Each week we chat to a professional wedding photographer find out more about them, this week we chat to Bristol wedding photographer Danny.
How long have you been photographing weddings for and how did you get into it?
Photography has always been something that I’ve loved, both from a creative and technical perspective. I started shooting weddings about 7 years ago and haven’t look back since.
What do you particularly like about photographing weddings?
I’ve always surrounded myself with happy people and wedding photography is perfect for that. Being able to tell the stories of couples in love on their most special day is such an honour and I’m blessed to be able to tell them.
Photographically, I love the challenges that weddings present. You’ve got to be prepared, capable, and able to work fast to create beautiful images in any light in every type of location possible. You’re against tight timescales that you can’t change and you’re working with all types of people. It’s up to me to make gorgeous shots of them and I love the pressure of that – it really drives my personally and creatively.
How would you describe your style and approach?
I’d describe my style as editorial. I’m there to make you look stunning, feel relaxed and have fun. I do that by choosing beautiful locations and using warm, natural lighting.
I’m a hands on photographer and pride myself on going the extra mile too. Whether it’s shifting guests, helping the bride carry her dress or holding umbrellas, I’m there to support you and help you focus on having an incredible day.
What advice would you give to couples looking for a wedding photographer?
My first piece of advice is choose a good one – you’ve already put so much work into creating an amazing day, make sure you have a good photographer to tell your story. When you’re choosing your photographer, choose one who’s style resonates with you, both in their photos and their approach. When you meet them they should feel like a friend. If you feel you can trust them and you’re relaxed in their company, your photos will be amazing too.
What tips would you share with couples to help their day go more smoothly?
I always meet with my couples to talk through their timings which they find really valuable – they’re often so busy booking the individual parts of the day it’s hard to see the big picture! So my advice would be to take a step back and look at how your whole day is going to plan out; it’ll really help you know the timings, where you need to be and be confident that you’ve got all the logistics worked out.
Finally… What’s the best moment you’ve had as a wedding photographer?
That’s a tricky one! My favourite moments are being with couples after their big day to see their reaction to their photos and reliving their incredible day with them. It’s a moment so full and love and emotion and I’m so privileged to be part of it.
You can view more of Danny’s work and get in touch with him about your wedding day via his website here.