Manu Mendoza Wedding Photography

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Emotional Storytelling Wedding Photography. Extremely romantic images for couples truly in LOVE. Not posed, nor staged.​ Just pure LOVE.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£1299
Details

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Online Proofing
Photo Printing
Physical Shop / Studio
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
Wedding Albums
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
Hola! My name is Manu and I'm not the typical wedding photographer. If you're looking for staged, posed or traditional wedding photos I'm not the right wedding photographer for you. However, if you're looking for something different, something extraordinary and special, if you want to have romantic and emotional engagement and wedding pictures keep on reading. I live in Basingstoke, Hampshire, where I meet with my couples to give them advice and to show them how easy is working with me. As I said, I'm not the typical wedding photographer so some things are a little bit different. For example, I don't​ do packages I do 'Experiences', and most importantly, I don't do weddings, I tell LOVE stories. I photograph people who truly love each other and I am very fortunate being the witness of so much love around me. I've told LOVE stories in the UK and Spain, in stunning wedding venues such as The Four Seasons Hampshire, Peckforton Castle, Tithe Barn (Ufton Court), Danesfield House, Blenheim Palace, Westmead Events, Old Thorns Hotel, Wasing Park, Horsley Towers State, Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa, Cain Manor, Blenheim Palace, The Montagu Arms, The Clock Barn, Monasterio de Santo Toribio de Liébana, Winchester College, Three Choirs Vineyard... just to name a few. My couples, their family and wedding guests say that you can see the LOVE in my images, that I am talented and different, that I capture special moments they didn't notice during their wedding day and my favourite: that my style is extraordinary, very recognisable and romantic. So, if you are a romantic and you're looking for something different let me know about your LOVE story, tell me who you are (I mean, not just your name!) and most importantly: what makes you tick.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Manu Mendoza
Hey there! Do you want to know more about my Experiences, Queensberry Albums or my style? I would love to know about your LOVE story, so don't​ hesitate to get in touch!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2015
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
(20)
(20)
Amy & Andres
Wedding: January 2020
June 2016
absolutely amazing...!
I've just seen a very good friends photos captured by Manu, absolutely amazing...!
Amanda & Evan
Married in December 2019
June 2016
He captures emotions, thoughts and purity.
"I am so obsessed with the photos he took on our wedding day, I know how I felt during those moments but he makes me relive every moment again just looking at them. He's super talented and captures emotions, thoughts, gestures and purity that not many photographers manage to show. He tells a story with his photos... It's like going to an amazing art museum and loving every piece and knowing who the artist is because it's so unique and breathtakingly real!"
Alex & Billy
Wedding: December 2019
June 2016
it’s the little touches of the pictures that’s giv
The photography is amazing and it’s the little touches of the pictures that’s gives it the edge
Hannah Jackson
Married in March 2019
June 2016
Manu was my favourite supplier during my wedding
Manu was my favourite supplier during my wedding...his level of customer service was exceptional and the variety of options provided by his photography service was excellent. Wedding photographers were something I really did my homework on. Most photographers only provide you with the photos on a USB stick but not an album. I knew I would not have the time to put my wedding pictures into an album and the USB stick would be lost at some point. Manu also provided an engagement photography session at a location of our choice. Again something no other wedding photographer I liked offered. The engagement session was fun and I’m not one for having my photograph taken or being posey! Manu had a natural flair for making me and my fiancé relaxed and took some great pictures that we have since had printed by Manu. Manu took his time during the consultation phase to get to know us and our expectations. His online communication portal was amazing and we were able to see all our photos and choose favourites. We were also able to share links with family and friends. On the wedding day, Manu was there but wasn’t overtly there. I’ve seen so many wedding photographers be very pushy and brash and monopolise photos. Manu was calm and relaxed, he organised the family photos with ease and took me and my husband away for our individual session. This was a nice time to reflect and Manu worked so well with our videographer too. After the wedding,​ Manu invited us round to his studio and made us feel so welcome whilst he showed us the photos he took and also placed them into a slideshow he created with a soundtrack. We then were able to choose the type of album design/material we wanted. Manu uses Queensbury a prestigious album designer. I have recommended Manu so many times to other brides to be as he is passionate about his business, his images and more importantly the experience that his couples have with him. I noticed a negative review above and could not disagree more from my perspective and experience I received from Manu. Manu clearly communicates and actually over communicates compared to and from my experience of wedding suppliers. He is so caring and customer service driven and deserves the awards and praise he has received to date! I have used Manu again after my wedding for imagery to be taken for my business, again done to a high standard.
Caroline & Mark
Married in December 2018
June 2016
He has a unique, yet consistent style.
Manu did an engagement shoot for me as my husband as we didn't have one prior to our wedding and felt like we were missing such photographs. As a wedding planner,​ I have worked with many great photographers but I must say that the skills Manu has in making you feel comfortable in front of the camera are second to none. I always tell brides that liking your photographer is key, after all, you're going to be spending a lot of time with them on your big day. Manu really does tick that box. He has a unique, yet consistent style, so you know what sort of images you'll come away with, removing some of the uncertainty you may otherwise feel.
Tiffany & Paul
Married in October 2018
June 2016
Look no further and hurry before he gets booked up
Manu became a friend during the whole process of working with him towards our special day. He makes you feel very at ease and takes the most amazing photos and is just so fun and calming to have around on the day. He is so good the photos have actually featured in the January edition of Brides magazine! Look no further and hurry before he gets booked up! Thank-you again Manu you’re the best. Tiffany and Paul
Location & Contact Details

Address

Basingstoke, Hampshire, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Basingstoke

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M3

Nearest Train Station

Basingstoke Rail Station

Nearest Airport

Heathrow

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Press & Awards
(6)

Industry Awards (3)

2019/2020 Most Innovative Wedding Photographer - LuxLife Awards
2018 The Wedding Industry Awards - Regional Finalist
2019/2020 Best Wedding Photographer - LTG Awards
FAQ
(10)

What is your most memorable wedding?

To me, every single LOVE story I tell is truly memorable. Honestly, I can't pick just one. I get to know my couples so well that many of them become good friends so choosing just one is very difficult. I'm so fortunate of being so close to people who are madly in love and documenting their love story is such a gift.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Emotional, Creative, Storytelling, Artistic, Dramatic

What about your business are you most proud of?

My customer service, period. Handling many couples and different types of wedding requires to be very organised. To me, it isn't enough just to be one of the best wedding photographers. The most important thing about my business is not the photography but the experience my couples have with me... and then, when they see their beautiful and emotional wedding images featured in a magazine or just in their stunning Queensberry Album they realise what I meant when we met for the first​ time.

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

Do what you want, don't listen to people who tell you that you have to do this or that because is "traditional". Come on, it's your wedding day! Also, find a bossy bridesmaid or best man and delegate things to them. If you go to my blog you will find lots of helpful tips. And I mean, truly helpful after shooting many wedding and seeing what works and what doesn't.

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

To be honest, what I always ask my couples is to not get lost in planning a lot of little things because the day goes by so quickly and the most important thing is to enjoy the day. The most beautiful wedding touch is just to see that the couple is madly in love and see that they're having the best day of their lives.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

First I meet them in person and I listen to all their requirements. Then, when they decide to commission me the experience starts. We come up with the perfect location for their Engagement Session which means the world for them, we work on the timeline and we personalise their stunning wedding album. After the wedding when they see their images for the very first time we decide what pictures to include in their album and we watch their slideshow which tells the story of their wedding day. And years after their wedding I will be here for them, as I always am for every couple I worked with.

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

Not just a photo but an engagement session. To me, it's a must and for my couples is mandatory and always included in all my experiences/packages. The engagement session will probably be the first time you work with a pro photographer and especially if you're shy is the best way to be sure that you will be relaxed during your wedding day. After the engagement session when you see your images and realise how easy it was will make you forget about me during the wedding day... actually, you will not see me much during the wedding, that's how I create all my images.

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

When a groom entered the ceremony with the whole Star Wars movie characters​.

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Nothing, just enjoy your wedding day. Weather doesn't matter at all.

Describe how you got into photography.

I wanted to be a sound engineer. But waiting a couple of years to be accepted into a very prestigious organisation in Spain I got the opportunity to start a photography course (back in the day, with analogue cameras, film, dark room...). And since then I've been completely​ obsessed and in LOVE with photography.