Welcome to the Manu Mendoza Wedding Photography website, a Spanish Hampshire based wedding photographer, covering the UK, Spain & the world. I invite you to dive into my stories and I hope you enjoy as much as I do pressing the shutter, capturing the wonderful and unrepeatable moments a LOVE story has. Please, watch and enjoy the slide-show above or visit the "Hampshire Wedding Photographer BLOG" to see some of the latest LOVE stories. Learn more about the Hampshire Wedding Photographer.
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One of the questions I often come across is to describe my approach to capturing a LOVE story. I prefer to say LOVE story rather than wedding day because I just don’t capture your big day like a photo-journalist, I capture a whole story. From the beginning of the day to the end, focusing in the most small details, those who are almost unnoticeable and others can’t see. And not just on the wedding day buy also on the pre-wedding or engagement photo-session. I don’t try to be unnoticed on your big day, I simply am. I’m just another guest and I will be hidden among them. That’s the method I use to capture beautiful and unrepeatable moments you will share with your love ones for a lifetime. Additionally, I do believe in casually posed portraits. After the ceremony I like to spend an hour alone with you both (depends on the available time) taking some artistic candid shots.
If you take a look at my logo it says in Latin “Si vis amari ama” that means “If you want to be loved, love”. I know what it’s love, I love and I’m really fortunate to be loved in return. The reason I gave up fashion photography was that I needed to find something more meaningful to work with, something that could thrill with just a glance. That’s my aim, to thrill and to be thrilled by my clients, being a witness of their love story.
I don't take the typical shots (except "family formals"). I'm always pushing me to go the extra mile, to stay fresh. I love to shot through different objects and play with reflections, light and shadows to create artistic and dramatic images. Additionally, thanks to my fashion background I know how to find your best image and I have a clear idea about how to use and control the available light.
On the other hand I believe in giving to each of my couples an all inclusive and dedicated experience, with special care on the albums, prints, canvas and frames I deliver to them. All my products are from high-end companies, designed to impress and thrill.
When we meet for the very first time I will want to know some details of your wedding day and overall, what aspects are important for you both. Days later, if you decide to give me the privilege of documenting your wedding we will start the experience. A contract and a form is sent to you to fill online. In the form you will find some questions about you both: how you met, details about your wedding, required "family formals" etc...
Then, a timeline is designed and discussed two months prior your wedding. Two weeks before your big day we go through the timeline again to adapt it for the last time changes. And finally, after your wedding and the last consultation where you see all your pictures and we pick them for your album, I will be here for you. Ultimately, from the first consultation to years after the wedding... I will be here.
They are people who appreciate photography and they are willing to invest in memories. Some of them are shy, some of them don’t like to have their picture taken while others are more extroverted. They come from different countries, they have different cultural backgrounds and finally, they love his/her partner regardless of gender. They usually have one thing in common, they have never worked with a professional photographer before but they want to have their LOVE story documented in a unique and artistic way.
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Manu Mendoza Wedding Photography, Hampshire Wedding Photographer covering Hampshire, London, Sussex, Kent, Surrey, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Hants, Dorset, Somerset, Devon, Cornwall, Gloucestershire and the rest of the United Kingdom.
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