We have one rule when it comes to weddings, HAVE FUN! This is the happiest day of your lives and we want you both to feel that. We won’t take charge, we want blend into your day and let it flow in a natural, organic way. We want to create something different for you both, we want to create alternative wedding photography! We’re not going to make you pose for endless photos, taking you away from your guests for hours on end. Nor are we going to take countless family photos that, in our opinion, aren’t that enjoyable for you both. That said, when we do need to pipe up, we will!
When it comes to photos of you both, we’ll typically take you away for no longer than 20 minutes. This isn’t a shoot for Vogue Magazine, this is your wedding! It’s a quiet breather for you both, just to chat, and during that time, both of us will capture you in the beautiful surroundings of your venue in a natural way.
We never set out to be a UK wedding photographer when we finished university, we both fell into it. But after 8 years and some 300 weddings later, we absolutely, without a shadow of a doubt, LOVE this job. Sharing one of the most special days with couples, their family & their friends gives us enormous pride, something we never take for granted. If any of this sounds what you’re looking for, then we’d love to hear from you.
The nitty gritty
We offer two packages when it comes to our wedding photography, both incredibly simple with everything you’d need. You’ll receive:
All day coverage of wedding
A digital download of 500+ fully edited, high res images
A private, password protected online gallery with your images to share with family & friends
Both Annie & Chris as your wedding photographers (no assistants!)*
A pre wedding consultation to go through everything you have planned for your wedding day
A personalised welcome pack with lots of handy tips, tricks & information that will help you with the run up to the wedding
Both Chris & Annie
as your photographers
*Chris as your photographer
(excludes Saturdays & video)
USB's & Albums
All beautifully hand crafted here in Yorkshire. With a range of cottons, leathers & vegan friendly options, you can customise this entirely to your specification. We pride ourselves on quality products and only use products we'd be happy in receiving, so we had them make our own wedding album!
Available when booked with our photography package, we offer a 3/4 minute highlights video featuring short clips from throughout your day. We'll also record the audio from your ceremony & speeches and play short exerts of this within your film. Head over to our videos page for examples & more information.
The perfect way to celebrate your engagement! We'll take you both out for the afternoon, maybe somewhere that means something to you both. This is an opportunity for you both to get more comfortable in front of the camera and obviously get photos of you both to either use on the wedding day, or just around your home.
kind words from our couples:
"Anii and Chris are superstars and they absolutely nailed our wedding photos! We didn't know what we wanted but we had a strong idea about what we didn't want and somehow out of this ropey old brief they manged to deliver the most perfect shots which were creative, fun and unique to both us and the venue. They made the process simple and straight forward from beginning to end and I’ve already recommended them to other people!"
"Bloom joined us & our families for 3 days in Tuscany & they could not have integrated more perfectly.All of our guests loved them & they were fantastic with my nephews, really making an effort to play with them when they could, which meant they got the best out of everyone having already formed that bond.The photos & our video were of the highest quality & the attention to detail with the presentation of our USB was just impeccable.Communication from start to finish was faultless"
"Thank you so much for documenting our wedding day so beautifully. Everybody loves the photos! Chris, thank you for calming down a nervous James on the morning and Anii thanks for adding to our chilled vibes!"
"Bloom were absolutely fantastic at our wedding. From the minute they arrived they put us both at ease and their professionalism and expertise were outstanding. They managed the right balance between taking the shots that were needed without taking over the day. They stayed until late into the evening which meant we got such a variety of photos. When we received our photographs we were blown away by them. They are truly beautiful. We cannot thank Chris and Anii enough!"
"We got our wedding photos back and I basically cried all over again - they captured our day perfectly, and the bits I missed because it was so busy. Thank you so so much Bloom Weddings, you were the best investment of the day!"
"We are so hugely grateful to you both for making the massive effort to come to Austria to photograph our wedding. We are absolutely over the moon with our outstanding pictures, they are just perfect. Thank you for the bottom of our hearts"
"Chris and Anii provide a friendly, professional and great value service. They took on board our tastes and got a good understanding of our plans for the day through regular calls and emails, which they always responded to promptly. On the day they had the perfect balance of being part of the wedding and being unobtrusive when getting their shots, they did a great job rounding people up for group shots and getting the kids to behave. The pictures look amazing and are exactly the kind of shots we hoped for, neither of us being particularly good at posing for pictures. There were a wide range of portraits and wider shots in some quite difficult light/weather and they all look great. Very happy customers!"
"Bloom were incredible. It’s a big ask asking someone to capature the love and those once in a lifetime moments during a wedding...they did it with grace and style I would highly recommend them to anyone"
Who two photographers?
Because we believe it makes perfect sense, we can cover every aspect of your wedding, each following one side of the party throughout the morning, and then meeting at the ceremony to get some truly stunning photographs of yourselves, family and friends! Solely shooting alongside each other, we know exactly how each other work and play to our individual strengths, we like to think we’re perfectly in tune. Forever aiming to capture the most amazing photographs on your special day, so if we’re not both shooting, we’ll be helping each other out to get the best possible images that we can!
Can we have one photographer?
Yes absolutely, from 2019 we will be offering a one photographer package with Chris. However this excludes Saturdays and also our highlights video would not be available. Please scroll up for pricing and more details.
How many images can we expect from our wedding?
We take more than 2500 images each per wedding but we make a cut of the very best ones, which is often around 600-700 fully edited, high resolution images.
All day coverage?
Yes! We’re there from 2-3 hours prior to your ceremony, through to when everyone has their dancing shoes on, when we say all day, we mean it!
Who owns the rights to the photographs?
Technically we do, but as part of your package you’ll recieve a download with the fully edited images to obtain prints for yourselves. The only thing that we do ask if that they’re not distributed over the internet or to your suppliers, please direct them to your online gallery and we’ll make sure they receive the correct resolution images.
Can we meet you before we book?
Of course! We’re all too happy to meet you and go through all your ideas and questions. We can come to your home, come to our home or meet you elsewhere. We’re also available to discuss plans via Skype or Facetime should you be a little further afield.
Do you charge for travel & accomodation?
Yes, for journeys over 40 miles from Ackworth, West Yorkshire, we charge at a rate of 45p per mile. Accomodation is usually required for journeys over an hour & half. We also have packages available for international weddings but please email us for more info
How long will it be before we can see our photos?
Our average turnaround time for you to view your photos is 4 – 6 weeks but can vary in peak season.
Video? Can you tell us more?
Absolutely, alongside our photography package you can now book us for a 4-5 minute highlights video. We shoot small snippets of footage throughout your day that you can then share after the wedding and will also receive as part of your download too. We will record audio from your ceremony and speeches that we may use parts of within your video. However, If you’re wanting something more in depth, say speeches or ceremony in full for example, we can recommend some incredible videographers.
Is a deposit required?
Yes, we ask for a non refundable booking fee of £395 to secure your date.
Are you insured?
Yes! Insured up to the nines, we’re both insured for indemnity, public liability & equipment so no need to worry there.
Do you edit your photos? What do you do to them?
Yes we edit all our weddings in the same style to give a clean and consistent look. We do a range of colour and black and white images in the final selection.