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Adrian Chell Wedding Photography

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High quality, affordable wedding photography. Based in Staffordshire but happy to cover weddings further afield, especially Cheshire, Shropshire and Derbyshire, Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£650
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Products and Services

Back-Up Equipment
Bridal Prep Shots
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Second Shooter Available
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Wedding Albums

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Traditional / Classic
Full Description
When people are kind enough to compliment me, they often say how relaxed and friendly I am - especially on the wedding day. I see my job as helping couples to remember the day, but not to take over. I'm able to blend into the background surprisingly well for a big bloke and I specialise in capturing natural shots of the special moments throughout the day. Obviously, I'm also happy to take more formal photographs, for instance of family groups, but many of my clients prefer to get these done with as little fuss as possible, so I've become quite adept at working quickly. In dealing with clients, I prefer the personal approach; if possible I like to meet face-to-face before the wedding - rather than over Skype, for example - so I can chat with them about their day and get a clear picture of the sort of pictures they are looking for. After the wedding, I deliver the USB containing the photographs by hand, rather than simply e-mailing a link to a website. All my packages include non-commercial printing rights, so clients don't have to come back to me for prints or enlargements, but I'm happy to supply them if they choose. I'm also able to supply a range of hand-made storybook albums, in sizes from 20cm square all the way up to A3. If you choose to arrange a pre-booking consultation meeting with me, you can take a look at some sample albums from previous weddings. Even if you’re not considering an album, it’s a good way of getting a better idea of the quality of the photos than you can get from the internet. So, if you like my pictures, and you like what I've read, please get in touch. Full day packages start at £650, but shorter bookings are available in the week or at quieter times of the year.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Adrian
I know that finding the right photographer for your big day can sometimes be a stressful process, so if you have any questions that you want to ask me about before you make your mind up who to book, please feel free to get in contact as many times as you like.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2013
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
1
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Location & Contact Details

Address

8 Burland Rd, Newcastle, Staffordshire, ST5 7ST, England

Travel Notes

I work from home, so am happy to visit you at your house, or at a café or pub if you prefer, but I don't have a studio or premises that are suitable for customers to visit.

Nearest Town

Newcastle-under-Lyme

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M6 J16

Nearest Train Station

Stoke-on-Trent

Nearest Airport

Manchester

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What is your most memorable wedding?

The one that immediately springs to mind is a wedding that took place at the Oulton Park motor racing circuit in Cheshire. It's not often that you get the chance to pose your couple in the pit lane or on the winners' podium - or capture them waving from the course car as they hurtle past at 100mph!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Relaxed; adaptable; natural; colourful; candid

What about your business are you most proud of?

I believe that I always act with integrity and professionalism, treating people as I would like to be treated, in every situation. I hate hard-sell tactics and refuse to employ them - I'd rather risk losing the occasional sale than annoy lots of potential customers by bombarding them constantly with calls and e-mails chasing their booking.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Accept that planning a wedding is a complex undertaking with many parts and that it's very unlikely every single aspect of the day will go 100% to plan or to time. Some things you can control, many you can't.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

At one wedding, the groom was a Northern Soul DJ in his spare time, and his new wife met him through the scene, so their wedding cake was in the shape of an old-fashioned Dansette record player that had little models of the couple siting on the top, holding hands and dangling their legs over the edge. It really summed up their love for the music and for one another.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

When people book me, I like to met them in person and spend time chatting about their day and the photos they want. About a month before the wedding, I like to briefly meet up again to check nothing significant has changed and to firm up on timings as, by that time, all aspects of the day should have been finalised. After the wedding - usually about 2-3 weeks - I deliver a set of images to the couple on a temporary USB stick. They then choose what pictures they want on the cover of the case for their proper USB stick. The pictures on the first USB are sized to fill an HD (or 4K on request) TV screen, while the final USB also contains a set of pictures in full resolution that the couple can use to print from. I supply a release form with the final images that the couple can show to photo labs to prove they have the printing rights.

What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?

Whatever the pose, whatever the location, there should be a photo of just the two of you together. Weddings can turn into big occasions with lots of family and friends, but at its heart, the day is about the couple getting married.

What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?

There was the best man and groom who, having climbed on a couple of quite tall tree-stumps (their own idea) decided that them making a human bridge would make for a good picture. It didn't end well. They may have had a drink or two by this point.

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

My main recommendation is that the bride needs to decide whether she is happy for herself and her dress to get wet. Rain doesn't necessarily stop us going outside, and I always carry umbrellas just in case, but if the bride chooses to stay inside I always carry studio lighting so we can make best use of the venue's interior.

Describe how you got into photography.

Like many people in this business, photography started as my hobby and I got into shooting weddings from a friend of a friend asking if I'd photograph their big day. After a long time doing the occasional wedding as a sideline to a proper job, I took the plunge in 2013 to make it my career and I'm very glad I did.