Picture Purple Photography

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RELAXED | NATURAL | CREATIVE | FUN. Former forensic photographer now specialising in capturing weddings for couples getting married across Surrey and the neighbouring counties
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£295
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
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
I’m Emily, a former Forensic Photographer; I swapped my white suit for weddings, and now specialise in photographing couples in love across Surrey and the neighbourghing counties. Don’t let my forensic background put you off - I’m very good at getting on with the living! I’m relaxed, friendly and down to earth, with a very good sense of humour and I love meeting couples planning their wedding. I always take time to get to know you both before your big day so I understand whats important to you when it comes to your photos. That way I can deliver a bespoke photographic service tailored to your individual needs; capturing creative and natural images that are personal and meangingful, as well as beautiful; ensuring you get photographs you'll love looking back through for years to come. If you like what you see and want to know more, please get in touch - I'd love to hear the plans you have for your big day!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Emily
Thanks for looking at my profile. I’d love to capture meaningful and stylish photos of your wedding day. Please get in touch by email or phone (whatever you prefer) for a free, no obligation, informal chat about your wedding photography requirements.

Experience

No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
2
Reviews
(8)
(8)
C&M- Epsom Race Course
Married in October 2019
April 2019
Complete piece of mind
From the very first contact we had with Emily, she was professional and gave us complete peace of mind. We put our trust in her and we couldn't have asked for any more. She was fantastic and always asked us what we wanted, which was refreshing. She is a brilliant photographer and our photos were amazing, all 1,000 of them!! I really would recommend her and wouldn't hesitate to use her again. Carmelina & Matthew
G&G - Loslely House
Married in October 2019
April 2019
never even noticed she was there!
We had no real idea of what sort of photographer we wanted for our special day and when a family member recommended Emily, we looked at her website and liked what we saw. We met up with Emily to discuss our thoughts and she was so helpful with ideas and really helped put my mind at ease. Meeting at the venue a week before the big day was great as it meant we could pick out our favourite places where we could have photos taken. The big day came and it rained all day but Emily still managed to capture the real mood of all our family and friends using various props such as bubbles and umbrellas. The photos didn't take long to come back to us and they were perfect! It was so lovely looking through the photos and reliving the day. Emily sometimes gave us some direction but without being bossy and half of the time never even noticed she was there! She is a brilliant photographer who we would thoroughly recommend.
L&J - Bury Court Barn
Married in October 2019
April 2019
Managed to capture such special moments
We hired Emily and Kirstie as our photographers and were thrilled with their service. At the planning stage we found them to be helpful, flexible and attentive to all our questions. On the wedding day they blended in and had a no-fuss approach; and managed to capture such special moments without us even knowing they were there. After the wedding they impressed us with a further visit to our house to present us with all our photos. We would enthusiastically recommend Emily and Kirstie if you want a service that is friendly, personal, great value and provides you with such a special set of photos to capture your memories. A true 5 out of 5 service!
V&R - The Mill, Elstead
Married in October 2019
April 2019
Helped make our wedding perfect!
We couldn't be happier with our wedding photos from Picture Purple. From the start Emily and Kirstie were friendly, efficient and happy to accommodate all our ideas. We really appreciated the meetings we had with them prior to the big day and felt that through these they both got a really good sense of what we wanted and how we wanted the day to work. They took the time to visit the venue with us and it was not only a good opportunity for them to get to know the venue but Emily also raised some important questions that we hadn't thought of! Emily and Kirstie were a massive help on our wedding day, making everyone feel relaxed, liaising with key members of our party and doing a spot on job with organising everyone. All the guests commented on what a fantastic job they both did. We were really pleased when we received the photos and appreciated Emily taking the time to visit us to review the day and get our views on the photos. We would highly recommend Emily and Kirstie and genuinely feel that the professionalism and sense of ease they brought to the day helped make our wedding perfect.
A&G - Angel Hotel, Guildford
Married in October 2019
April 2019
You captured our day perfectly!
We couldn't have had two better photographers for our wedding day, Emily and Kirstie, you captured our day perfectly! You really understand how to make a couple feel truly special with the wrap around care you provide. From our initial meeting, to a full morning visiting the two venues, to the big day - you grasped our vision and reflected this beautifully in the amazing pictures we have to remember the most incredible day of our lives. You effortlessly captured all the smiles, tears, laughter and the moments we were not there to see. Even the rain early on didn’t faze you as you quickly liaised with the best men to use the covered outside area for the group confetti pictures - some of my favourites! We are really incredibly grateful for all of your effort, time, skills, dedication and professionalism - you are a real star!
J&R - Merrist Wood Golf Club
Married in October 2019
April 2019
Made me feel relaxed
Emily was fantastic at our wedding. I am not keen on having my photo taken but she made me feel very relaxed. She came up with some fantastic ideas and we have some really great photos of our special day. We would highly recommend her to anyone

Wedding Fair Holiday Inn Guildford

21st September 2019
Holiday Inn, Guildford. 11-3pm Sunday 21st September Complimentary glass of fizz and canapés, free parking on site.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Guildford, Surrey, England

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FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

Obviously my own! But weddings that I’ve captured....one of them had a falconry expert doing a display in the venue grounds (nothing to do with the wedding). My bride and groom joked that it would be cool to have some photos done with the birds, so I was a bit cheeky and asked and they were more than happy to oblige! It made for some very unusual and memorable photos, it was a good bit of fun too!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Relaxed, natural, creative, fun

What about your business are you most proud of?

That so many of the guests and wedding couples comment on how nice it was for us to be a part of their wedding. I often feel like I start the wedding process with clients as a photographer, but end it feeling like a friend.

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

Spend time talking to each other about what is important to each of you when it comes to your wedding day. That way you’ll know where your priorities are when you’re planning things like budget, venue, style, number of guests.

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

There are so many cool things I’m not sure I could pick one....I love when friends and couples have all worked together to make something for the wedding, like favours and decorations. It just makes things so much more special and meaningful.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Initial informal chat via phone or email. Face to face meet up. Pre wedding day venue visits. Always available for questions/suggestions and queries leading up to the big day. Photography of the wedding day. Previews emailed that night or next morning. Online preview gallery and password made available within a few days. Full set of images delivered within 4 weeks (usually sooner).

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

Depends what is important to the couple, but I love a confetti or bubble shot personally! It’s often a great way of getting a sincere, fun and natural reaction from the couple and their guests!

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

It’s cropped up a few times with me....because of my background as a forensic photographer, couples have asked if I’ll take a photo of them laying down playing dead! I love a sense of humour!

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

The ability to trust me and roll with it! I supply a couple of big bridal brollies and always do a pre wedding day venue visit with my couples so we have a wet weather contingency plan. But trust me, and roll with it when I ask you to run outside for 5 minutes when there’s a sudden break in the weather, or I might ask you to come to a covered area that you may think looks uninspiring, but trust me, I always have my photo head on and can see the shot I’m after - even if it’s not obvious to you!

Describe how you got into photography.

THE NUTSHELL VERSION; I have only ever worked in photography. 7 years for Kodak and 14 years as a Forensic Photographer, while always capturing weddings and portraits alongside my ‘day job’. THE FULL VERSION; I’ve always been arty/creative/visual. I worked for Kodak when I was a teenager studying photography on wet film. I decided against going to uni last minute as I wanted to learn from photographers instead of teachers, so I used my days off work to shadow different pro photographers in a number of styles. I covered opera dress rehearsals at the London Collosium; brochure work for bespoke kitchen designers and posh swimming pool companies; journalism with national and local newspapers; glamour models for a biker magazine; weddings, portraits and events for all sorts of different clients. I held a photography exhibition when I was just 20 showing African wildlife and soon after at 21 I joined the Forensic Photography unit at Surrey. Everything was still on wet film and I helped with the transition to capturing photographic evidence digitally. I spent 14 years working as a Forensic Imaging Specialist which covered crime scene photography, specialist lightning techniques to show evidence not visible to the naked eye, presentation of 360 degree imagery and virtual tours of crime scenes in court and I taught photography to other members of the force. Alongside my forensic work I have always covered weddings and portraits and shot my first wedding in 2008. Forensics was an amazing experience, but it just doesn’t satisfy my creative side, and it’s not always that pleasant a subject matter! So I turned to photographing weddings full time and I love it!