Jiri Kolar, owen of Kalidron.Photography.
Hey there, I'm Jiri.
I'm a wedding photographer based in Bristol and Somerset, and provide stunning wedding photography across all of England, Wales and further afield for destination weddings. I am a photographer who loves people and has a passion for capturing the little moments that make up your day - the emotions, the details, and all of you.
Bristol wedding photographer Jiri Kolar -Kalidron.Photography
If you're looking for a photographer who is reliable and professional, yet laid-back and able to easily put people at their ease, then look no further.
I want your wedding day to be a beautiful, fun and relaxed occasion. I will capture those moments that really make it special for the two of you and for those who have travelled to be there with you on this very special day. When you choose Kalidron Photography, your booking will be in experienced hands. I am relaxed but professional and always calm under pressure; whatever the day throws at me, I have the composure to capture those extraordinary moments at the split-second they happen.
I'm looking forward to your message or call so we can plan our first meeting, and I'm looking forward even more to adding you to the list of people that it is a genuine pleasure to work for.
I take pride in my photography and am passionate about capturing the best moments at your wedding. When you hire me, my photography will be discreet but still powerful, so that your friends and family can enjoy their day as much as they want to while also ensuring that particular moments are captured. You'll get images of your day that capture the natural love and spirit you've worked so hard to create.
I want the photos I take to exceed your expectations, I am really pleased to say that has been the case with my past clients and the images I have delivered to them; have a read of my reviews.
What motivates me
I have always loved photography, but in 2014 I decided to take it seriously and get some formal training. The first step was getting my diploma in Photography, which opened up so many opportunities for me. In addition to learning the technical skills of lighting and composition, I also discovered my passion for weddings and portrait photography.
Photography is not just about taking photos; it's about getting to know the people and learning who they are before the big day comes so I can photograph their individual story. My clients feel comfortable in front of my camera and let me capture moments that they may otherwise miss out on or forget.
More than weddings
If you like the look of my wedding photography, then you may also be interested to know that I can take photographs for other types of occasions, events and celebrations as well. In addition, if you need quality Lifestyle Family pictures, Portraits for your social media, then I also undertake a Family & Portrait Photography.
What to expect from me as your wedding photographer
As an experienced and professional wedding photographer, I want to ensure that you feel completely relaxed and happy throughout the process of booking me as your photographer. With this in mind, I designed a brief that is tailored for each couple and allows for more creative freedom. This will allow me to create stunning images that tell your story and make you look amazing on the big day!
I will respond within 48 hours of receiving your enquiry to let you know whether I am available for your date or not. If so, I will send you my pricing details as well as a link to a full wedding gallery to give you an idea of what your wedding could look like from the start to the end of your day. If not, then I will share a list of recommended photographers whose work I admire and know with you so that you can find the perfect fit for your big day.
An informal chat
I usually suggest meeting somewhere if we are local to each other, but a chat via WhatsApp or FB messenger works just as well and gives you and your partner an opportunity to ask me lots of questions. I want to also hear all about what you have planned for your day and what you are looking for in terms of photography for your wedding.
Booking you in
Now that we've discussed your wedding date and price, all you need to do is confirm when you are ready to proceed. I will send you a booking confirmation email along with terms and conditions electronically plus an invoice for your £100-£200 booking fee. Once you've signed the Online Contract electronically and paid the invoice, I am all booked and confirmed for your wedding day.
From booking to the wedding
Feel free to get in touch with me at any time if you have any questions. We will also start thinking about scheduling your engagement shoot if you've booked one and want to use those photographs for your save-the-date cards or personalized guest signing book. An engagement shoot is a great way to get you feeling more comfortable with being photographed as it will be in a relaxed environment with no pressure. An added bonus is we get to know each other better and I can learn more about what is important to you about each other and your wedding.
One month before your wedding
I will send you a final invoice and my planning questionnaire. The questionnaire helps me plan your day, and it also lets me know how much time we can spend together during the day. If you could send this through at least a month before your wedding, we can schedule a call to go over some of the details.
One-two week before the wedding
I will be in touch with you to see if there have been any changes to your timings and plans for the day.
On the day
You won't need to worry about me sneaking around behind your back because you will never know I am there. Since one of the most important parts of having a wedding day is letting yourself be free and having fun, I will capture all the beautiful moments as they happen: from getting ready with your bridesmaids and friends to walking down the aisle or enjoying dinner out at a beautiful local restaurant. Through candid photos, you can see exactly what it feels like to be in love and get married (without all the stress!).
In the week after the wedding
I will post a few pictures of your wedding on my Instagram, Facebook, and website within 48 hours of your big day. You can also choose to share them with friends and family if you like, or just keep them to yourselves. Or both! I really enjoy creating unique images that truly capture the essence of your wedding day.
10 days after the wedding
I will deliver an Online Album to you. It is always protected by a password and is very easy to share with others. I do love my Online Albums, they always come with romantic music and a slideshow too. Please remember! They are always automatically deleted after 6 months of your Big Day.
3-4 weeks after the wedding
Thank you for joining me on this adventure. Depending on the products you order, everything will be delivered (a wooden box with USB, prints) to you for use as a wedding shower or decoration. I will send a follow-up email requesting feedback and a testimonial/review. If you could provide one, it will help me to continue improving the service I offer couples in need of fresh flowers and greenery throughout the year!
Is that the end?
I hope not! It will be the end of our wedding photography journey together, but not the end of our friendship or photography journey. I've photographed the newborn photographs, birthdays, and friends' weddings of a number of my clients and hope to be able to do the same for you.
I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.