Where are you based and do you travel?
I LOVE to travel and I've captured weddings as far away as Italy and Mexico and couple sessions in Bali! I'm based in South Wales and grew up in the New Forest so constantly spend my time travelling between the two. I also have two bases in Hampshire (Fareham and New Forest) where I stay for weddings nearby as well as friends in London, Brighton and Essex. 50 miles from my South Wales base is included in my packages and anything extra is charged at £0.45p per mile.
We're nervous about having our photo taken, help!?
I hear this all the time and I completely get it! You likely want those natural, unforced photos so I make it my mission for us to have lots of fun so nothing feels awkward. How you feel about your wedding photographs afterwards actually has a lot to do with how you felt when it was taken! You place a lot of value in your couple portraits on your wedding day. These photos are important to you. Although you might be concerned that you'll feel nervous and awkward in your wedding photos. Don't worry. I have the best tricks up my sleeves for getting the most natural and authentic smiles and laughter from you both. You'll leave your couple portrait session saying: "That was really fun and no way near as scary as we thought!"
How long do you stay?
I love to arrive 2 hours before your ceremony to capture your morning preparations unfolding. My full day package is 10 hours long and that's usually enough time to cover everything happening throughout your wedding day. If you'd like me to stay longer I'm more than happy to and we can discuss an hourly rate.
What happens if you're sick or can't attend our wedding?
If you've booked a second photographer, they will takeover as your main photographer and we will source you a new second photographer. If you haven't booked a second photographer we will call upon our trusted and talented associates to step into my place for the day. They will then hand the photographs over to me for editing in the style that you love and I'll deliver the rest of your service as agreed. P.S. I'm so proud to be able to say that I've never ever missed a wedding!
When and how do we get our photos?
After your wedding day you will receive a set of preview images within the first week. You'll then receive a surprise print preview in the post just before your full online wedding gallery is sent to you. Your online gallery is secure and password protected. You can hide certain photos from guests, order prints and share online copies easily through the gallery. I strive for quality over quantity in my work always. You'll be provided with an online gallery full of beautiful images which tell your story. Weddings usually receive a gallery of around 500-600 photographs and if you create an album it's usually got around 60 images of your wedding day in there. In peak season my turnaround time can be up to 10 weeks for weddings but I always strive to deliver sooner.
Natasha, these are beautiful! Thank you so much - we had high hopes and we absolutely love them! I also just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you did on the day, which went above and beyond taking photos. You were key to ensuring the day went so smoothly; honestly the bridesmaid every bride doesn't realise they need!!
"Natasha is utterly brilliant in every way, and I'm going to tell you why. She is one of the best photographers in the UK, and I'm a professional model so I kinda know what I'm talking about. We knew we wanted her to shoot our wedding before we were even engaged, and we made sure she was available before securing our date! In the run-up to the wedding, I was nervous about being in 'model mode' and posey on the day - I wanted natural, candid shots of me and my loved ones on the biggest day of my life. And boy, did she deliver! From the moment she arrived, everything went perfectly. She was somehow invisible and yet always right next to me when I needed her. She opened the champagne, she wrestled with my dress buttons and wafted my veil to perfection; she was everywhere at once with a big smile on her face and a completely relaxed demeanor. She wasn't just the photographer - she was a friend. The basic technicalities of photography aren't all that difficult to learn, which is probably why there are so many wedding photographers around, but you can't teach real talent; that spark, that vision is there from birth, and Natasha has it coming out of her eyeballs. Her enthusiasm and joy for what she does is infectious - she coaxes smiles from shy guests (and husbands), brightens grumpy children and captures all the details and expressions you missed. I knew our wedding photos would be good, but they are beyond that; they are a collection of precious memories that we will treasure forever, and I look forward to showing them to absolutely everyone!
Natasha is not only an incredible photographer but an incredible person too. She makes each and every one of her couples feel like they are her number one priority and everyone gets a very high level of personalised service. I didn't even look at other photographers when the time came to book for our wedding because I knew it simply HAD to be Natasha. On the day of our wedding she was an absolute delight and had us laughing our way through our couples photos. Throughout the rest of the day she captured so much without any inconvenience or disruption to us or our guests, most people have commented that they barely noticed her and her second photographer snapping away. There were so many photos in our final gallery that I didn't know had been taken because of their approach to everything. It was truly lovely to have! Despite an issue outside of everyone's control Natasha adapted to ensure it didn't impact upon our photos and she did it all without me knowing a thing. This shows just how incredible she is - knowing that the last thing her brides need is to be worrying. I can't recommend Honeydew Moments highly enough!"
"Natasha photographed our wedding and I can honestly say, she far exceeded our expectations. She is so talented, you can really tell she is so passionate about photography and making your wedding day so special. She made it so easy for both of us, neither of us felt awkward at any point. She was great at giving is pointers and also explored different options with us where we had some ideas. Our wedding was one of the longest days of the year and she worked her butt off, stayed for ages and jumped into nettles and long grass with us! I would have no hesitation in recommending her for your wedding or event photography, in fact I plead you to used her! She also kept us up to date throughout the whole pandemic which given the stress of suppliers like herself was epic! We cannot thank you enough Natasha!"
From the moment we first met Natasha we just knew we had made a perfect choice. She was fab, from start to finish! From the very beginning, she put our minds at ease and helped guide us to make decisions about what we wanted- she is the expert after all! Supremely organised and very efficient, she helped us to plan the photos we wanted to capture on our wedding day and executed them to perfection! Her funny and reassuring nature really helped us to relax and get some incredible photos far beyond our expectations. She has the perfect mix of fresh new ideas with plenty of experience, making her a brilliantly talented all-round photographer. She has an instinctive eye for capturing moments of laughter and artistic details. Her use of light is just incredible! On the day she was an absolute star, getting involved and helping with all kinds of little jobs as well as her main task. Throughout the wedding she was supportive and reassuring and generally wonderful. Lots of our guests even commented on how great she was! As the light faded and the fairy and festoon lights shone, Natasha adapted to capture what looked more like a starlit sky than a wedding evening. From the hilarious moments from the speeches to the heartwarming faces from the ceremony; the dancing of the evening to the intimate bride and groom photoshoot in the fields and the woods nearby- Natasha captured it all in stunning detail and to tell the whole story of our wonderful day. We cannot thank you enough for your brilliant work. We shall treasure our photos forever and hope to work with you again someday in the future. To anyone reading this who is considering booking Honeydew Moments for their wedding, I can heartily recommend her. Book her ASAP and don't look back!
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