The Wedding | What you need to know

Your Wedding

Capturing your day in the most unobtrusive and authentic way is the absolute top priority! After having covered over two hundred Bermuda weddings of every conceivable size, I've refined my services to suit each situation.

As a boutique studio, I carefully limit my bookings each year in order to give the best possible client experience. It’s a personal journey that I am honoured to follow you on. The more I get to know you both, the more powerful the imagery. It is my goal to ease you through the process, explain every step and tell your unique story through the images of your engagement session and wedding. I take great pride in telling your story through elegant, timeless images that will be cherished for years to come.

Being invited into your most trusted inner circle to document one of the most important days of your life is a humbling experience and not one taken lightly. As a full service photographer I’ll be with you from the beginning through till the end for a full set of consistent images that capture every special moment along the way. I am happy to provide references via past couples both locally and overseas.

Have Questions?

We love your work, how do we secure you for our wedding date?

Two things are needed in order to secure your wedding date, a deposit and a signed agreement. Until both of those are received the date is not secure. As there are limited spots each year due to availability it’s best to get them in ASAP.

If we don’t use the included engagement session can it be deducted from the coverage fee?

With weddings 6 hours and over I include a complimentary engagement session. As it is added at no cost I do not then offer a reduction in rate if it is not used. It’s an extra that I add on to help to get to know and work with my clients beforehand. Some clients do use it instead for rehearsal coverage with is perfectly fine with me!

Do you offer less than 4 hours of wedding coverage? Why?

  Typically no, but I may consider it on a case by case basis depending on current bookings and time of year. I only take a limited amount of weddings for the year and I want to develop a great relationship with my clients from start to finish. Coverage 4 hours and longer means that I can provide the type of service and coverage to give a well rounded and complete experience for my clients.

What payment types do you accept?

If you are a resident then a local bank transfer is the easiest but of course cash and cheque’s are always welcome. Credit cards are also no problem, Mastercard or Visa. PayPal is also an option. If you are overseas and would like to wire the funds contact me for the details.

What is the ideal time for my ceremony?

The Bermuda sun can be harsh up until later afternoon, generally I tell couples the later the better. During peak summer it is still light past 8pm which allows for quite a later ceremony if desired. Do bear in mind though that at 4pm the sun is still very high and hot! In the Spring and Autumn months the ceremony can be easily coordinated with a lovely crisp evening in the final hour of daylight!

Can we make our own prints from our wedding images?

You sure can, all wedding clients receive an image release granting them permission to make prints and use the images for personal use.

Any tips for making the wedding day easier and getting the best from our pictures?

Keeping things simple is key. It’s not always an easy thing to do but it helps so much in the planning and execution. Limiting travel and locations goes a long way to helping the day flow and maximizing my time with you. Ensuring plenty of rest and a good lunch on the day is also very important!

Why would I buy prints from you if I can get them printed from the USB drive?

Prints purchased through the online gallery are always going to be superior to typical consumer labs, here’s why:

  • Print orders are received by me and placed through my US partner lab. It is a professional lab with a very high quality output. Their equipment is closely calibrated to ensure consistency and color accuracy. Guaranteed quality!
  • Superior Fuji or Kodak papers with several choices in paper types – lustre, metallic etc.
  • Convenience, with a simple ordering process your order is placed and delivered to you within a couple of weeks, anywhere in the world.
  • Free retouching, yes, all print orders have free retouching upon request!
  • Numerous mounting, backing and framing options along with protective coatings that aren’t available in local labs.

Can you ship my print order to me?

  Absolutely, anywhere in the world. No problem.

How long till I get to see my pics from the wedding / session?

Typically a small preview set is posted to Facebook and Instagram within a few days, from there the full set is edited and online in as little as 2 weeks to as much as 4-6 weeks. Timing varies based on current workload

Do I need a second shooter for my wedding?

Second shooters become a necessity on big and complicated weddings. When there are multiple locations involved and maximum coverage is needed then a second shooter is perfect to ensure everything is captured for your special day!

“With the exception of the officiant, a photographer is the only person putting on an improvised, one-time-only performance each wedding day. We juggle dynamic lighting conditions, maintain constant situational awareness, and stay spontaneously creative and focused for up to nine hours or more with minimal breaks. The result is a collection of original compositions that capture a wide range of emotions and subjects to tell the story of two individuals surrounded by all the important people in their lives.”

Wedding Gallery

Browse some recent and favourite past weddings from all over Bermuda. Each gallery features dozens of images from select weddings

Wedding Highlights

Check out the highlight reels from the last 4 years, a great way to see a mix of weddings from a typical season

Wedding Pricing

Wedding coverage starts at $3350 with a comprehensive package that includes four hours of coverage, a proofbook, private online gallery, and a fully processed set of images with a print release. Coverage starting at two hours is available on weekdays for $1650.

Exquisite, handcrafted wedding albums are also available in a wide array of styles and design choices along with many other products. Engagement sessions are also a great addition to any wedding package.

For detailed pricing please complete the form on the contact page.

(As a boutique studio I take on a limited number of wedding’s each season in order to give the best possible client experience. May, June, July, September and October are peak wedding months in Bermuda, Saturdays typically get booked 1-2 years in advance)

Working Together – What’s Next?

WHERE TO START?

Getting married is easy, planning a wedding on the other hand can be stressful, it can be a totally overwhelming and daunting task.

Hopefully this blurb can help, it covers what’s included and outlines how we work together. My goal is to make everything as easy as possible for you.

 

INITIAL ENQUIRY

Pop me an email or use the contact form, check on the availability or your date, let me know a bit about you and what you have planned. I’ll gladly send you my detailed pricing info and answer any questions you may have.

What to book? Essentially it all boils down to time, how much coverage do you want? How about an engagement session or a stunning wedding album or the Photobooth?

Typically at this point there is some discussion either in person or over the phone, Skype even or maybe just sticking to email. I’ll send my online agreement which has some basic terms and conditions, which along with a 30% retainer secures the date! Once I have both of those I’ll send along a confirmation with my welcome letter which includes all sorts of helpful information.

 

MOVING FORWARD

Ok so you’re booked! Phew, one less thing to worry about but now what? Next starts the discussion over the big day, logistics timing and all sorts of other details are hashed out over the coming weeks and months.

Engagement session, I can’t recommend them enough! If you’ve booked one or have one included it’s time to give that some thought. Where and when are the two obvious questions. Given the typical season I try and get these all done by April at the latest. As for locations it’s totally up to you, get as creative as you like. Have a look at some of the more recent sessions for inspiration.

The pre-wedding meeting, typically 6 weeks out for a local wedding or the week of for a destination wedding, I'll touch base regarding a get together. This is our last run through, a chance to check our details and confirm everything.

THE BIG DAY!

It's here, after months of planning the big day is upon us! The day typically plays out just as planned, weather permitting of course. If you went along with an engagement session then at this point you should be a lot more comfortable being photographed. My goal is to ensure I capture everything and everyone special to you and so much more but without being here, there and everywhere. A tricky challenge that comes with experience. Consistent, all day coverage is the name of the game. I'm there with you throughout the entirety of the day along with my trusty assistant.

A typical wedding consists of bridal getting ready, ceremony, family and bridal party, B&G portraits then into the reception. A lot of couples these days like to see each other before hand, I love this and it can really free up your time later on.

 

POST BIG DAY

I always post some sort of preview on my social media channels - Facebook and Instagram (unless you've requested privacy) This next part is where I spend countless hours, the post processing! Every image is painstakingly processed, colour corrected, and worked to perfection. What’s left is a finished, polished set of images ready for delivery to you. This can take anywhere from 3-8 weeks depending on the time of year.

 

THE GOODIES

I have the images for you! All of my clients with bookings 4 hours and over receive every one their images (including engagement or rehearsal photos) in three forms:

- Proofbook, hard bound, a really nice way to sit down and review all of your special images

- Online Gallery – share, review, order and organize away

- Digital download with print release and full size images

Wow! The photos are incredible, you captured the joy and the love floating around on that day just perfectly. It was a truly magical day and we are thrilled to have such wonderful photos to look back on, time and time again. Thank you so much for everything, you were an absolute pleasure to work with and we will certainly be recommending you at any opportunity we have!

Get In Touch

Head on over to the contact page, submit your wedding information and immediatly receive a detailed wedding brochure!

Exciting, rewarding, intense and beautiful are just a few of the words that come to mind when I am behind the camera. These are the feelings that bring me so much pleasure from photography..... (read more)

email : info@gavinhowarth.com
phone : (441) 532.3234

Howarth Photography Ltd.
PO Box HM 2291
Hamilton HM JX
Bermuda

Contact

email : info@gavinhowarth.com
phone : (441) 532.3234

Howarth Photography Ltd.
PO Box HM 2291
Hamilton HM JX
Bermuda