Meet Georgi

Location

As a Stamford wedding photographer I mostly cover weddings in Rutland, Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire but rarely pass up the chance to travel given the opportunity!

  • About Me

    Hi, I’m Georgi and I live in Bourne, a cute little market town near Stamford. I’ve been a full-time wedding photographer for almost six years now and absolutely love my job. I originally started out as a newspaper photographer but soon realised that shooting weddings was just as much fun, and far more emotionally rewarding. In my spare time I love being out and about in nature, so tend to find myself drawn towards DIY, rustic-style weddings in particular. Most people aren’t sure how to pronounce my surname so I’ll share that now…. it’s definitely ‘maybe’!

    My Kinda Couple

    I love working with couples who want their wedding to be fun, relaxed and embrace all the little quirks that make them unique.  If that sounds like you we’d probably be a good match and I’d love to chat to you about your wedding photography!

  • Photography Style

    To put it simply, my style is all about creating fresh and natural images that capture the action and atmosphere of your wedding day. Most of your photos will be totally natural and half the time you won’t know I’m there. I usually take a few groups photos but just let me know if you want to skip on these altogether. I believe a great photo is made by mixing good light with genuine moments and don’t believe in faffing, filters and endless posing. I want to give you a set of photographs which help you re-live your memories for years to come and reflect you both as a couple.

    Camera Shy?

    Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who hasn’t said they’re nervous about having their picture taken. It’s totally normal to feel that way and please don’t worry – I’m pretty sure you’ll be absolutely fine with it as we start taking pictures.

Common Questions

Do we get digital copies of our photos?

Yes, every wedding collection comes with a USB containing all your fully-edited images as high resolution JPEG files. You'll also receive a lovely online gallery to share with your guests and order prints if you like as well.

Can we share our photos online?

Absolutely, please go ahead and share your pictures however you like as long as it's for non-commercial use. If any of your other suppliers would like access to the photos and you're OK with that too, please ask them to contact me so I can help them out.

Can we make our own prints and books?

Yes indeed, though I do recommend using a professional photo lab or your online gallery print facility to ensure they are the very best quality. This way I can personally check all orders and offer technical assistance if required.

How many pictures will we receive?

Depending on your coverage you'll receive anything between 300-500 individually edited photographs. Exact numbers depend on a whole host of factors including the timings of your day, how many guests you're having and whether you choose to book a Second Shooter. There's no limit on the number of pictures I take or edit, if an image is good it'll be included.

How does the editing process work?

I edit a wedding in several phases. The first is where I go through all the photos taken and discard the ones which didn't come for one reason or another, a.k.a. the 'bloopers'. After this I go through and pick out the best shots, so usually that's comparing two or three very similar images and getting rid of near-duplicates. After that I zing up the colours and polish them up a bit more before uploading them to your web gallery.

When will we see our photos?

You will normally be able to view your photographs for the first time within five weeks of your wedding day. In busy times (June-September) this may increase to six weeks depending on workload.

Can we pick the pictures for our wedding album?

Yes. If you'd like a wedding album I'll ask you to pick around 100-120 of your favourite photographs using your online gallery before I set to work on the design. If you struggle for time to do this I'm more than happy to pick an initial selection for you with the option to adjust things once you’ve seen the first design.

When will we receive our wedding album?

Depending on the time of year, your album will take between two/three weeks to design before you approve the layout. As soon as you are happy with the design, the books will be ordered and normally take a further four weeks to be bound, printed, checked and delivered. Turnaround time may be longer over the holiday periods or if you pick your photos later than two weeks after the initial request.

We want to get as many pictures as possible from our wedding. Can we get two photographers?

Yes, I'm very lucky to work regularly with other wedding photographers around the country and have a wide network of second shooters who would love to help capture your day. Please get in touch for more details.

Are you covered by professional insurance?

Yes, I'm fully insured with £5 million Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance as required by most venues.

What happens if it rains?

I'll always work my socks off to get you the very best pictures whatever the weather and am more than happy to go out in the rain to take pictures if you are. If you don't fancy going outside we'll find a covered area or space with nice light inside your venue instead.

Are there any extra costs?

Only if you ask for extra coverage, extra products or a Second Shooter. Travel expenses are included for weddings within a 60 mile radius of Bourne, Lincolnshire. If your wedding is outside this area we'll discuss extra mileage during your initial booking consultation. I am not registered for VAT so this does not apply to any costs.

Kind Words

Review: Catrin & Chris

Review: Catrin & Chris

Published December 15th, 2016

Georgi is a true artist; a wonderful photographer who made me and my husband feel totally at ease in front of the camera, and really captured the feel of our wedding day in our pictures. Georgi’s photography is full of joy, light and – most importantly for us when we were selecting a photographer – Read More

Review: Carly & Daniel

Review: Carly & Daniel

Published November 18th, 2016

Georgi is absolutely amazing! She photographed our wedding at the beginning of September and ever since she sent through the photos I cannot stop looking at them, and every time they make me so emotional! They are spectacular – she has captured every special moment and in such a natural way. Everyone who has seen Read More

Review: Naomi & Matt

Review: Naomi & Matt

Published October 15th, 2016

Dear Georgi, we just wanted to say such a huge thank you for photographing our wedding so beautifully, and for being such a pleasure to have there on the day. We had such a wonderful, perfect day! Couldn’t have asked for more. You have been absolutely wonderful – thank you! All the best, Naomi & Read More

Review: Vicki and Ed

Review: Vicki and Ed

Published October 30th, 2015

Dear Georgi, we wanted to thank you so much for our wedding photographs and album. They are simply amazing and more than we could ever have dreamed of. They capture the atmosphere of the day perfectly and are so natural – just what we wanted. The album is a work of art and made the Read More

Review: Becca & Jonathan

Review: Becca & Jonathan

Published October 3rd, 2015

  The photos are just fantastic! We are so pleased with them. Thank you so much Georgi, these photos were just what we had hoped for. I hope you had a good time and have enough for a good blog! I just keep looking and looking at them, I can’t help it! Read More

Review: Anna & Steve

Review: Anna & Steve

Published September 16th, 2015

  What can I say… other than that we are so absolutely thrilled with our beautiful wedding photos! Thank you both so much. Love Anna & Steve x Read More

Best of the Blog

About the Blog

While a portfolio is a great way to look at a photographer’s favourite images, I think you can tell a lot more about a photographer’s overall style by checking out their blog. Here are a selection of some of my favourite blog posts from over the years.

Real Weddings

I like to post a good selection of images from as many weddings as I can to show how my photography style works throughout the day. When you’re choosing a wedding photographer it’s good to see examples of a full wedding day start to finish, so everything from getting ready and ceremony to the reception, speeches and evening party.

Published Features

Check out some of the wedding magazines and blogs my fab couples have been featured in. It’s always really exciting to see a weddings in print or on a wedding blog to give newly engaged couples inspiration for their own day in the making.

Reviews

There’s nothing I love more than receiving notes and thank you cards from couples’ whose weddings I’ve photographed. It’s like a little souvenir of the day for me and makes my job feel extra fulfilling.

The Wedding Industry Awards 2018 : East Midlands Best Wedding Photographer

The Wedding Industry Awards 2018 : East Midlands Best Wedding Photographer

Published November 27th, 2017

So last Tuesday was just a typical weekday in my office. Answering emails, editing and planning next year’s shoots. I was actually just clocking off for the evening when a quick glance at my messages stopped me in my tracks – I’d just been Highly Commended for the East Midland’s Best Wedding Photographer in the Wedding Industry Awards. Read More

Vintage Inspired Wedding at Shustoke Farm Barns

Vintage Inspired Wedding at Shustoke Farm Barns

Published September 18th, 2017

Gemma and John’s vintage-inspired wedding at Shustoke Farm Barns was probably one of the cutest and most perfectly-styled weddings I’ve ever photographed. What a fab start to 2017! I was so excited when I got Gemma and John’s first email way back in 2015. Gemma is an old school friend who I’d not seen in Read More

Rutland Wedding Photography: Kelly & Chris

Rutland Wedding Photography: Kelly & Chris

Published January 21st, 2017

I’d been looking forward to Kelly and Chris’ Rutland wedding since I got their very first email way back in July 2015. It’s always exciting when you receive a wedding enquiry with lots of detail and after reading their first message I was sold! Kelly and Chris’ wedding took place at Normanton Church and Broccoli Read More

Quirky & Creative Wedding at Barcombe Village Hall

Quirky & Creative Wedding at Barcombe Village Hall

Published January 12th, 2017

If there’s one way to grab a wedding photographer’s attention it’s to write an enquiry which shows lots of personality. And that’s exactly the kind of email I got from Catrin and Chris when they got in touch about their wedding photography at Barcombe Village Hall. They were hoping for a laid-back day with “feasting, Read More

Pretty Summer’s Wedding at Caswell House: Lucy & Matt

Pretty Summer’s Wedding at Caswell House: Lucy & Matt

Published January 6th, 2017

Sometimes as a wedding photographer you come across a venue you instantly fall in love with.  For me that venue is Caswell House in Oxfordshire. I’ve photographed three weddings at this gorgeous barn venue now and would love to go back again soon. With its beautiful Cotswold stone and pretty gardens there are tonnes of Read More

Barnsdale Gardens Wedding Photography: Gemma & Tom

Barnsdale Gardens Wedding Photography: Gemma & Tom

Published January 4th, 2017

Gemma and Tom’s gorgeous summer wedding took place at two of my favourite wedding venues in Rutland – Normanton Church and Barnsdale Gardens. Now it’s fair to say colourful and creative weddings always get me extra excited, but add in two stunning locations like this and I’m in photography heaven! When Gemma and Tom got in Read More