Wedding and family photography
Hello. I am Warren. A professional Wedding and Family Photographer based in Ampthill, Bedfordshire.
I see photographing families as a natural progression from photographing weddings! And I love them both!
I approach photographing them both in the same way – no awkward posing just subtly capturing real moments, life and true emotions.
Both are a huge honour to me. Being asked to photograph one of the most important days in someone’s life and also being welcomed into peoples own personal space, their home.
And because it’s a real honour to me I am mindful of being unobtrusive, sensitive and committed to helping you preserve those precious memories.
When you look at your images, be it your wedding photos or of your family – I want you to remember how you felt in that moment.
Rather than standing around feeling awkward and uncomfortable, posing for photos!
Highlights and a small sample of images from some recent weddings. There’s lots more to see in my Gallery.
Essendon Country Club,
Alwickbury Golf Club,
Flitwick, Central Beds
Tewin Bury Farm,
nr Welwyn Garden City, Herts
I put my clients at the centre of everything I do, it is not about me, its not about cheesy poses or getting you to smile at the camera, its about you and your day and capturing a truly beautiful set of images that reflect the spirit and emotions of the wedding day.
When you look at the photos I want you to remember how it felt on the day – I don’t want you to remember standing for hours for posed shots away from your loved ones.
Of course, I cover formal group photos and bride and groom portraits but its always at the forefront of my mind that time is precious! I want to get you the best images on the day with as little disruption as possible.
Warren Cooper Photography is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
Warren Cooper Photography may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 25.05.2018.
Who I am
Based in Bedfordshire, but covering London, the home counties and beyond I am a freelance Photographer specialising in a natural reportage style approach to weddings, lifestyle portraiture and corporate commissions.
My registered address is:
2 Lea Road
You can contact me by writing to that address or by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your personal data I collect
When you first get in touch with me, it’s usually via the contact form on my website, via email, or mobile phone. I collect your names, wedding date and venue and closer to the wedding date I often collect names of some key people attending your wedding and emergency contact numbers, should I require it on the day (I never do but it’s just a precaution!). All of this is information I need to perform my job. Sometimes I also connect via FaceTime for meetings, in which case we have access to each other via webcam and those particular contact details too.
If I collected your email address from a wedding fayre then I will probably send a couple of emails due to verbal permission being given at the time. If this turns into a booking then your data will be stored as described below. If it doesn’t then the information is deleted soon after.
Collection and storage of your personal data
When you first get in touch with me, it’s usually via the contact form on my website, via email, or mobile phone. As a result I would communicate with you via email and occasionally by mobile phone too. I use Amazing Internet Ltd and currently with EE, both companies are also GDPR compliant.
If you make an initial enquiry with me and don’t go ahead with booking me, I will follow up with one email and then proceed to delete you from my email system so that your data is no longer stored.
Payments to me are 99% of the time via a bank transfer will show in my business bank account in the normal way. On the rare occasion I receive a cheque, this will be deposited in the normal way. I don’t see your payment details, only the amount, names and/or the reference you choose to show.
Use of your data
I will use the above mentioned data to communicate with you about your wedding, sometimes I also like to inform you of any discounts I may have for albums and for other wedding-related communication.
Your data is never shared with anyone else. On the occasion that you have booked a second photographer via myself to attend the wedding. They will receive an itinerary of the day and the emergency contact details incase they need it. This is in paper and email form and will be deleted after the event.
Sometimes I enter wedding photographs into competitions, this is usually without any input being needed from yourself, but if I win it means your photographs will be shared across various online platforms. I will always ask your permission to enter your wedding photographs into competitions and your acceptance of this would indicate you are also happy for it to be shared in this way.
As photography is my work you can expect me to ‘collect’ photographs on your wedding day. These photographs are stored on memory cards during the day and backed up on disk drives thereafter. I typically store your wedding photographs for 1-2 years before removing them.
In order to run my business I share online, predominantly on Facebook, Google +, LinkedIn and on my website. I sometimes use photographs on my business cards, banners and brochures when attending wedding fayres.
I often share weddings I shot many years ago, so if you have had a wedding shot by me in the past and no longer want me to share them for any reason, you can simply get in touch to withdraw your permission.
However, if you want to withdraw your consent to this you can simply do so via email, this email will be stored and adhered to. It is perfectly reasonable to want to keep your wedding photographs private.
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Links to other websites
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Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information for marketing purposes by opting out of such communications.
If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to us or emailing us via the Contact link on our website.
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.
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If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to us or email us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
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