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 posing!  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.  You can follow me on instagram and Facebook to get to know me a bit better!

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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!!

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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.

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And of course, I love a good party and a dance at the end of the evening!

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If you like my style, you can check out my portfolio, have a look at my blog, and if you think I'm the photographer you're looking for, you can contact me, I'd love to hear from you!