Clare Tam-Im Photography

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Relaxed, Natural and Fun Wedding Photography - Wedding photography that is all about you and your loved ones enjoying yourselves and seeing that in your photos
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£1100
Details

Photography Style

First Look Photographer
Reportage / Documentary
Modern
Artistic

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Flexible Hours on the Day
Last-Minute Orders
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Second Shooter Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Images on USB
Full Description
My style is all about relaxed, natural and fun wedding photography. I don't pose or put you in awkward positions. I keep my style informal and more about you both having a cuddle than trying to be like models. For me, weddings are all about the people. I love getting photos of your decorations, your venue, your flowers, your cake etc, but what I really love is focusing on you and your guests. The chin wags, the laughs, the smiles, the tears, the emotions, the moments, the fun. That's what your wedding is made up of and that's what I focus on.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Clare Tam-Im
Hi there, thank you so much for taking a look at my work and my profile. Please do feel free to get in touch with any questions at all, and I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2010
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
(24)
Sarah & George
Wedding: April 2018
November 2018
Great!
So happy with Clare. As a 'deer in headlights' is my signature look in photos, we were looking for a relaxed, natural photography style, she immediately put us at ease and slotted into the day perfectly. Clare managed to capture beautiful moments without us noticing! I love them! Highly recommend
Fiona
Wedding: August 2018
November 2018
Simply the Best!
My husband and I got married in August 2018. We found Clare at a wedding fair in October 2016. We were drawn to her wonderfully bright and colourful stand, but it was her bubbly smiley personality that stuck with us. At a fair with what felt like hundreds of vendors Clare was the only one that stuck out for us and the only vendor we booked from that fair. We had an initial consultation via Skype in November 2016 where we explained a bit about the wedding ideas (geeky!!) And discussed a bit more about Clare's packages and prices etc as expected. We booked her about a week later, and I can honestly say it was one of the best decisions we made with our wedding!! As we booked nearly two years in advance we didn't have much contact initially but something that stood out to me was about 6 months after booking (having only exchanged a handful of emails and one Skype consultation). Clare tagged me in a Facebook post on how to make dragon eggs. It was at this point I knew for certain we had made the right decision! She just got us completely. In fact I loved the post and eggs shown so much I ended up including them as our wedding decorations!! So Clare even helped with the decoration of our wedding!! Leading up to the wedding Clare made all the initial contact and I never once felt like we needed to chase her for confirmations. I really appreciated this. We had an engagement shoot a couple of months prior to the wedding and it was so much fun. I would definilty recommend one!!. Both my partner and I hate having our pictures taken and hate posing. But Clare put us as ease straight away and before long we were laughing so much that it was hard to get the sensible pictures! After the engagement shoot Clare said to us that we would have the pictures within three weeks but it only took her a week. We were so happy with them and everyone loved them and all had different favourites for different reasons. On the wedding day itself Clare arrived and had already got a lot of photos without me even being aware! We had a second shooter, arranged by Clare, who was just as lovely as Clare and her style fit in with Clare's brilliantly from the look of all the photos we received. Clare was hands on from arrival helping me do up the dress, fit button holes, sort my veil. All alongside taking pictures! It was like having a extra friend at all times. Clare seemed to both blend into the background and also be right there when we needed her. She was easy going and still managed to get all the shots we had requested. Even if I was stressing when everyone we needed for photos kept wandering off! I don't know who she managed to get all the photos she did but I loved them all. She made us feel so at ease that at times I even forgot we were having pictures taken! Everyone who spoke to Clare had nothing but positive things to say about her, she even put my dad at ease about having photos done and he is worse than my husband and I!! When we got our photos of the wedding Clare sent us an email asking us to plan a date night. She wanted to ensure we were together then we got the photos. It was such a lovely touch. As I pointed out to her I was so excited to see them (especially after the sneak peaks on Facebook!!) I probably would of peaked before I saw my husband! The photos themselves were stunning. We laughed, we cried and we smiled till our faces hurt. We couldn't have asked for our day to be captured any better. They were stunning. We were sent access to an online album prior to receiving our usb. The usb itself arrived in a stunning presentation box which contained a few lovely surprises too. I cannot praise Clare enough for everything. I can guarantee if you book Clare for your wedding you won't regret it. She is wonderful! Without a doubt our favourite supplier from our wedding. ♡
Dan and Ali
Wedding: July 2018
November 2018
Amazing photos for an amazing day!
We saw Clare’s stand at the National Wedding Fair and instantly knew we wanted her to be our wedding photographer. And we couldn’t have picked better! Clare was so helpful during the months before the wedding and did a fantastic job during the day. Even without seeing any photos we had lots of guests complimenting Clare’s professionalism during the day. And what can we say about the photos? We cannot stop looking at them. They perfectly capture what an amazing day it was for us, and we couldn’t be happier knowing we can go back to it as many times as we want! Thanks a lot, Clare!
Andrew & Krishna
Wedding: April 2018
November 2018
Fantastic photos!!
Clare made the whole experience so easy, from the booking and communication early on, to the big day where she captured all the best moments without us even noticing. We received the photos quickly after the wedding and now have beautiful images we can treasure forever. Couldn’t recommend her enough!
Victoria Hemmings
Wedding: July 2018
November 2018
Such a pro!
Such a professional, gorgeous photos, exactly what we had asked for and she made us feel relaxed all day!
Alex Twist and Fi Eastaugh
Wedding: July 2018
November 2018
Brilliant photographer
Clare was absolutely fantastic in our wedding day. She was friendly, making us laugh and helping us to have a wonderful time. We also felt that she absolutely went above and beyond to ensure that we had all the photos that we wanted and we received loads of compliments about her from our guests. The photos are beautiful and we are delighted with them. Fantastic service and a really wonderful lady to boot. We are so delighted that we used her.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Watford, Hertfordshire

Travel Notes

I travel all over the UK to photograph weddings. Up to 100 miles from my office is included in my prices. Accommodation may be required if travel is more than 2 hours away.

Nearest Town

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Nearest Airport

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FAQ
(8)

What is your most memorable wedding?

I just love that I can do this for a living. Something that I absolutely love. I always feel so honoured to be asked to be a part of someone's wedding day and I'm so proud of myself to be able to run my business how I want it and work with couples that get me and I get them.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Do it for you. Make your wedding about you and what you love and how you want it.

What about your business are you most proud of?

Have some wellies and umbrellas on stand by, but don't let the rain dampen your day. Just enjoy it. Embrace it. You can get amazing photos in the rain! And let's face it, we like in the UK. We know what the British weather is like!

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

Just anything that shows off the couple's personality. Less tradition and more personality I say!

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

It's that typical "I wanted to be a photographer when I was younger" response. But actually I wanted to photograph bands or wrestling (yup, weird right?). Then when I was 24, I was made redundant from a job over the summer so decided to just go ahead and do a degree in photography. So I have a Foundation Degree and a BA (Hons) in Photography under my belt. Half way during studying, I set up my business and I haven't looked back!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

The ones that tend to stick out to me most are the ones where the couple have their wedding their way. It has their personalities stamped on it and it's full of the people they love and they just want to have the most amazing day full of fun and laughter.

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

Relaxed, natural, fun, colourful, you

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

So once you book, I like to keep in touch now and again to see how your wedding planning is going. About two or three months before your wedding date, I send you a questionnaire over which asks for confirmation of timings and addresses but also things like what group shots you would like. Then it comes to your wedding day and everyone has an amazing time! The following week, I will share some sneak peeks with you on a private blog post and on my Facebook page which you can share with your family and friends. Between 4-6 weeks (or 6-8 in the summer months depending) after your wedding, you will then receive your photos on a USB in a keepsake box with prints, a slideshow of photo highlights set to music and a password protected online gallery to share with your loved ones. A little while after that, I'll check in with you to see you are all happy, how married life is, ask a couple of questions so I can feature you on my blog, and ask for a couple of reviews so other engaged couples looking for a wedding photographer can read about your experience with me. I make it much more fun than it sounds!

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