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Jon Cruttenden Photography

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Contemporary Reportage/Documentary style Wedding Photography capturing the essence of your big day without getting in the way.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£395
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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
Last-Minute Orders
Personal Online Gallery
Photo Printing
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Second Shooter Available
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Wedding Albums

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Full Description
My photographic style is what many refer to as either “Reportage”, or “Documentary”, meaning that I prefer to document the events of the day, rather than control them. This does not mean that I don’t do group shots: I do. There will always be shots of the Register Signing, and the group shots outside the Church, and the Confetti throwing - it just means that I don’t take all day over it and keep the caterers waiting while the food goes cold! Where necessary I will photograph throughout the whole day starting with Bridal Prep, staying with you right through to the first dance, but I will never get in your way, and I’ll always be discreet. The Wedding is your day - not mine. You are the centre of attention, not me. Consider is how much of your wedding you’d like your photographer to cover. Bridal prep through to first dance could span over 8 hours. If you just want photography from arrival at the Church/Venue through to group shots at the reception, this would take considerably less time, and the cost would be correspondingly less. For my albums I use Graphistudio, in Italy. They invented the Storybook Wedding Album, and only deal with Professional Photographers. GraphiStudio albums don't come cheap - you get what you pay for. The shooting and post production, then album design involved in a Wedding typically adds up to over a week's work. I don't offer specific "packages" as such, because everyone is different, so I prefer to discuss requirements in detail face-to-face. As a guide, my price for a full day's photography, including a GraphiStudio album is £1500. This typically covers photography from around 12 noon until the first dance at around 8pm or so. If you don't require an album, the price for full-res images on disc would be £795.00. At the other end of the scale, for 2 hours’ photography (Arrival at the venue/the service/register signing/confetti/group shots outside) I would charge £395 including approximately 100 images on disc.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2005
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
1
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Location & Contact Details

Address

Leek, Staffordshire, England

Nearest Town

Leek

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M6, Junction 16

Nearest Train Station

Macclesfield

Nearest Airport

Manchester

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What is your most memorable wedding?

When the best Man was a Lurcher called Harry

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Relaxed, Discreet, Contemporary, Beautiful, Reportage.

What about your business are you most proud of?

All the happy couples who treasure my creations forever.

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

Start early!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

I will email basic information initially following an enquiry. Then we arrange a meeting to discuss requirements and go over the costs involved. A 30% booking fee secures the date. I meet the couple again at the venue in the week prior to the Wedding. Photography on the day. Finished images are ready approx 3 weeks after the Wedding day. Albums are typically delivered within 4 weeks of approval of the design.

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

The Kiss

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

Inside a Cable Car high above The peak District

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Champagne!

Describe how you got into photography.

It started as a hobby. In 2005 I was asked "Do you do Weddings?" My reply was "Yes, but you'll be the First"

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