Hello! Merry Christmas!! Hope it was a good one!
I've not blogged for a while so I thought I would put together a few facts about how I shoot weddings in a candid documentary style.
If you are looking for a wedding photographer who is a little different from the rest and you think we'd be a good match please get in touch and tell me all your plans! I'd love to hear from you!
But for now... a few fun facts...
1. No cheese...
Unless it’s being munched on! The only cheese at my weddings is the cheeseboard or the block that’s being eaten on the dance floor! Hilarious! And my kind of fun! Seriously though, I really hate the thought of my couples and their guests standing around for hours posing for pictures. "Say Cheese" "Smile for the Camera" and such like are words you will never hear at my weddings and you will not be expected to pose. Phew! Any group shots we do will be fun and relaxed and your couple pictures will be super chilled out too. And to top it off, depending on how many groups you have (I shoot a maximum of 8) I won't keep you away from your guests for more than 30 minutes. Less Groups = more time with your nearest & dearest!
2. I will not dictate your day.
Far too often I’ve been at weddings where there is a loud and directing photographer. Maybe that's up your street? Not me. I’ll shoot your wedding exactly as it happens. Quietly. No repeats, no awkwardness and definitely no shouting!
3. I have eagle eyes.
Definition of eagle-eyed. : having an unusually good ability to see or notice things.
You, my friends are quite frankly going to be far too busy having a bloody brilliant day to think about taking pictures and do you really trust your uncle Bob with his camera to do the job? That’s where I come in. I’m a Jedi hawk when it comes to low-profile inconspicuous-ness and I’m like a coiled spring from the morning preparations right through to the dance floor action!
4. I’ll stay till you kick your shoes off on the dance floor!
To keep things simple, I have just one wedding photography package and it’ll see you right through to the dancing... definitely one of the best bits of the day! I’ll be right in there on the dance floor with you to capture the action. This is where I’ll blast off a bit of flash too, I love getting creative with light and shadows, off camera flash, light trails and reflections! Around 9pm I’ll head home to back up your images from the day (twice because I can be sensible when I need to be!)
5. I’m sensitive. And very loyal!
Us creative types usually are! When you book me for your wedding think of it as gaining a new friend! I’ll live and breathe your wedding with you, I’ll get giddy and excited with you, I'll cry and laugh and I will pour my heart and soul into giving you the most incredible images I can. I am insanely passionate about what I do!
6. I shoot one destination wedding a year!
I love travelling but having a small family I can't travel too often so I limit myself to one destination wedding a year! Last year it was Crete and this year it's Tuscany! If you are planning an overseas wedding and if it's somewhere epic I've not been before, please get in touch and tell me about it and I'll let you know if I'm free!
If you'd like to find out more about having a wedding that is photojournalistic in style, full of authenticity passion and fun then please get in touch - I'd love to hear from you and I can't wait to hear about your plans!