Established in 2006

Telephone : Office: 01328 701 628     /   Mobile: 07545 542 125   -   email: steve@stevehobartphotography.co.uk


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About Steve



I have been a photographer for over 30 years, starting as a second / assistant photographer before setting up my own company in 2006. A majority of my work is now for weddings (which I love) but I also do some portraits and a little commercial work. 

As you will probably know, there hundreds of photographers and it can all get a little confusing. To help there is a FREE guide on choosing a photographer.

To me the one of the most important things  (other than capturing some amazing photos) is we that feel comfortable with each other, this helps to ensure and we produce the images that you really want. This is why (particularly for the weddings) I always meet with my clients before the big day. I want fully understand what you're after to when it comes to our day, on the day allowing you to simply relax and enjoy yourself. 


I know I am extremely lucky to end up in the career that I enjoy so much. hold a number of professional photographer qualifications, with both the BIPP (British Institute of Professional Photographers)


For all of my clients I want the process to be something positive and memorable. I will work with / alongside  you  to ensure I fully understand their requirements and ensure that together we get the best from the opportunity. 




FAQ's


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COVID GUARANTEE

During the Covid Crisis - I offer a full / 100% money back guarantee to any weddings canceled due to Covid Crisis.


DO YOU HAVE BESPOKE PACKAGES ?

Yes 100% I do, we have three digital packages and three wedding album packages, I do sometimes get asked to provide something bespoke, based on the couples needs and budget. I love to work alongside the couple and plan completely bespoke for their special day. Just fill out my contact form, send me the details and I’ll prepare a bespoke quote.


WHAT IS YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE?

I like to work with my clients, I am relaxed as a Wedding Photographer, you won’t see me ordering everyone around, but I will calmly gather family, friends & wedding guests to co-ordinate group photos if you want them.

During the quieter times you will find me wandering around capturing the candid moments, recording the story of your wedding day naturally as it unfolds. Sometimes the bits you wont  see until you receive the photos!

I do like to spend a little time during the with the couple - mabe two 20 minute sessions, one before the wedding breakfast and one after, capturing some memorable and creative images for the couple to cherish.

WHEN DO YOU HAVE TO PAY?

If you would like to secure me as your wedding photographer, I ask for a £250.00 booking fee. This fee is to secure the date and goes towards some of the initial costs. Things like: Preparing your online portal - this holds all the online information (initial information from yourselves / Contracts / Invoices etc). The setting up of your online gallery.

You will receive an automated invoice for the balance around 40 days before the wedding, which will be payable 30 days before your Wedding Day.


HOW LONG DO YOU STAY ON THE DAY?

There are a number of all inclusive wedding packages, offering coverage from the preparations to beyond the first dance so you can choose how long I stay on your wedding day. But if you don't find exactly what your looking for please contact us and we can create something besope to your planes. 


CAN I MEET YOU BEFORE MY WEDDING DAY?

Yes, of course. I always try to meet you ahead of your Wedding Day, its sometimes not possible if we are at opposite ends of the country - in which case we can have a chat (often online). I always hold a wedding consultation meeting with my couples to gather all the special details of your wedding day. I also offer an optional pre-wedding photo shoot, where I can give you some little tips for photographing you on your special day and making you feel comfortable. Most of the couples who have taken up this option  have told me how much they have benefited from this and it has made them feel more relaxed on their Wedding Day.


HOW MANY PHOTOS TO YOU TAKE AT A WEDDING ?

We take unlimited photos on the day, we want to record everything for you, to help create some amazing memories. As a rough guide its around 40 images per hour, but thats only a guide. 


HOW DO YOU WORK WITH US FOR A WEDDING?

I offer a free/ no obligation consultation, I will never pressurise you. I simply leave you with all the information and provisionally hold your date. I simply ask that you contact me within 7 days if you want to use me, if not your date is simply removed from the diary. 

. I can offer free advise / guidance from the moment you book (if you need it), ideal if you have any thoughts / questions, simply let me know.

. We will arrange a pre-wedding meeting, usually at your venue, if this is not possible we will arrange something else. This is a great time to finalise the finer details and sort out our 'must have' images. 

. Around 48 hours before your big day I will contact you, just to make sure we are on track and you don't have any last minute questions. 

. On the wedding day itself I am there to help and liaise with the venue if required, I'm also a dab hand at lacing up wedding dresses :-) 

. After the wedding we will deliver your proof book (a book with all the photos from the day, if its part of your collection)

. Just a few weeks later, have our post wedding meeting where we will run through all the images from the day and if its part of your collection - design your bespoke wedding album - click here to see an example



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ARE YOU A FULL TIME PHOTOGRAPHER?

Yes, I have been a fully insured, full time Wedding Photographer for a long time setting up my own company in 2006.


DO YOU TAKE GROUP PHOTOGRAPHS?

During the quieter times my aim is to blend into the background and create the story of your wedding day in a natural unobtrusive / candid way. However, I understand that most Weddings require a certain amount of traditional group photos.

Being a very organised Wedding Photographer, I make preparations before your Wedding Day with the couple and together we create a running order for the day and a detailed list of what we want, this is a slightly more formal part of the day, buts is done as quickly and relaxed as possible.


WHEN DO YOU RECEIVE YOUR PHOTOS?

When I get home from photographing your Wedding, I backup all the photos onto the cloud, this is to ensure your photos are stored safely in two places (online and on my computer). I will then aim to edit your photographs and have them back to you within 4 – 6 weeks, but quite often it is much sooner than this.


Still unsure !

It can be daunting wooking for your wedding photographer, there is so much choice. We will always answer your questions so please feel free to ask us. 


Feel free to read our free 'Independant' guide on choosing a Wedding Photography, its totally independent guide published by the BIPP (British Institute of Professional Photographers) - click here

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