Some call my work 'alternative' wedding and portrait photography because it's less about posing and more about the candid moments. I prefer to call it relaxed, documentary and/or story-telling though. Rather than putting a specific label on it, let’s just say I concentrate on the natural moments as they happen - every ounce of love, laughter and joy.
I photograph everything exactly as it is. I’m not the sort of photographer that will tidy up your bedroom floor because to me, it's all part of the story... I want to capture everything exactly as it happens - if that includes a glorious mess as part of the story, then so be it - when you look through your photos in years to come it's those tiny details that will take you back. The cup of tea on the side you drank to steady your nerves, your make-up bag half-emptied across the bed from getting ready, toys on the floor.... It’s all those things you can talk about in years to come. My photography is just about having fun with the people you love most.
Weddings - I mainly work in Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex, however in the UK I have been known to go as far as Northumberland to shoot a wedding so never say never! Planning a destination wedding? These are never off the cards, either!
Family and Couples shoots - Generally, again most of my work is in the Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex areas but I'm happy to travel up and down the country if like me to - there's just a small fee to add on for the travel!
Birth Photography and Newborn - I only work within roughly an hour radius of my home in Ipswich for Birth Photography to ensure I can get to my mamas in good time! For my 'Hello World' newborn shoots, I'm happy to travel up to 3 hours from my home.
Commercial and Lifestyle Photography for Businesses - I'm happy to travel to wherever you're based, there may just be a small travel fee to consider. If you're only looking for product images, I do offer a 'by post' service whereby you send me your creations and I'll post them back once I've photographed them! Easy Peasy.
It is SO important to me that we get to know each other a little before you book, particularly for a wedding or birth! I pride myself on ensuring I'm the perfect fit for my clients before accepting a booking, to make sure you get as much from the experience as possible. Sometimes I can just tell by your email - when you know, you know, right?!
If you're a bit nervous about booking and want to talk in person, that's cool! I'd love to arrange a Skype chat one evening or weekend morning. Being a mama of soon to be 2 under 2, it's really difficult for me to have in-person meetings with everyone that would like to, so for now I have decided to just offer Skype consultations to keep it fair!
For births, we'll always meet in person after you book so we're good friends by the time your due date rolls around. For weddings, as well as Skype chats, we can also meet in person before the big day - you can pick from my favourite spots to meet.
For Weddings, I ask you to allow up to 5-6 weeks, particularly in peak seasons!
For Family, Couples and 'Hello World' newborn shoots, it's usually just 1-2 weeks.
For Birth Photography, you can expect your gallery in 2-3 weeks.
Commerical and Lifestyle for Businesses - For photography only you can expect your images within 2 weeks of our shoot. If our shoot included a behind-the-scenes film too, please allow up to 3 weeks.
All my portrait shoots include a set number of digital images, but using your personal online gallery, you can easily order prints of your favourites. If you'd like an album, I have a brochure I can email you at the drop of a hat to have a look at.
Wedding clients have the option to choose a package with or without an album, but you can always add these on at a later date too. All packages include your images as digital files on a USB. Prints can be ordered by you, your family and friends using your personal online gallery after the big day!
For Weddings, if I'm already booked, I may offer you the alternative of coverage with my associate photographer instead!
An associate photographer is somebody that attends your day and photographs it instead of me, provides me with all the images and I then cull them and edit them as I would had it been me with you on the day. I only use trusted photographers I've worked with many times and you are able to see full galleries of their work before booking.
You still receive the same Emily Tyler Photography experience before the big day and after, but it tends to come at a rather handy reduced rate!