Wedding Photographer Berkshire Danny Woodstock shoots a wedding at Richings Park, United Kingdom
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Tell us a little about yourself??I am so passionate about photography and feel honored that I get to share so many beautiful moments and have such an integral role in the happy couples big day.
How do you think or would like people to describe you?Laid back, fun and hard working.
Tell us a little bit about the wedding day?-
How did you get into wedding photography?Just a natural progression of being a keen amateur for so many years.
How long have you been a wedding photographer?3 Years
Can you share how you've made your wedding photography business a success? Any mistakes you made along the way?By working hard & staying in touch with what people require and adapt, of course you make mistakes and still do! Not so much mistakes but would definitely do things differently now. Youâ€™re never to old to learn new things and itâ€™s a natural progression.
What do you think a bride or groom should be looking for and not looking for in terms of wedding photography packages?I think the couple should always base their decision on The Portfolio & Relationship with the photographer not Price.
How do you advertise yourself and what for you has really worked?Social Media, Google & word of mouth is how I capture my weddings in the main.
Why do you think people hire you?I like to think Portfolio & Relationship.
How many weddings do you average per year?Approx 20.
Whose wedding would you love to shoot?-
If you were asked to shoot a destination wedding, where would you hope it would be?Anywhere with plenty of character.
What equipment do you have for a typical wedding day?Nikon D3â€™s, Nikon D700, Nikon 24-70mm f2.8, Sigma 85mm f1.4, 2 x Nikon SB600â€™S
What is the most challenging thing about a wedding.
Do you have an approach to a wedding?I meet with the couple at least two or three times over coffee before the wedding to really get to know each other. I then go to the venueâ€™s a couple of days before the wedding to check lighting inside, nice portrait areaâ€™s etc.
Who or what inspires you?Anybody who thinks outside the box a little and who isnâ€™t scared to be who they want to be!
Best & Worst marketing idea so far?-
If you weren't a photographer, what would you be?-
Share your favourite image of the day and why?
Do you have any goals for the future photography related or otherwise?I aim to just keep progressing and be the best I can possibly be.
What do you think is key to being a successful wedding photographer?Simple, keep working hard, think outside the box and do your research. There is nothing wrong with asking questions & learning from you piers.
Are there any other wedding photographers whose work inspires you, can be a well know photographer or somebody you've stumbled across?Don Mccullin, Steve Mccurry are documentary geniuses. But in the wedding world I really love what Janis Ratnieks produces, and the two photographers I actually had capture my wedding day when I got married in Italy last year Daniele Vertelli & Andrea Corsi.
Proudest moment so far. Photography related or otherwise?Just anytime a get great feedback from my couples or when I get nice comments from fellow professionals.
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