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
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Products and Services
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Large Group Shots
Personal Online Gallery
Physical Shop / Studio
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Second Shooter Available
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Reportage / Documentary
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!
Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Tiffany & Paul
Married in October 2018
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...
Sarah & Joe
Wedding: August 2018
We cannot speak highly enough of Manu
Manu took the time to get to know my daughter and her fiancé, doing an engagement photo shoot prior to the wedding. It helps him to see how the bride and groom are in fr...
Wilhelmina & Megan
Married in October 2018
He has such a wonderful presence.
Manu was the most amazing and personal wedding photographer my partner and I could have dreamed of!! We had an engagement shoot which made us feel at ease in front of the...
Caroline & Mark
Married in December 2018
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...
Hayley & Les
Married in February 2017
He makes all feel at ease and is a true artist
"Manu was more than perfect! I wouldn't recommend anyone else! The comments I've had in regards to my photographs are amazing! He makes all feel at ease and is a true art...
Barry & Chaz
Married in April 2018
verything about our experience was perfect
"Everything about our experience with Manu was perfect. The photos are fantastic and capture our day documentary style exactly as we wanted, looking fantastic! Manu made ...
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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.