Hana Laurie Alternative Wedding Photography

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I'm a relaxed and moderately sarcastic wedding photographer based in the South. I'm tireless when it comes to photographing weddings, and find beauty and excitement in the individual.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£1150
Details

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Online Proofing
Photo Printing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Last-Minute Orders
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Online Shop
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Second Shooter Available
Photo Booth Available
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Images on USB

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Modern
Artistic
Dramatic
Full Description
I photograph and deliver exactly what you give me - I'll document your wedding in an honest and charming way. I get involved, stir up your stag/hen do mates and get those belly laughs and awkward faces. I'll josh about with your parents and even your grandparents if they're up for it. I'm not a wallflower, but I will be a guest with two wicked cameras and a boat load of skill for photographing weddings. I absolutely love what I do, and as I do it full-time I've got space and time to practise, learn my craft and live and breathe wedding photography. My packages are pretty simple as they're all eventually completely personal to you and your requirements; The Whole Shooting Match – £1250 1 Photographer from the preparations to the ACTUAL WEDDING and through to the dance floor and bar action... The 3/4 Shooting Match – £1050 All o’ that above, but I’ll be rocking up before the ceremony and not coming to see you in your dressing gown. For £200 of your hard earned stirling I'll stay until the bitter end of your wedding and capture the shots, the beer pong and the mad shapes. I also have a fully kitted out all-bells-and-whistles photobooth (www.printscharmingphotobooth.co.uk - great name, right??) which I can bring along to the party. Prices when booking me as a photographer are £50 off and start at £350 for 3 hours of unlimited photoboothin'. So there we are, if you want a friend and a guest rather than a photographer who is going to feel like you employed them... get in touch :) I'm dying to hear what you've got planned :)

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Hana Laurie
ELLOOOOO! Ah you're gettin' hitched, or you know someone who is and you're being overbearing and planning for them ;) Hooray! Get in touch for a chat, I'd love to talk about the wedding, and pets... and we could meet for a coffee/pint?

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2012
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
(11)
Mortitia and Gomez
Wedding: June 2016
November 2018
Perfectly captured moments to look back on
Hana's friendly and relaxed approach makes it so easy to be yourself when being photographed. She captures moments you're not aware of and creates photos that bring so much joy.
Moira and John
Wedding: March 2017
November 2018
Wonderful relaxed photographer which helped us relax
We had Hana as our wedding photographer in March 2017. She was happy to discuss what we wanted and made us feel like we were the only wedding she was dealing with during the lead up to the wedding. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone getting married and not wanting a ‘stuffy’ photographer on the day. She even gave an extra hand when my daughter was lacing up my dress! So helps in any way she can.
Katherine Bull and Steve Willemsen
Wedding: September 2018
November 2018
Amazing Photographer
This woman is the most fun bubbly and wonderful photographer I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. Unfortunately I can speak from experience as our wedding is next year BUT, she has always responded to my emails promptly, met us for a beer and talked though the whole process of the day with us. Tailored our package to suit our needs perfectly and is genuinely one of the nicest people I’ve ever met, she has taken away the stress of the day already, just knowing she will sway kiddies with sweeties and get grandmas dancing has made me feel that my wedding photos will be BOMB
Katherine Bull and Steve Willemsen
Wedding: September 2018
November 2018
Amazing Photographer
This woman is the most fun bubbly and wonderful photographer I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. Unfortunately I can speak from experience as our wedding is next year BUT, she has always responded to my emails promptly, met us for a beer and talked though the whole process of the day with us. Tailored our package to suit our needs perfectly and is genuinely one of the nicest people I’ve ever met, she has taken away the stress of the day already, just knowing she will sway kiddies with sweeties and get grandmas dancing has made me feel that my wedding photos will be BOMB
Pete and Jennie
Wedding: July 2017
August 2017
Exactly what we needed - recommend!
Hana photographed our wedding in summer 2017 and we were so pleased with her work, both on the day and when we saw the results afterwards. She is very good at putting people at ease, which we really appreciated, and guests commented on how friendly she was and how she mingled and had a laugh with them. I think that's key to how she captured many natural shots of people, on top of the usual posed group photos. We love being able to look back on all these moments we missed at the time because lets be honest, the day just whirls by in a blur when you're in it. Hana went above and beyond the call of duty and is enthusiastic, personable, and professional. We totally trusted her and would definitely recommend.
Drew + Kelly
Wedding: July 2016
February 2017
These pictures are so perfect
Well, then! Looks like it's pretty obvious we chose the right photographer! 😜 These pictures are so perfect, can't wait to see the whole shebang! 😁 x
Location & Contact Details

Address

Nursery Rd, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 2DP

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Alton

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Camberley M3 J4

Nearest Train Station

Alton

Nearest Airport

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FAQ
(10)

What is your most memorable wedding?

Ooh I say hello, and then probably rattle off a load of thoughts that are in the front of my brain and then apologise for them. Then I'll ask you what on EARTH is going on for your wedding, listen, get excited about it and then dream aloud about how cool it's going to look. I love to meet for an hour or two over tea/beers just to chat and get comfy. I can offer preshoots if you want to go hang out again, then I rob you of all your hard earned cash and deliver your wedding back to you exactly as it was in photoform.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Oh man, they're all good in their different ways but probably the most memorable was the worst one! I'll tell... but only over gin. It's was a comedy of errors and alls well that ends well!

What about your business are you most proud of?

I can't draw! Ha. I'm pretty creative and I love to create memories. Photography is for the future more than it is for now.

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

Hm. For a natural and relaxed photographer I'm going to go a bit leftfield here... the family/friends ones. The boring ones that you can't drink and chat through. The few groups. They're not for now, they're for in 15+ years when people aren't with us anymore. It's super important and not something you'll easily get another time! No sense in regret for the sake of 20 minutes!

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

It's mine, and I've grown it myself with support from people in my life... but it's a reflection of me and what I love and that's cool! #humblebrag

Describe your typical process with a couple.

A bouquet toss from a JCB crane. It was AWESOME.

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

Gosh... there's been loads. It's probably different year to year, but 2017s was probably the beaded bird wedding dress and influx of unusual bird feathers in centrepieces by the bride who is a keeper at Birdworld. Gorgeous.

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

Umbrellas (I have two), being relaxed about the fact you live in Britain and duh of course it's raining!

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Pay attention to yourselves and your personalities and your loves. Pour those into your day and have nothing for other people if you aren't comfortable doing so!

Describe how you got into photography.

Colourful, natural, funny, real, genuine

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