“.. Wow! I wish you guys had done my wedding!”
~ Maid of honour, Murphys wedding
Classic photos, just what we wanted.
“Thanks to Aaron & Abi for the outstanding photos from our wedding day! Brief called for clean, sharp, classic photos that captured the essence and emotions of the day… and that’s exactly what we got. … we’ll treasure them forever.”Joseph & Claire Weekes
The photos are just beautiful and I am so so happy that we made that last minute decision, you literally captured every beautiful moment on the most special day of our life! I cant personally begin to thank you enough for creating these most memorable pictures.
The quality, the shots and the level of commitment that you have shown in ensuring we can look back for the rest of our lives and remember – even those that I couldn’t remember – until I was reminded from these most amazing photos you took of all those so dear to us. We can re-visit that wonderful day each time we look at your wonderful work. Thank you!The Murphys
The main man. Aaron is our head photographer and designer.
The all round nerd, he has been designing since he was 16, starting Blue Eye in his parent’s basement: knowing he wanted to “make pictures using a computer” from the age of 12.
His creative flair has allowed Blue Eye enter the realm of weddings.
Our brilliant second shooter.
Abi has a natural eye for photography.
Hiding in the background, she captures the little smiles and tears. Abi is a real asset to the company.
Our general secretary, marketing and social media person.
You may not hear much from her personally, but she’s probably the reason why you heard about us.
Our Background (short version)
We are a family-run business based in Hackney, East London. We have been producing design work for over 20 years. Around 10 years ago this naturally spilled over into photography as another creative outlet.
Photography has offered a wonderful avenue for artistic expression and creativity and the obvious development was to work on events and portraits.
5 years ago a friend asked us to shoot their wedding. It went so well, and the results were so good, that ever since we have been able to offer it as a service we are pleased to offer.
We like to keep things relaxed and laugh through the day, while keeping things organised. With a second photographer, we are able to capture the special moments between family & friends, while our main photographer is able to focus on the happy couple. We have found many of the loveliest images are away from centre-stage, when except for our photographers, nobody is looking. We love, love, love those moments.
Because of our history in graphic design, and the experience that comes with is, we’re usual photographers with unique packages: fantastic photography & bespoke stationary, at an affordable price.
We have found that the special relationship that the couple have with the designer or photographer is especially helpful when both roles are covered together.
Because we design all forms of wedding stationery, from invitations to table decorations in addition to wedding photography services, we are able to provide a unified feel throughout – which can be really important to the couple.
“Tailored plans and packages help your preparation and day go as smoothly as possible with a beautiful photographic record to keep forever.”
- Group shots
- 26 page lay-flat book
- Up to 100 pictures delivered on disk
- 1 photo printed of own choice– Framed
- Initial consultation
- Invites and RSVPs
- Order of service
BONUS: a voucher for a family portrait session
Gold Package £2,795
ALL FEATURES OF STANDARD PACKAGE, PLUS:
- Reception (two hours)
- Up to 42 page lay-flat book
- Up to 200 pictures delivered on disk
- 2 photos printed of own choice – Framed
- Custom logo design
- +2 out of list below
ALL FEATURES OF STANDARD & GOLD PACKAGES, PLUS:
- Preparation shots (bride/groom)
- Reception (Until 10 PM)
- Options:Dress reveal (Additional cost)
- Up to 60 page lay-flat book
- 4 photos printed of own choice – Framed
- +2 out of list below
We are based in Hackney London. We cover London, Essex and parts of Kent.
We are happy to travel, please bare in mind this will incur travel costs depending on the location.
We aim to meet the couple at least twice before the big day.
Firstly, to see if we all “fit” together and to discuss what the couple requires, confirm dates and go through packages. Trying to fit wedding planning around a work-life can be difficult so we offer evening consultations when possible.
After meeting we send a quote and request a 10% deposit. Nearer the wedding we have another consultation, and go through the order of the day etc. We don’t want to miss anyone important on the day, so we confirm who is who, grannies, aunts, uni-friends etc – everyone crucial to the photos. Having a spotter who can tell us on the day is very useful.
Then it’s the big day!! ( Wahoo! Congratulations to you both!)
We aim to get your photos back to you in a 3-4 week turn around, depending on the length of day and quantity of photos.
We take photos…. lots of photos.
Because we like to have 2 photographers, one will focus daily on the action with the happy couple, and our second shooter takes roaming shots on everyone else.
We take the traditional photos after the ceremony, and we aim to make these relaxed and enjoyable. This is one of the advantages of being organised.
If you don’t need these photos? No worries. We can skip them.
Throughout the day we also take documentary style photos of the guests and happy couple.
Depending on what package you have chosen we tend to stay until the first dance.
Our style is a combination of relaxed, documentary, situational and organised. We like a relaxed smile, a look over the shoulder outside the frame, the moments that are so fleeting, but superb when caught on camera.
We generally avoid over editing, and super-smoothing, because in those moments, everyone has a beautiful face.
Our fees depend on what package you take. We are unique in that we can over photography & bespoke stationary combined packages. Prices start from £500. Please see our prices section for more details.
Our customers have different needs – it’s completely up to you.
Those that choose a combined package often find it easier. They can avoid the hunt for different suppliers, and have the bespoke stationery they really want.
Firstly it’s easier – you don’t have to hunt different suppliers. No more trailing the internet.
Secondly, we can make sure your wedding’s style is more streamlined. For example, because we would have the artwork for your stationary, the style can be added to your wedding book.
Thirdly, it can be more cost effective – always nice :)
If we will be there more than 5 hours, then yes, please.
Unless you’ve picked our cheapest package, which doesn’t include any editing, then all the photos you receive are curated and edited.
As mentioned above we avoid over editing – super smoothing. We think everyone has a beautiful face, and we try to capture it on camera.
Almost anything you’d like.
Because we are a design company as well, we work with different printers regularly on our non-wedding work.
Most of our couples go for the traditional book albums of varying sizes – we can show examples and offer comparisons. Many of our clients also prefer to have a special book for parents which is different to their own, we are happy to offer that service.
Our packages often include a printed and framed picture too.