BEAUTIFUL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
Genuine & Emotive Documentary Wedding Photography
As the wedding photographer for your special day, my goal is simple – to tell the story of your beautiful wedding day as it happens so you can re-live those fabulous memories over and over again.
I capture incredible moments that are natural, fun, emotional and perhaps even tearful (but only the good ones). Oh, and those crazy dance floor moves as the party rocks the night away!
What I can promise to never do, is to dig up some awkward cheesy poses that I’ve used at every other wedding, fake a cake-cut when you’re going to do the real thing, or get in the way of your day to stage “moments”. It’s genuine, unposed documentary photography.
Preparations & Moments
Every wedding day begins with those fabulous preparations!
Whether getting ready surrounded by your awesome bride-tribe with your closest family, friends & bridesmaids to kick-start the celebrations or jumping in a hot-tub with your trusted groomsmen – preparations are always one of my favourite parts of the day to photograph!
They’re a time for special moments, beautiful memories and flying champagne corks.
From heartfelt gifts and cards from the person you’re about to marry, to crazy rooms full of family, no two are the same.
I’ll be there for the emotions, laughs, craziness and occasional tears – never getting in the way and shooting unobtrusively to capture these most vital bits of your day.
Relish the calm & embrace the excitement; I’ll capture it all to look back on once you’ve said I Do!
Wedding days are jam-packed with moments – soooo many amazing things happen during a wedding and there’s nothing I love more than being able to capture them all.
From traditional churches to stately homes & country estates; gorgeous gardens, beaches or woodland to beautiful barns and stunning castles – there are so many unique and inspiring places to say “I Do”.
As your photographer I’ll be there for every moment. Whether you arrive down a majestic staircase or through the woods with your wellies firmly in place, I’ll be right there with you.
Shooting silently & respectfully, I’ll capture the look of wonder when your partner sees you for the first time along with the reactions of family and friends gathered to witness this special moment. Most importantly of all, I’ll capture both of you as you say “I Do” and take those very first steps on the journey of married life together.
… Also known as “Portraits”, “The Couple’s Shoot”, “Formals” – or as I prefer to call them, time for you two to be YOU!
Once the formal bits are over, it’s time to celebrate!
Along the way somewhere we’ll find some time to nail those once in a lifetime, absolutely stunning images of you both & worthy of pride of place in your home! We’ll go for a walk – tracking down the light, and find somewhere fabulous!
Clients often tell me they don’t want a wedding like their cousin, who was dragged away for hours by their photographer while their guests were left wondering what to do. I can absolutely promise not to do that.
Fifteen to twenty minutes of your time is all it takes to get those jaw-droppingly fabulous shots of you.
I won’t pose you, or tell you what to do (other than go over there and have a cuddle – I mean, you just got married so that really should be ok… right?!).
It’s also a really precious time for the two of you, to simply take a few minutes out and appreciate the importance of the last few hours.
You’re finally married, together with your soul mate – starting out on the next exciting chapter in your lives.
Take the time, have a cuddle and a giggle, really look at each other and then you will head to your reception; full of love for each other and the special people present to celebrate your day with you.
Your Wedding Reception
This is where the fun really happens!
Whether you’re throwing a beautiful intimate wedding celebration for your closest family & friends or hosting a jam-packed party with the works from crazy outdoor games to bouncy castles, afternoon tea and garden parties – wedding receptions are fabulously varied and unique. But when it comes down to it, they’re all wonderfully amazing!
I’m always watching for action and anticipating moments. I’ll capture the raised glasses, sneaky tears and raw emotion. I’ll get the reactions to speeches along with plenty of laughter, joy, funky moments and fun all around.
The thing is, each and every single wedding is perfectly unique. Your wedding isn’t the same as anyone else’s – and capturing all that beautiful unique awesomeness is exactly what I set out to do!
Sunsets, Golden Hours & Beautiful Light
Ahhhh, how I wish I could guarantee a beautiful sunset or golden light at every wedding!
There’s something so incredibly romantic about heading off into the sun with your brand-new husband or wife for a few extra-special photos while the light is at its absolute best.
When the weather is on our side, the light in that hour leading up to sunset is simply magical. The sun’s a little lower, the light beautiful soft and the magic flows free!
Pop you two special people in the middle and amazing things happen!
We’ll go for a stroll around your wedding venue and hunt down the light. Put simply, you two then get to spend some more fabulous time together while I’ll snap away.
I’ve long-since realised that telling you what to do doesn’t result in beautifully relaxed photos, so we won’t do that…
Magic happens when you’re having fun!
I’m often asked how long these things take – and the answer’s simple. We need 15-20 minutes ideally but can spend as long as you wish!
Creatively-lit photography after dark is something I absolutely love to do! When the sun has gone down (or if we’re doing a fabulous wintery wedding when this can all start a little earlier in the day) it’s time to get the lights out and have some fun.
As much as I adore shooting in beautiful sunshine or making the most of an incredible sunset, there’s something a little extra-special about creating magical photos to treasure forever.
Also…. if the weather’s missed the memo that it’s your awesome wedding day, then it really is ok. I’m often asked what happens if it rains and the answer is that we go ROCK it right out of the park! Rain during your wedding day is something we’ll work around (as weddings don’t stop just because it’s raining), but if it’s rained all day then it’s also a great excuse to be brave and head back outside in the dark!
Before the unmentionable thing that is Coronavirus moved wildly into view, party time is normally how we wrap up the perfect wedding day!
Now, something I’ve never really understood is the concept of your wedding photographer clocking off as you reach the first dance or just afterwards. First dances are lovely things, especially if they’re choreographed or contain surprises for your partner or guests. But after the first dance, when the band or DJ find their groove and your guests all let their hair down – well, that’s when the party really gets going!
I’ll probably be in the middle somewhere! Capturing all those incredible memories from crazy dance floor moves right through to sleepy kids (and sometimes sleepy guests too) as the night draws to a close.
If you love what I do, I’d absolutely love to hear all about your plans for your fabulous wedding day!
I have always preferred to try and keep things as simple as I can, so rather than hiding away all the details everything you need to know is right here on the website. Head over to Pricing & Booking to read more, or just pop me a message with a few details about the day to check my diary or arrange time for a chat.
It’s never too early to get in touch. Peak season weekend dates routinely book 18 months to two years in advance, and it’s no unheard of to be starting to chat before you’ve confirmed your venue.
Always happy to help with planning the day whenever we can too!