A few years ago I encountered the occasional client who would ask for what is known as an NDA (None Disclosure Agreement). They were usually people in the public eye, footballers, actors and TV personalities. They obviously didn’t want to lose control of their wedding photos and find them plastered all over a wedding photographer’s website. Or worse still, sold on to one of the red top newspapers. It was fine by me - attracting these kinds of clients was a sign that I was getting somewhere - and I always charged a healthy premium for the NDA.
Occasionally I’d have a meeting with someone and their desire to protect the images was baffling. I remember one groom insisting that a clause was written into the contract that he was to own the copyright - this was something I always refuse in any circumstances. Turned out he was a professional footballer who played for Bolton Wanderers, but as I have no interest in any team other than the mighty Manchester United, this meant I hadn’t heard of him. I don’t think many Bolton fans had heard of him either as he was rarely in the first eleven - or the second eleven. I suppose some people are just famous in their own heads. I lost the booking as I wouldn’t agree to his terms. Bolton Wanderers have been on a steady decline ever since and are about to be relegated. None of their players has been paid for months. This I believe is called Karma. Never mess with a photographer - we have special powers.
Wedding venue: The Tudor Barn Belstead is located in seven acres of beautifully kept, open wooded grounds in the village of Belstead, Suffolk. Gorgeous venue with stunning spots for photography Venue Website
Photographer: "Grace was not only our wedding photographer but became a special part of our day as well. So professional in every way and took the most amazing natural photos.We would recommend Grace to anyone looking for a top class wedding photographer. We are absolutely delighted with our photos! Thank you once again Grace we are so happy we found you"
Wedding photographer: Grace Pham London wedding photographer
Photo Title: Bench Break
Photo details: What a beautiful, happy and very colourful wedding. I loved every moment of Shariq and Lala's wedding at Ditton Park Manor! They already had their official wedding in Pakistan and this was their London event. Everything was amazing from the handmade beaded dress (which weighed a ton) to the stunning park grounds and the little details the bride had thought of. The bride's feet were getting tired so the couple took a break on the bench. This image was taken with a canon 5d mark ii.
About the photographer: London based Wedding Photographer, covering the UK & Destination Weddings. As a Documentary Wedding Photographer, I capture the moments as they unfold in a natural and creative way. I am captivated by the joys and sentiments of the couple on their wedding day. A day that speaks of love and happiness, captured candidly without intrusion.