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
Married in 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
Penny and Loretta
Married in November 2018
January 2017
They made me cry with happiness!
Hi Karen These are absolutely fantastic and we are so pleased. They made me cry with happiness! I hope you don’t mind but I have passed your details on to my mum who is getting married as you were so fantastic. Loretta and I just wanted to thank you for being our photographer; you were so patient, relaxing and we didn’t even know you were taking photos most of the time which has given us the natural photos that we wanted! Thank you again,
Emily and James
Married in October 2018
January 2017
We love them.
Thanks so much for the photos Karen They and beautiful and we love them.
Katie and Richard
Married in September 2018
January 2017
you are amazing!!
Thank you so much. We love the little box and the photos are brilliant. Karen you were amazing throughout the whole lead up to the wedding and on the day!! Thank you so much for everything, you are amazing!!
Moe and Kev
Married in 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."
Claire and Chris
Married in December 2017
January 2017
I can't stop looking through them.
Hi Karen. Thank you for sending this through so quickly. I can't stop looking through them and reminiscing about last Saturday. Thank you so much for photographing our wedding day. We had such an amazing time but it went by in a bit of a blur so it's great to have the photos to remind us what happened! Thank you as well for being so easy to work with both beforehand and on the day. Best wishes. Claire and Chris.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Bushey, Hertfordshire, England

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FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

All of them. Everyone is unique.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

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

What about your business are you most proud of?

Having so many happy couples recommend my services.

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

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

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

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

Describe your typical process with a couple.

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

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.

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

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

What do you recommend for a rainy day 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 how you got into photography.

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.

Bridebook Benefits

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