Michael Willatt Photography

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Epic Photos!! It's what you want your wedding album full of, right? I will fill your album with awesome photos of your big day that you'll love to look back on, always!
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£300
Details

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Dramatic
Traditional / Classic
Modern
Artistic

Products and Services

Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Stay Through Speeches
Photo Printing
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Physical Shop / Studio
Personal Online Gallery
Flexible Hours on the Day
Stay Through Dancing
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Wedding Albums
Bridal Prep Shots
Photo Booth Available
Back-Up Equipment
Last-Minute Orders
Full Description
Based in South London Michael is a professional wedding photographer with 11 years of experience photographing more than 100 weddings for happy couples. Michael has seen how wedding photography has evolved over the years, moving away from the stuctured, formal weddings to a more natural, personal approach. So to support those more individual weddings, Michael uses a storytelling or documentary photography style, which captures you and the wedding party in the moment, and captures the scripted - as well as unscripted - moments. So if you are not used to being photographed that's fine, he'll work with you to establish the best way to make the photography both easy & enjoyable. On your wedding day Michael will remain in the background of the festivities for most of the day in order to document all the small details you might otherwise miss. It's your day And you are the client so in accordance with your wishes Michael is happy to capture group photos as well as some intimate couple portraits. His focus is to put you and your guests at ease, as i know this is the best route to creating timeless memories that you will love to look back on, always.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Michael Willatt
Thanks for your interest. Your enquiry is very important to me. I'm very much looking forward to meeting you and finding out about your plans. I'll be in touch as soon as I see your message and get an opportunity to reply.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2010
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
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Claire S
Happy couple Married on January
February 2022
So happy with our photos
Michael was recommended to us by a friend who was at a wedding he was photographing who liked his approach and pictures, and what a stroke of luck that was!!! He has been a pleasure to work with & was patient with us and professional throughout. He has a very relaxed manner, and I think that put us at ease. We had an engagement shoot also which went really well so we went ahead and booked him for the wedding. The album arrived today and what can i say? I can’t thank you enough. You captured the day in such a magical way. They are better than we could have hoped for, and there are so many moments that we both would have missed. The images are incredible. We cant wait to share them with our family & friends. Thanks a billion
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Bernie S.
Happy couple Married on December
February 2022
Recommend, Recommend, Recommend!
Michael was such a calming and unobtrusive presence on the day, and made us all at ease, which meant he was able to deliver some truly special photos! He’s got an eye for fun and natural photos but also captured the emotions and intimacy of the important moments of the day, often without us even realising he is there. We'd wholeheartedly recommend.
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Emma T
Happy couple Married on October
February 2022
We would definitely recommend Michael's services
We hired Michael just a week or so before our wedding on bidvine!!( I know, shows accomdating he was). Michael was a pleasure to deal with, he is very professional, punctual and communcivate. This was very helpful as we didn't have a clue about wedding photography. It was very insightful, helped us plan our times to ensure we got the photos we really wanted as we where having a large wedding of 250. His photography style wasn't intrusive at all, was a pleasure, as the guests enjoyed the experience and so did we even though we aren't 'picture people'. We have lots of beautiful shots that Michael orchestrated, so now we have lots of wonderful photo memories. We would definitely recommend Michael's services as it was easy, straightforward and was a pleasure. You won't be disappointed and will have some beautiful photography to look back on!
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Hilary J.
Happy couple Married on October
February 2022
We so love the photos
The reportage style was just what we wanted and the portrait photos of us are really lovely. He has made some wonderful memories of our big day. Not forgetting he’s a joy to work with in the run up, and on the day. Thanks Michael!!
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Keith D.
Happy couple Married on September
February 2022
Photographic Services
The service provided by Michael throughout the process was excellent. He took his time to explain what services he could provide and tailored them to meet our needs. He made the process fun and a really enjoyable experience and the end result pictures are fantastic and a real pictorial story of our day.
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Paul R.
Happy couple Married on August
February 2022
Great service
Mike was very easy to work with - he listened to understand my needs, then delivered in a great way.
Location & Contact Details

Address

London, Greater London, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Nearest Airport

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Press & Awards
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FAQ
(9)

What is your most memorable wedding?

Photographing a wedding on the stunning, tiny island of Kizilada off the coast of Turkey. 3 days of gorgeous guests, a gorgeous couple resulted in a set of epic photos from their wedding & party!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Epic, elegant, fabulous, hardworking, thoughtful

What about your business are you most proud of?

My most excellent bike trailer and wheelie case that I sometimes travel to weddings on!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Get your suppliers locked in and give yourself the opportunity to get to know them so you can relax and enjoy your wedding knowing things are being taken care of by professionals.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

Fabulous Multi cultural wedding. With guests gathering before the ceremony in the grounds not knowing where the ceremony would happen. Gujarati drummers appeared and led the guests through a wooded area to a clearing where a makeshift ceremony took place with all the guests circling the couple. More music after the ceremony led guest to the reception in some fabulous teepees. A fabulous set of exciting and original personal touches revealed some thrilling & exciting surprises.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

We should chat over a Zoom or FaceTime call where I'll ask you about your plans and I'll give you some ideas about how I'll photography your wedding. It's important we get along as we'll spend time pre wedding planning things and then a fair bit of time in each others company on the day of your wedding! If we do choose to work together you get my mobile number and email to get in touch whenever you need to ask anything. I'll put together a plan for the photography for the day and we can update this continually up til your wedding. You get a contract so it's all official! We should meet at the venue if possible to scope out some great locations for photos.

What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?

Everyone is individual so there's not single photo that every couple needs. I'd always recommend a portrait photo of the newlyweds though at some point during the day

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

I have a rainy day guarantee so if it rains on your wedding day I'll reshoot your portrait photos and your partner in your wedding attire on another date after your wedding. That being said it's not all doom and gloom if it rains. I've forum that rain presents some fun photo opportunities so we can still make the most of it on your wedding day also

Describe how you got into photography.

Stories are such an important part of how we relate to our world through our memory and imagination. I can remember my mum reading ‘Ferdinand The Bull’ to me at night as a child. Subsequently I can recall the freedom that reading then brought to me. It gave me the chance to explore infinite new universes through fiction. Perhaps unsurprisingly I discovered that both writing & telling stories can be just as rewarding. At secondary school I first developed my interest in photography; telling the story of my family holiday or school performances (my poor friends) using still images, and then creating a record on the school wall or in an album held such magical storytelling possibilities for me..! So here I am a few (!) years later. I’m fortunate enough to be using my camera to tell peoples’ unique wedding stories, and I love it! I consider myself a very fortunate storyteller