Originally from Norfolk, I moved to the north-west to study photography at university where I successfully achieved my degree. While studying I learnt the art of being an F-stop ninja from the BBC as a photojournalist. I however quickly got bored of the 5 am phone calls and endless train journeys around the country typically photographing sad or tragic occasions. I turned to weddings after a colleague of mine asked me to photograph his wedding. I won’t lie, I was terrified but honoured and as they say, the rest is history…
I wouldn’t describe myself as a traditional wedding photographer. I don’t consult ‘The Handbook of Wedding Photography Clichés’ beforehand. I favour a more observational, creative, documentary-style approach rather than the stiff formality of endless group shots. My eyes will be peeled for those unexpected moments that can make a day. My shots are unposed, candid, spontaneous. They are moments captured rather than created and will tell the story of your big day in a naturalistic way. You’ll hardly know I’m there as I move around like an f-stop ninja clicking away like my life depends upon it. But the focus will always be on you and your guests.
On the day I’ll arrive early. I may even have visited beforehand to get the lay of the land if time permitted. And I’ll stay as late as you need me to. I’ll be nervous; not as nervous as you two, obviously, but I know it’s your special day and I want you to be happy with the shots I take. It’s a big responsibility and one I take seriously.
Even after shooting more than 150 weddings, I still get butterflies in my tummy until the first click of the shutter because I want to get things right. At some point during the day I like to spend a bit of time with you both; away from the crowds, away from distractions, to give you some breathing space and to take the opportunity for some relaxed, informal shots. Or, and, if you wish we can create some beautiful fine art couple portraits that only you will have.
I am a member of the SWPP and have full insurance coverage.
A mix of shoot from the hip, with some fly on the wall. Plus an added dash of well-planned creative fun awesomeness... Smoke grenade or fire anyone?!
In short EVERYTHING! I honestly get a buzz, A joy, A warm feeling in my tummy when I'm shooting. Its a mix of my old photojournalism adrenaline rush, plus the beautiful calm and collective feeling of a landscape photograph. Most importantly though, I love delivering only my best to my amazing clients. Showing the day that they worked so hard to achieve for future generations. That's what I love.
Get to know your photographer and trust them. The photographer is possibly the only person to see the entire day. Half the time we end up as wedding planners and counselor gurus. Which is fine. Find a photographer you can trust and have faith in. Look at least three full weddings in full to see the style is consistent and clear. Mett your photographer, skype them, facetime them, ring them, email them. Build up a relationship with them so you know each other needs and wants. If possible do a pre-shoot to get even more comfortable with your photographer and how they work.
Ill go anywhere, Just ask, Lets sort it out.... :)
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