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E M M Photography (Emery's Magic Moments)

Southampton, Hampshire

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E M M Photography (Emery's Magic Moments) logo
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E M M Photography (Emery's Magic Moments)

Southampton, Hampshire

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About

I am a Professional Photographer providing a top quality service to my clientele.
I am currently taking clients for Weddings, Christenings, Family, Child and Baby Portraiture, Engagement sittings, Proms, Pet Portraiture and Parties.
I have been a Photographer for many years but took it professionally 3 years ago.

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Reviews (8)

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Steve Barnes

5 September 2019

Paul puts in the time, effort and dedication. He’s always got a new idea he wants to try and capture a new creative shot.

Without doubt he strives for never ending improvement and he’s just enjoying what he is doing.

Keep following your passion Paul
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Tee

30 August 2019

Top photography, would recommend for ant upcoming events.

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Amie Bisson

31 March 2016

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Dawn Cooper

31 March 2016

My wedding photos were rubbish but paul was able to save me alot of them and I will be eternally grateful for that.

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James Dunn

31 July 2015

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Philip C Whitehead

13 April 2015

Mr emery was very professional from the time me and my family arrived until the time we left. <br />Mr emery was competitively priced and the photography was superb quality We aim to use him again in the future as my family grow into teenagers Would definetly recommend and not hesitate to pass his details on to family and friends.

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Hayley Roe

13 April 2015

Me and my family had such a great experience at E M M photography… It was such a fun and relaxed shoot and we ended up with not just some lovely photo's to look back on, but a great day to remember… The price was brilliant and we are all looking forward to our next photo shoot next year!… I highly recommend E M M to anyone. More...

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Steven

13 April 2015

Hi had Paul for my daughters wedding and I he was fantastic Pleasant, approachable photos with top quality.

Q&A

For me it's a combination of several things.
Firstly the composition of the image I am to be taking. Anyone can take a picture of a beautiful landscape but, taking time out to visit places during different times of day or during different weather conditions is very important to understand light changes so as to get the best possible position to take the best most creative shot.
Secondly, in the interest of Wedding clients, Understanding exactly what the client requires. Gaining information from them. There likes and dislikes. This is important to giving them the best possible service.

There are many questions. Probably more than I could place on here but a few come to mind.
Apart from the most obvious being Names, Addresses and Phone numbers other questions would include:
1. What are their likes and dislikes? It's important to understand the clients mind.
2. What makes them relax? Whats their interests? What they do to calm down after a tough day? You could incorporate this into the composition.
3. What are there expectations from the Photography that you produce for them? Do they like Black and White, Colour or both? Would they like close up shots or full length shots?
4. Are they interested in a location shoot? A location that they both love that could be used in there day to be taken in between the wedding and the reception.
The same sort of thing can be asked for Christening clients.
5. What are the venues of the event? The addresses, contact names, phone numbers etc? This is important as I will visit the venues several times in the build up to there event.
6. What are the names of Bridesmaids, Best man, Maiden of Honour, Page boys etc? I like to try and get to know everyone involved in the day.
7. The names of the clients Parents, Siblings etc? So I have an idea of who I can use to gain control of young family members if they will not listen to me when composing the shots.
8. What extras the client may like? For instance, an Engagement shoot, Location shoot, an Album, Canvasses or Framing.
This is some of the basic I would ask.
Spending some time with the clients so they relax with me is important so asking the right questions and having a laugh with them is a must.

Oh, where to start?
Everything.
From dealing with the client to taking the pictures. From processing the images to the looks on the faces of the client when they see there finished product for the first time, it's priceless.
I was asked to do a Wedding for a couple in Lymmington a while ago. It took place in a beautiful Georgian Hotel. I stood behind the registrar during the ceremony to get the best shots I could of the Vowels and Ring giving etc. The ceremony was utterly beautiful and as the bride said I do she looked towards me smiled an winked. I had a lump in my throat and a tear in my eye at how fantastic it was. Now where in the working world can you get a feeling like that. It's wonderful.

Again, where do I start.
Prior to being a Photographer I was a retail Manager and then a Bus driver. Both jobs were high pressured but involved a lot of internal politics and struggles that were not to my liking.
I wished I could do something for myself!
Then I started concentrating more on my Photography as it helped me relax. Many people told me how fantastic the images I took were. After a while I realised that this was what I wanted to do for a living, so I went to college to learn as much as I could. I gained contact with other Professional photographers to learn the business side of Photography.
I learned to love it. It has taken me over. There is nothing more incredible than doing a job that you thoroughly enjoy doing.
Then the death of my father who equally loved photography pushed me to take the final step. I promised him that I would be a success and make him proud. I hope I have done so.
That's simply what inspired me to create my own Photographic business.

Because they will get what they ask for, done in a relaxed and friendly manor. No pressure or stress.
I love dealing with people.
I love getting to know everything about them.
I love pushing myself to the limit to provide them the very best experience.
Whether it's a Wedding or Christening, a Family photo shoot or a Prom, to see the look on my clients face when they collect there images is priceless.
I get great pleasure out of giving them everything of myself.
I deal with my clients in a most professional manor whilst also being relaxed and having fun with them.
Choose me and you will get all of the above and more.

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Services

All aspects of Wedding photography undertaken: Aspects include: Wedding Breakfast, Bridal Preparations, Grooms Preparations, Brides arrival, Grooms arrival, Ceremony, Family and Wedding party, Reception, Cake cutting, First dance and Location shoot of your choice.

All aspects of Portrait photography undertaken. This includes Family, Child, Baby and Maternity portraiture. Shoots will take place in a studio fitted with my own lighting and backdrops or you can choose your favourite location to have your shots taken.

All aspects of Christening, Baptism or 1st Holy Communion undertaken. This includes Pre-ceremony shots, The Ceremony, Family gathering, shots with the Vicar and the after party.

Covering all parts of your events start to finish.

As with Portrait photography shoots, can take place in a studio setting, at your own home using studio lighting or at a location of your choice using natural lighting techniques.