The best wedding packages – West Midlands

The best wedding packages – West Midlands

the best wedding packages west midlands

Hello.

Today about packages, and why to choose Mk Wedding Photography as your wedding photographer in West Midlands / Warwickshire area. So, why to choose?… about this later. The article title says about “best wedding packages”. Let’s have look on it.

 

Wedding packages – possibly the best wedding packages in Midlands.

If you have a couple of seconds, let’s have a look on my ( packages and prices site ). Have you been there?

And what? Looks similar to other photographers packages?

Let’s start from the beginning. We start from initial consultation. Everybody on the market does exactly the same but how many of us, of wedding photographer do not charge for it? I’m sure some of them, and I’m one of them. As an advantage, I can only say that some of my consultations take place in my photography studio, where I can take some portrait photos of my future clients.  It helps. And I can say that’s great marketing tool.

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Me as your wedding photographer on a wedding in West Midlands or other place in the UK.

Natural, lifestyle or however we are going to name it became very popular in the UK in the last couple of years. And when I look on websites across my area – West Midlands, I can see that most of us offer “natural” wedding photography.  I won’t give you names but if in photographer’s portfolio you can see 9 out of 10 photos being staged, or posed 10 min to capture an amazing image… is it natural.

In my case… Let’s couple to enjoy the day! Give them a chance to celebrate their wedding day with family and guests, not with the photographer. I understand, we are part of the day, (someone may say). Yes we are, and nobody will say that we are not. But in my opinion, we are still at work. It doesn’t mean that a wedding photographer can’t enjoy the day, and catch great contact with wedding couple and their guests, as I do.

I want to say. Be discreet. Catch the moment. Avoid posing, staging. You can do better job if you will wait until THAT moment comes.

Editing wedding photos.

Don’t lie your clients, explain the process to them.

I shoot a lot of weddings every single year, and it gives me tens of thousands photos to edit every year. I do not ask third party companies to make my job. I do not use purchased presets because those photo stories won’t be mine from the beginning to the end. If you don’t agree with me. Comment below.

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So, i edit my photos by myself, and every single couple will receive from me around 700 great images from full day coverage. Very often is more.

All my weddings couples will see some samples photos within 24 hrs after the wedding day.

How I present those photos to my clients?

I use an online gallery. Password protected gallery, where all fantastic photos from weddings across West Midlands, and other areas of the UK, are nicely presented in full wedding photo story.

Wedding photography across UK.

I photograph weddings not only in my area where i live – West Midlands. I also travel to other areas of the UK, sometimes even abroad for destination weddings. I do not charge foe weddings in radius of 100 miles from my place (in case if it is high end of full day package).

 

How looks the best wedding package in West Midlands, UK ?

  • pre-wedding session
  • initial wedding consultations
  • a venue visit
  • me, as your wedding photographer for full day from the bride preparation till the first dance or even more
  • unlimited number of images (min 700-800)
  • an online gallery with free downloads for family and friends
  • 2x frames 14″ x 11″
  • Complete album set (box+usb+album) 12” x 12” 150 photos
  • 2 x parental photo albums 8″ x 8″
  • 50 prints 10″x8″

 

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Beside an online gallery, all photos comes on quality USB stick in an elegant case. On top of that I offer wide range of premium photo albums, not cheap photo books, or albums where You have to attache printed photos. The highest quality, hand made, unique design from modern styles to traditional wedding covers. All what you can imagine.

A little wedding story about quality of photo albums.

In spring 2018, a couple has contacted me regarding wedding photography somewhere in West Midlands. After nice chat, i have sent them full offer, and after a while I received a message from them…. We have found another photographer who offer very similar package for less money. Usually, I leave the case but at t his occasion, I asked for more details.

Finally, I clarified, that there was no gallery, which at the present time is not up to date. A stick, was a Chinese wooden stick, 2nd generation, without box, and with poor quality. A story book. Cheap PHOTO BOOK, not premium piece of high end hand crafted album. Hidden extra costs, and low res photos at the end 🙂

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Which camera is the best for weddings ?



Which camera is the best for weddings

 



 

Which one?

Every single photographer will say something different. I will tell you about my experience, and equipment I use in day to day work across West Midlands and Warwickshire.

So, I’m Nikon guy.

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ZYFRONT-LG

 

I tested Canons, Sonys, but I stick to “N” brand. From 2015, my main tool in wedding photography is NIkon D4s, heavy, bulky piece of magnesium, plastic, and rubber. The second body is smaller D750 with larger sensor (24mp) vs 16mp in D4s.

However, in my opinion, sensor is not so important in wedding photography. Some time ago i have used Nikon D800 with 36mp sensor, and it was tooooooo much for me. That’s why I have purchased D750.


What is the best in D4s in wedding photography.

Many wedding venues across West Midlands and Warwickshire is dark. If is dark, a wedding photographer has to increase ISO or reduce shutter speed, or open a lens for max aperture.  There is second option.. to stop the wedding ceremony, and ask registrars, and a couple to stand still, because photographer has to find reasonable settings in the camera….. Of course it is impossible. And nobody at the wedding ceremony or even later during the first dance. Which usually takes place after the sunset won’t do this for photographer. That’s why is so important to have right equipment, and what is more important knowledge about it, and knowledge about limitations of the equipment.


So, why Nikon D4s is so good for me?

– ISO range

– Auto focus

I mentioned about dark wedding venues across West Midlands. High ISO helps in those places. You can trust me or not but in D4s ISO 10000 is still usable in some conditions. Noise is reasonable, and acceptable.me

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Autofocus…. In my opinion it was the best auto focus till 2017, when Sony A7 3gen has been relisted witH it’s eye focus. A lot of sport photographers use D4s in sport photography, motorsport, and everywhere where you have to capture fast moving objects. In my case as West Midlands wedding photographer I can appreciate auto focus in low light condition. Even if is totally dark, and other cameras won’t be able to catch the focus, my Nikon can😀

I give you an example…

November 2018, a hotel located in the heart of West Midlands. I was just after the first dance. I had many relaxed people bouncing on the dance floor. Extremely low light condition. From time to time wedding guests were hit by flashing light set by music band which was entertaining during the evening wedding party. I took my Nikon, with flash on the hot shoe. I set continues group focus because my objects were moving. And I start shooting. I haven’t seen to much trough view finder but my camera does.

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What I don’t like

– size

– weight

 

Beside Canon Eos 1, Nikon D4s is the biggest full frame camera on the market,  and it impossible to discrete while taking a wedding photos.

Weight.  Body’s weight is approx. 1350g. If I add one from my favourite 70-200 f2.8 the total weight goes up to around 3000g. If you hold this set up in your hands for a couple of hours, you can be sure that on the next day you will feel pain in your hands.

But is still lighter than Nikon D5 🙂

 

 

 

Dunchurch Park Hotel – wedding photography by MK Wedding Photography

Marek Kuzlik Wedding Photography at Dunchurch Parh Hotel

 

Some time ago. I can even say long time ago. I had a pleasure to photograph a wedding day at Dunchurch Park Hotel. The hotel is located in beautiful area, in large park in the heart of Warwickshire in small village Dunchurch.

History of the building goes back to 19th century. More about history you can find (here)

That’s beautiful place, especially outside, however inside I found some lighting issues. But it is not the place to review the place. Generally, the day was amazing. Nice couple and guests, helpfull staff. And a lot of fun and very positive emotions during the day.

Please have look on the photo gallery below.

 

More about my visit to Dunchurch Parh Hotel you can find here.

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West Midlands Wedding photographer -Marek Kuzlik has joined Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers

West Midlands wedding and portrait photographer has just joined the Society of wedding and portrait photographers (SWPP)

 

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For me it is great pleasure to announce that I have been approved as a wedding and portrait photographer at the SWPP. Prestige organisation which associate professional photographers across the UK.

And. I’m one of them.

I’d like to invite you to my wedding photography website: https://www.mkweddingphotography.com

 

A wedding day by west midlands wedding photographer.


A wedding day by west midlands wedding photographer.


 

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glass of champagne

This time a couple of words, couple of images from a wedding day at beautiful wedding venue – The Mill Barns. 

The venue isn’t located in West Midlands but in hilly Shropshire.

Some info about the venue you can find here  or just go to my website: www.mkweddingphotography.com Some info you can find there.

As a wedding photographer, every year I have an opportunity to work in many beautiful wedding venues across all UK but this one has a special place in my heart. That’s why, I take so many photos of the building and it’s interior. Everywhere something interesting.

The next stage of the wedding was? … bride and her team preparation. At this occasion, everything went smooth and easy. Ladies were ready long time before the wedding ceremony, so we had some time for fun in front of my cameras. It was unusual situation, usually ladies are late 🙂

 

 

And, we get to the weding ceremony. Big room, visible wooden construction, glass wall which put a lot of ambient light, and the groom with his best man awaiting the bride entrance… Silence… member of staf open the door…. music goes lauder, and bridal party walks trough an aisle… We have bride and groom together, and we are ready to start the wedding ceremony. Simply and short.

This is the time when I have to be ready for everything, for all important moments. that’s the time for a lot of clicks.

 

More about this wedding you will find

HERE

West Midlands wedding photographer Marek Kuzlik Wedding photography


West Midlands wedding photographer Marek Kuzlik Wedding photography


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Let’s begin journey on West Midlands Wedding Photography Blog

 

Hi… and welcome on my wedding photography blog.

I’m Marek Kuzlik, wedding photographer based in Coventry. I live the border of West Midlands and Warwickshire.  I’ve been photographing “big days” since 2014, and now, I wish to share with you my passion to wedding photography and everything what is around it. I will post photos from recent weddings across Midlands and other parts of the UK, some tips and movies.

I’d like to invite you to my wedding website: www.mkweddingphotography.com

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Groom and his best man just before the wedding ceremony.

 

A little bit more about me, and my equipment.

I was born in Poland, and I have artistic background. I was studying graphic design and photography. And it looks, that I have chosen the second option. To be honest, I still use a lot of knowledge from desing, which helps me to create stunning wedding images for couples across West Midlands, and rest of UK.

I use Nikon Cameras, and selection of Nikon, and Sigma lenses, from top zooms to the best prime lenses. My favourite one is Sigma 35mm f1.4  – very specific, I would even describe it as danger lens…. but if you know how to use it, it is amazing lens.

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My style…

Natural with touch of creativity. I take a lot of photos during the wedding day to create detailed story of the day. It doesn’t mean I just click…. Every single frame, lighting, composition is created in my mind… then I press shutter button. In my wedding photography I avoid posing. I prefer to guide my couples, give them an idea rather than asking them to look straight into camera, and asking to “move your hand higher” bent your head….etc  I just capture right natural emotions between them.