Having documented over a thousand weddings in the last 30 years, I know weddings.
This means less worry for you as I know exactly where to be at that right time - where to get that perfect shot of you walking down the aisle, where to look for that moment of laughter, tears, love and pure happiness and excitement of your wedding day.
I am a professional wedding photographer who developed his skills and knowledge through many years of experience, any many hours of shooting. I am able to anticipate what will happen next and I will know the flow of your wedding day. It's not a photo-shoot, it's a dynamic event, - with only one chance to capture all those precious wedding moments! I can be left to get on with my job in full confidence and trust, knowing I will be where you want me to be.
I have attended hundreds of weddings, so you can rest assured knowing that I have seen most things before, and my experience gives me the ability to keep calm under pressure and deal with all situations calmly. I can blend into the background, or be up front if necessary.
Weddings are all totally individual.
For couples who prefer candid moments over staged shots, and you're not the kind of people who like posing, my informal reportage photography style gives you a pure documentary coverage of your wedding day.
If you prefer a more organised style covering all the elements and details (maybe you would like me to work from your 'shot-list' for example), then I can quite happily provide modern, traditional wedding photography. There will be times during your wedding, where I would need to take control. Group photos and portraits are a classic example of this. Black and white photography is also a good way to capture classic and timeless images, and this is an option from any of the shots I take on the day.
You will have spent a lot of time and effort on the details of your wedding. I will capture those details, and make them part of your wedding story. Rings and jewellery, bouquets and floristry, your wedding dress, table settings, the cake and reception decor, etc. will all be photographed artistically and well framed, in-focus, at a clean angle and with no random bits chopped off.
I'm never fazed by weather, lighting, people, locations, or circumstances - bring it on! I can deal with it. I have experience of taking photos in different light and I know how to create light when it isn't there - many wedding venues are dark inside.
You will want to feel at ease, and my responsibility is to make you feel comfortable and natural, not stiff and awkward. All moments of your wedding day, should be fun and enjoyable. This 'people' skill is something that only comes with experience (and my amiable and unpretentious personality!).
I regard my wedding photography as a fine art, and so I am always evolving my art to tell a wedding story with fresh eyes and new ideas each time. I put a creative twist into my images, and I am to put my clients at ease, without pressure or awkwardness. I can also be quirky or classical when required, but always endeavour to be artistic.