WEDDING SERVICES 2017/18

 

All photographic packages include your chosen combination of classic, relaxed, reportage, colour & black/white photography. The options within each package give you the flexibility to select the presentation, size and number of images you require.

Guideline prices: 4 hours from £900,  6 hours from £1,3508 hours from £1,80010 hours from £2,25012 hours from £2,700

10% discount applies on every booking for Friday, Sunday & Bank Holiday Monday weddings, 15% for Mon-Thurs weddings

 

 4 HOUR PACKAGE 

200 pictures taken by Mark Sisley,  plus a secure online viewing gallery

Option 1:    200 high resolution images on a CD @ £900

Option 2:    50 mixed sizes images in a digitally printed hardback A4 20 page book + 200 high resolution images on a USB @ £1,300 incl. album

Option 3:    50 photographic prints - including 8x10s/4x5s in a handmade  A3 album + 200 high resolution images on a USB @ £1,600 incl. album

Option 4:    50 mixed size images digitally printed in a 20 page A4 glossy coffee table album + 200 high resolution images on a USB @ £1,600 incl. album

Option 5:    50 mixed size photographic prints, includes 8 sizes, in a handmade A3 album + 200 high resolution images on a USB @ £2,000 incl. album

(This package is not available for wedding bookings on Saturdays May-August)

 

6 HOUR PACKAGE 

300 pictures taken by Mark Sisley, a pre wedding meeting at the venue, plus a secure online viewing gallery

Option 1:    300 high resolution images on a USB @ £1,350

Option 2:    75 mixed sizes images in a digitally printed hardback A4 30 page book + 300 high resolution images on a USB @ £1,800 incl. album

Option 3:    75 photographic prints - including 8x10s/4x5s in a handmade  A3 album + 300 high resolution images on a on USB @ £2,125 incl. album

Option 4:    75 mixed size images digitally printed in a 30 page A4 glossy coffee table album + 300 high resolution images on a USB @ £2,125 incl. album

Option 5:    75 mixed size photographic prints, includes 8 sizes, in a handmade A3 album + 300 high resolution images on a USB @ £2,525 incl. album

 

8 HOUR PACKAGE 

400 pictures taken by Mark Sisley, a pre wedding meeting at the venue, plus a secure online viewing gallery

Option 1:    400 high resolution images on a USB @ £1,800

Option 2:    100 mixed sizes images in a digitally printed hardback A4 30 page book + 400 high resolution images on a USB @ £2,325 incl. album

Option 3:    100 photographic prints - including 8x10s/4x5s in a handmade  A3 album + 400 high resolution images on a on USB @ £2,650 incl. album

Option 4:    100 mixed size images digitally printed in a 30 page A4 glossy coffee table album + 400 high resolution images on a USB @ £2,650 incl. album

Option 5:    100 mixed size photographic prints, includes 8 sizes, in a handmade A3 album + 400 high resolution images on a USB @ £3,050 incl. album

 

 

Each package price includes 20 - 80 hours of my time, including meetings, actual photography time, processing of images, and album production. Quality Guarantee - Apart from your deposit, the balance payment is only due once you've approved the pictures online after your honeymoon.  

I've been a full time professional photographer for over 25 years: I've photographed over 1,400 weddings. Most of my bookings are via referral from the area's leading 4/5 star venues, or from previous satisfied customers. Please also see the many blog reviews on link at the top of this page .

These are guideline prices only. To receive my full price list and brochure, please telephone or email me with the date and location of your wedding. I look forward to hearing from you..... Mark Sisley

SPECIAL OFFER FOR 2017:      2 hours attendance for small Mon-Thurs weddings with less than 30 guests       £500       100 images taken & supplied on a high res CD,  also includes  an online viewing gallery.   Available for bookings anywhere in Bucks, Berks, Herts, Oxon, Middx or London.

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SELECTING A PHOTOGRAPHER

A large majority of wedding photographers found online are not professionals. Qualifications are not compulsary in the photographic industry; anyone can offer their services as a photographer, and many do! With the advent of very simple-to-use digital cameras, there has been an explosion of part-time hobbyists offering their services at ridiculously low prices over the past 5 years. They are buying very professional looking off-the-shelf websites and adding their images, then start trading straight away with only their basic amateur experience and equipment! Their amazingly low prices are rarely a bargain once you understand their inexperience with lighting and composition, and lack of organisational skills on the day! It is easy to spot the hobbyists if you know how: 

The first alarm bell should ring if they don't list their address or a landline number.

Make sure you visit your potential wedding photographer's business premises for your initial meeting, obviously the hobbyists will ask to visit your home!

Ask your photographer if they have all the necessary expensive indemnity and public liability insurances - Many venues refuse to allow photographers onsite on the day without this cover because of the potential risks associated with uninsured wedding suppliers - Hobbyists are very unlikely to have any insurances!

Photography at its best is a true art! When viewing a photographer's work ensure the images are well composed and lit. It amazes me how often I see a multitude of things growing out of peoples' heads in the official wedding pictures.

Also look under the hats of ladies in any lighting conditions, there should never be harsh shadows across their faces - it takes years of training and experience to achieve these precise professional lighting results consistently at every wedding, come rain or shine.

The most dedicated professional photographers will usually spend  upto 60 hours doing the editing and precise colour corrections on every single all day wedding (something most couples are unaware of).  Few hobbyists are offering this service; most examples I've been shown over recent years have clearly been auto-corrected on the computer with little care or consideration for the accurate colours, clarity, cropping or contrast adjustments usually associated with high end professional results.  

Full time professionals will usually always write regular weekly blogs on their website, a great way for you to see how busy a photographer really is! Hobbyists are rarely busy so it's unlikely they'll post blogs to highlight this fact!

Only ever consider photographers who are prepared to show you complete sets of wedding pictures displaying the consistency of their work.  Amazingly many don't - You'll just see a selection of their favourite pictures!

Recommendations by your venue: The venue wedding coordinator will have the experience of knowing the professionals from the amateurs, and will be able to recommend a suitable one. I'm recommended by 8 leading local venues. 

None of us would even consider chancing an amateur caterer to provide the meal for our wedding day; yet amazingly about 40% of couples unwittingly chance the biggest day of their lives to a bargain price amateur or part-time photographer with often shocking results!

Mark Sisley Photography

 Please do your research - you really do get what you pay for!