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Contact me to find out if I am available to photograph your wedding day in Chatham.
Let’s make your wedding photography beautiful!
With over 15 years of wedding photography experience in Chatham and the surrounding areas, I am excited to capture your wedding in stunning detail!
During our initial meeting we’ll discuss your wedding photography from my office located in Downtown Chatham. Or, we can meet at your home if preferred. I plan out every wedding that I photograph in Chatham by putting together a schedule to ensure your photography is comfortably timed around the happenings of your day. Your wedding photography schedule will detail your events, times, contact numbers, addresses and any requirements that you may have. We’ll set a second meeting to confirm your photography schedule a couple of weeks before your wedding day arrives where we put together a list of family group shots that you require, and make sure everything is perfect.
How your wedding photography will unfold…
For most of your wedding day I work behind the scenes, looking for those little moments that I believe should be captured. Having photographed hundreds of weddings in Chatham – you’re in good hands.
The morning of
The first half an hour of your wedding day usually begins with capturing the details… the wedding dress, shoes, floral arrangements, jewellery and gifts. My focus then shifts to photograph the wedding party candidly, where I capture photos that show you and your loved ones getting ready. We then move on to capture portraits of everyone, group shots and beautiful photos of the bride in her wedding dress (posed and un-posed) and the groom preparing for the day.
Photographing the wedding ceremony
Chatham-Kent is home to so many gorgeous wedding ceremony locations! I arrive at the ceremony half an hour before the ceremony begins to photograph the guests arriving, the ceremony location, the groom as he waits, seated guests, candid shots, and wait for the bride to walk down the isle. The ceremony is photographed from all angles and key moments are captured including the ring exchange, exchange of vowels, and the first kiss! I also capture the reactions from family and loved ones during these key moments, so that when you look back at your wedding photography, it tells the perfect story of your day.
Family group shots & wedding party photos
After the ceremony I photograph family group shots, followed by wedding party photos and finish with exceptional posed photos and candids of the bride and groom. We then head to the wedding reception where you will make your entrance and photography continues, with more candid photographs throughout the evening.
Photographing the wedding reception
Your first dance will be photographed beautifully by using a technique called ‘backlighting’ to add glamourous lighting behind you which will help to ensure the first dance photographs look magical. I then photograph the speeches, and your guest and family reactions to your speeches. I photograph all of the happenings that unfold at your Chatham wedding such as cake cutting and guests having fun and dancing the night away. Usually, I end the evening with a carefully posed night shot depending on the wedding package that you have chosen.
Photo editing and airbrushing
All of my Chatham weddings are edited in a bright, clean and authentic manner. Each photograph is edited by hand, and close up photographs are airbrushed softly, to remove blemishes, oily skin, fine lines and wrinkles (with your permission) to help your finished photographs shine.
Book Mark Requena Photography
If you are interested in booking me as your wedding photographer in Chatham, please contact me to confirm my availability for your wedding date.