Neil Baxter Photography

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Your photographs will prove a lasting legacy for the happiest day of your life. Suffolk based Wedding Photographer also covering the whole UK and abroad.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£895
Details

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Modern
Artistic
Traditional / Classic

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Photo Printing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Last-Minute Orders
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Images on USB
Full Description
For me photography is not my job but part of my life. When not photographing a wedding I am often working on my own photography projects. For me it is an art and I love to think outside the box and capture something different. As a wedding photographer it is extremely important to capture all the magic and emotion of the day. Through experience I know where to be and when and also have a knack for being in the right place at the right time for those unexpected moments. I am very discrete whilst friendly. And hard working whilst staying calm and relaxed. All my full day packages come with a Free Pre-Wedding photoshoot option to help prepare you for the big day and get the most out of your Wedding photography.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2006
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
(29)
Lauren
Married in October 2016
September 2016
Neil was fantastic on the day he blended into the...
Neil was fantastic on the day he blended into the wedding wonderfully, he was friendly and chatted to guests. Neil captured lots of natural shots and we also had some posed shots which blew us away when we received them back! One shot in particular was in the rain and he picked out rain drops around us! We are sooo happy! I would recommend him to anyone getting married but I think his work speaks for himself too!
Darren
Married in October 2016
September 2016
Neil has always presented so well on Facebook...
Neil has always presented so well on Facebook and was so creative at other weddings I ve been too he blew me away with a picture at Lucy Pettitt where it had everyone in he was in a tower popping out of a little hole and it was stunning and creative . Also has the most beautiful pic of us in front of the abbey which is stunningly court in the rain
Louise
Married in September 2016
September 2016
Neil was very helpful...
Neil was very helpful and enthusiastic when we met for the first time. Neil gave a great overview of the type of photos he takes.
Katherine
Married in September 2016
September 2016
We are very happy with our wedding pictures from Neil...
We are very happy with our wedding pictures from Neil and have had numerous great comments from our guests about how friendly and professional he is. We found Neil at a wedding fayre and he was easy to talk to and gave a good variety of arty, natural and posed pictures. Within 3 weeks we had a beautifully presented personalised USB with all of our pictures on which are amazing. Our cousin is getting married next year and thinking of booking Neil herself! We would highly recommend him.
Jamie
Married in September 2016
September 2016
Neil caught our eye immediately...
Neil caught our eye immediately, from when we first looked at his sample photos online. After our first consultation, where he showed us outstanding examples of photos from St Marys Church and Alpheton Hall Barns, we knew Neil had abilities that set him apart from the other photographers we had contacted. On the day, Neil could switch between organising an excited rabble of family to blending into the background for natural 'crowd shots'. We love every photo that Neil has taken.
Hannah
Married in September 2016
September 2016
Neil was so friendly...
Neil was so friendly, approachable and down to earth and if we were having someone be a key part of our wedding day that we didn't know to begin with, this is the type of person we wanted. Unfortunately it was raining on the day but that didn't stop him getting some amazing photos. He has helped us create ever lasting memories that we can have on display and show people. He had some great ideas with the photos.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Bury Saint Edmunds, Suffolk, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Nearest Motorway & Junction

A14

Nearest Train Station

Nearest Airport

Stanstead

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Press & Awards
(8)

Press & Awards (2)

Your East Anglian Wedding.
Bounce Magazine.

Accreditations / Associations (5)

Society of International Fashion and Glamour Photographers (SIFGP)
1st Diploma in Digital Photography. Digital Masterclass.
Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI)
Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP)
1st Diploma in Digital Photography. Digital Masterclass.

Industry Awards (1)

Velvet Magazine First Choice For Photography 2013
FAQ
(10)

What is your most memorable wedding?

2015, St Mary's Church in Bury St Edmunds (same place Michelle Keagan and Mark Wright got married) followed by a reception at Alpheaton Barns near Sudbury. It was just one of those perfect Weddings. The Bride and Grooms only request for the day photography wise was capture the day. They wanted limited posed images and everything caught as it happened. They loved their pictures and albums. I think what really pleased them was looking through and seeing all the moments they had no idea had been captured or even moments they had no idea happened.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Creative. Fun. Friendly. Unique. Discrete.

What about your business are you most proud of?

The honour and responsibility of being chosen to capture a couples special day. You only have one chance to capture a Wedding. And if someone trusts me to do this, that is something I am very proud of.

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

Plan ahead. Book early and do not leave anything to the last minute. Firstly you risk not being able to book the service/supplier you want. Also it's is better to use those last 2 weeks to double check your bookings, guests etc and make sure everything runs smoothly on the day.

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

A Bride once getting up in front of all her guests during her ceremony to sing Amazing Grace. And she did sound amazing.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

We meet for a consultation either at the couples home or at their venue. At the end of the consultation I pencil their date in my diary and leave them to discus and decide. If someone else contacts me with the same date before I hear back I will go back to the original couple to give them the option to book before going to see the new contacts. Once booked and £200 non-refundable deposit secures your date and the rest of the balance not due until your actual Wedding Day. Your USB full of images is ready 3 weeks after your dig day. If a printed album is also ordered a digital proof of this will be ready with your USB. You then have the chance to look through your album proof and all the images on the USB and make any changes you require to your album. Nothing goes to print till you are 100% happy.

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

There are too many to mention but one of the most important had to be the Bride and Groom sharing a romantic moment.

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

The Bride and Bridesmaids all wanted to life their dresses to show off their bums. Unfortunately I turned to see a bunch of lads from the Wedding had decided to do the same!

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

The main thing, is to not let it spoil your day. Everyone wants good weather on their special day but it is worth remembering a very large part on most weddings takes place inside. Hopefully the weather on your day will be perfect, but if it is not there are always options when it comes to photography. I have worked in many venues that are beautifully decorated and have suitable areas for group and Bride and Groom images. An experienced photographer will keep a good eye on the weather for you and be ready to go should the rain stop or slow down enough for some photographs outside. Use umbrellas whilst arranging everyone. Its the organising that takes the most time, not actually taking the shot. Or simply embrace it. I once had a Bride who's attitude was brilliant. It was her wedding day and nothing was going to spoil it. The Groom holding the umbrella during an embrace. So romantic.

Describe how you got into photography.

In 1999 whilst working in marketing for a large power tool company, I applied for a vacant job in their photography studio. My application was successful and I took on the role of providing all the photography for their catalogues, promotions and website. Within 2 years I was studying other areas of photography and in 2005 photographed my first wedding for a friend. I loved it and everything grew from there.

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