Informal consultation

If you would like us to meet prior to making a booking please arrange an appointment at my studio for an informal chat. You can browse wedding books and albums and see beautifully produced photographs on the studio walls.

Pre Wedding shoot

A complimentary pre-wedding or engagement shoot in the studio is a great way for you to get to know me and produce some lovely pictures. The session is very informal and great fun. It lasts around 45 minutes. The photographs taken make fabulous framed presents for parents and are often presented on the wedding day. Much more personal than flowers!

A viewing appointment is made to see the best frames from the shoot and there’s no pressure to purchase. If you don’t want any the session is still great preparation for the wedding day.

For current prices see my portraiture pages.

The Wedding Day

When you book Michael Powell to shoot your wedding you get Michael Powell. I don’t run a team or sub-contract and I only cover one wedding in a day. I am usually with the bride up to a couple of hours before the ceremony. I photograph the general excitement and build up of the day and shoot portraits when the bride is ready before heading off to the venue to photograph the groom and guest arrivals. I work hard at capturing the day as it unfolds in a natural, journalistic way. I consider this my specialism. I am always looking for a great picture so I often ask for a few minutes of the bride and groom’s time to produce some beautifully lit creative pictures. My coverage depends on the package chosen.

Viewing

I often shoot over 2000 frames on a wedding so to make the selection process easier for you I edit them down to around 500 and supply them in either a proof book or on A3 index sheets.

Just tick the images you would like in your book or album and return or send me a list of filenames be email. You can also choose to have a web gallery where guests can view and order prints online if they wish. Coffee table books, parent books, guest books, large format framed prints, canvases and thank you cards are just some of the products I offer.

Beyond

I don’t just do weddings. If your family suddenly grows I can produce contemporary family portraits in the Caistor studio or on location.

I can even produce original framed photographic art for your home. Let me know the sort of image you are looking for and if I haven’t shot it I probably know someone who has.

Testimonials

“The photographs have been described by many as the best wedding photos they have ever seen. Thank you again”.

"Its simple. We loved Michael's work. He captured the whole day just as we wanted it, unposed and totally relaxed. We never noticed he was there and yet he came up with some beautiful shots which bring the whole day to life every time we open the album."

"We thought the pictures might be spoiled by torrential rain - we were wrong - we loved every fantastic picture and are totally thrilled with the whole album"

"Helen and I are totally chuffed with the pictures even after one quick flick through. Top job! Thanks for everything."

“I know scores of photographers but I knew it had to be Michael I chose when it came to photographing my own wedding”. Marc Aspland. Chief Sports Photographer The Times.

"Thank you so much for the fantastic photographs! We are so impressed with the service you provide. On the day you were so professional and easy to work with (that's when we noticed you were actually there of course!). It took us 2 hours to view the photographs you took, all of which are fabulous – everything we wanted and hoped for and it was wonderful to relive a most fantastic day. We would have no hesitation in recommending your service to our friends the future."

"It was nothing that we didn't expect but the album is amazing, a real treasure. Thank you."

"Mike, just wanted to say what a superb job you did with the wedding album. Thank you very much. You certainly captured the mood of the day, absolutely stunning photos!

"You are a real pro Mike. Everyone is hugely impressed as I knew they would be. Thank you for capturing our special memories so perfectly."

"Once again I would just like to express my thanks for our lovely album. The photographs have been described by many as the best wedding photos they have ever seen and I have handed your name to one girl who is interested in you covering her wedding day."

Names withheld for the web but If you would like provenance please contact me.

Booking & Enquiries

Please send me an email  including your name and wedding date and I will reply with a booking form and a comprehensive guide to packages with prices.