Paul J. Hughes Weddings

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Our packages are listed below. We offer beautiful hard cover magazine style coffee table wedding albums and heirloom specialty prints on canvas. A proof album is included with all packages.

What is "photojournalist" style as opposed to "traditional"?

PHOTOJOURNALISM is a news style of photography. It is produced in the way a journalist would write a story, capturing what a news photographer sees as the action unfolds...the little nuances of the day such as the four year old flower girl looking in a hand held mirror, the father of the bride getting his tie straight -- all the details as they happen.

TRADITIONAL style photography provides what every parent wants: group shots of family, poses of the bride in front of the alter, capturing the full length of the wedding gown. This style allows the photographer and the bride to work together to produce stunning poses and artistic creations.

What should I expect from a full coverage wedding?

Capturing the bride and bridesmaids preparing for the ceremony. Photographing the groom and his best man and other members of the party at the location where they are assembled.

Ceremony shots -- provided the church allows flash (some don't). We also use non-flash photography with additional cameras when the church does not allow flash. These shots will be planned with you prior to your wedding day. Of course, the traditional down-the-aisle/post ceremony shots and any requested additional shots will be covered.

Group/family shots -- all the groupings you'd like to have photographed. This of course is a concern by the couple due to time constraints. We often will shoot many of the group shots prior to the ceremony. This gives you more time to shoot group shots after the ceremony and quickly move to the reception.

Your guests understand your need for group shots. A break from seeing the couple gives the guests some time to relax and await your arrival. We work to expedite all of the group shots needed before moving to the reception.

Reception - random candid shots of guests, cake cutting, flower and garter toss and if planned, your exit with bubbles, rice, etc. If there is a dance floor, we use a unique style of photography unseen elsewhere. Ask for details.

CALL 615-554-7285 to reserve your date or ask any additional questions.               

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Here are some additional Frequently Asked Questions:

Is there a deposit to hire you?

Yes. A deposit of one third of the package price is required to reserve the day.

Do you accept credit cards?

Yes. Use any method of payment you wish.

What if your equipment malfunctions?

With many years of experience, we use the top of the line quality cameras, lenses and flash components from Canon, Mamiya and others. There are always additional back-up cameras in our vast collection.

Can we order prints for relatives far away:

Yes, we use one of the nation's largest labs for online print ordering. 

Other questions?

There's no cookie-cutter method of making your special day work perfectly. Lots of planning is involved. We know that since Paul produced a successful bridal show for over ten years. Call today. We'll be glad to meet with you and discuss your upcoming wedding. 615-554-PAUL (7285).


1. Four hours of photography, covering the ceremony, group shots at the alter and the reception.

2. Six hours of photography beginning with pre-ceremony dressing and preparations, the ceremony, group shots, photojournalist style photography of guests and incidentals including close-ups of flowers(one of our specialties)and the reception.

3. The best value -- Full day coverage beginning with the men dressing followed by coverage of the bride and her attendants prior to the ceremony. We cover all aspects of the day.

4. Full day coverage as above plus coverage of the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner and free engagement session. You choose all the details through our extensive ala' carte system with detailed planning with you and/or your wedding consultant/planner. Tell us what you'd like to accomplish. You'll be rewarded with memories that will rival any celebrity wedding (we've shot those too)! Ask for details and samples.

Engagement Portraits:

A very cost effective way to capture both of you is during my two-hour session. This session is discounted when purchased with wedding packages.

For help in deciding what pictures you want taken:
You'll find a link to a great shot list on this web site's page -- click on our Wedding Photo List. Print this list and check the shots you'd like...and we will do our best to accommodate you.

We hope the information provided here will assist you in your selection. We produced a bridal show for over ten years, so feel free to contact us with any wedding questions.


Paul J. Hughes Photography/Hughes Creative Media
615-554-7285 cell (call anytime)
615-777-2284 fax
615-390-8928 office

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