H N Photography.UkCertificate of Excellence 2019
Braintree, Essex(22 Reviews)
We are Helen & Noel, a married couple living in Braintree. We met online in 2002, back in the days of freeserve chat rooms and good old dial-up. We spent a couple of months talking online and then Noel travelled from Macclesfield down to Essex to meet face to face for my birthday weekend in The November. We hit it off straight away and quickly realised our shared passion for photography.
I travelled to Macclesfield to spend Christmas with Noel, it was so hard leaving on Boxing Day, but I had to be back at work the next day in Braintree. Noel travelled to Essex again for New Year and made the move to Braintree in January. He proposed on Valentine’s Day and a year to the day when he first visited we got married. It was a wonderful day, filled with fantastic memories. We still look at our wedding photos and reminisce.
Over the years we developed our skills mostly with wildlife and the occasional wedding or celebration for friends and family and realised we loved it ! There is nothing like the buzz of sharing and capturing the love on a wedding day.
In 2016 we took the plunge, setting up H N Photography.Uk and photographed our first paid wedding. We have never looked back.
Our wedding day was wonderful, but after several years of photography we have come to realise, if we could do it again, we would change a lot of things. We are not just photographers and turn our hand to many things on a wedding day, whether helping with ties or cravats, pinning on buttonholes or running minor emergency repairs to attire and accessories. We still learn something new from every wedding and often adjust our service to reflect this.
We only met our photographer once before the day and although he did a great job we did not feel we knew him and were not completely at ease when being photographed. We have found that having several meetings with our couples, they are much more relaxed on the day and feel they can approach us for anything. Many of our couples have told us it is more like having friends at their wedding, rather than just being a hired photographer.
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What’s the secret to taking a great photograph?
Don't follow hard and fast rules. Move around a lot, watch the magic unfold. Keep in the background and allow people to behave naturally and fully enjoy the day without even realising they are being photographed. Sometimes, shoot the moment, rather than the posed subject, and with two photographers we can do both. Connecting with your subject and having spontaneity.
What questions might you ask a client when starting a new project?
Most importantly, finding out what the client wants and expects. What their likes and dislikes are. Preference for black and white or colour images. If a wedding shoot, who the main players are and the shots that are important to them. Whether they are comfortable in front of the camera or not. What their concerns may be.
What do you love most about your job?
Meeting people, forming a connection with them and sharing one of the most magical days of their lives. The reactions from people when we hand over their final images.
What inspired you to start your own business?
Friends and family and our passion for delivering good quality images. The compliments we received from people about how our photographs looked natural, faces were not washed out by over-use of flash.
Why should our clients choose you?
We listen to our clients and work with them to capture the events as they see and experience them. Use of available light wherever possible to create natural, bright clean images. Two photographers are better than one. Being a couple you get both male and female perspectives and ideas. Creating a bond between us and our clients is key to them being relaxed and comfortable with us.
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