Tony Hart Photo

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I'm a narrative storytelling photographer. I like to let the day flow and photograph the wedding in as natural and unstaged a way as possible.
Details
Products and Services
Back-up Equipment
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on USB
Online Proofing
Personal Online Gallery
Photo Printing
Pre-wedding Consultation
Pre-wedding Venue Visit
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Wedding Albums
Photography Style
Reportage / Documentary
Pricing & Costs
Prices start at
  • £1700
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Full Description
  • My approach to wedding photography is informed by a firm belief in the power of visual narrative. There are many ways to photograph a wedding but it’s my experience that the most emotive and engaging is to blend authenticity with beauty; to present reality in its most elegant and flattering form. Firstly, and most importantly, I don’t direct. Wherever possible, which is almost always, I take a completely hands-off approach. I’ll never pause proceedings or ask for a moment to be repeated. My aim instead is simply to observe. A wedding is one of the most sincere events we experience in a lifetime, rich with its own sub-plots, nuances and traditions. With such a wealth of genuine drama on hand it is both counter-productive and counter-intuitive to try to engineer something superior. My coverage options are straightforward. The most common option, the Premier Package, includes all day photography, from bridal prep all the way through to the end of the night. Unlike many wedding photographers I don't finish immediately after the first dance, my coverage is through until midnight as standard, and can be extended to even later for an additional fee. This means that I'm around to photograph the entire story, from the getting ready in the morning through to the end-of-night send off. I also believe deeply in fantastic customer service. I am with you all day, during one of the most momentous events of your life and that's a role I take incredibly seriously. From our initial consultation through until the delivery of your images I strive to maintain an impeccable standard. Your wedding photographs are one of the few elements from the day that truly 'live on' once the celebration is over and for that reason I think it's very important that the process is a pleasurable one.
  • Personal Message from the Manager
    Name of Wedding Contact: Tony Hart
    Hello! If you're interested in considering me as your wedding photographer, please don't hesitate to get in touch. I'd love to discuss things with you and we can arrange a free no-obligation consultation to go over things in greater detail.
  • Experience
    Year Business Was Established
    2008
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    # Of People In Team
    1
    Public Liability Insurance
    Yes
Press & Awards
(5)
Press and Awards (3)
http://www.yourperfectweddingphotographer.co.uk/article/hampton-court-house-wedd
http://www.styleyourwedding.cupcakesandcandyonline.com/2011/11/photographer-feat
http://www.weddingsite.co.uk/articles/behind-the-lens-with-hampshire-wedding-pho
Industry Awards (2)
Regional Shortlist - TWIA 2013
Regional Shortlist - TWIA 2015
Photos
(16)
Location & Contact Details
  • Directions
    • Address
    • Hook, Hampshire, England
    • Nearest Town
    • Hook
    • Nearest Motorway & Junction
    • M3 Junction 4a
    • Nearest Train Station
    • Winchfield
    • Nearest Airport
    • Heathrow
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FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?
I worked for a really creative couple a few years ago, the groom is a photographer and sculptor and the bride is an illustrator. They bought into the process entirely and wanted very 'hands off' photography. Their day was amazing. It was held at the family home in a circus tent on a high Cornish clifftop, great friends and close relatives and a massive party.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Documentary, Authentic, Unstaged, Observational, Beauty
What about your business are you most proud of?
Having spent the last eight years creating moving visual narratives that, in time, become part of family history.
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Treat your wedding as a celebration and not a photoshoot. Don't get hung up on posing for hundreds of different group photographs. Enjoy your day, talk to your guests, make memories and trust your photographer to create a series of images that reflects the beauty and uniqueness of your wedding.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
The Bride & Groom arriving into their wedding breakfast on a hand built personalised cycle rickshaw!
Describe your typical process with a couple.
I meet with couples at least twice before the wedding day. If I've not worked at a venue before, I recce the location ahead of time so that I know it like the back of my hand and often combine this recce with a pre-wedding consult with the couple. On the day, I arrive early and stay late. I work hard to put people at ease because, although I don't stage things or direct, having a photographer about can be disconcerting - it doesn't happen every day! My main role is to simply observe. I want to document what I see. Following the wedding I generally spend approximately 10 days editing each wedding and typically deliver photographs within about 2-4 weeks. We then prepare the clients wedding album and work directly with each couple to perfect the design.
What is the #1 photo that you think every couple should take?
I don't believe in the concept of a 'must have' photo. I think every couple is different, as for that matter, is every wedding. I think it's more important to treat each individually and photograph it as you find it rather than trying to 'copy and paste' ideas onto a hugely personal event.
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
The bride and groom on a vintage merry-go-round carousel!
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
This is Britain! Smile, grab a brolly and enjoy yourself. In all seriousness, I think planning goes a long way. Factor the possibility of bad weather into your planning and if it does occur, it's impact will be hugely minimised.
Describe how you got into photography.
Via a former colleague I met a photographer who worked for Reuters. He was leaving news photography and moving into weddings and mentored me in my early years. He taught me a huge amount about what makes a great picture.