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Wedding Photographer in Bournemouth by Treasure the Moments Photography Bournemouth.

So who am I?

My name is Wayne, I was born in Dorset in 1988, have two children and live with my wife in Bournemouth.

Prior to pursuing my dream of being a Photographer, in 2011 I opened a childcare business where I was Registered with Ofsted as a Childminder providing childcare from my homebased setting. I was graded Good by Ofsted in 2014 alongside working in the NHS as a HCA, which prompted me to complete training as an Associate Practitioner.
Upon closure of my childcare business in 2015 I resigned my registration with Ofsted and launched Treasure the Moments Photography, to make my dream of being a photographer a reality! I offer my services and skills to clients providing them with stunning images that they can treasure forever. Offering various Photography services but mainly focusing on Weddings.
Treasure the Moments is now split into two separate branches. Photography & Childcare.

Why did you do that Wayne?
I hear you ask.

In 2020 the global pandemic put a pause on most industries, photography was no exception (because apparently people don’t need photographers during national lockdowns..!)
I diversified my prior skills by revisiting providing childcare and started an ad hoc service to families since under the name Treasure the Moments Childcare Services.

So what now?

  • I am a Published Freelance Photographer. (main career)
    As the world recovers from the pandemic my focus has been shifted back to photography.

 

  • I am a Specialist Childcare Practitioner. (ad hoc)
    As of the start of 2024 I turned my full attention back to Photography. I am able to offer emergency last minute or short term childcare but availability is limited. My consultancy services for Sleep Training & Behaviour Management are still available. Please enquire.

 

  • I hold a bank contract at the local hospitals within nursing teams which enables me to pick up shifts as and when I choose.
    This works well as I use it to fill any gaps in my working week.

PhotographerChildcarer and a Healthcare Professional all rolled into one.

 

 

The rest of this page is focused on my Wedding Photography Service.

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Wedding Photography

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Couple Preparation

With the Platinum package you receive a pre-wedding photoshoot with all the images included included in the price.
Perfect way for us to get to know each other before the big day!

Wedding Packages

The Wedding Packages.
All my wedding photography packages provide the finest photography, all your digital images to allow you and your guests to relive your wedding day.
Browse the package options below. When you know what you want or if you need a bit of help deciding, please get in touch.

 

How do we do it?
My clients get stunning wedding photography delivered in a calm and relaxed way, and I put in a great deal of work behind the scenes to provide this. All that remains on the wedding day is to tell your story with the fun and creativity and that can happen only when all the boring stuff has been sorted.

 

Before the wedding
I invest a lot of time behind the scenes planning the photography for your wedding day. This includes venue visits, meetings with suppliers and wedding planners and of course being available for you at any time (not just the consultation meeting) to discuss ideas and answer questions. You can literally message me any time! I am just a phone call or message away!

 

After the wedding
Professionally process every one of your images to the finest standard, taking time and perfection. Working with you to choose which photos you like to have in your albums and you should expect complete image delivery within 6-8 weeks.

No short-cuts; every image crafted to create the work I am known for.

Wedding Album

The Treasure the Moments wedding seamless storybook albums are the perfect way to remember your big day. The quality of these products are incredible and allow loads of customisation in the creation process.

Available in a wide range of sizes and can pick from several cover options, these albums are available up to an incredible 20×20″ size.

All albums have the option to have smaller parent albums to accompany them.

All albums are bespoke, professionally designed & made to order.

You will be involved in the design layout process and able to see exactly what the album will look like and make any changes before the order is placed.

Included in all packages

All Treasure the Moments wedding packages contain the following:

  • All images fully edited and retouched (between 200-800 depending on the package selected but it is impossible to give an exact amount of images due to how varied people’s big day are.)
  • All your images in high resolution, professionally processed, high resolution & supplied to you on a personalised USB stick
    (or disc for Silver and Gold packages)
  • Consultation meeting with me to ensure we have everything we need to plan your day to get the images you want.
  • Unlimited contact with me via Whats App to answer any questions you have at any time. I am literally just on the other end of the phone.
  • All project management before and on the day.
  • Quick and easy booking process with £250 deposit and nothing else to pay until 4 weeks before the wedding.

Silver Ceremony only

 Arriving in style at the ceremony venue
 The wedding ceremony

£495

Gold The Bespoke Touch

 Arriving in style at the ceremony venue
 The wedding ceremony
 Group Photos
 Celebrations through the afternoon up to the wedding meal
 The meal
 The speeches
 Cutting the cake

£825

Platinum The Truly Devine Experience
The Full Works!

 Pre-wedding couple engagement shoot at a outdoor location with around 30-50 images. Perfect for us to get to know each other and have some lovely pictures.
Capturing every part of your special day, images that will tell the full story of your wedding day.
Bridal preparations with attention on all the small details.
Arriving in style at the ceremony.
The wedding ceremony.
Group Photos
Celebrations through the afternoon up to the wedding meal.
The meal, the speeches and cutting the cake.
The dancing, entertainment, evening guests and the party into the night.
All images on a lovely Wooden USB stick personalised with your name and presented in a keep-safe box along with other personalized complimentary gifts.

£995

Silver Ceremony only

 Arriving in style at the ceremony venue
 The wedding ceremony

£495

Gold The Bespoke Touch

 Arriving in style at the ceremony venue
 The wedding ceremony
 Group Photos
 Celebrations through the afternoon up to the wedding meal
 The meal
 The speeches
 Cutting the cake

 

£825

Platinum The Truly Devine Experience – The Full Works!

 Pre-wedding couple engagement shoot at a outdoor location with around 30-50 images. Perfect for us to get to know each other and have some lovely pictures.
Capturing every part of your special day, images that will tell the full story of your wedding day.
Bridal preparations with attention on all the small details.
Arriving in style at the ceremony.
The wedding ceremony.
Group Photos
Celebrations through the afternoon up to the wedding meal.
The meal, the speeches and cutting the cake.
The dancing, entertainment, evening guests and the party into the night.
All images on a lovely Wooden USB stick personalised with your name and presented in a keep-safe box along with other personalized complimentary gifts.

£995

You can Treasure the Moments that I capture for years to come

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Wayne
Freelance Photographer

I’m not the photographer who just shows up to take pretty pictures. I’m the guy who understands every desire and insecurity you’ve ever had because he’s had them too.

I don’t just want to take photos, I want to help you make great photos, by allowing you to be.. well.. you! (and celebrating it!)

By showing everything you see as a flaw, to be as beautiful as your partner thinks it is. By painting a picture you want to study and remember when real life hits you.

When you need the comfort of your memories of the better times, I want to make photography you’re proud of and cherish because it’s authentically you; no gimmicks or regrets, just you and your love story.

Wayne's Wedding Tips

So you’re Getting Married…

…but you’ve never planned a wedding or large-scale event before.  Where to start?  I know there are plenty of bridal planners, blogs, wedding advice websites out there so I’m not going to go into loads of detail but what I am going to offer is some advice from a photographer’s point of view and the ways in which you can help me to take the best wedding photographs for you.

Having photographed my fair share of events over the years I have a good sense of what works and what doesn’t and how the small details that will make the day flow better for both you and your guests.  So I’ve put together a few considerations for you:

  1.  Your Dress

Obviously one of the most important considerations!  But bear in mind that a dress that looks spectacular in the shop, or in a magazine does not always translate into actually wearing it for 12 hours in rain and shine.  Take time to consider how you can move in your dress, whether you are going to be constantly worrying about the train.  And from my perspective, the most important; what do you want from your bridal photographs.  If you are wearing a huge dress that you can’t move in it will dramatically reduce our options for portraits.  We won’t be able to go very far because it takes a while to move and each time the dress requires rearranging, or adventure into fields to find some really dramatic backdrops.  The images will be more arranged, formal and static.  A dress that you can move in without assistance allow for dynamic, natural shots.

And shoes.  Wear them in!  12 hours plus on your feet is a long time and you want to still be dancing at the end of the night.  Heel Guards are a great offering for your female guests to stop them sinking into the ground.  And maybe think about some personalised wedding converse or wellies if we are venturing out into fields.

  1. Group photos

It’s your day, and I will happily concede to any requests that you have on your day for formal photographs.  However, my real talent and passion lies in emotive documentary shots that capture the energy and excitement of your day.  The more time we allocate to group photographs the less time I have amongst your guests creating fun portraits.  And the less time you have to enjoy your party.  If you want to have a full group shot of the entire party this is easy if everyone is on a lawn and I can hang out of a window but if we have to move all of the guests to another location this can take up 20 minutes or so.

I’d recommend no more than about 8 combinations and no more than around 8 people per shot.  If I have someone who knows the family who can help me round people up and direct then this can take 20 minutes but allow 5 minutes or so for each shot.  The bigger the group combinations the more chance there is of someone wandering off to the loo or bar just as we need them and it holding the whole thing up.

  1.  Weather

The one thing you really can’t control.  But you can be prepared for it. Having done many events that have been conducted in heavy rain I know not to assume anything about an English summer.  Having a throw and some wellies or other sensible shoes to enable us to go outside is great.  And umbrellas – not golf umbrellas with big logos but some pretty white ones are best.  Crazy weather can result in some amazing shots if you are prepared to be a little adventurous and get outside with me!

  1. Feeding your photographer

I love food and there is nothing worse than watching your guests feast on delicious food and then being presented with some bread and salad by the overworked caterers.  To avoid any embarrassment, and a hungry photographer (not recommended), please add me to your guests numbers so that I can eat a full meal whilst your guests do.  No one wants photographs of people eating and then I’m done by the time speeches are about to get started.  I’m often working non stop for a very physical 8-12 hour day plus travel and if I need to go and find food elsewhere (not really practical) then I will have to leave site for an hour resulting in shots being missed.

  1. Lighting

As well as weddings I also shoot a great number of other events so I’m pretty used to working in every possible kind of venue dealing with every possible kind of lighting situation and so will cope with whatever is presented to me.  That said, I will always be thrilled to be working in beautiful natural light filled spaces that are flattering for the guest and allow for beautiful timeless shots.

Think about the sort of photography you want – do you want party style flash lit images, or gentle natural light?  Consider the spaces you are booking for getting ready (is it a dark basement studio or is it a light filled penthouse?), and the ceremony – indoors or outdoors?  Dark church or light atrium?  Is the reception venue filled with light or does it have dark walls and small windows?

I’m happy to chat to you about these things and help with any aspect of planning your day.

  1.  Scheduling

I’d really recommend talking through your schedule with me before finalising if it’s important to you to get the best light for your portraits. Ideally your couple portraits will be shot about an hour to two hours before sunset for the most beautiful light (obviously if it’s a grey, overcast day it could be anytime of the day).  There is nothing worse than trying to do portraits in the harsh midday sun which is both unflattering (heavy shadows) and hot if it’s summer.  If your schedule doesn’t allow accommodating this then I recommend doing a 20 minute portrait session early in the day and then pulling you both out towards the end of the meal for some sunset shots.  These really tend to be the loveliest shots of the day as you’ll be more relaxed, fed and watered.

If you are having a winter wedding then you have limited light and if you are leaving the church after dark you will just need to be aware that capturing certain images can be limited. That said, winter weddings have a beauty of their own – atmospheric and christmassy.  But ideally try and allow for the portraits to be in the last light of the day.

  1.  Trust me!

You have booked (or are hopefully considering booking) me because you love my work. I only want the best for you and for you to be super happy with your photographs.  So if I suggest doing something that maybe feels a bit silly, please trust me!

Trusting me also means not handing me with a detailed shot list but allowing me to naturally capture everything as it unfolds.  Of course if there are things that are especially important to you that have sentimental meaning such as a brooch or a guest or a pet  then please do make sure I’m aware to keep an eye out.  Allow me to be creative in the way I work and trust that I will capture every detail.

I respect that you have spent a lot of money on your dress but sometimes I will ask you to climb over a fence to get into a lovely field at sunset.  And you will be reluctant but then thank me afterwards when you receive your photos!  And you are likely to get your dress laundered at the end of the day so don’t worry about it getting a little dirtied on the day.

  1.  Venue restrictions

This is usually only an issue in churches.  There are no legal or official restrictions to shooting during a ceremony but every vicar is different in their approach to photographers.  Some have had bad experiences in the past and are therefore very strict about movement and placing during the ceremony.  It’s hugely frustrating to hear on the morning of the wedding as I arrive at a church that no pictures are allowed during the ceremony. Some of the most touching and beautiful shots can happen during the ceremony and it is a real shame not to have this record.

I suggest a couple of things.  Firstly find out if it’s going to be an issue up front.  Find out what the vicars concerns are.  Reiterate to them that you have a very experienced photographer who does not use flash during the Ceremony, has a camera with a silent mode and will be very very discrete and respectful. This should calm their fears.

If it continues to be a problem I usually ask my brides if they trust me to use my own judgement to disregard any regulations and capture the ceremony in the way that I would usually do!  My priority is to you to capture your day as you want it.

  1.  Preparation locations

When you have a number of girls, hair and make up teams and all their kit, space can get pretty crowded and messy.  Try to think about getting ready in a larger space with good natural light.  These pictures are some of the loveliest and most natural as you spend the morning with your closest girlfriends.  If you are all spread across different rooms of the house getting ready it’s hard for me to capture real engagement between you.  There is nothing more lovely that the love and laughter of best friends preparing for a day like a wedding and I really want to capture that for you.

  1.  Leave enough time!

Even if you have 5 hours to get ready, the last half an hour will always be pandemonium!  Plan for lots of extra time so that you have a chance to be ready in advance for a glass of champagne, last minute nerve calming and some photos.  Bear in mind the time it takes to lace up a bodice, especially with a team of inexperienced bridesmaids!  There is nothing worse that feeling rushed on your way to the aisle.  You want to turn up feeling calm and ready.  I will usually want to leave ahead of you so allow time so that I can photograph you getting into your dress before I leave – allow more time than you think you will need.  I’ll usually spend about an hour and a half with you before I leave so there is plenty of time to capture all the details and preparation.

  1. Couple photos

Almost every couple say to me that they hate having photos taken.  I understand, respect and sympathise with that.  Me too!  I will make it as easy as possible for you and it’s ultimately my responsibility to help you to relax in front of the lens.  However, that being said, it is a collaborative process.  I need you to engage with me, and especially with each other.  I need you to fully commit to the time that we take to go and create some beautiful shots and be patient with the fact that it takes a little time to achieve these shots (the last ones are usually the best!).  A magazine editorial fashion shoot will spend all day to capture 5 images that are magazine worthy – we have 20 minutes to get into the groove and feel the magic so I need you all in!

I hope that’s been of some help!
Wayne – Treasure the Moments Photography

Guiding you step by step

From the moment you book me I get to work. On hand to answer any questions you have. Anything at all. I visit the venue to forward plan the best way to capture your wedding. Weddings can be very stressful. Stressful with timings. Stressful with things possibly not going to plan.
My job is to deal with that stress for you. I create a timetable to be used as a guide. and that is all it is. A guide. All you need to focus on is your big day.

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Step 1

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Get in contact to see if I have the date availible. Arrange a meeting for a no obligation informal chat to see if I am the photographer for you!
If you decide to go ahead with the booking, we sign a contract that reserves your date and ensures I am available for you exclusively.

Step 2

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We meet for a planning meeting usually 6 weeks before the wedding day to go over everything.
If you have booked the Platinum package this meeting is usually when I deliver the images from the pre-wedding shoot.

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After I have captured your special day I get to work on delivering the end product. I professionally process every one of your images to the finest standard, taking time and perfection. Working with you to choose which photos you like to have in your album (if you would like one!) and you should expect complete image delivery within 6-8 weeks.
No short-cuts; every image crafted to create the work I am known for.