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John Woodward Photography

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Capturing your best day ever....for you! Hopefully you only do this once, so let's do it right. Different? Want to make a statement? Fun and carefree? I think I might be your photographer....
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£1600
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Products and Services

Back-Up Equipment
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 Consultation
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches

Photography Style

Artistic
First Look Photographer
Modern
Reportage / Documentary
Full Description
Capturing your BEST.DAY.EVER! Fantastic fun and relaxed feeling wedding photography shot with a smile and a laugh You just want the best day ever, right? I guess you also don’t want wedding photography that isn’t cheesy “smile for the camera” kind of stuff. If this is the case, then you need wedding photographer does things simply and shows the honest to goodness human fun side of your wedding! Seeing a wedding with a sideways glance… I’m a Cambridge wedding photographer who travels all over Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Essex and the UK to photograph what I love in a wedding……when two awesome people having the BEST time with their nearest and dearest.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: John Woodward
Hiya! How you doing? John here. I do love a wedding. Ones that are different, chilled out, relaxed and fun....individual and yours. I guess you want a photographer that can match that and capture it? Invisible by being visible, I get into the crowd and get those images of people being themselves. If you want someone who professional but a lot of fun, someone you can get on with and see your vision for the day, however mad it may be, I reckon we will get on like a treat! Come say Hi!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2014
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
1
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Fiona and Robin
Married in October 2018
January 2019
His good nature and enthusiasm was a joy!
It was such a pleasure to have John photograph our wedding. As he told us himself when we first met - it is important to have someone you like doing the photos because th...
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Sarah and Myles
Married in September 2018
January 2019
So much fun!
John shot our wedding in late September in central London and was absolutely amazing. We had given him a brief that we wanted a more informal vibe and he really understoo...
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Scott and Jess Hilsden
Married in January 2018
May 2018
John was simply amazing throughout
From the very first contact John made us feel so at ease giving us some advice we hadn't even thought of! Immediately we knew we wanted to choose John for our special day...
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Adam and Shine Brownsell
Married in October 2017
May 2018
He really is very talented at what he does
John kindly photographed our wedding on Monday 4th September at Bassmead and I am writing this to say that we can't thank him enough for sending over the photographs so q...
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Laura and Jon Gilby
Married in July 2017
May 2018
Observational, natural shots, amazing
Johns passion for photography really shines through, and is beautifully evident in the amazing collection of photos captured during our wedding. Looking through the photo...
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Jo and Mark Ritchie
Married in November 2016
May 2018
Great memories of a fantastic day
We'd known about John for some time and therefore could see how passionate he is about his photography. We knew straight away once our wedding date had been set that we w...
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Location & Contact Details

Address

Soham, Cambridgeshire, England

Nearest Town

ELY

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Professional Photo
World of Photography 500 Inspiring Images Volume 1 and 2
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What is your most memorable wedding?

I can't split between two really. The first was a totally off the wall, completely different and quirky wedding that was held outdoors on the quayside of an old, listed and converted warehouse that ran alongside the canal in the West Midlands. A glorious day, guests seated on hay bales, bride wearing evening dress and multicoloured and personalised Converse boots, groom wearing jeans and brogues, meal was a fish and chip from a van, guests on a canal boat and a guitar playing in the crowd It was just the most fun! The second was a New Years Eve wedding at a venue in Cambridge for a same sex couple. One of my most memorable photos ever was shot at this wedding (check out the fireworks shot in my portfolio) and it was just so much fun to be around people who were the most chilled, relaxed people I have had the pleasure to photograph! The dance floor after midnight was bouncing to the AMAZING live band so much I had to stop taking pictures as I couldn't keep the camera still! A brilliant wedding!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Quirky, fun, discreet, different, friendly

What about your business are you most proud of?

Honestly, it's the feedback I get from couples. It genuinely humbles and warms me and I have to say, I get a little bit red in the cheeks reading some of the lovely stuff people have said about me. And without fail (and this is really lovely as I am really, really not a person to blow their own trumpet), they also mention me and my approach, friendliness and helpfulness in the same feedback. I always feel I am just doing my job, but others see it differently and really do appreciate what I do for them as a couple as well as their photography. It's so lovely and that, yeah, makes me very proud

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

Don't panic!!!! Honestly, I have seen amazing weddings organised in a couple of months. You will find that things tend to fall into place when they need to.

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

Mentioned it above. The bride with multicoloured, personalised Converse boots! I LOVED that!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

On enquiry via my site or email, I get back within 24 hours, introduce myself, send a brochure and explain my process to them. Then arrange a meet up (vitally important to me), either at the couple's house, a venue of their choosing, you name it. We get together, have a cuppa or a drink, discuss the day, never money unless they want to. I am not a salesperson! I let them go away and have a think about it. Then a follow up email the day after. If the couples decide to book, contracts, booking fee details and any other stuff needed is sent and we are done! Then it's keeping in touch, helping where I can, answering questions or giving advice, you name it. It's a simple, friendly, non-pressured process. Suits me, suits you!

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

I ALWAYS try and get is that one show stopper. The one that the couple would want to get printed large and hang on the wall maybe. That tops the day off. Yes the ones of the day are the bread and butter for the couple. The things they didn't see, the ones that make them laugh. But I adore giving the couple something completely unique to them, that venue and their day.

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

Probably the fireworks at Midnight on New Years Eve. In the scheme of wedding photography, it's probably not that original. But there are few opportunities for individual photographers in their career to do one and I got that chance. And it was so completely worth it because of when it was, what it represented and what I had to put in to create the image for them.

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Wellies and brollies and just get on with it! Nothing that can be done and may as well have a good time anyway! Weirdly, the fun happens even more when the guard is down, so yeah, be prepared and go with the flow. You will be surprised at how good your day is!

Describe how you got into photography.

I had been into photography, shooting film and predominantly black and white, from quite a young age after my parents brought me an old Practika SLR. Then I shot a couple of people and it just clicked. Who knew?! And it grew and grew from there, never really stopping until I was asked to be a second shooter at a wedding and I was hooked. And here I am a fair few years later. Still loving photography and still loving my job!