case study: wedding photography
Frances contacted us in July 2016 in the hope that IDEAlee could capture their wedding day for them. The catch was that it was the following month in August 2016 as they had been let down by their previous wedding photographer.
In fact August was our opening month and this was to be our first IDEAlee wedding booking, although our Creative Director has had the honour of independently shooting a significant number of weddings over the last 10 years.
The Client selected us for a number of key reasons:
we were available on the big day and agreed to match the price that their previous photographer had quoted them
they viewed Lee’s wedding photography portfolio online and felt that his style matched their personalities and requirements;
they were impressed that we offer a face to face meeting with all our couples beforehand and that we offered to go to her home to be more convenient for them.
WHAT DID WE DO & HOW?
At the pre-wedding meeting it was a pleasure to meet Frances and Anthony and we built up a great rapport and banter instantly, which is important to put the couple at ease on their big day. We discussed the schedule for the day, shots they would like, timings they needed us for among other details of the big day. Following this we ensure with all Clients that we confirm our understanding in our ‘Final Wedding Arrangements Form’ and that we gain a specific shotlist at least a week in advance.
We obviously take photos to tell the story of a Client’s wedding day as a matter of course, for example the flowers, dress, venue, decorations, cake, guests etc, but we ask that the Client’s shotlist covers all formal group shots that they would like.
OUTCOME & FEEDBACK
The wedding photos were presented to the couple in under 2 weeks and we feel their testimonial below speaks for itself...
"We highly recommend Lee as the perfect photographer for your big day!! We found him by chance as we were let down by our original photographer at the last minute a few weeks before our wedding. A friend recommended Lee to us and from the moment we made contact, we knew that he would be just perfect for our wedding. He made so much effort to find out as much as possible to ensure he captured all the detail, fun and essence of our event. Nothing was too much trouble; he came to visit us and took so much time to ensure he was fully familiar with our full wedding plan. He came to the church and on to the wedding venue to plan with us before the day. Lee captured so much of the detail that we planned for, but missed out on, as often happens with a big wedding. On the day he stayed on, at our request, at short notice and the images he produced are just wonderful. We specifically wanted him to capture some natural moments and asked for some black and white photos too. His finished portfolio ticked all our boxes and we are thrilled with the results."
Mr & Mrs Harris, August 2016 (Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex)
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