In our interview series each week we chat to the people behind the camera on your special day, and today we talk to Nottinghamshire based wedding photographer Ed Godden Photography.
How long have you been photographing weddings for and how did you get into it?
I photographed my first wedding when I was 18. I’m now 35… so a long time!
What do you particularly like about photographing weddings?
Capturing the happiness between not only two people very-much in love, but also all the guests too. And creating a truthful storybook of the day.
How would you describe your style and approach?
I was a press photographer for 12 years, and this is evident in my style. I shoot weddings in a reportage and candid way. Making sure that i’m not obtrusive, yet always capturing those decisive moments.
What advice would you give to couples looking for a wedding photographer?
Go with you gut instinct! The photos from your wedding are there forever… make sure you book a photographer that you both love the work of, and that you also get on well with. Make sure you meet up with them before the big day. I always like to meet my couples at least once before their wedding day. And I also find shooting a pre-wedding shoot with them also creates a better relationship.
What tips would you share with couples to help their day go more smoothly?
Remember that you’re getting married because you love each other. Don’t let other people get too involved and try to alter your plans. It’s YOUR special day.
Finally… Whats the best moment you’ve had as a wedding photographer?
Winning the Wedding Category of Professional photographer of the year awards 2013. Winning a photographic competition for my wedding images is always a great feeling, but knowing that I won a worldwide competition was extra-special.
Thanks to Ed for talking to us, you can find out more about him, view more of his work and get in touch with him on his profile here.