natural, artistic, creative wedding photography | tailormade for your day
in a nutshell
My photography is made to measure for your day. I arrive when you'd like me to and leave when you've had enough. I'll chat to you about the photography in detail and make sure I have visited your venues beforehand (wherever practically possible) to make sure everything goes seamlessly on the day.
Professional, relaxed, unobtrusive and a bit of fun. Let's face it, most of us aren't fans of posing for photographs or having flash guns fired in our eyes. I avoid both wherever possible in favour of a more photojournalistic approach. No need to scare the guests.
For me, winning wedding photography relies on the photographer’s ability to be part of every aspect of your day so it can be recorded for posterity, without actually being part of it at all. I aim to document the day as it unfolds, with as little staging as possible. I try to blend in so that I can capture the unscripted moments, the emotions, the excitement and exuberance. Think stealthy and ninja like. I shoot continually with an aim of capturing your wedding in its entirety, all the moments you'll want to relive through the photographs, and some of those moments you might have missed in the bustle of the day.
Group shots can be included too of course, though I try to avoid everyone standing in a line and keep these as relaxed, fun and brief as possible. After all, you'll want to spend the day with your friends and family, not posing for oodles of photographs with me!
Myself and my cameras (and any other necessary equipment) for whichever portions of the day you would like me there. For full day coverage, I would usually arrive midway through the preparations so that I can cover most aspects. I tend to dip in and out so won't be pointing a lens in your direction for the entire morning. I also use that time to get some shots of the details (dresses, suits, accessories etc) and try to capture the general buzz of the morning. It gives everyone a chance to get used to having me in the background which makes for more natural shots as the day goes on. In the evening I usually stay on a little while after the first dance to capture a taste of the evening also, if this suits your plans. I'm not one to watch the clock, but usually have to stop after 10 hours or so as my eyes tend to stop focussing properly after that.
A second photographer for the day. Logistics usually mean that one photographer can't cover both sets of preparations so having a second means that you can both share this part of the day with each other afterwards. It means we can cover people arriving at your ceremony location whilst I stay with the other stars of the show until they make their way to the ceremony. It also allows us to capture a second angle of the day throughout, think shots down the aisle and also from the front as you exchange rings, your terrified faces as everyone hurls confetti at your face as well as the view from behind that might show off the detail on the back of a dress. Having more cameras on duty also means that you end up with a more comprehensive record to look back on as we can actually be in two places at once. Clever.
A pre wedding shoot at a time and location convenient to us both if you would like one. Not everyone's cup of tea but they are hugely informal and can be a little fun, I promise! It also gives you both an opportunity to catch up in person so I'm not such a stranger on the day. You get to see how I work and to practice ignoring the camera, which will make for more natural shots when we do it all again for real. You would receive the images shortly afterwards so you can use them as part of your wedding preparations if you choose. I can help you arrange personalised signing boards or guest books using the images if you wish, or you can make your own arrangements if you prefer. Have a look here for a little more information.
Unlimited pre wedding consultation with regard to the photography as required.
After the day I individually process each image (not as a batch as many photographers do) and send them to you on a USB/via secure download. I don't supply a certain number of shots, you receive everything 'useful' (i.e. no duplicates, closed eyes etc). Usually there are anything between 600 and 1,200 edited, print ready images depending on the format of the day itself.
You will have complete personal usage rights to the images which means you can print and share them with whoever you choose providing they are not used commercially. You'll receive two versions; a high resolution set optimised for print and a lower resolution set optimised for viewing on a screen.
You'll also receive a video slideshow of your images set to music so that you can view them on a screen. I know, it sounds a little cheesy but it's often a nice way to relive the day and to share the images with a group instead of sitting around a computer clicking through them.
I also put the images into a password protected online gallery so anyone you choose can log on to have a look. You get to choose which one's you share first of course! Your guests can also order prints or digital downloads through the gallery if they wish, saving you for having to organise this.
There are no hidden extras, all travel and expenses are included.
what it costs
No two couples and no two weddings are the same so I don't have any photography packages set in stone but personalise every quote in line with the coverage you would like. If the above isn't quite what you're after, let me know and we'll make a plan that is. If you're the sort of couple that just loves great photography, I'll attempt to work within your budget as best I can. Prices currently start at £800, with an 'average' full day costing £1,600 and will vary depending on the timings for your day, your location, how many photographers you would like etc. Please get in touch and I'll get back to you with a personalised estimate.
A second photographer (or two) for the majority of the day, usually from grooms preparations or the ceremony until the end of the first dance. Logistics usually mean that one photographer can't cover both sets of preparations so having a second means that you can both share this part of the day with each other afterwards. It also means we can cover people arriving at your ceremony location whilst I stay with the bride until they make their way to the ceremony. In addition, you get a second angle on the day and therefore lots more images at the end.
Personally designed, exquisite wedding albums, photo books, prints, wall art and other items available to suit your requirements. Tailor made stationary including invitations, signing boards and guest books are also available prior to your wedding. Please get in touch for further details.
You'll find the answers to some frequently asked questions here. You can read a bit about me here. We're on the socials but we're not super active, feel free to have a gander though. I don't tend to post lots of images of recent weddings as they're really for the couples eyes only in the first instance, though some may filter through to a post or into one of the galleries in time.