Hi my name is Wiesia I am wedding photographer based in Newcastle.
Wedding photography has changed over the past of 5 years. Shooting wedding in a natural, reportage style has become more popular than the traditional uncomfortable 'posing' wedding photos.
I think photographs look so much better when you don't look straight in to camera lenses. By capturing the day in a reportage style you really get a glimpse of peoples emotions.
Wedding photography has also become much more arty and creative.
My style is natural, modern and pretty.
I love to photograph the whole wedding day and integrate the little details, such as the table decorations, wedding signs and landscape shots.
Capturing intimate shots of the bridal party getting ready for the big day is one of my favourite parts. Its a fantastic opportunity to take nice portraits of the bride and also capture the reactions of family and friend's when they see you for the first time.
How do I pick good wedding photographer?
Wiesia Bojko Newcastle Wedding Photographer
First, look through forums, blogs and facebook pages and then choose your favourite style. It doesn't matter which style you go with, as long as you love it! Once you have a few favourite photographers, narrow it down to a handful of your favourites, contact them and organise a meeting. Make sure that you meet them in person. When you meet them ask about their qualifications, how long they have been photographing weddings and how busy they are. Ask if they can show you a whole reportage from a wedding day. Remember that they will probably only show their best photographs on their website.
On your wedding day they will come straight into your very personal life so make sure that you feel comfortable with them. You must not only like their photos but you should also like them!
Wedding Photographer based in Newcastle Wiesia Bojko
2. How many photos do I get?
I think 200-250 is the right number. Some of the best wedding photographers will offer you around 100-150 photos. But I have also seen photographers who offer you more than 1000, but most of them will unfortunately be unedited snap shots straight from the memory card. So be aware of the numbers and always ask if all of them will be edited. Editing is very time consuming and a large part of what you pay will go towards this editing time.
3. I love the photos with a blurry background. How do you get that look?
4. How much should I pay for wedding photography?
The prices can be very confusing. I am currently selling two packages. £950 for a whole day of photography and £650 for a half day.
Wiesia Bojko wedding photographer based in Newcastle
On your wedding day I take photos all day long so their could be around 1000 in the end. If you meet your wedding photographer, ask if they could show you a whole wedding day and not only the best photos.
5. How many photos would you take on the day?
6. Do I need to have a second shooter/assistant?
No one needs a second photographer, but they can provide you with more images from a different perspective. I started shooting weddings with a very good friend of mine, Laura Eddolls, and I was amazed after the first wedding that we did together. She took photos in exactly my style. I feel more relaxed when I shoot with her because I know that we will cover every angle.
I love to have an assistant on the day who can help with extra shots but I am just happy to be doing the job that I love.
If your favourite photographer is unavailable on your date, don't panic. Ask them for recommendations — they may know someone with a similar style and a lighter schedule.
8. How much should I spend for a wedding album?
Lots of photographers charge around £300-400 because it takes time to design the album. For the same price you can buy yourself an IPAD and use it to show your photos as well as everything else an IPAD can do!
Wedding Photographer based in Newcastle