Rob Wheal Photography
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I'm a well qualified wedding photographer, based in Oxfordshire, but working nationally and in Europe. Please request a brochure to get the full picture. I look forward to hearing from you.
Pricing & Costs
Products and Services
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Second Shooter Available
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Reportage / Documentary
Traditional / Classic
As wedding photographers, we all like to think that our work is unique; that we are indispensable. It’s the artist in us that makes us feel this way. In reality, I’m aware that there are other photographers capable of producing work similar in look to my own. So what would persuade you to choose me, Rob Wheal, to document that one, unrepeatable day in your life? I’m a full time, qualified, professional photographer. Being full time I can dedicate the time to your wedding that it deserves. I’m sensitive to the emotions involved. I take the time to learn the names of all the key people on the day; to fit in. It’s always a great compliment when other guests ask me if I’m a friend of the family. I also understand what’s important to you, as I’ve taken the trouble to get to know you before the big day. I always consult with my clients before the event, and the majority of them will also have enjoyed a pre-wedding portrait shoot with me. I record the events of the day with minimum intrusion, and deliver stunning photographs which tell the entire story as it unfolds. I’ll spend most of the day discreetly photographing you and your guests in a documentary style, but there are going to be times when it’s appropriate for me to take the front seat; usually during the formal part – those group photos that have to be taken! I’ll work quickly and creatively to ensure that you have wonderful memories. Mine is a very personal service, both before and after your wedding. If your chosen package includes an album, you will have the option to spend an afternoon with me to help choose the images for this. There’s no pressure, no rush. A huge part of the satisfaction of my job is seeing your response to my work, and it’s really important to me that you are 100% satisfied with your end product.
Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
No reviews yet
Location & Contact Details
Press & Awards
What is your most memorable wedding?
Every wedding is memorable for different reasons, but the one that stands out most is probably when I was contacted by a photographer who had forgotten that she was booked to shoot a wedding that day, and asked me to step in with an hour's notice. As I arrived at the venue, I felt like a superhero, there to save the day. I didn't have a cape though, or any brightly coloured, tight fitting clothing for that matter.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Relaxed, meticulous, stylish, fun, inclusive
What about your business are you most proud of?
I'm immensely proud of my clients' response to my work, and the high level of customer service that I strive to provide.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Never, ever be tempted to ask a family friend to photograph your wedding. Whilst it's tempting to save money, it amost always ends in tears.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
When the bride had secretly had her husband's late father's watch repaired to give him on the day.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
I provide a very personal level of service. Almost every couple enjoy a pre wedding portrait shoot with me, when we can get to know each other better. On the wedding day itself, I'm there for as long as you need me, at no further charge. So no need to stress about how you will use the hours you've booked.
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
Some years ago I was photographing a military wedding, and was told that the Red Arrows would be flying low over the venue on their way back from a show. I thought it could be a fantastic shot, but also a nerve wracking one, as I would have only a fraction of a second to get the right image, and needed to get so many variables in the right place. I was quite relieved when I was told it had been cancelled at the last minute - although also disappointed.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Embrace it! There's no need to stress over a rainy day. It's out of our control , so make the most of it. There's almost always a point in the day when the rain holds off and we can go outside, and it always results in great photos, using the reflections off the wet paving stones.
Describe how you got into photography.
When I was a student, I worked for Kodak, went on all their photography courses, and caught the photography bug.