Parkwin Photography

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COVID-19 Update
Although not photographing weddings at the moment I am still in the office ready to help you with any enquiries or questions you have. My 2021 diary now has very limited availability due to my 2020 couples postponing their weddings. Looking forward to happier times when we can celebrate with friends and family again. Stay safe, take care. Karen.
Female wedding photographer based in Hertfordshire covering the South East of England and beyond capturing the unique story of your day with all its love and laughter.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£1200
Details

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Modern
Artistic

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Photo Printing
Flexible Hours on the Day
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
Full Description
Professional, qualified female photographer capturing your wedding day in an unobtrusive documentary/reportage style including romantic natural bride and groom photos and group shots. Specialising in taking photographs for couples who may be a little camera shy, I pride myself in making you feel relaxed in front of the camera telling the story of your day. Instead of overly posed and staged bride and groom photos I capture you going for a relaxed, romantic walk on your wedding day. With many years experience I provide a professional yet personal service.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Karen Parker
Hello and congratulations on your engagement. What an exciting time. I have never liked having my photo taken and so specialise in taking photos for couples who may be a little camera shy like me. No awkward posing, its not a photo shoot, it's your wedding day. Photos of, natural, funny, emotional moments throughout the day including a romantic walk alone with me some distance away capturing this special time. I would be delighted to capture your unique wedding day story for you. Karen

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2008
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
(12)
Emily and Sam
Wedding: August 2019
October 2019
Simply the best photographer ever
Karen photographed our wedding on 2nd August 2019. I first met Karen at a wedding fair, and she stood out from the rest. I booked her on that day, and trust me I never looked back. My now husband, Sam, clearly trusted me and Karen was brilliant. She listened to everything we wanted and she is the most friendly photographer I have ever used/spoken too. We got all our photos after 6 weeks and they are all beautiful. We’ve shown our families and they all say the same thing. Karen seems to hide in the most perfect places to capture everything. We will, for sure use Karen for everything we need. Once again, thank you so much xx
Avani and George
Wedding: August 2017
December 2017
Brilliant Photographer, Lovely Person
Karen is a brilliant photographer, a lovely person, and was an absolute pleasure to work with. We met with her a couple of times before the wedding, once for a practice shoot, and when we told her what we envisioned for the day, she offered us expert suggestions on how to structure things so they ran smoothly and how to feel comfortable in front of the camera. Her kind and warm nature was very reassuring and neither of us ever felt awkward or uncomfortable. The wedding spanned a couple of days, included traditions from various cultures, and had 250 guests, but Karen was totally unfazed. She took everything in her stride even when we totally ignored the schedule in favour of a more ‘go with the flow’ approach. The photographs she sent us were amazing: full of colour and character. They truly captured the playfulness of the day and it was such a joy to see so many special moments. Several of our guests have commented on the fact that they hadn’t even realised a photographer was present – something that they had never experienced before at a wedding. There is no one else we would have wanted to document our day and we will treasure Karen’s photographs forever.
Emily and James
Wedding: October 2018
January 2017
We love them.
Thanks so much for the photos Karen They and beautiful and we love them.
Abigail and David
Wedding: August 2017
January 2017
The photos reflected how happy we were.
We had a brilliant day and the photos have reflected how happy we were. You are great at blending into the background so we didn't feel self conscious, but also herded everyone really well when needed during the groups. Thank you for putting in so many hours, we hugely appreciate that too. Best wishes.
Moe and Kev
Wedding: September 2018
January 2017
Her photos are stunning, her service is amazing...
Karen is a fantastic photographer and a lovely lady too, she captured our wedding day beautifully and she stayed with us until the very end of a jam packed day. I’ve had great fun showing our highlights gallery to friends and family and it’s been wonderful hearing comments from guests, not just about how lovely the pictures are, but about how lovely our photographer was as well... everyone loved her! Her photos are stunning, her service is amazing... we couldn’t recommend her enough."
Avani and George
Wedding: September 2017
January 2017
It was such a pleasure to have you there.
Thank you so much Karen. What amazing photos. We love them so much. Thank you so much as well for all your hard work over our wedding weekend. It was such a pleasure to have you there.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Bushey, Hertfordshire

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FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

Photos of the couple alone. The day is such a whirlwind and apart from when you are eating and during the first dance you won't spend much time alone together.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Individual, personal messages to each guest placed on the tables thanking them for all they have done for the couple.

What about your business are you most proud of?

All of them. Everyone is unique.

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

Following the initial enquiry I arrange to visit you to hear your plans and you can view some of my work and ask me lots of questions. There is no hard sell and I leave you to discuss your thoughts. If you choose to book me a deposit is required to secure your date and price as many bookings are made one, two, three years in advance. A second payment is due month before your wedding day with final payment afterwards. I arrange to meet with you both at the venue a few weeks before the big day. This meeting is so important. It gives us all a chance to get to know each other and for you to feel comfortable with me, the camera and how I will work on the day. So important for the bride if I am to be with her in the morning. We talk about timings, family dynamic, guests with special needs, group photos and so on. We look at locations for your bride and groom photos and I suggest a few things that work well in photos. This ensures that on the day I can be unobtrusive and you can enjoy your day including a quiet walk around the grounds with me some distance away with my big lens capturing some precious moments alone. For full day photography I arrive to capture your morning preparations and stay until late into the evening, way beyond your first dance to photograph some of your evening celebrations. Your story is not complete without these. I will spend several days editing and working on all of your photos individually using the latest professional software. Approximately two to three weeks later I upload a password protected highlights gallery for you to view. All of your images will be ready on USB a couple of weeks later. I also offer a range of albums. If you choose to add one to your collection, this can be done at time of booking or anytime before or after your wedding day. Details of information I need to begin designing your album will be sent to you. Once you are happy with the design, your album is printed by a professional album maker in the UK and delivered to you approximately one month later. Many couples keep in contact with me and recommend me to friends and family and I often see them again at a wedding or return to photograph their children, which is lovely!

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

I have a white wedding brolly with me but please feel free to bring your own. Plus wellies! If you really don't want to go outside plan B comes into operation an locations inside the venue are used for bride and groom and group photos. But Photos with brollies are amazing and night time photos of the bride and groom under a brolly in the rain can be spectacular.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Having so many happy couples recommend my services.

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

Natural, documentary, reportage, artistic, discreet, modern.

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

I have loved photography since I was given my first camera when I was about six. When I finished school I studied photography full time for three years. I worked in a commercial studio for a few years and at a University and then created Parkwin Photography in 2008.

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Style your wedding day the way you want it, not what relatives or friends have told you to do.

Describe how you got into photography.

As my style is documentary, couples want me to capture the natural, unique, wonderful moments that happen all day.

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