Darren Michael Photography
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Hi, thanks for viewing my Profile and considering myself to photograph your wedding. My style of photography is very much to tell the Story of your day. Please see below for further information.
Products and Services
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on DVD
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Pre-wedding Venue Visit
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
First Look Photographer
Reportage / Documentary
Traditional / Classic
Pricing & Costs
- May I first of all say congratulations on your upcoming Wedding! My name is Darren & Im a photographer, husband & father (although maybe at times not in that order!). Im humbled that you have taken the time to view my work and learn a bit about myself and my style of photography. Weddings are such amazing, emotional & fun celebrations (ok, maybe a little stressful for you, but trust me everything will be ok & I will do my best to help you through it!). My role is to capture all of this through my lens. My way of seeing is to tell the Story of your day & to give you a set of images that will take you back to that moment. I like to capture all the little details you have put so much into planning & making, the emotion of the day, love & laughter. I am definitely not a photographer that likes to stand still. I like to listen to what you want from your Wedding and then we can work together to build your pictures. A good place to start to view my work would be on the Portfolio section of my site. Here you can see a full wedding day from the 'getting ready' shots to the 'dance-floor action'! My Portfolio is made up of different weddings so that you can see moments in time captured from different venues/settings but all make up the complete Story. All that is left to say is to thank you for considering myself to be part of your Wedding Story. If you would like to get in contact with myself please message myself & we can begin to talk about your Wedding.
ExperienceYear Business Was Established2013# Of Weddings HostedMore than 50# Of People In Team1Public Liability InsuranceYes
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What is your most memorable wedding?
There is not one particular memorable wedding as I take memories from each & every one. This could be really fun moments such as the Bride & Groom entering the reception on a golf-cart, the father of the groom proposing to his partner on the dance-floor or the real emotions of the speeches & remembering loved ones that are not there in person to share the day. All of which have happened on weddings I have photographed.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Genuine, Fun, Natural, Diligent, Artistic
What about your business are you most proud of?
The fact that I get to photograph & tell a story of my couples day & do this for a living. Also, I get to meet some great people along the way.
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Always take the time to enjoy the day. Have a plan and running of the day but always be prepared that something may not go as planned, then go with the flow! Also, factor in some time for your couple portraits. This will give you images that you will cherish & also give you both a little time alone from the Reception.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
I always enjoy photographing all the little details at Weddings that couples, families & friends all put the time & effort into making, planning etc I have seen some beautiful planned themes & one that stand's out would be an 'Alice In Wonderland' themed Wedding I photographed. The venues ground's had been transformed into the 'Mad Hatters Tea Party' with signs directing guests through the grounds. The couple had set up Frames hanging off the trees in the grounds for guest to use as Photo Booths near the end of the trail which made for some great candid images.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
My process is very much a natural one. I want the images to represent my couple & not ask them to pose in a position that doesn't show their personality or makes them look awkward. Most of the time I will let the images I make flow & only offer some posing guidelines when necessary. My couple photography sessions are very much a collaboration.
What is the #1 photo that you think every couple should take?
There is no real number one image that every couple should take as this maybe different for each couple. The only real advice I give is make sure you plan & set aside the time for your images as after the Wedding, the photographs will be the only memento's of the day.
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
As I have said earlier, I have been asked to take an image of the Groom's Father proposing to the Groom's Mother on the dance-floor. The Groom's Father let me know a couple of minutes beforehand & I think that it was only him & me that knew about what was to happen!
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Rainy day Weddings can produce some awesome images. That may be the Bridesmaid's running into the church to get out of the rain or children playing in the rain with their suits & dresses on! It also makes for some dramatic portraits & I always take umbrella's with me to shelter you with as we make your images. Plus it rained on my Wedding day and a lot of these photographs are my favourites!
Describe how you got into photography.
I studied photography at University & have always worked as a photographer more or less since then.
- Bridebook Discount: 10%
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