I'm passionate about capturing the most beautiful moments of your special day. As a wedding photographer for the past 15 years, I have the privilege of turning your love story into timeless images that you and your loved ones will treasure forever. Photography has been my lifelong passion, and there's nothing I find more fulfilling than being part of a couple's journey towards their "happily ever after." I understand that your wedding day is one of the most significant events in your life, and I'm dedicated to preserving every emotion, detail, and precious memory.
My approach to wedding photography is a blend of artistry and storytelling. I believe in capturing the authentic, unscripted moments that make your love unique, as well as the carefully curated details that make your day truly yours. I pride myself on a style that's both contemporary and timeless, ensuring that your photos will look just as beautiful in decades to come as they do today. With years of experience, I've had the privilege of working with diverse couples, each with their own unique love story. I'm dedicated to not only delivering stunning images but also creating a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere for you and your guests.
My goal is to make you feel at ease in front of the camera, so your personalities shine through in every frame. I'd be honored to be a part of your wedding day, to document your love, and to craft a visual narrative that you'll cherish forever. Let's create something beautiful together. Get in touch, and let's discuss how I can help you capture the magic of your special day.
Thank you for considering me as your wedding photographer. I can't wait to be a part of your love story.
Questions and Answers
What is your wedding photography style?
I would describe my wedding photography style as natural relaxed, I like to include a good mixture of natural reportage photography with couples’ portraits, group shots and details, all together giving the best view of your day.
How many wedding photographs would I receive on the USB?
Depending on the length of time I attend, but anything between 100 -750.
What equipment does Andrew Ridley Photography use?
I have three top professional Canon Digital SLRs, two to use on the day and one as an extra backup, along with several Canon prime and zoom lenses along with flashes and other lighting equipment.
Will I get the option of colour or black and white wedding photographs?
I photograph in colour and then present a mixture of images in colours and black & white, I go with what each picture looks best as and how the style suits your day. However, if you prefer all colour or all black & white I can do this.
Who owns the copyright to the wedding photographs, and can I print my own?
From the USB file I supply you can share the images and print your own photographs directly from there, the photographer always retains the copyright which means you cannot sell them on to third parties, but you have permission to personally print as you wish.
What if my family and friends want prints from the wedding day?
You can share and print images for them from your USB for free or they can view and purchase prints directly from your online gallery. Prints are available from the gallery.
Will you arrange the group shots at the wedding?
I am more than happy to arrange any group photographs that you’d like. I like to make them as relaxed and fun as possible. If you can get together a small list beforehand this will help.
What happens if it rains on the wedding day?
I have photographed weddings where it has rained, I have umbrellas so we can still have take the shots outside. During the summer months it is usually just a shower so we can switch things around and do the outside photographs later in the day. Otherwise we can always find somewhere inside - whether that be back inside the church or inside your reception venue.
What albums/books do you have available?
I offer Coffee Table books and British made albums, in a great range of colours and styles, embossing, photo in-lays or matts. The books are available in hardback or soft bound with picture wraps. All albums and books are optional and available as an extra to my package. I use a British company Sim Imaging to make them, they are handmade by master bookbinders
Does Andrew Ridley Photography have insurance?
Yes I have comprehensive insurance which covers all my equipment, liability and professional indemnity – you can request to see confirmation of this at anytime.
How do we make a wedding photography booking?
You can email via my contact page filling in your details, wedding date and requirements, to see if I am available for your chosen date. I will then contact you and we can have a chat on the phone or I can visit you. If you are happy to book me I will give you a booking form with my Terms and Conditions and if you are happy to proceed all you need to do is fill out the form and include a £200 deposit to secure the date. On receipt of the booking form and deposit I will send you a signed confirmation for your records.
Will we get to meet you before the wedding day?
Yes, I like to meet up before your wedding day to meet you personally and discuss your requirements for the day. I don’t like to turn up to your wedding as a stranger. I am more than happy to answer any other questions or queries you may have, please contact me.