Wedding Informa tion & Pricing

BRISTOL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

BRISTOL, SOMERSET & THE SOUTH WEST



For  the wildly in love




I'm


A documentary style Bristol wedding photographer covering the South West. Thanks for taking the time to look through my website - I'm delighted to have you here!

First of all, congratulations! You’ve found your soul mate, and you’re going to spend the rest of your life with your best friend by your side. As a wedding photographer (and a hopeless romantic), I’m always so excited to be part of something so special! 

And now you get to plan your wedding day! It’s a crazy, exhilarating, confusing, fun, whirlwind experience planning your wedding. But don’t worry, weddings are my thing. And if you choose to have me as your photographer, I’ll be with you every step of the way! I ADORE shooting weddings and couples are my absolute favourite thing to photograph!




Gem!

"Maple Photography felt like an extension of our family ... it was like hanging out with friends!"

"Their unique approach left me in tears ... they captured our true, messy, love-filled life!"


My style is very relaxed and creative. I love to capture magical moments naturally and use a reportage/documentary style; I blend into the background and shoot the true story of your day as unobtrusively as possible (although I'm more than happy to include group shots of your nearest and dearest and tend to nip off with you for a few fun bride and groom portraits if this is something you'd like to do!).

Those hilarious, emotional, calm-before-the-storm hours getting ready with your closest friends. The first time you see each other at the ceremony, hearts skipping a beat, butterflies in your stomachs. Your first kiss, your first dance. And all the little moments too. The hand-squeezes under the table, the stolen glances, the secret kisses. They’re all the moments you’ll want to relive again and again, because they’re what’ll make your day so special. And they’re the moments I want to capture for you!





I want my photography to reflect you as much as possible. I usually like to arrange a pre-wedding consultation via a Zoom call (or phone if you'd prefer!) so we can chat through all of your exciting plans at a time convenient for you before the big day! I'll also send you a questionnaire to complete as you finalise details so that I can perfectly weave the photography into your day! 

All your high resolution, hand edited digital images are presented on a USB stick presented in a beautiful box (with some prints!). You will also receive access to a password-protected online gallery; here you will get unlimited downloads so sharing images with your guests for free is nice and easy! 






I  particularly adore anything whimsical and wild, so if you’re planning a festival/boho/quirky/non-traditional wedding  then please do ge t in  touch! 

My Approach


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SHENE & PATRICK

"Choosing Gem Hicks as our wedding photographer was one of the best decisions we made for our special day. Despite the challenge of rain, Gem worked her magic, capturing each moment with exceptional skill and creativity. The photos came out incredibly natural, reflecting her artistic talent and ability to use the elements to her advantage.

Her warm and easy-going nature made us feel completely at ease, turning what could have been a stressful situation into a unique and beautiful experience. The rain added a special touch to our photos, and thanks to Gem's expertise, the results were nothing short of spectacular.

We are in awe of the way Gem captured the essence of our day so perfectly. Each photo is a testament to her talent and artistic vision. We're beyond grateful for these treasured memories and highly recommend Gem Hicks to anyone looking for a photographer who can truly capture the beauty in any situation"

"Gem was an absolute pleasure to work with. She made our wedding photo dreams become a reality and we honestly cannot thank her or recommend her enough! She is always quick to respond to emails, so helpful when answering our questions, and the photos speak for themselves. thank you for everything, Gem x"

BILLE & DARRYL

HOLLY & DOM

"We are so pleased we found Gem and booked her to be our wedding photographer.
It was a total delight having her from start to finish. She was great at communicating, super professional but also warm and friendly. She really listened to what we were hoping for out of our wedding photos and was flexible setting up times for us to chat things through.

On the day she made us feel completely relaxed and cracked on with taking amazing photos. Finally, and most importantly, the photos are a complete joy. We have loved looking through them and they really capture the day.
Thanks Gem for being an amazing photographer and doing such a brilliant job!"

FUN, RELAXED STORYTELLING PHOTOS of your love story

"Maple Photography felt like an extension of our family ... it was like hanging out with friends!"

"Their unique approach left me in tears ... they captured our true, messy, love-filled life!"

'LOVE DOESN'T MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND.
LOVE IS WHAT Makes
the ride worthwhile'

FRANKLIN P. JONES

FUN, RELAXED STORYTELLING PHOTOS OF YOUR LOVE STORY



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ALL PACKAGES INCLUDE:


Fully edited high resolution digital photographs

 An online gallery with unlimited digital downloads that can be shared with friends and family 

USB of your images in a lovely box

Zoom online consultation call before the big day

'Wedding Welcome Guide' packed full of useful tips!



Please get in touch to receive a copy of my wedding 'Pricing Brochure' which contains package information and FAQs!

engagement session




An engagement session is a perfect way to capture that glow and to get to know each other before the big day. These usually take place outdoors where we can frolic about in nature and have some fun! I adore a wild adventure so if you want to climb a mountain (well, perhaps a big hill!) or splash about in a waterfall, I'll all in! These can be booked with a wedding (at a discounted rate), or as a separate shoot. More info about these in my 'Wedding Welcome Guide' which you receive if you book me as your wedding photographer!






























                    




wedding albums

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I offer a range of irresistible Fine Art wedding albums to beautifully preserve your memories and tell your story. For more information, please

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FAQ s

How many photos are included in our gallery?

The amount of photos will be dependent of your day, but a guideline is a minimum of 700 (usually more!) photos for a full day. I always aim to capture as much as possible and all of the details to tell the best story of your day. The only time I’m not photographing is when everyone is eating at the wedding breakfast.         

How long does it take to edit our photos?

The contractual time is up to 8 weeks, but this can vary depending on the time of year etc! At the start of the year, it’s usually quicker, whereas in peak season (April-October) it takes longer and is likely to be closer to the 8 weeks. 

DO YOU TAKE FORMAL FAMILY PHOTOS?

Absolutely! If you would like some formal photos of friends and family then we shall certainly grab some! As mentioned earlier in this guide, I always recommend keeping them to a minimum though as they can eat into your reception time and take you away form quality time with guests. The longer I’m snapping formal photos, the less candid coverage of your reception I’m able to capture!

HOW WILL WE RECEIVE OUR PHOTOS?

All your high resolution, hand edited digital images are presented on a USB stick presented in a beautiful box (with some prints!). You will also receive access to a password-protected online gallery; here you will get unlimited downloads so sharing images with your guests for free is nice and easy! 

WILL YOU TRAVEL FOR OUR WEDDING?

All wedding packages include travel within 50 miles of Bristol (BS5). I'm more than happy to travel further afield in the South West though! I charge 45p per mile for anything over the 50 miles, and usually require an overnight stay somewhere nearby if it's a long journey! Sometimes 2 nights of accommodation is required depending on how far away your venue is, and how much coverage you're having.

Please note USB box designs may change year to year!

Please note USB box designs may change year to year!

I'd love to hear about your wedding plans! Please provide as much information as possible about your big day! If you could confirm how many guests you're having, where you're having both your ceremony & reception, the vibe for your day etc that would be great! 

If you haven't heard back from me within 48 hours, please email me directly at 'gemhicksphotography@gmail.com'.

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