Photography by Michaelangelo

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Modern, creative and beautiful wedding photography blending documentary and traditional styles. Coverage across the whole UK with a range of a la carte options. Full day prices start at just £1195.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£1195
Details

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Modern
Artistic
Traditional / Classic

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Photo Printing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Last-Minute Orders
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Second Shooter Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Images on USB
Online Shop
Full Description
When it comes to your wedding photography I think it's really important to find someone whose work you love, and who makes you feel relaxed and comfortable - they will be with you for most of the day after all. My prices start at £1195 for 8 hours of coverage, with options to extend to 10 and 12 hours for more comprehensive coverage, a second photographer and even a handmade 10x10" fine art album. You can also add on an engagement session too, which is discounted from the normal £200 price depending on your chosen package. If you're looking for something outside of the box or have an out of season wedding I am happy to provide a competitive quote. Most of my wedding collections include generous travel across the Southeast, and I am happy to travel further if extra costs are met. I'm always on hand to answer questions and offer guidance during your wedding planning, especially as photographers are often heavily involved in the flow of a wedding day too! We're basically toastmasters in disguise! All my photography packages include an online gallery and dedicated store, so you and your friends can view and order any products you may like. I also offer a dedicated album design service. Even beyond the delivery of your images I am always on hand to answer any aftercare issues and I'd love it if every couple who booked me became friends for life long after their wedding has come and gone.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Michaelangelo
Over the years I've had the incredible privilege of being involved in some of the biggest and happiest moments of peoples' lives. At the core of everything I do is capturing those incredible spontaneous moments and emotions, and I pride myself on my dedication to exceeding your expectations. From that first email to your delivered photographs and beyond, you can rest assured that you are in the hands of a true professional that puts you at the very heart of everything they do.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2014
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
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Kelsey & Toby
Married in October 2021
January 2022
On the day he was flexible, friendly, worked well with other suppliers and made everyone feel so comfortable!
We are so so happy with our wedding photos and the service from Michaelangelo and his assistant Harriet. Michaelangelo was great at communicating with us in the lead up to the wedding, listened to what we liked and had great suggestions and always responded quickly to any questions we had. On the day he was flexible, friendly, worked well with other suppliers and made everyone feel so comfortable! Michaelangelo kept us updated on the progress and sent a lovely and unexpected package of treats with the photos! The photos are beautiful, he captured our day perfectly and we can’t believe we have over 800! Our family and friends have also commented on how amazing they are. We can’t thank you enough and we will be forever grateful.
Charlotte & James
Married in October 2021
January 2022
He was fantastic from start to finish and went way beyond what anyone would expect from a photographer – we cannot thank him enough.
I can honestly say I would not have made it down the aisle without Michaelangelo. He was fantastic from start to finish and went way beyond what anyone would expect from a photographer – we cannot thank him enough. Our wedding photos are beautiful and we would absolutely recommend him to any bride and groom to be. You will be in safe hands!!!
Sarah & Dan
Married in August 2021
January 2022
Our fireworks photos look brilliant, and we had a good laugh getting some creative pics using our sparklers!
We would like to thank you for our amazing wedding and engagement shoot photos, and for a friendly and professional service throughout. Our engagement shoot was great fun and it was lovely to have a personalised signing book for our wedding. We also got some beautiful family photos with our two girls which is something that we had always wanted to get done. We had a full day package with a second photographer, so we got hundreds of pictures from our wedding day. Our fireworks photos look brilliant, and we had a good laugh getting some creative pics using our sparklers! It was easy to pick our photos online for our wedding album, which arrived quickly. We now have some lovely wedding and family pictures up in our house!
Rebecca & Sam
Married in August 2021
January 2022
We are so happy with our photos from Michaelangelo! They are just perfect and there are so many!
We are so happy with our photos from Michaelangelo! They are just perfect and there are so many! He and his assistant were also great on the day – even in 30 degrees heat they managed to get some great photos. He was also great at communicating before the wedding, and understood exactly what we wanted. I would highly recommend him! Thank you so much Michaelangelo!
Nina & Steven
Married in August 2021
January 2022
He made sure to get to know us as a couple to really capture our style in the pictures, and we couldn't be happier with the service.
Michaelangelo made us feel at ease and relaxed in front of the camera while capturing every moment of our wedding day. He made sure to get to know us as a couple to really capture our style in the pictures, and we couldn't be happier with the service. We would highly recommend him!
Katharina & Rob
Married in August 2021
January 2022
He's incredibly professional and friendly and his photos turned out absolutely stunning.
Michaelangelo is a fantastic photographer and made our wedding day easy and simple. He's incredibly professional and friendly and his photos turned out absolutely stunning. We definitely recommend him for your special day!
Location & Contact Details

Address

Folkestone, Kent, England

Travel Notes

Although I don't have a physical studio I am always happy to have meetings and consultations at my home, or at yours, or indeed anywhere in between that is convenient.

Nearest Town

Folkestone

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M20 Jnc 13

Nearest Train Station

Folkestone West

Nearest Airport

Gatwick

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FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

I think most wedding photographers remember their first wedding and I'm no exception! I wanted to begin my career with a competition, and the couple who won couldn't have been more deserving! They weren't having a big lavish wedding but instead had just planned something small with close family. They had just had their second child and had been together for many years, finally tying the knot and completing their little family unit. Despite it being February and therefore pretty cold and damp, it was a lovely small ceremony and family dinner afterwards - the perfect first wedding for a lovely couple!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Creative, Natural, Authentic, Documentary, Modern

What about your business are you most proud of?

As a photographer you have the foresight of knowing quite a lot about the entire wedding journey. While some may be happy to just play one small part in the process, I love to share my knowledge and experience with my couples. Planning a wedding is stressful and it's great to be able to help where I can. I go the extra mile for those who book me and am always on hand to offer advice where possible. Be it recommending other suppliers or providing tips on colour schemes, hair styles and timings for the day. As a photographer we tend to become the wedding planner too, especially as we tend to be there for a large part of the day, so having a hand in other aspects really helps make the day flow more smoothly.

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

Don't ask others what they paid for each part of their wedding. It has no bearing at all on what you think is important, only on what is important to them. Ultimately you have to decide what value you place in certain aspects and apply an appropriate part of your budget to each one. If photography is important to you, then spend a larger portion of your budget on it, rather than think because others spent less that you should too. It just means it wasn't as important for them as it may be for you.

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

Honestly, far too many to count! Cake toppers depicting realistic brides and grooms are always great fun to photograph as they show off so much character and mannerisms of the couple getting married. Lots of table details and names with references to the relationship of the couple, details remembering close family members and lovely anecdotes and stories during the speeches. Weddings are a great way of putting across your personality, so make it your own!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

I always love meeting a couple in person after their initial enquiry to get a real sense of what they want on their wedding and to answer any questions. After booking I send over a welcome pack and recommend some useful websites and blogs on planning a wedding. If the couple would like a pre-wedding session this is a great way for them to see me in action and get used to my working style before the big day, and they get some gorgeous photos too! Soon before the wedding we have a final planning meeting to go over timings for the day and finalise any details. On the wedding day I always arrive in good time to set up and begin my coverage, usually during the bridal prep, before the day kicks off in earnest. I have a great blend of documentary and traditional photography to capture lots of natural, candid style photos of guests and the action, as well as more posed photographs of family and friends and of the couple themselves. Into the evening I am there for the speeches, cake cut and of course some action on the dance floor, where I may even stay till late if you have opted for my longer collection. After the wedding I try to email some sneak peeks and keep the couple updated on the editing process, before setting up their online gallery and posting their USB (with some extra goodies too!) If they wish to order an album or prints/wall art, then I design and organise this all myself before getting final approval and ordering. I quality check every product before sending it on to the couple.

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

It's a tricky one as every wedding and couple is unique, and they may have a specific request for a 'must have' photo. I'm quite an environmental photographer, so it's always great to include both the newlyweds and some unique or significant aspect of their wedding venue as well. These sort of photos really stand out and have that 'wow' factor that looks great in an album or on the wall. Something really romantic and special, perhaps at sunset. Or dramatic and creative, something at night with colours and a pop of light behind them. The options are endless!

What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?

I think it really depends on the venue as some can offer really quirky opportunities for some creative photos! Most of the time it's me coming up with these ideas but one of my couples in 2017 wanted a photo centred around the bar at their reception, with the bride powering through another drink while the groom and groomsmen were slumped on the floor defeated. That was great fun and as you can imagine a pretty lively and enjoyable wedding.

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Sadly in the UK you can't always guarantee the weather, but that doesn't mean it's not still a great wedding. It can present a few unique challenges for a wedding photographer, but it's a great opportunity to do something a little different and creative. Wedding photos in the rain can be really special and unique, something you don't always see done well, but will definitely stand out in an album. So embrace the weather and enjoy yourself! Plus, they say if you tie the knot on a rainy day that the bonds of marriage are harder to break - that's got to count for something!

Describe how you got into photography.

Photography has always been a keen interest of mine even from a young age. In 2014 some friends of mine asked if I wanted to take some photos of them together as a couple before their wedding (they had already booked another company to do their wedding photography as they wanted me to enjoy the day as a guest!) I enjoyed the experience so much that, with their encouragement, I set up my own photography business soon after. The rest, as they say, is history.