Northallerton, N Yorks(5 Reviews)
Hi, I'm Bill Bean a Wedding and Events photographer based in Northallerton, N Yorkshire providing professional services to capture important eternal memories of your special wedding day.
Having enjoyed a successful career as a military and events photography covering news, features and portraits around the UK I am now based in Yorkshire and specialise in Wedding Photography. I have been full time professional photographers shooting weddings for nearly 10 years and enjoy being invited into your special day and having the creative freedom to capture elegant and timeless images that tell your personal story. I am mature, sensitive and discreet, quietly observing your wedding to capture a spontaneous and relaxed record of your wedding day. I don't use models to advertise my photography all my photographs are real shot in the moments photos .
Please don't just focus on this site for evidence of work, many photographers, myself included to maximise their exposure to potential clients spread themselves across many social sites, facebook, google and their own web site to name just a couple. Reviews and evidence of work should be considered across all sites, not just 1 location. As you will no doubt look in many areas to try and identify your perfect photographer, photographers and all business also like to advertise across a wide net to ensure they appeal to all looking for something special.
The majority of what I capture will be candid moments you’ll cherish forever, but I think its important to have some stylish portraiture too; I will take you aside for a few minutes and create some portraits of the two of you together, but it will be relaxed, spontaneous and quick so you can get back to your guests and enjoy your day. If requested, I can shoot some groups of special people in your life, as often parents & grandparents really like to have these. My years of military service provides me the special people skills to gently motivate people for small and large grouped shots without causing upset or spoiling beautiful moments. This ensures you are free to get on and enjoy your day knowing that quietly and assertively you have someone-working quietly in the background to record those unforgettable moments.
Nobody likes hanging around and posing for ages so I will make it relaxed and quick so you can then enjoy the party. I have an unobtrusive approach and blend into your day to be able to capture subtle interactions and tender moments that will transport you back to the day for years to come.
Please enjoy the selection of images on this site and get in touch if you would like more information. I am also a proud and qualified member of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP) and Photographic Institute (PI)
What’s the secret to taking a great photograph?
Predict and foresee the moment before it happens then be ready to capture it. Years of taking photographs for the military, sporting and events has provided me with the necessary experience to be ready in the moment when that special thing such as a kiss, a laugh, or a tearful warmth hug of embrace and then capture it for eternity.
I am a single photographer charging my clients single photographer prices. I don't have a partner with basic skills shooting on auto in the hope of capturing a special shots to pad out your gallery. The only benefit to a 2nd photographer is when you want the whole day covered and the bride and groom are in different locations separated by long distances. If covering that is important to you then you need 2 photographers and the budget to pay for it. The bride getting ready, arrival, pre-wedding shots, ceremony and all that follows can be adequately covered by an experienced single photographer. It can literally save you £100's of pounds in not having to pay for a 2nd photographer who only captures similar images to the lead photographer anyway.
What questions might you ask a client when starting a new project?
How they would like their story to be told. There are many ways to take a photograph. Candidly, vividly or portrait just to name a few and everybody's requirements are different.
What do you love most about your job?
You can't be a wedding photographer without loving what you do. For nearly all brides and grooms this is their 1st wedding but for the experienced wedding photographer this is one of many. However, it's vitally important to bring that experience to capture those beautiful soft magical moments but not to be complacent and think of it as just another wedding. The relationship you build with the happy couple through maturity and developed people skills is vital to ensure they feel relaxed confident and trust you to deliver beautiful images of the day.
What inspired you to start your own business?
Wedding photography is not easy, its certainly not for the faint hearted. The pressure of ensuring you are ready to capture those key fleeting moments, the long days, the 1000s of photographs to edit to ensure its as good as it can be, the 100's of poses you need to be able to call upon, in varying locations and lighting as well as weather. As well as keeping up-to-date with the latest camera equipment and software Indeed what would inspire you to put yourself through that every week. You have to love it and love people and want to provide every bride and groom with their own story tell of their day.
Why should our clients choose you?
Approachability, value, easy to communicate with, maturity as well as a breadth of skills not only in photography with each area providing cross-over skills but also software experience in Lightroom and Photoshop to ensure the final image is as perfect as can be. All photos are shot in RAW which is a digital imprint and after painstaking editing its uploaded to your own personal password protected gallery for you to download or order prints directly from. The gallery can be shared across all electronic platforms for you to view and access no matter where you are in the world. Whether its sunbathing on Cocoa Beach in Florida or you are taking the No 9 bus to work if you haven't already saved your images to your phone or iPad, then provided you have a network you have have access to your gallery. All included in the price when you chose bean photographed.com.
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