The Essentials (Half-day wedding photography package)

What does the Essentials (half-day) package cover?

Half-day coverage from prep to speeches!

Typical coverage includes the following, Here is a selection of shots we try to include as standard. Some of these can be optional.

  • Bridal prep/getting ready (optional, this can be skipped which will allow you to have more evening coverage)
  • Guest arrival
  • The ceremony
  • Couple portraits. Posed formal photos (optional)
  • Group shots (optional)
  • Reception/wedding breakfast
  • Fly on the wall type photos of guests
  • Speeches
  • Staged cake cutting shot
  • Venue photos
  • Ring shots
  • Wedding decor, flowers, centrepieces and details.
  • Plus anything else you require that we can fit into your allotted time.

How many hours coverage?

The price is for 5 hours, which is usually enough to capture the key points of a day from the start through to the speeches.

How many photographers?

We believe that one photographer is the best way to capture a wedding. It also allows us to keep our prices affordable. This is less distracting for you and your guests. Our photographer specialises in a photojournalistic style and will get the photos without taking over your entire day.

What do I get with this package?

  • All photos delivered digitally via an online gallery and high-resolution download.
  • A password-protected online image gallery for you and guests
  • Free print rights for you so you can print them yourself or we can do it for you and give them that high-quality professional touch.
  • No limit on the number of photos taken. As our style is documentary you will get quite a lot of photos. Typically we produce around 100 professional images per hour. So for a half-day expect to get around 500 photos!
  • All photos are edited and optimised for printing. We edit using a subtle style with a bright and modern feel.
  • You will get a full digital copy of all images in black and white free of charge.
  • Backup of images. We are meticulous with backing up our photo archive and can offer peace of mind if you should lose your images, just drop us a message and we’ll send you another copy free of charge.

Any optional extras?

  • USBs are available as a £20 extra inc shipping. You will get both a USB and an online gallery.
  • Coffee table photo books are available. More info here
  • Optional prints. Our online gallery will allow you and your guests to order prints. We will give couples a special discount code for much cheaper rates, ask for info.

Do you offer video upgrades?

Video package upgrade available. We use an additional videographer to concentrate on video. So you’d have two members of our team in attendance, one for photo and one for video 🙂 Ask for info


Travel costs are already included for weddings in the North East of England. We love a good road trip! More than happy to travel to your perfect venue. Fuel costs may be applicable, we will give you an exact quote before the big day.

Insurance and Public Liability

For your peace of mind we are fully insured and have public liability insurance for up to £5 million. This can be a prerequisite for higher-end venues and public venues. DBS certificates are also available.