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Michael Wells Photography

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Award Winning Wedding Photographer based in North Devon, I cover the South of England, across the UK and beyond. My aim is to capture natural and relaxed wedding photography.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£1200
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Details

Products and Services

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

Photography Style

Artistic
Dramatic
Modern
Reportage / Documentary
Full Description
When it comes to your wedding its the quirky documentary photos that I love and I work hard to search out those moments. All Mum’s and Dad’s want the family groups but your wedding is not about people standing in a line, its about you two, your connection and your relationships with those around you. Thats what makes it your wedding. I do the traditional thing with family groups, not too many please :) and a couple of B&G portrait sessions throughout the day. When it comes to party time you’ll find me on the dance floor, right in the heart of the action.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Mike
Hello and thank you for stopping by Bridebook Profile. I am Michael, documentary wedding photographer from North Devon. My style is a mixture of authentic moments and creative portraits and I work hard to create the best wedding story for my clients. If you are not a big fan of traditional wedding pictures I might be the right photographer for you. When I photograph weddings, laughter and creativity has to be involved.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2005
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
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Ellie & Joe
Married in May 2019
July 2019
Perfect photos, a truly wonderful photographer and all round great guy!
We just couldn't be happier with how Michael's photos of our wedding turned out. His photography really captured the emotion of the day and he has a great eye to pick uni...
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Mariana & Steve
Married in July 2019
July 2019
You cannot chose a better photographer!
Where to start?! From the first phone call a year before I just clicked straight away with Mike! Throughout the planning he’d drop little emails and on the day he was sup...
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Kevin and Laena carlyle
Married in July 2018
November 2018
Our special day made memorable
I never realised how nervous I was going to to be, from the very start getting the button holes right , all though the ceremony and after in the gardens I've never known ...
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Ann Smith
Wedding: September 2018
November 2018
Perfect day
Michael Wells simply amazing photographer! Everyone was put at ease at my daughters wedding, he became one of the guests. Nothing was too much trouble and he joined in wi...
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Holly
Wedding: September 2017
November 2018
Beautiful Italian wedding
Lovely to watch my best friend get married in such beautiful surroundings and have the privilege of being a bridesmaid. Michael blended in perfectly and captured the mos...
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Craig Hill
Wedding: September 2017
November 2018
Amazing and got involved through the whole day
Michael did my friends wedding out in Italy. Michael went to the venue the day before the wedding to find the best shots. Come the day he was very organised and the photo...
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Location & Contact Details

Address

Ilfracombe, Devon, England

Nearest Town

Ilfracombe

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M5 Junction 27

Nearest Train Station

Barnstaple

Nearest Airport

Exeter

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Press & Awards
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Press & Awards (1)

Vogue Weddings, The Wedding Factor, South West Bride,

Industry Awards (1)

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FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

I have photographed so many brilliant weddings, I couldn't pick out just one.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Creative, fun, emotive, professional, relaxed

What about your business are you most proud of?

Of course my photos but also my customer relations

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

Get everything booked asap, especially your photographer :) There is nothing worse than stressing out close to your day getting services booked in.

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

Table Numbers with a photo of the bride and groom at that same age, the Table One sign had a photo of them at one year old, table two at two years old etc, very cool.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

I meet my couples and prospective clients for a coffee and a chat prior to the wedding. This sometimes includes the pre wedding shoot. I keep in touch at regular intervals between booking and the wedding date and send a questionaire a month prior asking all the final timings and details like parents, bestman, bridesmaids names and any other important details to do with the day. I also send a shot list so I have the required group photos prior to the day, this especially helps to make that part of the day go as smooth and as quickly as possible. After the wedding the photos, once individually edited, will be uploaded into an online gallery and your USB will be delivered to you. If you have and album in your option this is when you will choose your photos using your online gallery. Your album will be designed and you will have an online magazine style proof to approve or request album changes.

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

I know its a bit boring but I really think every wedding couple should have a traditional full length portrait. I do this for all my clients as well as lots of other cool stuff but the full length one is the one Mum and Granny will want for their mantelpiece.

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

All the groomsmen with their trousers down pretending to help each other pee!!!!

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Smile, its your wedding day! Oh, and take a brolly

Describe how you got into photography.

I was a private Butler for many years and always had an interest and bought a good SLR, I travelled all over the world with my work and wanted to take great photos. In 2005 I attended afriends wedding and took my own camera. After I sent my photos to the couple and they preferred mine to the guy they had paid! It took a couple of years working full time and being a weekend photo warrior but I went full time on the photo front in 2013.

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