What photography training have you received?
My training comes from when studying fine art which gives me a good idea of composition and a creative eye. As for actually photography training I’m self taught. I have attended workshops to sharpen my skills and worked extremely hard over the last couple of years to take my passion to new levels.
Can we have a pre wedding shoot?
Of course! I couldn’t think of a better way to break the ice. I would photograph this in the same way as I do weddings, so no awkward poses.
Can we have a group shot or two?
I’m a documentary wedding photographer who takes pride in capturing the true story, nothing should be staged in my opinion. I do however make a tiny exception to a family group shot or two. This is the one photo that can not be captured naturally.
Do you take posed photos?
Other than those group shots I really don’t. No wedding photo you see on this web site is posed. For me the very meaning of documentary photography is to observe without any interference and capture the story as it unfolds. People view this slightly differently but I must be true to what I believe and what I am passionate about. For me that is the real story and not one which is staged. I still photograph the details but only as they are. I will not move things or direct people in anyway. This is how I work best.
Do you charge for travel expenses?
I will only charge expenses if I require flights or over night stays in hotels.
When do we receive our photos and photo book?
I don’t like to rush when editing photos or designing your photo book. I aim to have the photos and book in the post with in two weeks after the wedding.
Do you offer prints?
I do offer prints but I also stress to couples that printing is so easily accessible online nowadays that it can be done by them and cost less. Why pay me for my time if it is something you can do in a matter of minutes!? I’m happy to recommend some easy to use companies and all my photos are ready to be printed in great quality.
How much is the booking fee?
To secure the date of your wedding a booking fee of 20% is required.
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Joseph Brazil provides a documentary / reportage wedding photography service based in Surrey, England.
He is available throughout the U.K. as well as overseas events with no occasion too small or large.