Mike Pearce Photography

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I'm an engaging person & enjoy the company of others. This is what makes me successful as a photographer of people. Engaged & relaxed people make for great photographs. Simple!
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£600
Details

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Artistic
Traditional / Classic

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Flexible Hours on the Day
Stay Through Speeches
Images on DVD
Stay Through Dancing
Second Shooter Available
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Images on USB
Full Description
Weddings are landmark events. Most of us only do it once. Whatever the circumstances, we want our weddings to be memorable and to be able to look back with happiness to relive those emotions and joyous moments. Great photographs are the perfect medium for this. A strong set of images is a permanent catalogue documenting your amazing day. As a dedicated and passionate photographer I can add huge value to your wedding, both on the day and for all the days afterwards. My own wedding photographers inspired me to take up my camera. Their passion, enthusiasm and commitment is now my own template. I am dedicated to producing and delivering not just a set of individual images, but a complete documentary of the most momentous day of your lives. While I am working with you yours is the most important project that I have. My commitment to you is to work with you in order to produce a tailored and value-for-money package which in turn will deliver a set of beautiful images that perfectly tell the story of your wonderful day. It is a privilege being a wedding photographer. I sincerely hope that you will extend to me the privilege of being yours. We can arrange to meet for a pre-wedding shoot when we can get to know each other and create some beautiful images of you both. This will give us the opportunity to find out more about each other, how I work and details of the images that you want from your special day. It will also get you used to being relaxed in front of the camera. On the day I will record the entire wedding from the time you start getting ready until you have your first dance. Over the following two or three weeks I will spend time editing and processing a set of high quality images which will give you a beautiful documentary of your wonderful day. I will deliver the images either via a personalised USB flash drive or digital file transfer. After that they are all yours to do with what ever you like. I look forward to helping you create your unique images.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Mike
Hi, I'm Mike an accomplished photographer specialising in photographing people. I am an engaging person who enjoys the company of others. I'll bring these skills to your wedding and produce beautiful images of relaxed, happy people. It's a winning formula!

Experience

No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
true
Reviews
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Diana & Jose
Married in August 2018
July 2018
"We were over the moon."
Wedding days can be stressful affairs, but I can honestly say that Mike helped calm my nerves from the outset with his humour and positive attitude. During the ceremony he blended in seamlessly amongst all the bustle when necessary and engaged with guests when needed, in order to ensure a wonderful mix of natural and posed shots. When we received the finished photos we were over the moon. They will forever help us remember what a wonderful day we had and they captured not just the people present but something of the mood of the day too. I am very grateful for the work Mike did for us and would definitely recommend him.
Dawn & Mick
Married in June 2018
July 2018
Very professional while keeping us totally relaxed
“Hired Mike for our wedding on June 30th 2018. What a lovely guy!! Very professional while keeping us totally relaxed and able to have a laugh. Could not recommend him highly enough!!”
Ana & Deni
Married in June 2018
July 2018
"Amazing photos"
“Thank you very much Mike for all your hard work. Surely these amazing photos give us a complete and beautiful documentary of our wedding day 😊 We will definitely recommend you to our friends and relatives. You’re a star!”
Anna & Thomas
Married in June 2018
July 2018
"He really connected with both us"
“Mike did an amazing job at our wedding. Before the wedding we corresponded in detail and he was very approachable and happy to take on requests. He was very dedicated, arriving first thing and staying beyond until he got all the shots including the first dance at the evening reception. We had 4 different locations, he seamlessly captured everything. He took most of the shots naturally and managed to catch those poses throughout the day. Mike was very good at working with people to get the right shots. The finished edits (over 200 shots) were all just amazing. He gave us a mixture of different edits. He was incredibly quick at returning a large amount of edited images. He really connected with both us and the guests and actually made our wedding day more special by his presence.”
Anna & Thomas
Married in June 2018
July 2018
You were amazing with the guests
” Thank you so much for everything yesterday. You made our day more special and relaxed just by your being there to share it with us and you were amazing with the guests.”
Julie
Married in May 2018
July 2018
I would not hesitate to use Mike’s services again
“I recently used the services of Mike Pearce for a surprise 50th Birthday party and have not been disappointed with my choice of photographer. From the outset Mike offered a personal service where he confirmed the details with me at the start, arrived and mingled with the guests taking candid and formal shots and was pleasant and obliging to the guests and myself. I received the photos just a couple of days after the event and he captured our event fantastically and the photos will serve our memories well. I would not hesitate to use Mike’s services again and would recommend him to others”
Location & Contact Details

Address

BEDFORD, Bedfordshire, England

Travel Notes

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Press & Awards
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Press & Awards (3)

The Great Outdoors Magazine
The National Trust

Accreditations / Associations (2)

Certificate in Digital Photography from The Open University
FAQ
(9)

What is your most memorable wedding?

My wedding to Paula who is my second wife.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Thorough Passionate Dedicated Creative Professional

What about your business are you most proud of?

Two things: 1. Being brave enough to pursue my dream, 2. Documenting beautiful memories for my clients through my photography.

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

Enjoy everything about the build up to the day. Don't let all the planning and organising stuff get in the way of that!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Initial conversation to get to know each other and start to understand the couple's requirements from their photography. It's also an opportunity for them to ask all the questions that they want. Once hired I issue an Agreement document and invoice. I ask for a 50% deposit on invoice with the final balance payable in the week following the wedding. I tell clients that they are free to contact me at any time during the build up to the wedding. I offer the option of a pre-wedding shoot. I always contact my client during the week leading up to the wedding in order to confirm attendance and any final details. I always arrive early on the day. I do not work to a time frame and do not watch the clock. I will work for as long is needed to capture all the images that the clients have asked me to.

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

Don't limit yourself. Often the best photographs are spontaneous and "in the moment".

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

They are all original. Every wedding, bride and groom are unique!

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

A white umbrella (I always have one with me....it's really practical and makes a lovely prop)

Describe how you got into photography.

I've carried a camera for as long as I can remember. Originally my photography was all about cataloging my travels and adventures in the mountains. I still indulge myself with Landscape photography but this is for my own personal enjoyment. I was inspired to become a photographer of people and weddings by the photographer at my second wedding. I have become consumed by photography and bring that passion to your wedding and every wedding that I cover!

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