Rob Wheal Photography

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  • £1,700Price from
  • 50+Weddings shot
Hi, I’m Rob, a very experienced photographer, offering a mix of relaxed documentary style, with more formal shots when needed. Bright, punchy colours, plus classic black & white define my style.
Pricing & Costs

Pricing for suppliers

Prices Start at
£1,700
Maximum price
£2,000
The price for unlimited coverage is £1700 and includes: a weekday pre wedding (engagement) shoot some weeks prior to the wedding. full coverage on your wedding day, typically around 10 hours. all images professionally edited to ensure that you both look fantastic. all images from the wedding provided at full resolution (typically 500 to 700 photographs, including some black and white conversions. This is via a download link to the collection. your favourite image from the pre wedding shoot printed to A3 and mounted, for your guests to sign at the wedding. an online gallery to share with your friends and family.
Details

Photography Style

Documentary
Artistic

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Online Proofing
Photo Printing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Online Shop
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Second Shooter Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Images on USB
Full Description
With so much choice, what would persuade you to choose me, Rob Wheal, to document that one, unrepeatable day in your life? I’m a full time, qualified, professional photographer (not everybody is, surprisingly). I limit the number of weddings that I shoot every year, so that I can dedicate the time to your wedding that it deserves, and thus provide a very personal service. I am the place to come for wedding photos that will stand the test of time, and which will thrill you and your family now, and in the decades to come. I buck the trend for washed out colours and “insta” filters, and deliver crafted photos with bold, punchy colours and classic, timeless black and whites. On the day, I’m sensitive to the emotions involved. I take the time to learn the names of all the key people; to fit in. I also understand what’s important to you, as I’ve taken the trouble to get to know you before the big day. I always consult with my clients before the event, and a pre-wedding portrait shoot with me is an important, inclusive component of my service. I record the events of your day with minimum intrusion and deliver stunning photographs which tell the entire story as it unfolds. My most popular coverage is provided on an “unlimited” basis, which means I’m there as long as you need me, typically 9 to 11 hours, relieving the stress of you having to worry about how to spend the hours you’ve paid for. I also offer a "ceremony to sit down" service, for those couples who would like quality photography to record the key moments of the day, including the ceremony, drinks reception, family photos, and newlywed photos, before leaving you to enjoy your party. A huge part of the satisfaction of my job is seeing your response to my work, and it’s really important to me that you are 100% satisfied with your final results. Get in touch today to start the journey.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Rob Wheal
I'd love to hear more about your special day, and how I could contribute to it. I'm very approachable, so please just call or message me to arrange an initial chat. I look forward to hearing from you.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2005
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
2
Reviews
(37)
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Lindell & Stuart
Happy couple married in August
December 2021
High quality photos; amazing service
Rob Wheal Photography provides impeccable service. The experience of working with Rob to capture our wedding was painless – he is an absolute gem! His amazing sense of humour ensured he was a hit amongst our family and friends but nothing speaks louder than the quality of his work: we were thrilled to receive our photos and album which exceeded all of our expectations. For any camera-shy people out there: neither myself or my husband like to be the centre of attention and we certainly do not like to have our photo taken! But Rob with his friendly, professional manner put us at ease and captured the joy of our day beautifully. Rob we cannot thank you enough; we highly recommend Rob Wheal Photography to anyone who wants timeless photos which capture the atmosphere perfectly.
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Lynne & Howard
Happy couple married in September
January 2021
Rob has been meticulous in his preparation
Rob has been absolutely meticulous in his preparation for our recent wedding. First in discussions at his house then the pre wedding shoot and then the absolutely brilliant job he did on our Wedding day. After seeing so many great shots of our wonderful day it was tricky compiling the album, but with Rob's help and expertise we have such a perfect reminder of our big day. Thanks Rob. Best Wishes
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Lydia & Alex
Happy couple married in February
January 2021
The passion he holds for his art shines through.
Rob and his wife Becky shot our wedding photos on 29th February 2020. From our initial enquiry through to delivering our album, and everything in between, Rob has been professional and dependable. The passion that he holds for his art shines through, and his friendly, outgoing manner put us instantly at ease, allowing him to "blend" into our wedding party and capture stunning photographs for us to treasure. Rob took the time to learn the names of all key wedding party members, drove miles from his home for our pre-wedding shoot, and even met with us online to create our priceless wedding album during Covid-19 lockdown, ultimately delivering it to us personally - at a safe distance! These personal touches have truly made our experience, and given the beautiful, artistic photographs and Rob's top rate service, we cannot recommend him highly enough.
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Chris & Basia
Happy couple married in January
January 2021
..would very confidently recommend
We are absolutely thrilled with the wonderful wedding album we received from Rob. As well as being so pleased with the result, we are very impressed with the friendly professionalism we were always shown. On the day itself, Rob and Becky were courteous, respectful and pleasant at the Church and with everyone involved. They blended in so well that we would forget that they were there. One of the many things that we really appreciated was their keenness to achieve the best possible result, putting great care and thought into each photograph and making clever use of the surroundings. We really did feel that we were much more than just another client - this is clearly reflected in the gorgeous photographs that we shall always cherish. We will definitely recommend Rob Wheal Photography to our friends and family and would very confidently recommend them to anyone. Thank you for making our day so special! Chris & Basia
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Karolina & Aryana
Happy couple married in October
January 2021
Could we ask for more?
Highly skilled photographer with an amazing personality and sense of humour. Could we ask for more? Rob took great pictures and helped us with everything we struggled. I honesty recommend his services.
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Hannah & Michael
Happy couple married in September
January 2021
The photos are absolutely stunning
Rob did the photos for our wedding a few weeks ago and we couldn’t be happier! The pre wedding meetings & photo shoot made us feel so much more comfortable in front of the camera. On the wedding day Rob put everyone at ease and several people commented to me on the day how good Rob was. The photos are absolutely stunning and captured our day perfectly. We are so happy that we picked Rob as our wedding photographer and highly recommend!
Location & Contact Details

Address

Thame, Oxfordshire, England

Travel Notes

what3words address stupidly.tall.uncle

Nearest Town

Thame

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M40 junctions 6 to 8

Nearest Train Station

Thame and Haddenham Parkway

Nearest Airport

Heathrow

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FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

Every wedding is memorable for different reasons, but the one that stands out most is probably when I was contacted by a photographer who had forgotten that she was booked to shoot a wedding that day, and asked me to step in with an hour's notice. As I arrived at the venue, I felt like a superhero, there to save the day. I didn't have a cape though, or any brightly coloured, tight fitting clothing for that matter.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Relaxed, meticulous, stylish, fun, inventive

What about your business are you most proud of?

I'm immensely proud of my clients' response to my work, and the high level of customer service that I strive to provide. Every client's journey starts with a personal meeting to discuss their needs. Apart from some international customers, each couple will enjoy a pre wedding shoot where I can find out more about them, as well as giving them the opportnity to have some lovely relaxed photos of the two of them together.

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

Never, ever be tempted to ask a family friend to photograph your wedding. Whilst it's tempting to save money, it almost always ends in tears.

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

When the bride had secretly had the groom's late father's watch restored to give him on the day.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Mine is a very personal service. I limit the number of weddings I shoot in a year to enable me to devote a huge amount of time and attention to your wedding. Each couple’s journey starts with a personal consultation. This usually takes place at my home, but during Covid, it migrated online, and some couples still prefer to meet this way for the first time. Prior to the wedding, we meet for a relaxed photoshoot, during which I can learn more about you; what you like, what you don’t like, so that I know more about what will work on your wedding day. My most popular wedding coverage is unlimited. I’m there for as long as you need me, so there’s no need to worry about additional charges. Following the wedding, if you are having an album, we meet again at my home to go through the photos and choose the ones for your album. I even provide lunch and prosecco. During the pandemic, these meetings moved online. I now offer a choice. If we meet online, you still get the same level of attention – but you have to make your own lunch. The most rewarding part of the entire process for me, is the reaction of the couple when they see their album for the first time. This is my business, so I need to make money, but that one moment is the reason I do it.

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

There are two candidates. The first would be the big group shot. I know from couples that I’ve photographed previously, that it’s important to them to have a shot of everybody who was there on the day. It’s also a great moment of celebration. The second would be the signing of the register. This can be problematic with some officiants/registrars, but it’s really the reason why everybody is gathered. It’s sealing the deal!

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

Some years ago I was photographing a military wedding, and was told that the Red Arrows would be flying low over the venue on their way back from an airshow. I thought it would be a fantastic shot, but also a nerve wracking one, as I would have only a fraction of a second to get the right image, and needed to get so many variables in the right place; the couple, the venue, the 9 red Hawk aircraft flying at high speed and very low from an undetermined direction. I was quite relieved when I was told it had been cancelled at the last minute - although also disappointed.

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Embrace it! There's no need to stress over a rainy day. Your photos won’t be worse if the weather is bad, just different. It's out of our control, so make the most of it. There's almost always a point in the day when the rain holds off and we can go outside, and it always results in great photos, using the reflections off the wet paving stones.

Describe how you got into photography.

When I was a student, I worked for Kodak, went on all their photography courses, and caught the photography bug. I carried on as an avid amateur whilst working in the commercial world. In 2005, I sold a business and decided to spend the rest of my working life doing what I really loved.

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