A fun-loving, friendly photographer that cares more about telling the honest story of your wedding day, than spending hours staging awkward and contrived posed images.
A family man, and lover of the simple life, a (slow) marathon runner.
A photographer that is as passionate about shooting fun and timeless images now, as I was when I started out years ago.
NOT a perfectionist. I don't mind a bit of chaos!
A photographer that doesn't care if your wedding is in a forest, on the top of a cliff, in a trendy city venue, on the other side of the world, or at the bottom of your garden. I WANT to be a part of your day, and I want to capture the memories you and your loved ones make.
A chilled-out couple that don’t take themselves too seriously, and want to throw tradition out the window. You’re probably very creative… and definitely not afraid to just be yourself!
More interested in relaxing on your wedding day, having fun with your friends, and dancing the night away… than working through a six page spreadsheet of “must have” staged wedding photos.
Not afraid to admit if you hate having your photograph taken.
Happy to get your dress a little bit dirty if it means enjoying your wedding day and getting some stunning photos.
A bride that wants to let her hair down, and let it blow in the wind.
LOOKING FOR REAL. FUN. EMOTIONAL PHOTOS!
HONEST... RAW... REAL... FUN!
I shoot in a very relaxed style, blending in with all the guests, making sure I capture lots of special candid moments. If I see something cool, I'll shoot it. From all the tiny details, to the bigger picture, the venue, the atmosphere, the love, the true story of your wedding day. A lot of the time you won't even notice me there! All day I'll be milling around looking for the next amazing shot.
The only time in the whole day where I need you all to myself is when I take you both away to do the portraits, but this won't be for any longer than 30 minutes. Sometimes you may only have 10 minutes to spare for the portraits, it all depends how you plan out your day… thats cool with me though. If you book in a pre-wedding shoot with me, great! You'll have met me, and seen how quickly I work, and know how fun and relaxed a shoot with me is. If you haven't met me, don't worry, it'll be fine. I'll put you at ease straight away, I won't ask you to do anything that takes you out of your comfort zone, and I most definitely won't get you doing anything that looks tacky or cheesy.
Most of the photos on my website here are captured purely in the moment. I'm not a fan of working from a long list of requests or seeing a Pinterest board of other peoples wedding photos. I also don't need to visit your venue before the wedding day. I find my creativity in the heat of the moment, not by getting inspiration from photos taken at another persons wedding. I'm there to shoot YOUR wedding day, as it unfolds around me. Working from a list on a piece of paper does not produce creative images. I know this because as soon as I ditched the lists, I started taking far more stunning images.
My images are gritty, edgy, raw, sometimes grainy, and sometimes have a bit of movement in them... thats my style... thats what my couples want. Real life, captured as you remembered it. I want my images to have feeling to them, and to immerse you into the scene. If you're looking for a perfectionist photographer that will give you a glitzy, showbiz, and over-photoshopped set of images, then I'm most definitely not your man.
As you'll see from the featured weddings on my blog, there are almost no group shots. And wherever they do appear, they've been taken in a fun, and very informal manner. I'm totally OK, with doing a few group photos as I know parents love these staged shots, so If you do want some lets keep it to a 10 minutes maximum. This way it doesn't take over your day.
In order to give my couples the best service possible I only take on a limited number of weddings a year. I like to ensure that I give my clients my whole attention from initial enquiry, all the way through to delivery of the final edited images. And for me, this means cutting back on quantity, to maintain a high quality of service. Having the perfect work / life balance is also very important to me, and the last thing I want to do is burn out by taking on too much work.
The best advice I can give you when it comes to choosing your wedding photographer, is to just go with your gut feeling! If you've watched the slideshow on this page, and think this is exactly the kind of photos / vibe you want captured on your wedding day, brilliant... Let's talk!