Chris Russell Wedding Photographer
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Experienced photographer who puts people at their ease on their special day. Specialise in Weddings with satisfied clients in five years. Efficient, well organised and relaxed with groups of all sizes
Pricing & Costs
Prices start at
Products and Services
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on DVD
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Reportage / Documentary
Traditional / Classic
Hi there, Thank you for considering me for your very special occasion. I can provide a full and flexible service to suit exactly what you want, for the right price for your wedding. Advice too if you're not exactly sure what you want! Pre-visit venues and clients - all included in the fee. 'Very small' groups to 'very large' provided for. I have covered weddings with 8 people, to 300. From inside a windmill; register offices; to the grandest of venues in the south east of England. I take a mixture of reportage, informal photographs with the usually required group photographs. All photographs are individually worked on in post production to enhance them - for you, friends and family to view online, privately, usually within two weeks of your wedding. Any format of photographs available including dvd and albums, if required. I can provide a 'Green-Screen' option if required, to provide 'specialist' or 'fun' backgrounds. Clients say I put them and their guests at ease. I work with people in a good humoured way; efficiently and calmly, without taking too long in posing people. I am very well organised and confident with large groups. Why not visit my website on www.chrisrussellphotographer.com or give me a ring on 01702 346830 for an initial chat - no obligation.
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Chris
Hi there Thank you for considering me for your very special day. I love photographing people of all ages and enjoy recording the story of your day for you.
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
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Location & Contact Details
Southend on Sea, Essex, England
I usually meet clients at their own choice of location for pre-visits - no obligation. I am based just off the A127 as you approach Southend on Sea from London.
Southend on Sea
Nearest Motorway & Junction
Press & Awards
Accreditations / Associations (1)
SWPP Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers
What is your most memorable wedding?
Every wedding is different and the memorable ones are where everyone is particularly happy and having a great day!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Calm, relaxed, friendly, well organised, professional.
What about your business are you most proud of?
I work hard for people and they appreciate it when they see my photographs.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Meet people you are going to use.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
A brilliant group dance from the bride and groom with their friends.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
1.Talk through photographs required at an agreeably arrange meeting, usually at the client's home; here if preferred; or place of their choice. Show a range of options without confusing people. 2. Pre- visit venues a week before event. 3. Work with the couple on the day calmly, smile a lot and not be too intrusive! 4. Be alert all the time to photo opportunities - be flexible with times as they nearly always change on the day. 5. Provide online photos for everyone usually within two weeks.
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
A really emotional/ happy one of the couple.
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
One was a couple on a bouncy castle and the other was a couple who wanted a snow machine.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
A large umbrella! I always check alternative locations in case of bad weather. Have always found a good alternative somewhere at the wedding.
Describe how you got into photography.
Been a keen photographer all my life. I am a great observer of people and set up my business professionally five years ago after taking early retirement as a primary headteacher.