Emma Gardiner Photography
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Natural, easy going, candid, go with the flow! Unobtrusive documentary photography with informal and relaxed portraits. The perfect blend of photographs from every angle of your day!
Pricing & Costs
Prices start at
Products and Services
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Personal Online Gallery
Shoot with Film
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Reportage / Documentary
Traditional / Classic
Each wedding requires a different approach, my aim is to give you the photos you really want. Real moments and emotions that show your true character and spirit of the day. It's your wedding, I'll just take the photos! My images are classic in colour and style, I love a few black and white photos as well! I shoot digital and at request, 35mm film. I always look for the best light in any environment and appreciate the qualities of different light. The golden hour for the evening shots, dance floor lights, windows... I work in an unobtrusive way letting things flow naturally but I'll have a laugh with you as well! When it comes to group photos I'm organised and plan them with you in advance. Couple photos are also super easy, no awkward posing but I will guide you. I'll also photograph details, decor and the venues to complete the photo collection. I love to join the bride in the morning and follow the day though right until late in the evening. I'm happy to start and finish to suit you! I have a BA (Hons) Photography and Film and in 2017 I was voted Best Photographer in Herefordshire for the Three Counties Wedding Awards 2018. I have years of previous experience in the wedding industry as a manager at a Herefordshire wedding venue. Now, as a photographer, my experience extends to the very personal nature of weddings as well as the runnings of a large, important event.
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Emma
Hello! Thank you so much for your interest in my work! If you like what you see I would LOVE to hear from you!
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Sophie & James
Married in July 2017
The best thing I have ever done was booking Emma
The best thing I have ever done was booking Emma as our wedding photographer, she was amazing!! So nice and down to earth, went almost unnoticed in the background but cou...
Press & Awards
Industry Awards (1)
Best Photographer Herefordshire Three Counties Wedding Awards 2018
What is your most memorable wedding?
I remember them all!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Real, happy, honest, true, classic.
What about your business are you most proud of?
Delivering important photos and making happy people even happier.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Just allow yourselves to enjoy it.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Photographs of those that can't attend or flowers from the family garden.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
I like to meet couples before booking, a wedding photograhper's job is very personal so it's important to get to know each other a bit! I like to show my albums and talk about photography ideas and how I work. Some book now and meet later! If the couple wishes to book, I send them the T&Cs, take a deposit and meet again (if possible) around a month before the wedding and go through the day in more detail, discuss any group photos etc. After the wedding I give an estimate delivery time then I'll be in touch with the Gallery via email....!
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
Just married, walking back down the aisle (in an unobtrusive, photojournalistic way of course).
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
Replicating an old wedding photo of the bride's grandmother, sipping saucers of champagne.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Always have a wet weather plan B. Shoot inside when you don't want to get wet and shoot outside when you do! Always have a big umbrella for the bride to get about (white is good for light) just in case but most venues have them. Everything can be shot indoors if needed but there is usually a window of opportunity to go outside for groups and couple portraits. I will always talk through a wet weather plan with every couple.
Describe how you got into photography.
I think I was around 7 or 8 when I got my first camera, free by collecting coupons from a pack of Shreddies. It didn't have a flash and shot square frames on 35mm film. More cameras and years later I moved up to Edinburgh Napier University to study Photography and Film. After graduating I was asked to photograph a relative's wedding as an "unofficial" photographer (they also hired a pro). I enjoyed it, they loved the photos and I carried on!