I know what you're thinking, "My approach?... what the hell does that mean!?" Put simply, this is the part of my website where I explain how I work, and why.
Alternatively, if you're in a hurry just take a look at the slideshow below to get a glimpse of what I'm all about...
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. 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.
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 I think after years of trying different things, I feel like I've finally got it right.
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!