photos of how it felt,
not just how it looked
Lots of photographers work in different ways, and it’s important to make sure we're on the same wavelength in terms of what to expect from your photographer and your photos, so here’s a bit more on how I work.
Creative, reportage, documentary, editorial, fine art - there are a number of different names for my style of photography, but I like to think my photography is a mix of all these. I have a non-traditional, alternative & relaxed take on wedding photography. I spend the day trying to be present, observant and capturing genuine, real moments without barking orders or dictating how the day goes.
My aim is to capture all the moments of your day - the big, the small, the laughs, the tears, the dodgy dancing and everything in between. Put simply, I’ll have done my job right when someone who wasn’t there on the day feels like they were just by looking at the photos!
HOW I WORK
you call the shots
I won’t dictate or direct you on the day – I believe the best photos come from natural, un-staged moments, so I capture the action as it happens rather than intervening or asking you to stop and do something again. The same goes for your wedding dress, rings and any other important details – I won’t take your dress and hang it on the side of a building or in a tree! Everything is documented as I see it.
I'm your plus one
You’ll often find me laughing with your guests and getting involved in a fun conversation rather than trying to sneak candid shots from behind the bushes. I find this puts guests at ease and they relax around me because they see me as a person rather than just a camera! The best compliments I get at weddings are when people think I’m a guest with a camera rather than an official ‘supplier’. This means I’m doing my job right!
no cheesey posing
The only time I will direct you or your guests is during any group photos and of course the portraits. I know ‘portraits’ may sound daunting, but I promise you it’ll be quick, relaxed and fun with no horribly awkward posing! I promise to only ever steal you away from your guests for a maximum of 20 minutes or so, rather than traipsing around to different locations and making you pose in a hundred different ways. You planned a wedding, not a photoshoot after all and there’s champagne to be drunk!
The big & the little things
I'll take photos of all the big things and moments - the dress, the rings, the first kiss, the confetti toss, the cake cutting etc. But I'll also take photos of the little things that make your wedding unique - Dad's dodgy dance moves, you Nan doing shots at the bar with the groomsmen & the roars of laughter during the speeches.
Get in Touch
Secure the Date
Before your day!
If and when you're happy to go ahead, I'll send you a booking link to fill in a few basic details, sign my contract and pay a £400 booking fee.It's all online and super secure and when that's all done - you're booked!
Browse my website and have a read about me and my photography style. If you think we might be a good fit, fill out my contact form or send me an email directly on firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll make sure I'm available for your date! I look forward to hearing your plans!
If possible, I'll try and arrange to meet you both for a coffee/drink before the wedding day, or if you're having a pre-wedding shoot we'll get that booked in. Then I'll be in touch about 8 weeks before the day to check in & fill in a pre-wedding questionnaire to confirm timings etc.
If this all sounds up your street, then click below to send me an email and tell me all about your plans for your big day. Make sure to include your date so I can make sure I'm available!
WILL YOU TRAVEL TO PHOTOGRAPH MY DESTINATION WEDDING?
ARE YOU INSURED?
YES! I love to travel, anywhere and everywhere, so please tell me all about your plans. I have photographed weddings in France & Greece so far and would love to continue my international wedding photography journey. In terms of costs, I only ask for economy flights and 2 nights accommodation.
I am insured with Public Liability & Professional Indemnity insurance, along with all of my equipment. If your venue need proof of this just let me know and I can send the relevant documents to them. If your wedding photographer isn't insured - run!
WHEN WILL I GET MY PHOTOS AFTER THE WEDDING DAY?
WHAT IF YOU'RE ILL ON THE DAY?
Touch wood, this hasn't happened to me so far but there's always a chance that somehow I may not be able to be at your wedding. In which case, I have a large network of emergency photographers who are very talented to fill in at the last minute if ever needed.
I will always send you a few highlights the day after your wedding so you have something to enjoy and share. I usually aim to have your photos with you within 4 weeks, but in busy wedding season (Spring/Summer) this may take up to 6 weeks.