Welcome To Kevin Watkins Photography – Wedding Photographers Sussex
My name is Kevin Watkins and I am a full time professional wedding photographer based in West Sussex. With over twenty years dedicated experience in wedding photography, I offer the perfect blend of both modern and traditional styles. I am recommended by some of the most exclusive wedding venues in Sussex including Amberley Castle, Bailiffscourt and Upwaltham Barns to name just a few. Please click the thumbnails to view some example wedding photographs…
At the ripe old age of 41, I am happily married with two young children, Ben who is thirteen and Aimee who is nine. We live in a little village called Yapton, situated between Arundel, Chichester, Bognor Regis and Littlehampton in West Sussex.
I have always loved photography, so naturally it was my first career choice. At just fifteen I managed to gain a work experience position at a local wedding and portrait studio in Bognor Regis, and having spent a week or so with them I was offered a permanent position when I left school. I spent a couple of years with them, covering all aspects from weddings and portraits to commercial and social events. I studied at Northbrook College in Worthing to gain the City & Guilds certificate in professional photography.
I then moved on to another studio specialising in commercial and industrial photography and after spending another couple of years there and gaining a vast experience in medium and large format, I felt it was time to go it alone. Initially shooting weddings at the weekends before going full time back in 2001.
The industry has changed dramatically in this time, not just in the equipment we use but clients preferring the more informal style of social photography. There are many new faces in the business these days, but I feel that my vast experience, not only in traditional methods but in the latest digital imaging and processing techniques allows me to offer the perfect blend of both modern and traditional styles.
Wedding photography is my passion, my speciality and so much more than just a job. I truly enjoy every wedding as much as the couple themselves and give absolutely 110% to each and every one of them. I strongly believe that a wedding should be photographed without compromise, I have a wealth of experience and the latest professional equipment and products to capture your precious memories. I am more than happy to photograph civil partnerships and have a separate area of the website devoted to specifically to civil partnership photography.
Please enjoy browsing my website which I have designed to be fast loading and highly informative. You can be assured that there are no fabricated galleries of friends or models here, just real weddings.
If you have any questions regarding my services please feel free to get in touch, I would love to speak to you.
Here is a complete wedding taken at The Lythe Hill Hotel, Haslemere in Surrey. As well as this you can also view many of my recent real weddings online. Many photographers will hide behind galleries of their best ever shots, or even display images taken on training days which I believe is very misleading. To see some of my complete and real weddings click here.
Some of my regular wedding venues, many of which recommend me as a photographer… Click here to view them all.
|Amberley Castle||Goodwood House||Highley Manor||South Lodge|
|Bailiffscourt Hotel||Warbrook House||Field Place||Stanhill Court|
|Goodwood Hotel||The Spread Eagle||Norfolk Arms Hotel||Fontwell House|
|Barn at Bury Court||Upwaltham Barns||Buxted Park||Brighton Bandstand|
Here are some links to other wedding suppliers in Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire, London and Kent.
Frequently Asked Questions…
How long have you been a photographer?
Well I started taking serious photographs at around the age of ten or so. At just fifteen I worked as a photographers assistant at a photographic portrait studio in Bognor Regis, initially on Saturdays before going full time at sixteen. I shot my first wedding as a self employed photographer at the age of just nineteen, so well over 20 years now. I also photographed family portraits, both studio and location before then too.
How come your prices are so reasonable compared to others?
It may sound crazy, but I prefer to photograph more weddings for less money and to keep nice and busy. I would rather do one wedding every week, than one every month because it keeps me fresh and on the ball. I thoroughly enjoy my role as a wedding photographer, I think of my clients as friends and don’t believe in ripping them off! Many couples come back later in life for me to photograph their growing family portraits.
What equipment do you use?
Although I believe photography isn’t all about the camera, I do use what I consider to be the best available equipment for the job. I currently use Canon 5D MarkIII cameras and a range of fast prime and zoom lenses. This set up is probably the most common among top end professional wedding photographers and portrait photographers at the moment.
Do you have back up equipment?
Absolutely, I carry enough equipment to cover almost any eventuality.
Are you insured?
Yes I am insured for public liability.
What will you wear at our wedding?
I will wear a suit, as I feel it is very important to be smart.
What if you are ill?
I would have to break both legs not to turn up! I love my job and am completely dedicated to my business. I have never been unable to attend a wedding in over 20 years, however I have a network of photographers I could call upon to help out in an emergency.
Do we get all of the images?
You will get all of the images after editing and digital processing, so there will be no ‘blinks or sneezes’ in there, just fabulous images you will treasure forever.
How many photographs will we get and how big can we print them?
On average you will receive over 400 images and you can print them up to 12×8 inches. If you know what your doing you can print them even bigger, but I would ask that you contact me for instructions on how to get the best image quality. Click here to download an example of the provided image size.
Do you require feeding on the day?
Not at all, I always bring my own refreshments, however if there is the offer of a bite to eat I won’t say no!
Can we have black & white and colour photos?
Yes, I usually do a mixture of each. If you want more or less black & white or colour effects just let me know before the wedding. I will also shoot weddings completely in black & white if you wish.
Is there a pre wedding or engagement shoot?
Yes, you have the option of a pre wedding shoot which can be added to your wedding photography package. This can also be used as a family portrait session alternative as it includes all processed photographs on CD. Please note that complimentary pre wedding shoots when offered do not include the CD.
What and when do we pay?
There is a booking fee of £250 which is required to secure the date, the remainder of your chosen package is then due two weeks before the wedding. So if you book my popular ‘Gold’ package at £1450 which includes up to 8 hours attendance, all images on DVD, 100 9×6 professional prints, online gallery & ‘Storybook’ wedding album. You would pay the booking fee of £250 when you book, then £1200 two weeks before the big day.
Can we pay by Credit or Debit card?
Yes, you can pay by cash, cheque, direct bank transfer, credit or debit card. There are no additional fee’s for using a credit card to pay for your wedding photography.
This all sounds great, can we book you for our wedding?
Absolutely, just as long as I am available on your date!
Kevin Watkins photography is your perfect choice when you are looking for a Wedding Photographer Sussex. Being a wedding photographer based in Sussex, Arundel near Chichester, between Bognor Regis & Littlehampton, Kevin is ideally situated close to some of the most stunning venues, particularly in Amberley (Amberley Castle) and Arundel itself (such as Arundel Town Hall and Norfolk Arms). Not only this but they also recommend Kevin Watkins Photography for Wedding Photography Sussex. Here on the Wedding Photographers Sussex website you are free to view wedding photographs Sussex, completely and in full. No galleries of best ever shots here but real weddings.
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