Loading...

Wedding Photographer London & Sussex Artomedes Photography shoots a wedding at Tipi’s in Droxford Hampshire, United Kingdom

Real weddings from real wedding photographers & real couples around the world.

Our Sponsors

Electric Hairdressing. London,Manchester,Reading,Brighton,Oxford,Liverpool,Edinburgh  
Stick It On Unique DJ Alternative  
Image Processing.  Personalised Outsourcing for Professional Wedding Photographers  


Wedding Photographer : Artomedes Photography  
Couple : Lisa & Duncan
Wedding Photographer London & Sussex
Ceremony Location : Winchester Guildhall
Reception : Tipi’s in Droxford Hampshire
Wedding Date : 20th July 2013

Tell us a little about yourself??

I’m mad about photography (obviously), all things Italian, good coffee preferably accompanied by exquisite chocolate, old B&W films with popcorn, kind gestures and good manners and my two lovely dackies Rusty & Maxie. I shoot weddings in London and throughout Sussex, Surrey, Kent and the UK and have a relaxed, creative, documentary approach to weddings, capturing moments naturally in an unobtrusive way.

Artomedes Photography image 1

How do you think or would like people to describe you?

Friendly, thoughtful, dependable, honest, arty, with a good laugh!

Artomedes Photography image 2

Tell us a little bit about the wedding day?

Lisa & Duncan were referred to me by a music photographer friend of mine and were such a lovely easy-going couple. When we first met, about 10 months before the wedding they told me about their idea for a festival style wedding and that’s exactly what they did! They were married in the splendor of Winchester Guildhall and had their reception in tipi’s in the middle of a field on a glorious summer day. It was magical.

Artomedes Photography image 3

How did you get into wedding photography?

A few years back, after a long time working in the city, I decided to be brave and give in to my yearning to explore my creative side. I narrowed it down to either interior design or photography and thankfully, chose photography. I started by photographing anything and everything, alongside doing a 5-year city & guilds and other courses at Central St. Martins, as well as stints with various full time wedding photographers. I remember my very first wedding vividly and not put off by the stress and pressure, I kept shooting and soon I was hooked. It’s taken me a few years to develop my style and portfolio and I’m now full time. I totally love what I do more than you would know and consider myself very fortunate to have found my passion – not everyone does in life. If you’re aching for yours, be brave and go find it. It’s a voyage of discovery you won’t regret!

Artomedes Photography image 4

How long have you been a wedding photographer?

This is my 3rd year full time.

Artomedes Photography image 5

Can you share how you've made your wedding photography business a success? Any mistakes you made along the way?

It takes time to get into your own groove when you first start shooting, to find your creative ‘self’ and style so, for me, it was good to second shoot lots and learn the ropes with pro’s so you can experiment. Early on, I shot with a very traditional wedding photographer and whilst I learnt loads, I also learnt that wasn’t my style at all and that experience really helped me to develop. Being ‘me’ and shooting what I love is key when I’m shooting a wedding – I don’t try to be what I’m not. I provide a high level of service and get to know my couples - having a good connection and enjoying working together is key. I’ve networked well, got to know some fantastic photographers along the way that are great mates and mentors. Mistakes? I’m still building my business…

Artomedes Photography image 6

What do you think a bride or groom should be looking for and not looking for in terms of wedding photography packages?

Many couples are driven by budget and whilst that’s a realistic place to start, once the party’s over, all that’s left are the photos. They provide the lasting memories of a wedding day and shouldn’t be placed with the same importance of say the cake!! A couple’s choice of photographer is very personal and there are many different styles and lots of wedding photographers out there. Once you’ve looked at a few websites, you can start to decipher what styles you like (and don’t) so you’ll be better informed to decide what style’s right for you. Whoever you choose, make sure you really click with your photographer, and that they have a great portfolio of whole weddings and not just snippets of their best work. Packages can vary so much and these days they’re mostly digital only. Clients of mine who’ve had albums never regret paying that bit extra for one. There’s nothing like looking at your wedding photos in print.

Artomedes Photography image 7

How do you advertise yourself and what for you has really worked?

Other than having a website, using Facebook, some selective directories, word of mouth has really worked for me and is the best form of advertising you can get.

Artomedes Photography image 8

Why do you think people hire you?

Hopefully because they love my work of course! Clients often tell me they can see me getting on well with their families and friends too – I always feel like I’m part of the family when I leave!

Artomedes Photography image 9

How many weddings do you average per year?

Between 20- 25 and steadily increasing.

Artomedes Photography image 10

Whose wedding would you love to shoot?

Couple who are really in love and not afraid to show it!

Artomedes Photography image 11

If you were asked to shoot a destination wedding, where would you hope it would be?

Wow! Too many places to name but I’m shooting my first Caribbean wedding next month, and am really looking forward to that…. but I’d really love to shoot some weddings in Italy, my spiritual home. We’re so used to variable weather and poor light in the UK, even in summer, so it would be great to shoot somewhere the weather and light is a no-brainer!

Artomedes Photography image 12

What equipment do you have for a typical wedding day?

2 full frame Nikon pro-cameras, a range of Nikon prime lenses, my trusty 24-70mm zoom and sometimes a 70-300. I also carry a couple of flash-guns and sometimes, if required, umbrella’s and stands for portraits, group or dance shots when the light is really low. Lots of batteries, memory cards and an emergency kit for, well, emergencies!

Artomedes Photography image 13

What is the most challenging thing about a wedding.

The constantly varying light and weather!! I always prefer to shoot using ambient light as it’s much less intrusive or obvious than flash, and flash doesn’t really suit my style. Dark venues can also be a challenge – but with the right gear, a pro-photographer can overcome those issues, one of the many reasons why it’s not a good idea to let uncle Bob shoot your wedding.

Artomedes Photography image 14

Do you have an approach to a wedding?

Each wedding is totally unique so I turn up and shoot what I see, but I’ve done my homework beforehand and get as much info as possible from the couple before the big day. I also visit venues where possible beforehand, otherwise, I arrive super early to establish the layout and fab places to shoot. I always do a few semi-directed but natural shots with the couple and am happy to shoot a small selection of group shots, but other than that, I keep my eye out for what’s going on, and try to be in the right place at the right time.

Artomedes Photography image 15

Who or what inspires you?

Lots of really amazing photographers – too many to mention. Art, architecture, fabulous people, love stories, genuine emotions and beautiful surroundings all inspire me.

Artomedes Photography image 16

Best & Worst marketing idea so far?

Best – blogging for sure as well as recommendations. Worst? I’m still building my business so I’ve not done anything really horrendous yet!

Artomedes Photography image 17

If you weren't a photographer, what would you be?

Probably a jewelry designer – I love the stuff.

Artomedes Photography image 18

Share your favourite image of the day and why?

-

Artomedes Photography image favourite

Do you have any goals for the future photography related or otherwise?

To keep doing what I do, take more pictures (I love photographing landscapes too)…. keep booking lots of lovely couples who love my take on weddings and to keep growing my business and making it a success.

Artomedes Photography image 20

What do you think is key to being a successful wedding photographer?

Taking great pictures. Working hard to get to style you can call yours, and continually developing and refining it. Being able to think quickly on your feet and staying calm when things start to fray at the edges.

Artomedes Photography image 21

Are there any other wedding photographers whose work inspires you, can be a well know photographer or somebody you've stumbled across?

Loads!! Too many to mention.

Artomedes Photography image 22

Proudest moment so far. Photography related or otherwise?

Becoming a wedding photographer when someone once said I couldn’t!

Artomedes Photography image 23

Artomedes Photography image 24

Artomedes Photography image 25

Artomedes Photography image 26

Artomedes Photography image 27

Artomedes Photography image 28

Artomedes Photography image 29

Artomedes Photography image 30

Artomedes Photography image 31

Artomedes Photography image 32

Artomedes Photography image 33

Artomedes Photography image 34

Artomedes Photography image 35

Artomedes Photography image 36

Artomedes Photography image 37

Artomedes Photography image 38

Artomedes Photography image 39

Artomedes Photography image 40

Artomedes Photography image 41

Artomedes Photography image 42

Artomedes Photography image 43

Artomedes Photography image 44

Artomedes Photography image 45

Artomedes Photography image 46

Artomedes Photography image 47

Artomedes Photography image 48

Artomedes Photography image 49

Artomedes Photography image 50

Artomedes Photography image 51

Artomedes Photography image 52

Artomedes Photography image 53

Artomedes Photography image 54

Artomedes Photography image 55

Artomedes Photography image 56

Artomedes Photography image 57

Artomedes Photography image 58

Artomedes Photography image 59

Artomedes Photography image 60

Artomedes Photography image 61

Artomedes Photography image 62

Artomedes Photography image 63

Artomedes Photography image 64

Artomedes Photography image 65

Artomedes Photography image 66

Artomedes Photography image 67

Artomedes Photography image 68

Visit Artomedes Photography's Website  








comments powered by Disqus