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WEDDINGS

Your wedding is unique. You have spent months planning every detail and probably years dreaming of the day when you would marry your love. It will be a day you'll remember for ever. I am there to capture those memories for you: all the little details, the emotion, your surroundings and guests, the story of your day and of course - the two of you.

I work in an editorial style mixed with more formal portrait imagery producing a clean and timeless look reminiscent of analog film. 

Depending on the package you book, I will accompany you throughout the day from bridal prep through to a special portrait session after the ceremony or all day until the first dance. Although my presence is often hardly noticed by the guests, it takes a little while to get used to having a camera with large and official looking lenses pointed at you for any length of time. The time in the morning is perfect for you to relax into having me around. When the ceremony begins you'll be able to concentrate fully on the events of the day, your guests and each other. Leaving me in the background, free to capture authentic images full of genuine emotion and life.

After the wedding you will first receive an online gallery with your beautifully edited set of images which you and your guests may use to view and order as prints or download images. I also offer a stunning range of albums in handcrafted linen covers and keepsake boxes. These are available to order as part of your bespoke wedding package or later as an extra.

 

Scroll down for in-depth information about what happens at each part of the day and for a link to the full price list. 

WEDDING PACKEGES

Full Cover
£1650

Minimalist
£990

Album 

from £200

Love shoot
£500

"The photos are stunning!!! When we look at the pictures all the emotions that moved us that day come to life again!
Really, really great!"

"It was lovely to have you there - you weren't just the photographer, you were the calm in the storm"

 

JEANNE FEE WEDDING SERVICE

The JEANNE FEE Wedding Service is so much more than just a photographer turning up for a few hours to take some pictures. Your wedding and your memories matter to me and I strive to provide the best service throughout your whole experience at JEANNE FEE. 

The elements listed here are based on a very traditional wedding day. If your wedding is entirely different but can still be covered in the number of hours that are part of one of the basic packages, we will design you a bespoke package at the same price. For much larger events, destination weddings, a second shooter or any other needs I am very happy to prepare an individual quote for you.

Below is an overview of the services that are included in each JEANNE FEE wedding package. Elements marked with an asterisk* are not included in the Minimalist package. 

6 WEEKS TO GO

PRE - WEDDING CONSULTATION

The pre-wedding consultation is one of the most important elements of the wedding service. It is part of the difference between quick snaps and professional keepsake photography. Here we discuss your detailed plans and timings for the day, plan your special couple portrait session and talk about options for your group photos. We spend time exploring your ideas and wishes so I can truly catch the vision you have for your day.

For advice on timings, planning your day around "the good light" and any decisions you need to take early in the planning process concerning timings for photography it is best to ask me as soon as you have booked so there is time to coordinate with your other suppliers.

 

Time: 2 hours
Place: Lewes/ Skype

AM HOCHZEITSTAG

REPORTAGEBEGLEITUNG BRAUTVORBEREITUNG

Das Kleid! Die Blumen, die Ringe, der Kopfschmuck, die Freundinnen, die Aufregung…Der Vorbereitungszeit am Hochzeitsmorgen wohnt ein ganz besonderer Zauber inne. Während alles um Sieherumwirbelt, habe ich als Fotografin ganz viel Zeit all diese Dinge für Sie festzuhalten.
Die Reportagebegleitung ist aber noch aus einem ganz anderen Grund wertvoll. Viele Menschen sindkamerascheu, fühlen sich unwohl, wenn sie fotografiert werden und wirken dann steif oder fremd auf Bildern. Während dieser 2 Stunden wird die Kamera einegewohnte Nebensächlichkeit, ich entwickele ein Auge für Ihre Schokoladenseite und Braut und Fotografin werden zu einem Team.Die besten Voraussetzungen für natürliche Bilder sind gegeben.

Dauer: 2 Stunden
Ort: Location

AM HOCHZEITSTAG

REPORTAGEBEGLEITUNG BRAUTVORBEREITUNG

Das Kleid! Die Blumen, die Ringe, der Kopfschmuck, die Freundinnen, die Aufregung…Der Vorbereitungszeit am Hochzeitsmorgen wohnt ein ganz besonderer Zauber inne. Während alles um Sieherumwirbelt, habe ich als Fotografin ganz viel Zeit all diese Dinge für Sie festzuhalten.
Die Reportagebegleitung ist aber noch aus einem ganz anderen Grund wertvoll. Viele Menschen sindkamerascheu, fühlen sich unwohl, wenn sie fotografiert werden und wirken dann steif oder fremd auf Bildern. Während dieser 2 Stunden wird die Kamera einegewohnte Nebensächlichkeit, ich entwickele ein Auge für Ihre Schokoladenseite und Braut und Fotografin werden zu einem Team.Die besten Voraussetzungen für natürliche Bilder sind gegeben.

Dauer: 2 Stunden
Ort: Location

AM HOCHZEITSTAG

REPORTAGEBEGLEITUNG BRAUTVORBEREITUNG

Das Kleid! Die Blumen, die Ringe, der Kopfschmuck, die Freundinnen, die Aufregung…Der Vorbereitungszeit am Hochzeitsmorgen wohnt ein ganz besonderer Zauber inne. Während alles um Sieherumwirbelt, habe ich als Fotografin ganz viel Zeit all diese Dinge für Sie festzuhalten.
Die Reportagebegleitung ist aber noch aus einem ganz anderen Grund wertvoll. Viele Menschen sindkamerascheu, fühlen sich unwohl, wenn sie fotografiert werden und wirken dann steif oder fremd auf Bildern. Während dieser 2 Stunden wird die Kamera einegewohnte Nebensächlichkeit, ich entwickele ein Auge für Ihre Schokoladenseite und Braut und Fotografin werden zu einem Team.Die besten Voraussetzungen für natürliche Bilder sind gegeben.

Dauer: 2 Stunden
Ort: Location

AM HOCHZEITSTAG

REPORTAGEBEGLEITUNG BRAUTVORBEREITUNG

Das Kleid! Die Blumen, die Ringe, der Kopfschmuck, die Freundinnen, die Aufregung…Der Vorbereitungszeit am Hochzeitsmorgen wohnt ein ganz besonderer Zauber inne. Während alles um Sieherumwirbelt, habe ich als Fotografin ganz viel Zeit all diese Dinge für Sie festzuhalten.
Die Reportagebegleitung ist aber noch aus einem ganz anderen Grund wertvoll. Viele Menschen sindkamerascheu, fühlen sich unwohl, wenn sie fotografiert werden und wirken dann steif oder fremd auf Bildern. Während dieser 2 Stunden wird die Kamera einegewohnte Nebensächlichkeit, ich entwickele ein Auge für Ihre Schokoladenseite und Braut und Fotografin werden zu einem Team.Die besten Voraussetzungen für natürliche Bilder sind gegeben.

Dauer: 2 Stunden
Ort: Location

ON YOUR WEDDING DAY

CREATIVE EDITORIAL COVER OF BRIDAL PREP

The rings, your dress, your shoes... this is the day. There is a special kind of magic to a wedding morning. 

I will arrive about half way through your make-up and hair session. This gives me time to take carefully set up images of your jewellery, flowers, dress, shoes and any other details as well as documenting you and your entourage getting ready. This also gives you the chance to get used to having me around and making friends with the camera. This is a flexible time of the day and depending on your wishes we can incorporate groom prep, bridesmaids portraits or even a quick boudoir session into this time or keep it as short as possible. There is no option to drop it completely though, because nothing is worse than arriving together at the ceremony "cold" and your facial expression unmistakably saying "oh my goodness there is a huge camera in front of me" for an hour.

Time: 1-2 hours
On Location

CEREMONY

CREATIVE EDITORIAL COVER

The wedding ceremony is the central point of your wedding of course. The promises you make to each other are the heart of the day. I aim at making myself almost invisible during this time, working with as little distraction to you and your guests as possible and thus creating images of truth and great emotional impact.

There will be a good mix of images covering the ceremony, you, your guests, the location and interesting details and special moments.

Some venues restrict movement or options for the photographer. Specialist lenses and good communication with the supplier usually provide me with enough wriggle room to fulfill my brief even in difficult situations. I also have full lighting equipment available for poorly lit venues where the use of flash is permitted.

After the ceremony I continue to cover your exit procession, any confetti action and of course your friends and family coming to congratulate you.

Time: 1-2 hours
On Location

COUPLE PORTRAIT SESSION

BEAUTY SHOTS

The couple's portrait is a chance to express your character and individuality. We are producing the image that will hopefully grace your families' mantelpieces for years to come, so it's well worth spending a little time on this on the day. Of course it is important that the guests don't suffer from the absence of the wedding couple for too long and, depending on what importance these images have for you, there are various ways of creating time as part of a smooth running schedule. 
A traditional and easy time for the couple to sneak away is during the champagne reception immediately upon arrival at the venue. Depending on the timings of your day the sun can still be quite high providing a harsh light which is unkind to flaws. Later in the day, basked in the light of the setting sun, the resulting images can be absolutely stunning. Another option is to plan a "First Look", a meeting of bride and groom before the guests even arrive. It is always possible to change plans at the last minute in case of rain or any unforeseen circumstances.

Time: 30 minutes to 2 hours
One or several locations

PORTRAITS

AND BEAUTY SHOTS

If the time allocated to the couple's shoot allows it, it is lovely to take individual portraits of the wedding couple. After all, you are still each your own person with your very own hopes, dreams, desires and history. Maybe because a wedding is such a pivotal point in life it causes us to reflect on everything that has been and wonder at what might be to come. I find individual portraits on this day have a particular depth to them, they tell a story that is strangely complete. The old chapter is firmly closed and yet the new one has not really begun.

Time: Part of the couple's portrait session
 

FORMAL PHOTOS

GROUP SHOTS

Group photos are a tricky thing. Most guests dislike having to pose for them but often the beautiful photos of everyone together are the most treasured images of the set, gracing family mantlepieces the world over. The secret is finding the balance. It need not be a boring affair. There is plenty of fun to be had when posing together and even a simple backdrop makes a fine photo when the people in it are happy and relaxed. Each image takes about three minutes to pose and take if the people who are supposed to be in the photo have been well informed and expect to be at the ready. A shot of all your guests takes between five and ten minutes to complete, depending on the number of guests.

It is good to allow about 20 minutes for group shots but no more than 30.

Time: 20 minutes
On location

CELEBRATIONS*

CREATIVE EDITORIAL COVER OF YOUR PARTY

Whatever it is you have planned as a celebration, I will commemorate it for you. Cutting the cake, speeches, games and dancing as well as the venue itself, the decorations and details you have planned so carefully, but most of all I am there to capture the fun you and your guests are having. I stay in the background or mingle with the guests but most never notice that they are being photographed. The result is a lively mix of people and details that is highly evocative of the atmosphere on the day.

The first dance and any evening scenes are usually lit with flashes adding sparkle and sophistication to the images.

Anything up to 10 hours total cover time (roughly until the first dance) is included in your Full Cover package but you can easily add extra hours to cover an extended party time or a special event like fireworks later in the evening.

Time: 3+ hours, extendable
Celebration venue

EDITING

FULL PROFESSIONAL EDIT

Professional images undergo a development process much like film used to in the olden days. Today the process is digital and in many ways more laborious and time consuming. Through our ever changing world of perfect imagery we are used to seeing perfection on a daily basis. The people we see in advertising and magazines ceased being real long ago and trying to keep up in the real world must be an impossible struggle.

In my imagery I strive to strike a balance between visual perfection and natural beauty. This means every single image is hand edited with attention to detail and expression. Sometimes this includes removing distracting elements in the frame or other techniques.  I edit in a mixture of black & white and colour, depending on what is best suited to the image. For beauty portraits light retouching is included in your package. While I do not alter you or your appearance I will remove obvious blemishes like spots.

For more comprehensive retouching I can provide you with a quote from a dedicated retouching company.

Time: 15 hours
1/3

GALLERY

ONLINE

About two to eight weeks after the wedding I provide you with an online gallery of your beautifully edited set of images. The gallery is password protected and remains accessible for a minimum of six weeks. You can choose to keep the password to yourself or share it with your friends and family to proudly present your photos. The gallery allows you and your guests to view the images and order high quality prints as a keepsake. I cannot stress enough the importance of ordering archive quality traditionally developed prints. The lack of quality and definition in high street digitally printed photos is shocking.

If you find it difficult to choose from the many images provided I offer a keepsake box service, containing 50 beautifully produced photos in a hand made linen box.

Time: 1 hour
 

ALBUM SERVICE

DESIGN & PRODUCTION

An Album is a beautiful way of presenting your images in an engaging and easy to view way as well as keeping them safe for generations to come.

To offer the best service for different needs and budgets I have different album packages available. There are two separate parts to each album. One is the product itself and the other is the time spent on the design of its content. Not surprisingly working time can soon outweigh the cost of the actual product itself significantly. My album packages are therefore designed to allow you to place the emphasis exactly where you like it. The design is bought as a separate item, so you could have one design and order 10 books for friends and family at a greatly reduced cost compared to having a design included for each one. Alternatively you might place a great importance on being involved in the design process yourself. The "Bespoke Album Design" package allows you to choose the images for your album yourself and two rounds of corrections until the design is perfect.

Time: 4-20 hours