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About Helen Russell Photography

It is very important that we get to know each other so I can create a personal story of your wedding, I also like to blend in at your wedding so you feel nice and comfortable in front of the camera.

I would love to hear about you and your wedding, here is a little info about me!

I love my husband, my family, my friends and my career.

My marital name is Helen Little , My friends call me Little Helen Little or Muscle Russell.

I have a gorgeous little baby boy called Henry &  a new addition to The Little Family – Polly Eleanor.

I love spending time exploring the great outdoors or snuggled infront of a log fire with  a nice pale ale.

I love Food. Make-up. Fashion and raiding through antique furniture shops for trinkets for my home.

I am busy renovating a little terraced house in Sunderland.

I love experiencing new things and meeting new people and I am willing to travel to photograph your special day or family event.

Most of all I love people who appreciate creativity and a good photograph.

Running my own business means I can let my imagination and creative flair take over offering clients something special.

I aim to create emotion and narrative in your wedding images.  I  use beautiful natural light to create the mood and energy, so when you look back at your wedding album your feelings and memories will come flooding back.


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 What is your Photography Style?

Natural, Quirky, Elegant, Pretty, Emotional, Beautiful, Stylish, Creative and Unobtrusive

I will capture  every detail  of your wedding taking natural and beautiful photographs, I will then apply  my unique post production , the result is a personal story  you will cherish for the rest of your lives! I enjoy building relationships between myself and the couples and I understand how important my role is on your wedding day, It is a honour for me to capture your special memories!

Where is Helen Russell based?

I am based in North East willing to cover the whole of the UK and the world!
If you need me to travel further I just ask you cover my travel expenses and accommodation. I do have places to stay around the country so this is not always necessary.

How long have you worked as a professional photographer?

I set up my own photography business in 2007 photographing families and children. When planning my own wedding in 2010 I got obsessed by the magical wedding industry, If I wasn’t exhibiting at a wedding fair I was visiting them as a bride. Since 2011 I have photographed over 100 weddings. I am very lucky that I still live in the bubble of planning weddings and documenting the magical day for my couples on camera.

How long do you stay at my wedding?
I will arrive about 1.5 hours before your service until speeches before the  wedding breakfast.

Evening coverage can be added at an extra cost

How many Photographs do you take?
Over 1000 then I save you the hard job of selecting the best ones, I will then apply my pretty postproduction ready for you to view. We will give you a minimum of 400 to choose from for your album.


Tradional Group Shots?

Yes it is important to photograph to document your friends and family at your wedding as this is your history however I do advise keeping them to a minimum to leave room for me to capture creative shots for you.

Do you shoot alone?
Yes you are booking Helen Russell , my vision & my eye. I get in the zone, work very hard and capture everything. Please ask to see a full wedding I have shot and you will see what I mean.
However I do have the option of a second photographer if you really would like one.

Do you offer extra products?
You can also purchase License free disks, frames, parent albums and more luxury products.

I would like an album?
We have a selection of luxury albums to choose from which I can show you when we meet. You can use the online gallery to proof your images and select them for your album. you will view  a PDF of your album before it reaches the printing stage.

I would like to make prints of my wedding images?
No problem I offer license to reproduce with all of my packages

When do I view my images?
Post production and editing takes around 6 weeks after your wedding depending on the time of year.

Can my Friends and Family View my Photographs?
We will provide you with Web gallery to display your photos to
friends and family where they can purchase extra photographs.

I do not live near you how can we chat?
Telephone, Skype, Facetime.

What Equipment do you use?
5D Mark 111 a selection of L series zooms and primes to shoot your wedding in the lowest of light and have every angle covers.

What are you Qualifications, Experience and Awards?
Photography Video and Digital Image BA Hons
Licentiate Qualification with the MPA
Newcomer Portrait Photographer of the Year MPA North East
A Photographer based in the North East with 10 years experience in the industry, who has photographed hundreds of kiddies and over 100 weddings with 60 weddings alone in 2012.
I have been a proprietor a city centre studio for 4 years.

Do you have Insurance?
Of course!!!! Public liability and Indemnity.

What if I become ill and I cant make your wedding?
I really hope this will never happen however I am friends with lot of well established wedding photographers who will gladly come to my rescue.

How do I book you as my Wedding Photographer?
It is only £200 to secure your wedding date, the rest payable one month prior to your wedding. We also fill contracts in for peace of mind for both of us.

I am now limiting  the quantity of weddings I do each month and my diary is filling up fast for 2015 and 2016. It is always advisable to book your photographer soon after booking your venue.

Do you require a meal at the Wedding?
If you hire me for the full day it would be lovely if you could supply me with a meal and COFFEE. I do not need to sit with the guests as I use that time to back up your images and take a break.

What is an prewedding shoot?
A chance for us to get to know each other better, for you to become comfortable in front of the camera, to create some lovely portraits of you both in a location special to you. I also turn the images into a personal guest book for people to sign. These are priced at £150
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