Desperately need recs for UK photogs

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We used Neil Thomas Douglas. He’s based out of Glasgow but is willing to travel just about anywhere. He’s amazing!! And should be well within your budget. 

http://www.neilthomasdouglas.com

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

barbie86:  Jeff Ascough is undoubtedly the best wedding photographer in the UK, to my mind:

http://www.jeffascough.com/

I wouldn’t call his style modern, but it is timeless and he captures some utterly amazing moments. I think his base package is about your budget, too.

Edit: I don’t think you will get any professional wedding photographer who is any good to give you image copyright, although you will get a license to use the pictures.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Jeff Ascough is truly superb. If you can get him your wedding pictures will be just amazing.

Would also add that you really won’t get copyright assigned to you by any professional worthy of the name. Not even if you pay thousands of pounds over the asking price. But you can ask for a picture licence that allows you the freedom to make your own prints or other personal use of the images.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

I can recommend Daniel Ackerley. Based in Cambridgeshire, but travels and can bring another person on board if needed. He is a nice guy too, which helps: http://www.danielackerleyphotography.co.uk/

He gives you copyright too!

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Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Daniel Acklerley doesn’t actually assign the copyright of his images to his clients. Instead, he offers them the pictures “copyright free” which isn’t the same thing as giving his copyright away.

His price for whole day wedding coverage is only £895. I would respectfully suggest that a close look at his portfolio tells you why.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

Steampunkbride:  

Just trying to help. He is the only photographer I know personally to be nice that might be free and under budget.

You were suggesting someone who is probably the best in the country who is never going to be free in August and whose prices probably starts around the 5K mark. No doubting your recommendation is the best photographer and you clearly know way more than I do on the subject, but that doesn’t mean that a photographer is bad just because they are cheap (or that people who can only afford that sort of price range have bad photos although not trying to put words into your mouth).

I think Jeff Ascough’s work looks amazing though.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

barbie86:  I would totally fly over there and photograph your wedding in a heartbeat! Other than that I am not much help. I just wanted to say that was horrid of your original photographer and I hope you find someone fantastic. 

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Our photographer , Matt Ethan, is lovely, and I find his style quite crisp and modern. We’re not having a pre-shoot so I haven’t seen his work yet from a personal point of view but we’re really excited based on his portfolio.  He would be within your budget I think. 

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Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Dalhousie Castle

barbie86:  I’m not sure where you’re located by we used Emma Gray. She gave us all rights to the photos and about 600 pics from the day. She was a bargin at 800 pounds. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Emma-Gray-Photography/162964053727234

With your budget you could look into this guy. He has a very artistic and modern style but is a lot more expensive. Some friends of mine hired him and were happy. https://www.facebook.com/vanishingmomentsphotography

Best of luck. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

barbie86:  Oooh, that is great – I hope you can get him! We were hoping to fly him out to Malaysia for ours, but it turns out he only works within Europe due to visas and such. 🙁

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

We’ve got Mick Cookson who is super nice too 🙂 

do show us who you pick! 🙂 x

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