SPECIALISTS IN NATURAL, EMOTIVE, DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY
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About

Bloomfield Photography are the natural wedding and children's photography specialists based in Sevenoaks, Kent, UK. Providing beautiful photographic services.

We're Bloomfield Photography a Husband and Wife duo working across London, The South of England and Europe. We are based in the Southern England and Spain.

We launched Bloomfield Photography Ltd in 2015 after nearly ten years of freelance wedding and fashion photography with a vision of combining both our knowledge and skills to work together as a business. We both have diversified creative skill areas which makes our business special within the wedding photography industry. Being husband and wife we love travelling and working together on photographing couples beautiful wedding days. While our main skills are photographing beautiful things there is a lot of other creative areas we work across or have travelled from throughout our careers. Take a read, get to know us and if you like our style of work get in touch - we'd love to hear from you! Love, Helen & Sam

About Sam
Sam comes from a long line of family artists and photographers. He has graduated from three universities with a degree in Documentary Photography from the renowned Newport course. Sam was fortunate enough to have been tutored by some of the biggest names in modern photography and his love of the artistry of photography has never been lost. Sam's work has been published nationally and internationally in several national newspapers, international publications and his work for Russell & Bromley was published by Vogue UK online. His personal and commission editorial work can be seen at samuelbloomfield.com. Sam loves seafood, coffee, travelling, attempting to speak other languages, driving vintage cars, brutalist architecture and being near the sea.

About Helen
Helen received her First Class Honours degree in Fashion Promotion and Imagery accompanied by a HND in Graphic Design, Set Design and Photography from The University of Creative Arts, Surrey.  Helen's styling work has been on display at the world renowned Selfridges & Co. London window displays for women's designer wear. Helen has worked as the online fashion photographer and blogger for ITVs 'This Morning' photographing Holly Willoughby's outfits and styling many other known celebrities, later working as a set designer for ASOS, The Times and others publications. This creative attention to detail is what Helen brings into her compositions. Helen loves nothing more than working on fresh ideas and detailed shots to create an individual look for your wedding or photoshoot. Helen likes conversing, file-o-fax diaries, dining on the beach and a night time series binge on Netflix.

How we work
Sam is your lead photographer capturing you and those you love whilst Helen is busy capturing all the finer details that make your wedding uniquely yours. We favour simple high quality prime lenses over bloated zoom lenses, we work with kindness and professionalism before, throughout and after your day.

We describe our style as natural, emotive documentary photography that uses subtle guidance to help where needed. We want to tell the story of your day, but we'll be honest in that we will move a few things here and there to make the photographic compositions more aesthetically pleasing.

Our portfolio of work and recent weddings can be viewed here and if you would like to find out more about how we work then please do get in touch via info@bloomfieldphoto.com and we will happily arrange a meeting or a chat online.

More Information & FAQ’s

How long does it take to get my wedding photos? 
We try to have everything turned around within two to three weeks.

How will I receive my images and what is included in your prices? 
All clients will receive an online gallery of images. We include high resolution images that are ready to print and smaller images that are ready for social media. We have chosen this online hosting as a beautiful way of receiving the photographs with the flexibility to share them online.

How do you edit our photos?
As you can see from our website, we tend to keep things as real as we can. All images are balanced and tonally graded in Adobe Lightroom CC and if any additional work is required in Photoshop then we get to work. We don’t ‘over Photoshop’ our images, we like to be realistic yet flattering at all times. We tend to avoid 'filters' (think Instagram) which will date your photos in time, we aim for artistic, timeless, documentary styles.

How do we secure you as our wedding photographers?
We take a 20% deposit to secure your day. You will receive an emailed receipt for the deposit and an invoice for the full amount due one week before your wedding date.

What sets you apart in your processes? 
We take pride in everything that we do and do as much of it in house as is possible; we meet you and get to know you, we edit our own photos and take pride in every stage of this. We don’t rush and will spend at least 16 hours of editing time per wedding. We believe that our attention to detail is one of the many things that make us the caring business that we are. We also don’t overbook ourselves allowing time for quality work to take place. Sam has trained in using the Adobe suite working for studios and having even been involved with Adobe education, every image is tweaked to meet our branding style and standards. You will receive every image in colour and in black & white as well as an online gallery with social media sized images.

How far will you travel?
At Bloomfield Photography we will travel worldwide for a beautiful wedding, but are mainly based in the UK and Spain. We try to keep all of our transport and accommodation costs to a minimum. Wherever possible we do not charge for travel unless we have to. Any additional expenses would be agreed between us and you during the booking process.

We don’t live in the same country; how will we meet?
We work mainly in the UK and Spain however we cross international borders least eight times a year so wherever you are based, we will try and meet you. We are now advertising across Europe so please don’t think that being in Norway is a barrier... we would love to meet you. 

Our wedding is a long distance from you; how will you find out the best locations at our venue to take the best photos? 
Before we visit any venue whether in person or a venue a great distance away we Google it! This may sound obvious but you look at the venues website, you find other photographers who have worked there, we check Instagram and put together as many ideas as we can about your day. If we are able to visit the location before the day we will of course do that, if we are not able to pre-visit then on the morning of the wedding we will visit the venue and put together final ideas. The night before we check the weather,  the topographical references nearby and how this may affect the light. This along with the information we receive from the couple about the venue gives us great insight into how to best capture your day. We will even know what time the sun sets so we can make the most of the available light into the evening of your day.

What if I want to alter your coverage or style?
We can stay for as long or as little as required. In terms of our style; we can shoot 100% documentary or push for a far more editorial aesthetic, the choice is yours but being open and clear with us is very useful for all parties involved. We ask all our couples to fill in our online 'detailed wedding capture form' four weeks prior to allow us to understand your days plans and photographic requirements.

What equipment do you use and will my photos be safe? 
The cameras we use see a lot of use and change fairly regularly but we will have at least 3 professional cameras on us incase of any problems. We generally use Nikon FX cameras but have started using mirrorless cameras too. All memory cards used are professional quality and your photographs will be backed up in at least 3 places within 24 hours of your wedding. All cameras and equipment is well maintained and monitored. 

Are you insured? 
Yes - we hope to never have to use it, but it is there for everyone’s peace of mind. Our standard liability and indemnity insurance policies cover us across the UK, EU and EEC countries. This is extended when travelling further afield.

Mina and Luke July 2017

Mina and Luke July 2017