The Fairy Godmother Project Wedding Photography

The Fairy Godmother Project are creative and talented wedding photographers ...our aim is to give you confidence and creativity on your big day. The Fairy Godmother Project is casting a protective wand over your perfect day. We are here to create timeless memories with an elegant, fun and trustworthy approach. Based in West London, serving London, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire and beyond...

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Showing posts with label professional wedding photographer. Show all posts

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Beautiful Engagement Photo Session at SunRise, Chiswick, West London

I met Melissa for the first time at The West London Wedding Show this October. Melissa is one of those people you meet and instantly connect.  After a small chat you already think you’ve known her for ages.  She is absolutely beautiful and her amazing and warm personality shines through! 

We agreed with Melissa and her fiancĂ© Sheldon to meet for the engagement photo session in a few weeks’ time, and for the location Mel chose Chiswick House & Gardens. Have you been there?! It’s such a beautiful park located at the very heart of West London. I could not believe I hadn’t been there before! 

As it was the school half-term I knew it will be packed with people later on, so I suggested (and I still cannot believe I did, as I love mornings after 10 am), to meet Melissa and Sheldon at 8 am for a sunrise engagement session! 

What a beautiful morning it turned out -  the light was perfect, the sun casted beautifully against a pastel coloured sky, stunning garden with colourful autumn leaves in a background and only a few joggers and doggers in the park!

We spent the golden morning hours in the garden and the couple was fabulous and fun to capture in stunning pictures  - have a look yourself!

 Melissa and Sheldon, you're absolutely adorable couple! Really.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Have a look at the newest Fairy Godmother’s digital guide in the magic of wedding photography

The Fairy Godmother Project Client Guide

The Fairy Godmother Project Ltd., is a fine art wedding photography venue specializing in wedding and portrait photography, and is based out of West London servicing London, Surrey, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire and beyond. Mrs Zane Karklina, Owner of The Fairy Godmother Project Ltd. has a Master’s degree in Fine Art Photography from the University of West London, and has been a photographer for over 14 years. More information about The Fairy Godmother Project Ltd. can be found at:

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Chess River Valley, Hertfordshire Engagement: Rebecca & Aaron

I was honoured to join Rebecca and Aron in Chess Valley, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire for their engagement photos and I couldn't have been happier working with such an amazing couple! And spending the day in most picturesque British country side for their engagement session was the perfect start to what’s coming very soon - their perfect wedding day! Rebecca and Aron are marrying in July and I couldn't be more excited to work with them again soon.
One of my favourite things about Rebecca and Aaron is their readiness and commitment to create and capture those memories of lifetime in photographs to cherish for a lifetime.

I felt in love with this gorgeous couple and the Chess Valley’s amazing views. 

I returned there already twice to enjoy the beauty of British country side to share with my family… This is the type of place that makes a photographers fall in love. Each and every step provides the photo opportunity and the perfect weather was just a cherry on the top.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

A Very Personal Signature Book For Wedding Guests To Sign And Enjoy

Have a look at Nikki & Lewis Wedding Signature Book, made from images taken at their engagement photo session. There is an album for their wedding day and an album for their parents to enjoy... We made two versions of the book - a signature book with 48 pages (with 20 blank pages for guests to sign) and a 26 page book without the empty pages for their parents... 

Let see if you can spot a deer! :)

Nikki & Lewis Wedding Signature Book | The Fairy Godmother Project
#Wedding #SignatureBook #Engagement #photosession

Monday, 10 March 2014

The true value of wedding photography...

--> As an established photographer making the decision to concentrate on Wedding Photography full time is a brave move, opening oneself up to the minefield of the wedding business.  There are hundreds of established wedding photographers all vying for the attention of the happy bride and groom who’ve seen the perfect wedding photographs in glossy magazines and highlighted in top portrait photographers portfolios…  

But what is real?  According to stats given by Which Magazine 2011, the average wedding cost is around £20,000, so unsurprisingly the happy couple are constantly trying to make savings where-ever possible.  

The bride imagines those dreamy, stylish images of her perfect day, taken by a confident and professional photographer and as a confident and professional photographer I can deliver this dream.  However, it comes at a price, the price of my hourly fee for all of the additional work undertaken after the 5 to 9-hour wedding shoot. 

Photography falls under the “service” category, and yes you may get digital files, prints or an album at the end of the process, but it’s still a service.  The outlay for a wedding photographer, on average between £2,000 and £4,000, may seem a bit hard to swallow, but it still amazes me when clients balk at that expense and yet barley flinch when a venue charges more than double that price.  Why does the venue seem so much better value?  Is it because it’s more tangible? You can see the building, touch the walls and feel the luxurious parquet flooring underfoot…  Why does my photography service and expertise seem less value?

Just to run through some costs that not every bride and groom appreciates, to explain what you get when you hire my services as a wedding photographer:  

My photography experience, education and training.

My professional standard equipment costs; camera, lighting, editing software, printer etc.

My professional insurance and other business costs.

The average 5-hour wedding takes 20 hours to edit.

The average 9-hour wedding takes 35 hours to edit.

To produce a wedding album takes a further 5 to 20 hours.

Not to mention venue visits and first edit show cases.

So to be honest I think to have lifetime keep sakes from the happiest and most important day of your life, the £2k - £4k price tag is more than worth it… The wedding dress you only wear once, the wedding venue you only use once, the flowers you use only once, the pictures are there to remind you for a lifetime. Would you want someone untrained to capture your day with a camera from Argos, even if your favourite Uncle says he can.....! What do you think?

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