Weddings were happening long before photographers were around to capture them, yet they didn’t want for emotion, poignancy or excitement. I always try to remember that – everyone hates a wedding photographer who makes themselves the centre of attention! I’m not interested in fabricating ‘drama’ – that’s available on demand – instead it’s my job to frame and expose it in the most compelling manner possible.
I’m a very hands-off photographer, I like to let things flow. I prefer to see things in their organic, undirected state because I believe that’s where the truth and emotion lives.
I step outside this strictly documentary role only twice, once for a small set of Formal Group Photographs, and again for what I call the ‘Creative Session’. The purpose of the creative session is to create some gorgeous natural portraits of the Bride & Groom, free from the limitations of a documentary approach. While I don’t spend ages posing you or lighting the environment, this period of time does allow us to step away, make the best of your chosen Wedding venue, and spend some time together with just portraiture in mind. I always strive for ‘light-direction’ over ‘heavily posed’ and above all focus on keeping things fun and personal.
While the Creative Session and Formal Groups are fantastic, the centre of my work is undoubtedly photojournalistic. It’s about narrative and telling the individual story of your day. I’m interested in creating a body of work that, through pictures alone, reflects the unique essence of each individual wedding.
My work is rooted in photojournalism. I want to tell a story through pictures and so alongside the merits of each image, I'm also always thinking about the narrative that builds up in a sequence of photographs.
I work alone for the discretion it affords - it's far easier photographing powerful, emotion-filled moments without the baggage of an assistant and/or second photographer. I'm also a huge proponent of black and white as this strips away much of the superfluous and helps us focus on faces, emotion and the meaningful content in each image. Colour undoubtedly has it's place and there are times when an image simply deserves to be in colour, but I find my clients often swoon most over really soulful black and white photographs.
Weddings are just a complete blast, no other event feels like a wedding. They are one of life's most significant and consequential moments and the bubbling soup of emotions that comes with the territory makes them a joy to photograph. I find that weddings bring out the very best in people and, alongside the innate pleasure of sharing in that, it's an absolute privilege to be entrusted with capturing such a special and important day.
I cover the entirety of the UK, although travel expenses are applicable for further flung weddings. I have also travelled overseas for weddings and can discuss prepare a bespoke quote for you if you\\\\\\\'re planning a destination wedding.