There are details for all kinds of Home Counties Wedding Photographers offering many styles from photojournalistic Reportage to artistic Contemporary wedding photography in the Home Counties area. We also have listings for Budget and Affordable Wedding Photographers in the Home Counties
Most Home Counties wedding photographers prices will include packages for luxury storybook albums to reduced rates for smaller midweek registry office weddings. If you are getting married out of season or midweek then it is worth checking if their prices include a discount for your wedding date. Prices range from £500 for small registry office weddings to £1000 or under for larger weddings out of season. Expect to pay about £1450 for an experienced wedding photographer for key summer dates and over £2200 for a package that includes a wedding album.
These prices are for guidance only, Wedding photography is a very competitive business in 2019 and some photographers will offer discounts depending on how busy they are.
Many wedding photojournalists are always on the lookout for interesting and unusual weddings to shoot and so if you think your wedding story is particularly unusual then you may find a lot of documentary-style specialists will be keen to book your wedding.
Others will be keen to work at certain venues either because it is close to where they are based or because they know it is a spectacular location and they want to get some images for their portfolios.
For these reasons, it Is always worth getting as many quotes as possible, even from photographers who may seem to be a bit over your maximum budget - you never know, you may be able to pick up a bargain at reduced rates.
Getting Married in the Home Counties
The home counties are the counties in England that surround the London area. They traditionally include Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Berkshire but some people also include other areas like Essex. Whether other South Eastern counties like Kent are in the home counties is also open to debate. There are thousands of incredible wedding venues in this region and as they are all within driving distance from London, make an excellent choice for those looking for a country house style wedding. Let’s have a more detailed look at some of these counties.
Berkshire is situated west of London and is usually defined as one of the Home Counties. Berkshire borders the counties of Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Greater London, Surrey, Wiltshire and Hampshire. Its main towns include Bracknell, Reading, Slough, Newbury, Windsor and Wokingham. This romantic county is known for its connections with the Royal family and the River Thames which runs through the rolling hills, woodlands and meadows. There are some incredible stately homes including; Cliveden, Basildon Park and The Vyne. Berkshire hosts more Group 1 flat horse races than any other county: Ascot, Windsor and Newbury racecourses.
Buckinghamshire also borders Greater London, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire. Towns such as High Wycombe, Amersham, Chesham and the Chalfont are part of the London commuter belt forming some of the most densely populated parts of the county. The largest town is Milton Keynes. A significant portion of the Chiltern Hills, an Area of Outstanding Beauty, runs through the south part of the country, as does the River Thames. The county has many historic houses including Chequers (the Prime Minister’s country retreat), Claydon House, Bletchley Park, Waddesdon Manor, Hughenden Manor and Stowe House.
Oxfordshire (also known as Oxon) is a county in South East England which borders Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire. As well as Oxford, other towns include Banbury, Bicester, Abingdon, Didcot, Henley-upon-Thames and Chipping Norton. The ‘dreaming spires’ of the buildings of the University of Oxford are among the reasons for Oxford being the sixth most visited city in the UK for international visitors. The county also has Blenheim Palace, Chastleton House, Stonor Park and Mapleduram House. Old father Thames winds gently through Oxfordshire.
Hertfordshire in the East of England and is one of the Home Counties. It is bordered by Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Buckinghamshire and Greater London. The largest town is Watford and others of note include Hemel Hempstead, Stevenage, Welwyn Garden City, Ware, Berkhamsted and Bishop’s Stortford. The most picturesque areas are Hitchin, St Albans, Tring, Wheathampstead, Hatfield, Codicot and Aldbury. There are many stunning stately homes including Hatfield and Knebworth.
If London is too expensive or you can't find the right venue then the home counties could be the ideal place to look instead.
Wedding Photography in the Home Counties
Once you have chosen the date and venues for your wedding, then the next stage in planning should be hiring a professional photographer who is familiar with the area.
Unsurprisingly, given its dense population, there is a considerable choice of incredible wedding photographers in the home counties. Plus nearly all London based photographers will travel to these counties with little or no extra costs added on, so the choice is even more extensive. You’ll be able to find whatever style you want: traditional, classical, reportage or even vintage and alternative styles shot on film or digital.
Some of the best, high-end luxury wedding photographers are based in the home counties, but there is also an excellent selection of budget wedding photographers offering packages for under £1000. You should expect to pay the UK average price of around £1500 for a great photographer in this area.
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