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Alternative wedding photos in a mix of lifestyle portraiture, fashion editorial & reportage. Fun, fresh, fierce images of you at your quirky fashionista, geeky romantic & naturally gorgeous best.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£1399
Details

Photography Style

First Look Photographer
Reportage / Documentary
Modern
Artistic
Dramatic

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Online Proofing
Photo Printing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Last-Minute Orders
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Online Shop
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Second Shooter Available
Photo Booth Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Shoot with Film
Images on USB
Full Description
I know that photography is more than just a way of recording the ways you made your day amazing; it is one of the ways you make it amazing. For most of us, our wedding is probably the biggest & certainly one of the best parties we will ever throw. It’s a hugely important day for serious reasons as well, of course, but even then the wedding is about celebrating those reasons. You will have put loads of effort resources into creating this day of celebration & I am honoured by each & every one of you that entrusts me with the job of documenting it for you. When wedding day comes, I want you to be able to just focus on each other, not on worrying about the photos. Thus I will work with you beforehand & do my best to make sure you feel comfortable in front of my camera. I spend time getting to know your personality & your preferences, so that they will be reflected in pictures that tell the story of you – as you envisioned it. If what you want from your wedding are fierce, fresh, fun images - an eclectic mix of vibrant fashion-editorial, relaxed contemporary lifestyle portraiture, humour, romance & reportage – that memorialise this fabulous party of which you & your partner are the centre, & you’re not afraid to get a little silly & to laugh with each other at my dumb jokes & whatever else the day throws your way, then we will be a good match. On wedding day, even though I’ll be the one vendor that’s there with you from start to finish, the one who finds an extra safety pin when you need it, who sees the anticipation on both of your faces before the ceremony, along with the tears in the morning & laughter in the evening, you won’t always see me. I’ll be front & centre when you need me to be – organising and herding cats for the group portraits – & the photo ninja in the shadows when you don’t. Sometimes clients look at an image & say, “I didn’t even know you were there." Which is as it should be. I was, the moment was captured, & that’s what matters.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Erika
Hello there & congratulations on your engagement! Thanks so much for your enquiry - I'll be in touch as soon as possible. I can't wait to hear all about your wedding. Erika xx

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2012
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
2
Reviews
(6)
(6)
Shelley & Michael
Married in June 2016
June 2016
"Lovely shots, thank you..."
"I don’t think either Michael or I are particularly easy to photograph and even more difficult when we were both so nervous and me pulling funny faces all the way through and with a huge nervous grin!!! Even with all this you have still managed to get some lovely shots . We both say Thank you :)))" - Shelley & Michael
Bespoke Bride
Wedding: March 2016
June 2016
Geometric Wedding Inspo w/ Asian Fusion Theme
"Ah you guys! I can’t wait to share today’s awesome styled shoot with you! It features 3 of my favourite things; bright colours, geometric shapes and of course…plenty of sweet treats! The colour palette also gives a subtle nod to an Asian-fusion wedding with bright oranges, pinks and yellows! Brace yourself for a whole lot of beautiful…"
Rebekah & Tom
Married in October 2015
June 2016
"The photos are amazing!!!"
"ERIKA THEY AMAZING!!! We love them - thank you so much! xxx" - Rebekah & Tom
Julia & Tom
Married in July 2015
June 2016
"OMG Erika the pictures are amazing we love them!"
"OMG Erika the pictures are amazing we love them ! I especially love the reservoir dogs style pictures they are my absolute favourites !!" - Julia & Tom
Penny & John
Married in January 2015
June 2016
"Thank you, again, for such a great experience..."
"Hi Erika! We're slowly emerging into the land of the non-honeymoon, and I wanted to say thank you, again, for such a great experience.... We are ridiculously thrilled with the photos we've seen so far, and, obviously, planning to quit our office jobs and pursue careers as supermodels, now that your photos have revealed that we're both secretly very beautiful. Thanks again xxx" - Penny & John
Olivia & Steve
Married in August 2013
June 2016
"Your photography was the best money we spent..."
"Your photography was by far the best money we spent on our wedding. The photos made my husband cry - he never ever does that! Thank you, Erika xx" - Olivia & Steve
Location & Contact Details

Address

Brighton, East Sussex, England

Travel Notes

I am happy to travel any and everywhere. Get in touch to discuss! (As an extra bonus, while I reside in the UK, I am American by birth and can legally work in the US for any couples getting married there as well.)

Nearest Town

Brighton

Nearest Motorway & Junction

A27

Nearest Train Station

Brighton

Nearest Airport

Gatwick

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Press & Awards
(16)

Press & Awards (16)

Bespoke Bride
Rock-n-Roll Bride
When Geeks Wed
Before the Big Day
Alice in WeddingLand
Amado Loves
Bijou Bride
Whimsical Wonderland Weddings
Love Sussex Weddings
Boho Weddings
Absolute Magazine
Vogue
London Bride
Way Out Weddings
Doily Days Loves Weddings
Your Sussex Wedding
FAQ
(9)

What is your most memorable wedding?

Probably when one couple's marquee on a cliff overlooking the ocean was struck by lightning

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

pretty, quirky, fun, relaxed

What about your business are you most proud of?

It's always emotional when I delivery my clients' wedding photos; it's an honour to be the cause of happy tears!

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

Two tips, actually: 1. Plan the entry procession so that the bridesmaids enter before the bride (not the other way around). 2. Hire someone to be your event coordinator on wedding day so that you can actually focus on getting married to your partner and not whether the flowers have arrived, whether the loudspeakers are working or where the caterers should set up or a million other things etc.

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

Too many to list them all. Amazing entertainment from bride's friends who all worked in musical theatre. Golden dinosaur placecards. Gorgeously rustic DIY cakes. A long walk with all guests led by musicians across the South Downs. A DIY pitch-in wedding breakfast. Vintage wedding dresses. Bridesmaid dresses designed and hand-sewn by the bride.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

All of my packages include a personal pre-event consultation to get to know each other and review the contract, a venue visit and a super fun and relaxed pre-wedding photo session. I ask all clients to fill out a client questionnaire detailing their running order on the day, group photo requests and all other relevant info for the event, and I'm in touch with my clients again approx 1-3 weeks before the wedding to finalise details.

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

There is no cookie-cutter answer to this. Every couple should have photos that reflect their unique personalities and styles. I work with my clients to come up with ideas for images that will be right for them.

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

One of my brides was a gymnast/cheerleader and she wanted a photo of a basket toss - being tossed really high in the air by all of the groomsmen.

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Colourful wellies and pretty brollies and a plan B :). Also to remember that rain can make for a really dreamy, ethereal effect in photos so it doesn't have to be a bad thing - when possible we'll use it to our advantage.