East Yorkshire Photographic Services
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Full time professional Wedding photographer, with over 30 years experience. My packages and pricing are listed on my main website. Everyone sees the same.
Pricing & Costs
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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
I photographed my first Wedding in 1982, aged 20 (yes I'm now in my 50s). What I have never lost though, is the desire to always improve, and to consider every factor on every photograph. My early days taught me how to use cameras which didn't have automatic focus, or even automatic exposure. Every picture had to be right, and you couldn't check it on a screen immediately afterwards. I do sometimes sneak a look these days, but I KNOW they're right when I press the shutter. More importantly, I've seen most things that can happen on a Wedding day, from the bride being an hour late (Chauffeur double booked) to the groom turning up on crutches. I've also worked through rain, hail, wind and fog, and even snow at a May Wedding when everyone was dressed for a heatwave. My experience means I never get flustered on the Day, and you can rely on me to get you those outstanding photographs. Technology can make everyone seem to be an expert on a good day, but experience and adaptability are what makes the difference on all the other days. Remember, you can't control every factor on the day, and you don't want to even think about restaging your whole wedding just because the photographer messed up. For me, the major change in technology hasn't been the cameras, but the ease with which digital files can be copied and shared, where negatives were always one-offs. I now always provide digital copies of the images (on CD/DVD/USB according to size). This means you can email them to friends and relatives across the world, and they can print them locally. It also means you aren't tied to me for albums or reprints, and can get them done whenever and wherever you wish. I do include photo books and framed prints with most packages, which should cover your own needs, plus maybe a gift for parents. I suggest you avoid getting drawn into the admin of arranging prints for everyone else, and just give them electronic copies of the files instead (it's easier).
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Dave Hartley
I'd love to be allowed to be part of your special day. I never send a boy to do a man's job - you book me and you get me! 30+ years experience and 100s of Weddings covered.
Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
No. of People In Team
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What is your most memorable wedding?
The first I ever did - scary
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Traditional Modern Blended Reportage Classy
What about your business are you most proud of?
Adaptability to stay on trend, coupled with the reliability that comes with experience
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Please as many people as you can, but always remember it's your day
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
The groom's labrador being the ring bearer
Describe your typical process with a couple.
One or two meets before the Wedding, to ensure I'm right for you. Then as much or as little contact as you require. After the big day, I like to spend time with you both, to make your photo book really special and personal
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
That 3/4 length shot just looking into each other's eyes
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
A guard of honour formed with caravan leg winders at a gypsy wedding
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
A good choice of shelters for the guests, and a plastic bag for my cameras! (I don't mind if I get soaked in the process
Describe how you got into photography.
I was bought a camera as an 18th Birthday present (in 1980), and it just went from there