UK Leica Wedding Photography Prices

UK Leica Wedding Photography Prices

Hello! If you are here planning your wedding day, one detail you will be looking for is the prices. I try to keep my wedding packages as simple as possible by offering you 3 collections at 3 different price points / time durations.

Leica SL Wedding

Mr Leica Wedding Photography Prices / Packages

1) The Essential Collection – £595
  • 5 hours photography coverage (same day)
  • Pre-wedding consultant (often via Zoom, telephone, email)
  • 350+ images small size – Digital download
  • 75 photos, hand edited, high resolution & large size – Digital download
  • Private online gallery to share final edits with family and friends
  • No copyright – unrestricted usage rights of all images
  • Travel expenses included within 50 miles (*Overnight stays excluded)
2) The Digital Collection – £995
  • 8 hours photography coverage (same day)
  • Pre-wedding consultant (often via Zoom, telephone, email)
  • 500-700+ images small size as a keep sake – Digital download
  • 100 photos, hand edited, high resolution & large size – Digital download
  • Private online gallery to share final edits with family and friends
  • No copyright – unrestricted usage rights of all images
  • Travel expenses included within 100 miles (*Overnight stays excluded)
3) The Complete Collection – £1795
  • Unlimited photography coverage of the day (Prep to first dance) (same day)
  • Unlimited pre-wedding consultant (often via Zoom, telephone, email)
  • Complimentary engagement shoot (often at the wedding venue)
  • 600-1000+ images small size as a keep sake – Digital download
  • 200 photos, hand edited, high resolution & large size – Digital download
  • Private online gallery to share final edits with family and friends
  • No copyright – unrestricted usage rights of all images
  • USB + 100 6×4″ prints in a presentation box
  • High quality A4 fine art wedding album – 20 pages/ 40+ photos
  • Complimentary optional post-wedding shoot
  • Travel expenses included within 200 miles (UK Mainland)

Black and white wedding photography discount

My personal favourite wedding photography style is very arty timeless black and white images. To try to persuade you to have all your wedding photos captured in B&W I offer a 20% OFF discount on all 3 wedding collections.

Wedding Photography Extras

For couples selecting my shorter duration wedding photography collections, I offer the following add-ons. This lets you fully customise your wedding photography experience.

Engagement Shoot – £250
  • 2 hour engagement shoot / portrait session. A must for all couples!
  • Fun, candid photoshoot where you get practice in front of the camera so that you are completely relaxed on your wedding day. (Think of it as a wedding day training camp AND you get nice photos to use for wedding invites + Instagram!
Extra Hours Coverage -£100/ph
  • Happy to stay longer to capture some epic shots at the end of the night!
Fine Art Wedding Album – £150
  • High quality A4 fine art wedding album – 20 pages/ 40+ photos
Prints + USB in a Box – £100
  • USB + 100x 6×4″ prints in a presentation box
Post-Wedding Shoot – £250
  • 2 hour stylised shoot in your beautiful wedding dress before it’s packed away!
Wedding Film Photography – £TBC
  • 35mm film and medium format film photography (for those interested)
  • Prices vary widely so please get in touch if interested (colour/B&W/quantity)
Wedding Videography – £TBC
  • As a photographer who teaches on YouTube and Patreon I have video camera equipment. I don’t advertise that I offer wedding videography but if you are happy with some basic no-frills static position video footage I can try to help.
  • Message me for more details (but note it probably only suits those on a budget)

Leica CL Wedding Photography: Adam & Becky

Leica CL Wedding Photography: Adam & Becky

Adam & Becky

South Farm Royston Wedding (Hertfordshire)

Fen Road, Shingay-cum-Wendy, Royston SG8 0HR

I shared a few photo’s from Adam & Becky’s wedding in my 2018 Leica weddings highlights post but here is the full day (sample of!).

Leica Wedding Photography

Engagement Shoot / Pre-Wedding Photoshoot

The most important investment into your wedding photography, no question, is your engagement shoot. Adam and Becky were super organised so two years before the wedding date they contacted me to book a pre-wedding session. Below is a sample photo I managed to find from 2016!

Hasselblad Engagement Shoot

An engagement shoot gives you the opportunity to meet me and my cameras so that when it comes to your wedding day you can just relax and not have to think (or worry) about photos.

Leica CL Wedding Photography

Like every photographer, it’s nice to have an excuse to buy a new camera or lens isn’t it. I often make use of this mind game ..”well I need the best kit for the job” and “want to offer the client the highest quality images I can”. Both statements are true of course so ahead of their wedding I bought a new digital Leica camera. This event is my first example of Leica CL wedding photography. The camera is small but very high quality so it works great on the day. I almost blend in with the wedding party allowing me to get natural candid reportage shots (or posed if that is what we are doing!).

Leica CL Wedding Photos
Leica CL wedding - M lenses
Leica CL Wedding!

Leica CL Wedding!
Leica CL Wedding
Leica M240 Wedding

Wedding B&W Film Photography

We even did some photos on traditional B&W film which I hand develop and scan in house. (There were more film photos than this, just an example).

Film Wedding Photography

Wedding Testimonial

Adam and Becky were kind enough to complete a wedding testimonial for me (and they even sent me a lovely Christmas present that year!). Quite possibly the nicest couple ever! Read below on how the wedding day (photography) was for them.

>> Click for more Wedding Testimonials

*Link will redirect you to my wedding profile page on the Bridebook Website

Getting Married? Let’s discuss your wedding!

Planning your wedding day and browsing the internet for a wedding photographer? Please get in contact, UK or abroad.. I’d be happy to help!

I’m a YouTuber photographer too!

If you want to see the face behind the wedding photos you can find me teaching photography on YouTube. I go by the name of “MrLeica” because of the blog I setup in 2013 – MrLeica.com and the camera brand I use.

Mr Leica Wedding Photography

Leica Wedding London – Roxana & Richard

Leica Wedding London – Roxana & Richard

London wedding – Royal Borough of Greenwich

Edwardian Room, Wollwich Town Hall, Wellington St, Woolwich SE18 6HQ

I shared a few photo’s from Roxana and Richard’s London wedding in my 2018 Leica weddings highlights post but here are a few more.

London Model Wedding

This wedding was different to most of the ones I have covered to date. Roxana had modeled for me over the years (2013-2018) in London and at my studio in Coventry. I’m always testing various Leica cameras and lenses for the MrLeica.com blog. Here are a few photos of Roxana modeling for me before we look at her wedding images –

Leica M8 B&W
Roxana SOOC
Roxana by Arri Light ;) - SOOC
Leica Elmar 50mm f2.8 Collapsible
Leica M9  -  Is back!

Leica Wedding London

As with many of my weddings, Roxana and Richard got married in a London wedding venue. They selected the Edwardian Room at Wollwich Town Hall. The build looks amazing as you walk in with the high decorative ceiling and beautiful stair case.

Edwardian Room, Wollwich Town Hall Wedding Venue
Wedding Venue - Leica M240
Leica M240 Wedding

Leica Wedding Photography

Here are more photos from their wedding day. Roxana and Richard never stopped smiling and that positive energy really helps when it comes to capturing nice photos!

Leica Wedding London

Tips to making beautiful wedding photos.. for you!

Roxana and Richard helped me capture some beautiful wedding photos for their day as they just happened to tick my 3 boxes. I always recommend 3 tips to help couples achieve the best possible photo –

  1. Book an engagement shoot / pre-wedding photoshoot to get to know me and the cameras before the wedding day! (The feedback I receive confirms this is a must-have to allow you to forget the camera on your wedding day. Then you can just enjoy it!). As Roxana had already worked with me for around 5+ years before her wedding this worked the same as an engagement shoot. She knew what to expect from me so she could then just relax and enjoy the occasion.
  2. Allocate time in your wedding itinerary for both group photos AND a few posed couple photos. The day will be over before you know it so if you don’t set time aside for these photos then there is a good chance we won’t get the opportunity. Again, because Roxana had modeled for me she knew the value of allocating some time to get a few posed/ stylised photos to include in the wedding album. Candid photos are great but it’s quite difficult to stand/ pose at your best angle for the whole day and just by accident be in the best light and perhaps the nicest location at the wedding venue!
  3. Smile! Often people are happy on the inside but unless we can see it on the outside too the camera cannot capture it! Some people are naturally more smiley or fun of energy but if that’s not you perhaps have a glass of champagne to ease any wedding day nerves!

Getting Married? Let’s discuss your wedding!

Planning your wedding day and browsing the internet for a wedding photographer? Please get in contact, UK or abroad.. I’d be happy to help!

I’m a YouTuber photographer too!

If you want to see the face behind the wedding photos you can find me teaching photography on YouTube. I go by the name of “MrLeica” because of the blog I setup in 2013 – MrLeica.com and the camera brand I use.

Mr Leica Wedding Photography

>> Click for Wedding Testimonials

*Link will redirect you to my wedding profile page on the Bridebook Website

2020 Leica Wedding Photography

2020 Leica Wedding Photography

2020 as we all know, was a bit of a write off! It was the year that most public gatherings stopped including weddings. All my 2020 Leica wedding photography was postponed so I don’t have any weddings to share with you from this year.

2020 Bridal Look Photography


As the UK lockdowns were not from January 1st 2020 – December 31st 2020 I was still able to organise a few photoshoots during the periods we were allowed out. Here are a series of images from one of my model photoshoots in Poland that have a bit of a unplanned bridal feel to them (I thought!).

Digital Leica CL Portrait

Leica Wedding Vibe

Minolta M-Rokkor 40mm f2 Portrait

Minolta M-Rokkor 40mm f2 Portrait

Bridal Photoshoots

Bridal shoots are a great way for me to show you what can be possible on your wedding day (in terms of photography). If you enjoy being in front of a camera we can create some beautiful stylised wedding photos perfect for both your Instagram feed and your wedding album!

If you don’t like the idea of being in front of the camera I can still create something similar for you which will be painfree I promise! 🙂 I direct you but it will all look very natural. Something like “Just walk over towards that tree and XYZ” ..and I do the rest.

Leica Engagement Shoot

For me engagement photography can be two things. It can be the bride and groom to be coming for their pre-wedding photoshoot (see below)(the most common explanation for an engagement shoot) or it can be similar to a bridal shoot where you and your friend/ partner come for a pre-engagement shoot / fun stylised fashion shoot.

Classic Engagement Picnic

If you are on this website there is a chance you are interested in making nice wedding photos. (I say that as for some weddings, photography might just be a tick box exercise and of not great importance). I’m probably better suited to wedding couples who plan their wedding venue, wedding dress and even the wedding flowers all to look as photogenic as possible. I get excited as you about your wedding and the oppotunity to make the best possible photos!

Leica Engagement Photography

Tips to making beautiful wedding photos.. for you!

After around 10 years of wedding photography the best three tips I can give any couple to help us produce the nicest possible wedding photos on the day are –

  1. Book an engagement shoot / pre-wedding photoshoot to get to know me and the cameras before the wedding day! (The feedback I receive confirms this is a must-have to allow you to forget the camera on your wedding day. Then you can just enjoy it!).
  2. Allocate time in your wedding itinerary for both group photos AND a few posed couple photos. The day will be over before you know it so if you don’t set time aside for these photos then there is a good chance we won’t get the opportunity.
  3. Smile! Often people are happy on the inside but unless we can see it on the outside too the camera cannot capture it! 🙂

Nikon D800 + 200mm f2

Getting Married? Let’s discuss your wedding!

Planning your wedding day and browsing the internet for a wedding photographer? Please get in contact, UK or abroad.. I’d be happy to help!

I’m a YouTuber photographer too!

If you want to see the face behind the wedding photos you can find me teaching photography on YouTube. I go by the name of “MrLeica” because of the blog I setup in 2013 – MrLeica.com and the camera brand I use.

Mr Leica Wedding Photography

>> Click for Wedding Testimonials

*Link will redirect you to my wedding profile page on the Bridebook Website

Leica Wedding Photographer – London: Jo & Mo (2019)

Leica Wedding Photographer – London: Jo & Mo at The Dorchester (2019)

Jo & Mo

London Wedding – The Dorchester

53 Park Lane, London, W1K 1QA

For 2019, Jo and Mo kindly invited me to cover their wedding at The Dorchester, London. An iconic 5-star luxuary London wedding venue on Park Lane located next to Hyde Park. As a UK Leica wedding photographer, London is always fun to visit and it offers couples a huge choice of beautiful wedding venues.

Leica Wedding

I arrived with my three Leica cameras (Leica M240, Leica Q and Leica CL) to a row of super cars lined up outside the hotel. An impressive first impression!

Leica Wedding Photos – A taster of!

Jo and Mo let me share a sample of their wedding day photos to give you a taste of what your wedding could look like at The Dorchester. Equally I wanted to respect their privacy so most of the photos are without their faces clearly visible.

Leica Wedding Photographer, London

Leica Wedding Photographer London

Leica Wedding

Leica Q Macro

Leica Black and White Wedding Photography

Mostly clients, like Jo and Mo, opt for a selection of both colour photos and B&W wedding photos. Leica black and white wedding photography gives clients a classic timeless feel. This is my favourite style so I give all wedding clients a discount if they chose a B&W Leica wedding photography package.

Leica M240 Wedding
B&W Wedding Photography

Leica Q Wedding

Thanks!

Thanks again Jo and Mo for letting me be part of your special wedding day!

Getting Married? Let’s discuss your wedding!

Planning your wedding day and browsing the internet for a wedding photographer? Please get in contact, UK or abroad.. I’d be happy to help!

I’m a YouTuber photographer too!

If you want to see the face behind the wedding photos you can find me teaching photography on YouTube. I go by the name of “MrLeica” because of the blog I setup in 2013 – MrLeica.com and the camera brand I use.

MrLeica Wedding Photography

>> Click for Wedding Testimonials

*Link will redirect you to my wedding profile page on the Bridebook Website

2018 Wedding Photography Highlights

UK Leica Wedding Photographer – 2018 Weddings

For 2018 I was booked as the official wedding photographer by five different couples. All five events were UK weddings, dotted around England. Here are a few highlights from those special days until I get chance to post more images!

Chris & Annie

Berkshire wedding – Tylney Hall Hotel

Ridge Lane, Rotherwick, Hook RG27 9AZ

Chris and Annie were to get married with their family and friends at the beautiful Tylney Hall hotel. Chris is a fellow Leica photographer so appreciated the cameras and lenses I use for my work! They opted for colour digital photographs (+ B&W edits).

Leica Wedding Photographer UK
Wedding Cake Photo
Leica Noctilux Wedding
Leica Noctilux Wedding

Leanne & Ciaran

Hilton Hotel Coventry Wedding

Paradise Way, Walsgrave on Sowe, Coventry CV2 2ST

Leanne and Ciaran’s wedding was the only local wedding booking I had for 2018. I often have bookings in the south of the UK so it was a nice change to have a wedding just down the road!

Black & White Wedding Photography I
Leica Wedding
Black & White Wedding Photography II
Nikkor 180mm f2.8 AFD

Roxana & RICHARD

London wedding – Royal Borough of Greenwich

Edwardian Room, Wollwich Town Hall, Wellington St, Woolwich SE18 6HQ

Roxana and Richard wanted a small wedding service but the venue they chose was stunning! The wedding photos were a mix of digital and analogue.

See their full wedding here – Leica Wedding London: Roxana & Richard

Leica Wedding London
Leica M240 Wedding
Wedding Venue - Leica M240

Sveta & Drew

Stratford-upon-Avon wedding – Best Western Grosvenor Hotel

Warwick Road, Stratford-Upon-Avon, CV37 6YT

Sveta and Drew requested my discounted black and white digital photography package. B&W wedding photos are my personal favourite so I offer this service at a lower cost! (Contact me for more details). In addition to digital photos taken with the Leica cameras they also requested some colour film photography too. (I will try to share more film images in a seperate post).

Analogue Wedding Photographer (2)
Analogue Wedding Photographer (3)
Analogue Wedding Photography
Leica Wedding Photographer

Adam & Becky

South Farm Royston Wedding (Hertfordshire)

Fen Road, Shingay-cum-Wendy, Royston SG8 0HR

Adam and Becky booked me for a mix of both colour digital photography with Leica cameras and some film photography with analogue cameras. The best of both! We were in conversation for I think two years prior to the wedding and I think this was ultimate example of the more you put into something the more you reap the rewards afterwards. (See it described better in their words below). See Adam & Becky’s full wedding hereLeica CL Wedding Photography

Film Wedding Photography
Leica CL Wedding!
Leica CL Wedding
Leica M240 Wedding

Let’s discuss your wedding!

Planning your wedding day and browsing the internet for a wedding photographer? Please get in contact, UK or abroad.. I’d be happy to help!

>> Click for Wedding Testimonials

*Link will redirect you to my wedding profile page on the Bridebook Website

2017 Leica Wedding Photography: John & Reema

2017 Leica Wedding Photography: John & Reema

Wedding Venue: Hengrave Hall, Bury Saint Edmunds IP28 6LZ

Matthew Osborne Photography / MrLeica.com

April 2017

 

John & Reema

Last April (2017) I was invited to photograph John and Reema’s Hindu wedding at Hengrave Hall in Bury Saint Edmunds.  John is my ‘little’ (youngest) brother so it was a family wedding with me attending as both a guest and the primary wedding photographer.  We had already done the English wedding ceremony part at the registry office in London so this was the wedding part two!  Hengrave Hall is a stunning wedding venue but quite a distance from Coventry.  We all travelled from John and Reema’s home in London to Bury Saint Edmunds for a weekend of fun and for the Hindu wedding ceremony.

I used to photograph more Indian weddings than English weddings in the past, both Sikh and Hindu weddings.  (This was before I moved to Leica so a few years ago now).  Coventry had a large Indian population and I was working as a primary wedding photographer for a few different wedding photographers in the Indian community and also as a wedding videographer as part of an Asian wedding cinematography team using my Nikon D800 camera at the time for video.  Since moving to Leica cameras I think my wedding style has become more suited to English weddings (white weddings) as I like to photograph a lot in black and white.  Black and white weddings are my preferred style in most situations given the chance and also for model photography much of my work is B&W photography).  I also use traditional film cameras and feel the look seems to suit the white wedding dress better, regardless of whether I am using colour film or black and white film.

For John and Reema’s wedding there was going to be lots of colour so every photo was taken in colour.  I used two digitial Leica M cameras, the Leica M240 with wide lenses and a Leica M8 with the Leica Summilux 50mm f1.4 ASPH lens.  I found the wedding a lot of fun but equally very difficult to photograph.  The lighting was not ideal for a lot of the day with a lot of colour cast inside and me needing to be in three places at once much of the time, as a guest and as the main wedding photographer so it was difficult to setup off cameras lights.   That said really enjoyed the day, and seeing family and friends and John and Reema liked their wedding photos.  I feel I could have done a far better job if I shot it all again but I guess that is how we improve!  Below are a few sample images from John and Reema’s wedding.

Leica Wedding – Leica M240 + wide lenses (15mm,21mm,28mm)

Leica Wedding – Leica M8 + Leica Summilux 50mm f1.4 ASPH lens

(Just a few token examples as I used the M240 as the main wedding camera)

Thanks

Thanks John and Reema for such an awesome day! Great memories. 🙂 xx

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2017 Leica Wedding Photography: Martin & Emma

2017 Leica Wedding Photography: Martin & Emma

Wedding Venue: Mottram Hall Wedding, Cheshire

Matthew Osborne Photography / MrLeica.com

April 2017

Leica Wedding Selfie

Martin & Emma

Martin’s Dad, Paul kindly contacted me back in 2015 to say that he followed my photography work online and would I be available to photograph his son’s wedding in 2017.  I think this was my furthest in advance wedding photography booking I had received at the time but of course I said yes and before we knew it we were in 2017.  The wedding venue of choice was Mottram Hall in Cheshire.  I had not photographed at Mottram Hall before but it is a beautiful wedding venue with amazing grounds and the stunning house at the heart.  I travelled to Cheshire from my home studio in Coventry and met everyone at the venue.  After saying hello’s to Martin and Paul I met Emma and the girls to start bridal prep photos and the rest of the day kind of past in a blur!

(Thank you Emma for smiling pretty much non-stop all day!  It made for very easy photos and makes such a difference to wedding photography.  A “smiley wedding” will always look more beautiful than a less smiley wedding regardless of the wedding venue or the wedding dress (for example).  Smiles attract my eye at a wedding so the more smiles I see the more photos I take.  It was lovely to see a very happy couple and the sun even came out to help us for some of the outside photos!)

Leica Wedding – Leica M240 Camera

Here are a sample of Martin and Emma’s wedding photos captured with my Leica M240 camera.  The most used wedding camera lens on the day by far was the Carl Zeiss ZM Biogon 21mm f2.8 lens.  Very sharp and wide enough to capture all the action.

Note* After not viewing the files since April 2017 until now I reworked some of the images (cropping and B&W conversions mostly) to suit my current taste.

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B&W Film Wedding Photography: Harriett & Ash

B&W Film Wedding Photography: Harriett & Ash

Coventry Wedding Venue: Best Western Weston Hall Hotel, Bulkington

Matthew Osborne Photography / MrLeica.com

December 2017

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Before I share some of my Leica wedding photography from the real weddings I was booked for last year here is a wedding look photoshoot from the end of 2017.

UK Leica Wedding Photographer, Coventry

As a UK Leica wedding photographer and Coventry based model photographer I enjoy photographing weddings and models with an array of different cameras, using both digital and traditional film.  A wedding day is usually very time pressured so arty wedding photos tend to be low(er) on the preference list for many wedding couples.   Many couples seem to want a ‘nice’ record of their big day captured with a still camera (and these days normally on video too).  This means I am usually super keen and excited to make a wedding couple some creative and arty wedding photos but I normally don’t get the same eagerness back.  We normally meet with a compromise of a few quick posed photos in less than ideal conditions often at the end of the day.  Model photography is the polar opposite to wedding photography.  Both me and the model(s) are very focused and fired up to create our best images together yet regardless of what it takes or how long it takes us. As a result my model photographer is probably on level above my wedding photography for the simple reason that we put the effort in the get the results we desire.   I fully appreciate that a wedding day is not solely focused on me make some nice wedding photos and it is not all about me me me.  They booked me to capture them on their big day but my selfish side always thinks if only we could have got that one more special shot at the wedding venue in the amazing light.

So with that in mind I set to work to bring together a group of like minded individuals to help me create the type of wedding photos I would like to offer every couple if the interest was there.  I rang round and managed to pull together a dream team of awesome people to collaborate on a festive wedding photography look photoshoot before Christmas.  I wanted to show what the old Leica film cameras can do (and Hasselblad film camera) and some digital Leica wedding photography with my usual Leica M240 camera.

UK Models – Harriett and Ash

First stop was models.  I called upon my amazing model friends Harriett and Ash who must be the best fake couple going.  (I don’t know how they do it!) I have worked with them both together several times before and I love how elegant they look.  It also helps that they are both extra lovely people!

Coventry Wedding Dress Shop  – The Bridalroom, Atherstone

We then needed a wedding dress for the day and Vicky at The Bridalroom Atherstone kindly supplied us with a beautiful wedding dress in Harriett’s size together with wedding veil and shrug.  I’m no expert on wedding dresses but if you live in the Coventry area and are searching for a wedding dress I would say give Vicky a call or stop by at The Bridalroom in Atherstone for a look around.

Coventry Wedding Venues – Best Western Weston Hall Hotel, Bulkington

I viewed different Coventry wedding venues and the one that stood out the most to me for my vision was the Best Western Weston Hall Hotel in Bulkington.  The Weston Hall Hotel wedding venue has beautiful old windows and nice grounds and is the perfect backdrop or venue for a wedding.  Graham at Weston Hall kindly gave us free run of the hotel for the day so we were spoilt for choice as to which room to use.  All the Best Western staff were very accomodating and welcoming and we had a really nice day there.  I will certainly visit Weston Hall Hotel again as Bulkington is not far from my studio in Coventry.  If you are planning your wedding in the Midlands I recommend the Best Western Weston Hall Hotel as a Coventry wedding venue.

Coventry Wedding Flowers – The Village Flower Shop, Bulkington

Once I had decided on a wedding venue for our mock wedding I then wanted to collaborate with a local florist so we would be able to have fresh flowers on the day and a wedding bouquet to use in the wedding photos.  Graham at Weston Hall Hotel recommended The Village Flower Shop in Bulkington.  I called Sara at the Village Flower Shop and explained my ideas as to how I would like a wedding bouquet to look so it matched my thoughts and complimented the rest of the styling for the wedding photoshoot.  Sara offered to make us two different wedding bouquets, both styled as festive wedding bouquets, one white rose bouquet and one red rose bouquet.  Sara kindly delivered the flowers to the hotel ahead of our photoshoot and we were all amazed at how fresh the flowers were and the high quality and detail considering they were for a wedding test shoot.  We received two wedding bouquets and two matching button hole flowers for the groom’s jacket.  I have photographed quite a few weddings and these were some of the freshest wedding flowers I have seen and they come with an excellent service.  If you are planning a Coventry wedding I highly recommend The Village Flower Shop in Bulkington for a wedding bouquet.

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Wedding Camera Bag – Leica Cameras + Hasselblad Camera

I wanted to try various camera and lens combinations so I had two 35mm Leica film cameras, a Leica M3 camera to use mostly with the new Leica Macro-Elmar-M mm f4 lens, and a Leica M4-P camera to use with a Leica Summilux 50mm f1.4 ASPH lens and two Zeiss wide angle lenses – a Zeiss ZM Biogon 21mm f2.8 and Zeiss ZM Biogon 25mm f2.8.  I then had some film to finish in a Hasselblad 500CM film camera which I used with the Zeiss Sonnar 180mm f4 lens.  I shot nearly all black and white film but did include a roll of colour 120 film which I still need to develop.  For test photos I used my digital Leica M240 camera.

Here are some of the mock wedding photos taken on the day

Leica Film Wedding Photography – Leica M3 / Leica M4-P

Leica Wedding - Leica M3!
Leica Film Wedding Photography
Leica Glow - Wedding Photography
Leica M3 Wedding!
Leica Wedding - Leica M4-P
B&W Film Leica Wedding

Hasselblad Film Wedding Photography – Hasselblad 500CM

Hasselblad Wedding
Film Wedding Photography
Hasselblad 500CM + Acute-Matte D Split Screen

Leica Wedding Photography – Digital Leica M240

  • Black and White Wedding Photography

B&W Wedding Photography
Merry Christmas!
Leica Wedding B&W
B&W Leica Wedding
Leica People
Leica B&W Wedding
Leica Wedding Photographer

  • Colour Wedding Photography

Leica Wedding - Zeiss ZM 21mm
Leica Wedding Photos
Leica Wedding Photographer UK
Leica Wedding Photographer Blog

Thanks

A big thanks to everyone involved, Harriett, Ash, Graham, Vicky and Sara.  It was a really enjoyable day for me and Harriett and Ash said they enjoyed it too.  I normally photograph attractive models across Europe but there is something really special about wedding photography.  I think I enjoy capturing the interaction between multiple people in a frame and composing an image with multiple subjects rather than the usual solo model.

You might say that I should do street photography like many other Leica photographers but my taste is much more specific than that.  I like to create images rather than have to get lucky on the street and find an image.  I enjoy beauty, elegance and light and how these interact and I like to have control over how the final image will look.   That is probably why I prodominatly photo models where I have full control of styling, pose, model and to an extent lighting.  I have less interest in photographing the typical Leica street scenes unless the light or geometry is extra speical.  That said, I do think if you are good at street photography then it should help to make you a better wedding photographer (for some aspects of the job).

MrLeica Wedding Instagram account

For anyone still reading and who enjoys Instagram I have two Mr Leica Instagram accounts. If you enjoy model photography or wedding photography feel free to stop by and say hello!

@MrLeicaCom – Model photography page

@MrLeicaWedding – Wedding photography page

 

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Thanks

Matt

Destination Leica Wedding Photographer

Destination Leica Wedding Photographer

Before I start sharing some of my Leica wedding photography from 2017 I thought I would take the opportunity to share a small sample of images from a wedding I covered in Florida back in 2014.  This is the furthest I have travelled for a destination wedding and it was my first visit to America.  I was in Florida for I think three nights but it was still a memorable trip!

The Lightner Museum Saint Augustine

The Lightner Museum Wedding Venue (St. Augustine, Florida)(2014)

The wedding ceremony was held at the beautiful (and for me very unique) wedding venue called the Lightner Museum situated in downtown St. Augustine. It was my first time I had photographed a wedding under palm trees in the sunshine and the weather was quite a contrast to the UK December weather back home. The bride, groom and wedding guests got ready in the morning at the Casa Monica hotel and after the wedding we returned to the hotel for the wedding reception.  Below are a few wedding photos to evidence my memorable trip.  These pictures were taken with my previous camera, a Leica M9.  I certainly notice the quality difference now my eyes have adapted to the more modern Leica M240 camera I currently use. (Some photos have been cropped for this blog post)*.

Leica M9 Wedding Photography

Leica Camera Wedding Bag

Leica M9 camera (digital)
Voigtlander Super Wide Heliar 15mm f4.5 lens
Zeiss ZM Biogon 25mm f2.8 lens
Leica Summilux 50mm f1.4 ASPH lens

Leica M8 camera (digital)(borrowed from groom as 2nd camera)

Leica M2 (film camera) (not used for wedding)
Leica Summicron 50mm f2 v5 lens + E39 yellow filter
35mm black and white film (Kodak Tri-X 400 & Fuji Neopan Acros 100)

Tourist Photos

And as it was my first visit to America here are a few tourist photos!

Leica + Voigtlander 15mm f4.5
Voigtlander 15mm f4.5
Saint Augstine Fort
America's Alterrnative to an Audi
Saint Augustine Fort - Tri-X
American Trucks - Tri-X
Leica M2 + Zeiss ZM Biogon

Destination Wedding Photography

With the exception of this Florida wedding which I flew out for especially I have not been very lucky with regards to all the other destination weddings I have been asked to cover. I think over the last three years or so I have had 100% confirmed requests to fly out and photograph weddings in Barbados, Italy and most recently San Francisco (Oct17 where I was already booked for a UK analogue film wedding the same day). I have also been asked to cover weddings in India, Hungary, Greece (some from memory) but these bookings were <100% going to happen.  I have photographed weddings in Russia (Tver), Ukraine x2 (Uzhgorod), Poland (Sopot) and Hungary (Budapest) but for these weddings I was not the main photographer. I was in town with my cameras at the time of the weddings and got involved one way or another. Some were full weddings, others just the  wedding ceremony and for one just post-ceremony photos.

Here are a few old wedding photos from taken in different countries

Ukraine Wedding (2015) (Leica)

Leica Wedding - Ukraine
Leica Wedding, Ukraine

Russia Wedding (2013) (Pre-Leica)

Russian Wedding Photography
Russian Wedding (2)
Russian Wedding
Russian Wedding Photography
From Russia In Love

Hungary Wedding (2010) (Pre-Leica)

Happily Married
Hungarian Wedding
"Who's going to catch them?"

Destination Weddings

I travel a lot with my photography and have done so for the last 2-3 years especially. I fly mostly to Europe for model photography photoshoots to work with local models and model agencies. I also travel to run my photography workshops (1-2-1 photography tuition). I was fortunate enough to be asked to run two one week model photography workshops in New York, several photography workshops in Zurich and one workshop in Amsterdam. I think I am overseas with my cameras now at least every other month throughout the year.

So will all that said, if you like my photography and would like me to fly out to cover your overseas wedding do not hesitate to ask. As you can see I like to travel to photograph in different countries and destinations.

One great thing about Leica cameras is they pack small so are great to travel with! 🙂

Matt

Florida Wedding