How to be a Eco Friendly Wedding Photographer
by Creative Cotswolds Wedding Photographer Amber Marie Photography
Ever since I first started photographing weddings. I knew very much that I wanted my work to reflect the way I try to live my life. And that was to be as much of a eco friendly wedding photographer as possible.
Plastic Free Packaging
This one is really easy to implement and you can start pretty much straight away. Bubble wrap and plastic cello tape have become common place. But when you realise they’re going to be around for hundreds of years, and possibly end up in our oceans. It really isn’t good enough. Switching to wood wool and paper tapes eliminates single use plastic from your packaging entirely. And looks so much nicer!
Switch to a green energy supplier
Our green energy supplier uses 100% renewable energy to supply our electricity to power our home and office.
Use Rechargeable batteries
Where possible, use rechargeable batteries and charge them up at home using your green energy, boom!
Carbon Cut down Challenge
Being a Cotswolds Wedding Photographer means there is a wealth of beautiful venues on my doorstep. But I still love to travel throughout the UK for wedding days. Especially back home in Yorkshire. Travel is one of the trickiest and mostly carbon costly aspects of my business. I would love to have an electric vehicle one day, but in the meantime I’ve challenged myself to cut down on my carbon emissions by:
- Using public transport and walking where possible (hello London weddings!)
- Donate to woodland charities to plant and protect the UK’s tree population. To offset my travel miles.
- Use courier’s that offer carbon neutral shipping.
Offer Digital Only Packages
This is perhaps the simplest and most effective of all. Offering digital only packages, like our Eco Warrior package, has the smallest carbon footprint possible. There are no physical prints with this option, photographs are supplied on a beautiful and private password protected gallery. From there our couples can download and share their photos with guest and family. With the option to order some of our eco friendly prints and albums too.
Eco Friendly wedding albums
Last but not least, eco friendly wedding albums. Not only is offering eco prints a great switch to make. But using an album supplier with an amazing environmental ethos is a wonderful way to be kinder to the world. The albums we provide for our couples are hand made in Yorkshire. In offices that are powered by renewable energy. And using the absolute best in sustainable materials and processes. Including vegan leather covers!
Looking for a Eco Friendly Wedding Photographer?
If you’re planning an eco friendly wedding and are looking for a creative photographer to capture your day. I would love to hear from you. Get in touch to have a chat about your plans and find out if your date is available.