Morning Peeps and Happy Hump Day!
For the last few years or so on Festival Brides we have been featuring Q&A’s with our festival wedding suppliers under Festival Brides Love in an attempt for you lovely people to get to know the brains behind each brand. Booking a supplier for your wedding that you can trust and that you gel with is so important so by putting together a questionnaire, we are hoping that you get to know our suppliers a bit better and can really sense the passion and dedication that each of them has for what they do.
Today it is the wonderful Tracey Hosey Photography in the spotlight and we are very excited for you to meet her. Her natural and unobtrusive photography style stands out from the crowd as does her lovely personality. She is based in London but covers all of the UK and is also more than happy to hop on a plane if you are planning a wedding abroad.
So dear readers, if you are still on the hunt for your photographer, please pour yourselves a brew and take a few minutes to get to know the Tracey….
Tell us a little bit about yourself?
I’m a wedding and portrait photographer based in London, and travel all over the UK, Europe and Internationally shooting weddings. I love travelling like most people, and spent four years making my way around the world including living in New Zealand which is where I met my now husband Ari. We’ve been together for 9 years and eloped in April this year to the Isle of Skye to get married, which is one of the most exciting adventures I think we’ve had to date. I started wedding photography 4 years ago now since moving back to the UK, a career choice I am so happy I made
If you had the chance to go to any music festival, which one would it be?
Ooo that’s a great and tough question. I’ve been to Glastonbury 6 times, and love it. I think I pretty much love any music festival in a field. Saying that I really like the idea of experiencing the craziness of Burning Man. Why? I think it would be an absolutely mad experience, and I love the idea of just how other worldly it is. The opposite of a green field, and a festival experience that no doubt would be a lot of fun. I also would love to photograph it. I saw a photographers images of it recently and they were just jaw dropping amazing.
What made you decide to go into wedding photography?
I think once I figured out how much I love photographing people, wedding photography seemed like a natural progression. There are so many parts to a wedding day, so many incredible documentary moments and subjects to be captured it can be pretty exciting event to photograph.
Tell us about your photography style?
My style is natural and documentary. I am pretty laid back and like to blend in with guests. Although most of the day takes more of a photojournalism styled approach, I do also love taking portraits of the bride and groom, which I like to keep looking as natural as possible and to reflect the couple.
What do you love the most about capturing weddings?
I love telling the story of the day, and capturing the relationships with my couples and their family and friends. There are so many beautiful moments, and ones that when you know who the people are, mean even more. I am often welling up at weddings, and so happy to have my camera to hide behind. I have developed a pretty good skill of shooting through my own tears.
Tell us about the different packages you offer?
My pricing is really simple. I offer one package which includes me for the whole day, a pre wedding chat, 400+ high res images on a USB, and an online gallery for my couples and their guests. Then an à la carte style menu where you can add albums, printing, second photographers and a couple shoot at anytime.
If our readers were to book you for their wedding, what can they expect?
I’m laid back and really friendly, and simply want to capture the memories of your day as best I can. I normally arrive around an hour before the bride steps in to her dress and leave around an hour after the first dance. I have no limitations on my time, so if the dance floor is going off I am normally still there capturing it!
What’s is the best advice you can give when it comes to choosing a wedding photographer?
Make sure you choose a photographer who’s images you love. It’s so important. Have a chat with them as well, as it will make everything so much easier if you like them too. They will be with you for the whole day!
Finally, what’s your life quote/motto?
Hmmm…..that is a tough one…I just Googled quotes to see what came up and this one resonates with me….
‘With our thoughts, we make the world’ – Buddha
All Image Credits: Tracey Hosey Photography