Superb experience dealing with Happy Snapper. Tony can’t do enough for you and we loved how his photos really captured the happiness of our wedding. Lots of natural pictures rather than stiff poses. Would recommend to anyone.
Helen J Rose Photography
During a wedding I try to take a range of images. I pick out the details you have chosen for your day and capture them as beautiful works of art. I also love to capture natural moments so I'm constantly on the look out for pictures as the day unfolds. I try to be in the right position to see your dad's reaction as he sees you in your dress for the first time or the moment you shed a tear in the speeches.
I cannot thank Helen enough. Our photos are just simply amazing, they really capture the essence of the day perfectly. Helen went above and beyond during the day, she was not just a photographer but also a friend and a substitute monther when I couldn’t find my own. Thank you so much Helen for everything. If we had to do it again then we’d definitely have you!
Hello, I’m Jim Matthews, a photographer based in Caerphilly South Wales who specializes in photojournalistic style weddings. I will focus on capturing the real moments, emotions and reactions in a natural and unobtrusive way. I don't work with photo lists, bulky lighting, tripods or light stands. I will, however, blend in as much as possible and have limited interaction leaving you and your guests free to enjoy the moments.
In a word, planning!
Before I embark on any project I do as much planning and research as possible so I'm fully prepared when I arrive on site. What is the weather forecast - wind and rain, which way does the property face and so what is the best time of day to get the ideal shot, are there any access restrictions, what is adjacent to the property.
Once all these questions are answered, the job on site becomes so much simpler and you're a big step closer to getting that "great photograph".
What questions might you ask a client when starting a new project?
What do you want to use the images for? Brochures, sales, web, social media, reports, direct marketing ...
What timescales are you working to?
What are your priorities - wait for the best weather or need it now?
Do you have a preferred image format and size? TIFF, jpeg etc - I usually provide all images sized for both web and print use
What do you love most about your job?
I love the variety every day, the different people I meet, and the vastly different projects I get involved in.
Of course I love photography and playing with my cameras, but do that as a hobby anyway, so to do it as a profession is a bonus.
What inspired you to start your own business?
I had always wanted to work for myself, and when redundancy came knocking I happened to be studying photography at university in my own time - I thought I'd never get such a golden opportunity again and so grabbed it with both hands and haven't looked back since.
Why should our clients choose you?
Because I care.
I care about their satisfaction with my work, that what I deliver meets their needs, whether it's what they originally expected or if I've managed to come up with something original that solves a problem for them.