample contract with all the details, including my full copyright statement. To summarize, as your photographer we retain the copyright but grant you a special license to reproduce your images, print, share etc as you wish.
On a side note, we sometimes post photographs in our portfolio and blog but there is absolutely no obligation - if you prefer us not to that's fine, please just let us know.
*CAN WE REQUEST GROUP SHOTS?
By all means we welcome group shots, but we suggest keeping this to a minimum of perhaps no more than 10 to ensure that your family members and friends aren’t waiting around too long. Any group shot lists you provide will be used for guidance only and is ultimately subject to scheduling and timings. We will always consult with you to check if you are happy we’ve covered your groups sufficiently by the end of the day and if there are any further shots you might require before we leave for the day.
WILL YOU SEND US ‘ALL’ THE PHOTOS YOU TOOK AT OUR WEDDING?
You are hiring a photographer to tell the story of your day and deliver a selection of fully edited and curated images. A crucial part of the editing process is making a selection of ‘best of’ images which work together to tell a cohesive story.
We will never share any RAW or un-edited images.
Your agreement will state the number of photos you will receive as a guide, though we often deliver more than this. The delivered pictures will cover any moments of the day.
We are of course more than happy to take requests for specific photos and we will do our absolute best to capture these for you on the day.
I HATE HAVING MY PHOTO TAKEN!
Many people do - you are not alone! That’s why it’s great to meet you beforehand as being photographed by someone you've met before is way less scary. We’ve photographed lots of people who aren’t used to being in front of the lens and we’ll make it as stress-free and fun for you as possible.
At the end of the day when you look back on your photos we want you to remember being together and newly married, rather than ‘having your photograph’ taken. We use a longer lens for your couple shots and although we can give a little direction on poses we keep this to a minimum.
DO YOU OFFER VIDEOGRAPHY?
We don’t offer this ourselves, but we have some trusted contacts who provide video, so we can provide their details.
DO YOU COVER WEDDINGS OUTSIDE LONDON?
We love to travel and so we'd be happy to hear from you if you are based elsewhere in Europe. We especially love visiting Italy and Spain.
HOW DO WE BOOK?
Please send us an inquiry via the form, and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours to confirm if we have availability on your date. If we can jump on a phone call, FaceTime or Skype that would be great as it’s always nice to meet!
We can answer any questions you may have and hear all about your plans for the day. From there if you’d like to proceed and book we will ask for a deposit to secure the date, and the balance will be due anytime up until 2 weeks before your actual wedding date.