Photojournalism and documentary photography are my passion, and my style is fun, colourful and relaxed. The way I work can sometimes be called reportage photography, but it generally means that I won't be asking you to pose. Your wedding day should be about love, fun and laughter, but not standing around in awkward poses! I absolutely love to capture you and your guests having fun and being yourselves. Having spent the past 12 years working as a professional press photographer, capturing the candid moments is what comes most naturally to me. I won't be taking over your day, shouting at guests and stopping proceedings to take photos, but instead I'll be quietly beetling about photographing things as they happen. Of course, I do take those all important group shots, but keep them to a minimum of 6-8 groups so you can get on with having fun on your special day.
As your Wedding Photographer, it is my job to capture YOUR day, just as you planned it, and not to hijack your celebrations and force you into endless awkward poses or dated cliches! On a typical Wedding Day, I will quietly photograph the day as it unfolds, from the getting ready, to the ceremony to the reception without interrupting the procedures. At any point in the day that suits you best, I ask for 20 minutes of couple time (including a quick 2-3 minute sunset picture), 20 minutes with the Bridal Party and 20 minutes for Family Group Photos, and the rest of the day is yours to enjoy! Of course, you don't have to have any of these photographs taken if you don't want them!
Every Wedding is unique, so I approach each wedding day with that in mind, I don't have a list of set poses, or must-have shots, but I will work hard to capture every aspect of your day in my own creative style. I will of course take some gorgeous couple portraits, but this always involves me asking to be yourselves together, and to RELAX! We could go for a little walk around the venue, and this is a perfect time for the two of you to have a quiet moment together and to reflect on the day, and enjoy the moment as the new Mr and Mrs!
I usually have you to myself for half an hour before you can...guess what...get back to the party!!
The speeches are a time for fun and laughter, but I can also get creative, capturing them in a unique and unusual way. This means that you'll have a creative and artistic document of your whole day from start to finish, the ceremonies, the people, the emotions, right down to the tiny details.
And of course, I love a good party and a dance at the end of the evening!