Holding hands at wedding ceremony

Wedding Photography - Style & Approach

Wedding photography and picture taking styles have changed considerably over the last 30 years.

What ever the current trends, my focus has always been to provide couples with a set of images that they will treasure for the rest of their lives.
My lead comes from them and their preferences so traditional, contemporary, classic, candid, informal or reportage styles may all have a place in producing a complete record of their day.

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"A wedding is not a photo session.... "

I try to be as unobtrusive and discreet as possible so not to interrupt the natural flow of events.

There may be a time when formal groups need to be taken (if requested), but this is always done quickly, efficiently and with good humour to form part of the celebrations.

If the couple have arranged to include some traditional elements such as kissing the chimney-sweep, confetti, giving the bride a horse shoe, cutting the cake, toasting, throwing the bouquet, first dance etc, etc, I will ensure these are captured as they happen with a minimum or no orchestration from me unless requested to do so.

Style & approach is not only about pictures, but also how I interact with others.

As the wedding photographer I am there to take pictures, lots of them, capturing not only the main elements but also the little things that make up the fabric of the day. Even so, it's difficult not to get drawn into the buzz of all the preparations and have often been asked to help out with button holes and advise on wedding protocol. On occasions I have found myself raising spirits when things were not going to plan (they rarely do!) but I'm always ready to help out to make the day special and happy for everyone.

Bride getting ready

Taking a beautiful image is not that difficult,
but continually being in the right place at the right time to take them all...is.

I always recommend couples meet their photographer(s) before making a decision to book. They need to be sure he/she understands their requirements and be able to satisfy them in every respect.

I am always glad to meet up with prospective clients as many times as necessary for them to feel happy and confident I can provide them with the service they need.

Once booked, I still recommend at least one other get-together nearer the time to go through the logistics of the day in more detail, to give them and me more confidence that everything is covered.

I find that couples don't really notice me on the wedding day, they have more important things on their mind, and that is just as it should be.

Bride & Groom

More kind words.......

"We just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you did for us before, during and after the wedding. We were so lucky that you gave us your time to do the perfect job which was just right for us. Everyone commented on how professional, friendly and fun you were. We were so pleased with the photographs and have lots of them framed around our home. Many thanks, with love from.....LAURA & BEN"