I take a natural, relaxed approach as a wedding photographer kent.

MY APPROACH

Photography can be quite the intimidating notion. Posing and impressing, remembering to hold yourself in the correct posture – awkward and stiff is not a feeling you should know on your wedding day. It’s so important to find the right photographer for you. But wouldn’t you like to just be yourself and have natural facsimiles captured, that tell the story as it really unfolded? I simply want to photograph the real you.

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Wedding Photographer Kent

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Hello and welcome! I’m Emily ? and I’m a wedding photographer from Kent, England with a relaxed approach to wedding photography and a natural style.

The last thing you need on your wedding day is an invasive professional with a camera impeding the natural flow of an already eminently taxing day. Relax, let things transpire as they were meant to and enjoy yourself by booking a relaxed, documentary photographer and instead I will blend in quietly like a guest. I create natural images that show the real romance and emotion between you and your partner; I frame the chucklesome dance-moves of your guests and the tear that sheds from your father’s eye as he gives you away. Photography to me is about capturing souls, not necessarily smiles.

I love to photograph love. My main focus is to photograph the kaleidoscope of emotions on your wedding day. I am discreet and professional in my work, and for 90% of the day you will barely notice me. I will briefly capture some group photographs for you, should it be your request, as I know that these are something your family will treasure. My couples also all receive a short newly-wed portrait session once they are married – however, there is no “forced” malarkey with me. We will take a walk together against a beautiful scene, where you can finally take ten minutes to be alone with your new husband/wife. You can chat, laugh, cry, play, and I will simply snap the natural photographs of you two together as a couple – in love. This is what I do best. Capturing your relationship.

Happy tears, goofy faces, wistful smiles and raw emotion are my tools to produce stunning natural photographs. I’m always excited to be able to photograph a union, whether it’s a simple civil ceremony in Archbishop’s Palace, Maidstone, an extravagant affair in a tee-pee deep in the Scottish Highlands or the view of the Estuary from The Ferry House Inn, Kent. The intimacy of a registry office ceremony can be just as moving as a boho, humanist marriage in a barn wedding amongst rolling green hills in The Garden of England, Kent and just as captivating as the devotion in a traditional church wedding. It is the adoration between two people that makes your wedding special and I’m happy to travel to destinations across the globe to record that.

But don’t just take my word for it, take a look at my recent work or have a look at my wedding photography prices and collections.

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RECENT WORK

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MY APPROACH

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HOW I TREAT YOUR WEDDING AS A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER KENT

From the biggest expense to the smallest detail, no two unions are the same. I keep my process unique to each wedding. Some photographers may turn up to every wedding and line up the same shots, taken from the same angles, click the button at the same times; then when they get home use the exact same presets they use for every wedding to bulk process your photographs, slap a bow on it and hand them over. That’s not me. Every wedding I shoot is unique and requires innovative improvisation and fresh technique. I will use experience to capture your wedding day as it happens, organically and candidly through eager eyes that take in everything. There is no set schedule you have to mould from – you have your day your way and I picture it honestly.

Once we’ve begun discussions about your big day and got you booked in, we can start to pin down all your details: your likes, your expectations from me. I work with you from the moment you get in touch to create the pictures you want; I want to get to know you which in turn, will help me be the best I can be at your wedding. I typically arrive at your preparation location 1-2 hours before you leave for the ceremony and will stay with you throughout the day to capture your and your guests’ every emotion.  I usually leave later in the evening once the cake has been cut and the first dance has been danced; wen the evening disco is well underway and your guests are starting to get merry.

I consider wedding photography as an investment into your future. Think of it this way: in ten years’ time the cake will be long gone, the favours won’t be around, the venue won’t matter anymore… All that you will have left of your wedding day are your memories: and what better way to preserve those memories than with beautiful, natural, professional photographs that you can relive? I want to picture the happy tears, children’s laughter and meaningful conversations. Whatever your plans are, I will do my best to work with you and produce beautiful images that tell the story of your wedding.

AT YOUR WEDDING

I’ll be quietly blending into the background of your guests to capture the natural reactions and expressions of the day. I have always preferred to be the quiet girl who wants to observe, take in the story as it unfolds and capture the moments. I think that area of my personality reflects into my wedding photography and furthers my documentary style. I don’t intrude, I am the person there to capture the memories naturally as they occur.

Your wedding day is a beautiful, emotional day and I am not there to control it: I am there to immortalise it in candid imagery. I’m a documentary, natural photographer – but I know how important group shots with your family can be to you, so I will also take some. I try and keep this under 10 so we don’t get held up with group photographs (which can be uncoordinated and slow down your day if we’re not careful!), which we will discuss prior to your day.

ONCE I’VE SHOT YOUR WEDDING

My immediate goal is to get your images backed up and doubled backed up on my hard drives so that they are 100% safe – you’re trusting me with the biggest day of your life and I take that seriously. Then the road to delivery begins: I will spend hours culling your images to select only the finest photographs we took (you’ll usually receive between 450 and 900 images for a full day wedding) to work on and present you with. From there, I begin processing your RAW files and editing them to a high standard – this process may take a couple of weeks so I can ensure I devote the highest standard and time to your images. Finally, once I’ve checked all your photos – I’ll send you the link to your personal online gallery, which can be password protected and shared with your friends and family! This is usually around 3-6 weeks after your wedding. I then start work on hand-making your personal USB presentation box which is a beautiful light wood and lined with dried rose petals – this will be sent out about a week later and can also be made to hold prints in as well as your USB.

As a wedding photographer based in Kent, so far I’ve only shot UK weddings (I frequently shoot in the South East, London and Essex) – but I’d love to travel worldwide to shoot in the future! In fact, I have a Wedding Bucket List: Any Oversea Wedding, Wedding on the Beach, Tipi / Tent Wedding, Superhero Themed Wedding, Asian Wedding, Underground Wedding, Wedding with a Heavily Tattooed-Bride, Fancy Dress Theme Wedding, Wedding with Fairground Rides, Wedding in South of France, ‘Old Fashioned’ Wedding… If your wedding is on my bucket list, there may be a discount in it for you. 😉 For weddings outside of my local area I will quote a little extra for travel expenses. To secure your date, I require a non-refundable booking fee and fully signed contract.

I am a predominantly natural light photographer – I use a mix of natural light and speedlights with soft boxes and umbrellas, making the best of everything available to me, including venue lighting, sunsets and shade! Whatever the situation calls for, I try to make the photo it’s best.

You can email me to start discussions about your wedding at hello@emilycrutcher.co.uk or use my on-site contact form. If you’re looking for a bit more information, please take a look at my wedding photography pricing. Alternatively, you can download my wedding photography product and pricing sheet. If you’d like to view my selected recent work, you can do so right here: Naomi & StevenSophie & AshleyIlaria & AlexSteph & JamesChristine & Connor.

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NOW, FOR THE TWO MOST IMPORTANT QUESTIONS…

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR IN A PHOTOGRAPHER?

​This is one of the most important questions to ask yourself before booking – or even enquiring. What is it you want from your photographer? Is it a professional film-crew who’ll tell you where to stand and fix your hair every 5 minutes? Or are you looking for something more natural? Someone who captures the things that happen as they happen naturally on your wedding day.

​WHAT AM I LOOKING FOR IN A CLIENT?

I’m looking for clients who want to book me on the sole basis that they love my work. If a low price is the main factor that you value over photographic quality, perhaps we aren’t the right match. While I appreciate many couples are on a budget, you should take time and select a photographer you truly love rather than compromise quality because of a cheaper offer. Photographs are an investment – the only thing that will last a lifetime from your wedding. Show your Grandchildren true quality and book a photographer you adore.