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  • Hi, my name is Dave Perris and I run Lucky Dog Photography.

    I've been working as a full time professional photographer for around twenty years, mainly in press and public relations. My images appear frequently in national newspapers and magazines and I've contributed to several technical books on photography.

    When I moved to Brighton a few years years ago I also started offering my services as a wedding photographer, this now makes up over half of my work. You'll get an idea of my style by looking at some of the blog posts here.

    I've just changed the layout and look of the blog and, as it develops, I'll be putting up lots of tips and advice as well as inviting guest bloggers to talk about their own areas of expertise (please contact me if you are interested).

    Hope you enjoy it, please leave comments and get in touch if you want any information on services or booking.

Does your church have a wedding photography policy?

*Update to this post at the bottom of the page If you’ve booked a professional wedding photographer you are probably hoping to have some photos of your wedding ceremony. Most churches and registry offices will have some sort of photography policy in place and these can vary wildly, from being very relaxed to extremely restrictive. […]

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Simon Fazackarley - I’ve found 2 extremes of churches, many will go out of their way to ensure awesome photos! A few have even asked, in the middle of the ceremony if I wanted to come closer :)

Then one quite recently, sent me a book of rules & regulations, then pulled me aside as the bride was arriving & said ‘I don’t want to see you – at all!’ ‘If I see any part of you, at any point during, I will stop the ceremony & ask everyone to leave’

Hows that for pressure, shooting through a doorway, from outside of the church :)

Jon Roach - Just dealing with this myself – “no photography from arrival of the bride until signing the register”. Not quite as extreme as Simon’s experience! My preferred approach is to ask the couple to lead on this – they tend to have more leverage than the pesky photographer, and there’s less backwash if the vicar’s intransigent.

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Wedding Albums – New Range

I’ve been trialing a new brand of wedding albums recently and I’ll be using these as my main range for 2009. They are from a top US manufacturer and come in a fantastic range of cover fabrics and styles. Couples can chose from a wide selection of brocade silks, leathers and a very nice range […]

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Simon Fazackarley - They look really nice, which company did you go for? Asuka? Its very difficult finding an album company you like! I went through 8 companies before I made my decision! They are all so varied – but these look great!

admin - Yes, I looked at a lot before making a decision. So many factors to consider, design, price, quality control, turnaround times. I found cheaper options but these seemed to be the best for me, or rather for my clients. You only get one wedding album so it ought to be a nice one.

L Dennis - Hi Dave, I’ve just discovered your site. I’m looking for a company that can provide traditional albums as currently we use Sim2000, who only do flush mounted and coffee book albums. I’ve considered Albums Australia, but their turnaround is over 3 weeks. Would you mind telling me who you use to save me going through anymore bad companies?

DaveP - Hi Leanne, I’ll pm you. Dave.

Sue N. - Hi Dave – wow you have a beautiful collection there. It looks that a lot of photographers have the same hard decision to make. Could you please tell me more about the silk covered albums?

DaveP - Hi Sue, Yes, I think they are particularly nice. They are from a relatively new manufacturer in the States. They come in two basic types, a self mount that you assemble yourself and a manufacturer printed and bound version. I’ll send you a p.m. with some details. Just had a look at your site and I’ve got a question for you too! Dave.

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