Weddings

 

Your Day

People often comment on how surprised they are by the way I blend in, acting more like a guest than the official photographer.  Sometimes guests don’t even realise that I am the official photographer.

My aim is to create a photographic record of your wedding as it happens, in a documentary story-telling manner, which allows you to relive the day as it really was.  What you won't find is me ordering you around, taking lots of time to pose you and your guests, or dictating when group photos will be taken.

It is your day and I am there to help make the day run as smoothly as possible, not get in the way or take over.  In fact, you will find me helping in any way I can, even if that means making drinks, delivering buttonholes or giving guests a lift.

I don’t like to dictate the time I will be with you, as every bride will have a different idea of what they would like captured, so I will start and finish at the time you want.  I have been known to arrive at 6.30am and leave after 10 pm, so how long I attend really is up to you.

For more details of how I capture the different elements of the wedding day click here

Every photographer you speak to will have a different approach to how they photograph your day. 
The following defines my simple and straightforward approach:

 
  • I allow your day to flow naturally, which means I won’t direct you, or any of your guests, or ask you to do anything again.
     
  • You will find me constantly moving around, keeping my eyes and ears open to what is happening around me, ready to capture those special moments.
     
  • There is no such thing as perfection. You can’t control everything, but that doesn’t have to mean that the day has to be affected.  It’s the little moments that will become your memories of the day, and the things you will laugh about in years to come. It’s these moments that I like to capture, the moments that tell the real story of your day.
     
  • I won’t take you away from your guests for photographs in a hundred different locations: I will be there to photograph you enjoying the party with the people that mean the most to you. I believe that your memories of your day should be made with your family and friends, not with me.
     
  • If you want any particular photos, that’s absolutely fine….just let me know.  Otherwise, I will capture the atmosphere of the day and the little stories that make your wedding uniquely yours.  What I don’t do is work to a pre-defined list of posed images.

Give me a call or drop me a line

  0333 320 0496 / 07719 490 026
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Choosing your wedding photographer

Choosing your wedding photographer is not an easy decision, and should be considered carefully.  Many couples simply consider price, mistakenly thinking that all photographers are similar, but too often they find that they are not actually getting what they expected.

Make sure you gather as much information from the photographers you speak to, in order to ensure that you make the right choice for you.  Whilst everybody has a budget, you need to confirm that you are getting what you want; your wedding is not something where you should simply 'make-do'.



1.  Are you insured?

This is probably one of the most important questions you can ask. 

You need to be sure that you have a way of financial recourse should anything major happen.  It is rare that anything will happen, but what if all your images turn out blurred, or their memory card fails and all your images are lost before you get them? 

You need to ensure that your preferred photographer has adequate professional indemnity insurance to cover any eventuality.

In my case, I carry enough insurance to cover the cost of having your entire day again, if you wanted, so that those images could be recreated.  I know it's not the same, so a financial settlement could always be offered instead.

 

2. What happens if you fall ill or cannot attend our wedding for another reason?

I often get phone calls asking if I am available at short notice, as the photographer has let them down.  This should never happen with a contracted photographer.  Once contracted to undertake your wedding, that is what they should provide, whether they do it themselves or ask another photographer to cover it for them.  Unfortunately many wedding photographers will simply let the couple down, leaving them the stress of finding another photographer at short notice.  If this happened to you, how much stress would that put you under and would you have the money to be able to pay another photographer upfront?

If I cannot make your wedding, the first thing I will do is arrange a comparable photographer to take my place.  This will be the best photographer available and any additional costs will be covered by my insurance.  Once I have arranged a replacement, I will then phone you to let you know, eliminating the stress that would be caused by phoning you first.

 



 

 

3. Do you carry spare equipment?

This may not be something you have considered, but what if your preferred photographer only has one camera and it  fails part way through your ceremony.  What happens about capturing the rest of your day?

To every wedding I take 4 cameras, 3 flash guns, multiple memory cards and lots of batteries.  Therefore it is extremely unlikely that I would not be able to complete your wedding due to equipment failure.