Chris Sedgbeer Photography

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I'm a Royal Photographic Society qualified wedding photos based in Dorset, I specialise in natural candid wedding photography, I offer coverage from just the ceremony right through to the full day.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£350
Details

Products and Services

Back-Up Equipment
Bridal Prep Shots
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Online Proofing
Online Shop
Personal Online Gallery
Photo Printing
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Stay Through Speeches
Wedding Albums

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Traditional / Classic
Full Description
My approach to shooting a wedding is to listen to what you want, it's your day, I have my own style if you want to leave me alone to work and cover your day, but if you have ideas on what you want, then I'm always happy to listen and work together to turn your ideas into reality. As well as producing high quality photo's of your special day, I can also offer a range of albums and wall art from the specialists at Graphistudio. I cover a wide area of the south coast, covering all of Dorset, and parts of Hampshire, Somerset, Wiltshire and Devon. If you want an informal chat about how I can cover your wedding day drop me an email, or give me a call. I'd love to hear from you

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Chris Sedgbeer
Hi, thank you for viewing my listing, I offer a range of services from just your ceremony to the full day, I cover weddings of any size from 10 people up to 300+ indoor or outdoors in any weather condition, this is England after all! Drop me a line, would like to chat and listen to what you want from your big day.

Experience

No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
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Hannah and Kyle
Married in November 2018
February 2020
Chris managed to get some of the best photos we’ve
We had the best time celebrating our wedding back in September, Chris managed to get some of the best photos we’ve ever had, and has always been at the end of an email. We look forward to our album arriving in a few weeks. ☺️
Jade and Matt
Married in October 2018
December 2018
Poole Quay Wedding
We are so thrilled with our wedding photos! They look absolutely amazing! We have never been very comfortable having our photos taken but with Chris we felt so relaxed and comfortable that at times we forgot that he was taking photos of us and just enjoyed the moment. We would definitely recommend Chris to anyone who is in need of a photographer! He takes the most amazing photos and captures all the moments that you want to remember forever. I literally can’t stop looking at my photos & photo album and we will cherish them forever. Thank you so much Chris.
Mr and Mrs Scott
Married in July 2018
December 2018
Family portrait shoot
We had a great time having or family portrait shot in the bluebells. Chris is really easy going and made us all feel comfortable. The photos were amazing and we can’t wait to display them in our new house. Thank you �
Mr and Mrs Kemp
Married in May 2017
February 2020
we would use Chris again in the future.
we received our photo's yesterday, we are extremely pleased with them! professional and in our opinion the price unbeatable. we would use Chris again in the future.
Laura and Adam Bailey
Married in September 2016
February 2020
We both would HIGHLY recommend Chris to anyone, he
We received our final photos today and we LOVE them! Neither my husband or I enjoy having our photo taken, but we barely noticed Chris there! (in a nice way!). He made us feel very relaxed and was very happy to help with our demands =). We both would HIGHLY recommend Chris to anyone, he is very patient, helpful and relaxed which helped ease or nervousness/awkwardness! He is very talented and has captured some beautiful photos that we are very excited to show our family. Massive thank you again! Laura and Adam Bailey
Gareth and Samantha
Married in September 2016
February 2020
We would proudly recommend you to anyone looking f
WOW!! We have just received our photos and we could not be happier! Incredible! You have captured our day perfectly and we have literally just relived it all! We cannot thank you enough Chris for the fantastic work you've done. Really really delighted with them all! We would proudly recommend you to anyone looking for a photographer! Massive thank you once again! Gareth and Samantha
Location & Contact Details

Address

Sturminster Newton, Dorset, England

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FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

I have so many! , Living in Dorset there are so many stunning venue's for couples to choose from, but possibly my most memorable was a tiny church with just 10 people making up the guests and wedding party. Storm Dorothy (Dec 18) was doing it's best to break into the chapel where the ceremony was taking place. Had to end up doing the group shots inside the church, but the couple decided to brave the wind and rain to get some stunning outdoor shots under umbrella's.

What about your business are you most proud of?

Being able to capture that perfect moment that will last for ever.

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

Get to know your suppliers, certainly for photographers or videographer you need to be comfortable with them as they will be spending a long time with you, particularly for the bride when bridal prep can sometimes get emotional.

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

I was working on some detail shots in the reception room, and I was taking shots of the name holders on the tables, they were rocks with the guests name on them, turns out they were rocks from the brides home village which the groom had gone to collect in secret, they were very appreciative that I'd captured them, those shots ended up in their album.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Sometimes, not always, I have a pre sales meeting with the couple, just to say hello really and get the idea of what they are looking for, also for them to meet me, anyone can look at photo's online, but I think you need to meet your photographer to make sure you like them! Then a few weeks before the wedding I'll meet up with the couple to go through their day in more detail, looking at timings, group shots and those "must have" shots. On the day nothing is set in stone, however it's always good to note down those crucial shots.

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

Just them being themselves.

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Umbrella's! sometimes rainy days actually make for good photo's, particularly moody black and white shots, but that's not for everyone, so regardless of the weather I always make sure at the end of the day the couple have bright colourful shots to keep.

Describe how you got into photography.

I used to do a lot of landscape photography where you would normally find me perched precariously on a rock somewhere on the coast. I was a guest at a wedding and took a few photo's which I gave to the couple, they were so thrilled with them that I thought about starting as a wedding photographer. However I didn't want to dive right in so I spent a year getting my LRPS with the Royal Photographic Society, then spent another 6 months as a 2nd shooter at weddings to gain more experience before venturing out on my own.

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