So now you know a little (too much) about me, I want to tell you how I actually shoot weddings!
First and foremost – I AM AN UNTRADITIONAL, CREATIVE, COLOURFUL, ALTERNATIVE COMPLETELY NON-BORING WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER WITH A LOVE FOR ADVENTUROUS COUPLES, EPIC PORTRAITS AND SILLY FACES USING BEAUTIFUL NATURAL LIGHTING.
This means I get to combine my love of candid, as-it-happens, documentary photography with incredible portraiture that will last a lifetime.
My passion lies within the kinds of weddings that truly resonate with your nutty personalities, your lovely hearts, your funny expressions, your inevitable weirdness, your crazy ideas, your amazing families and your loud friends. I want to document the day as it REALLY was – everything from the monumental to the unnoticed – even the smallest things can become truly extraordinary.
As stated above, my photography style is ANYTHING but traditional!
If you’re wondering what I mean by “traditional”, I mean cheesy poses, chair covers, top hats and tails, heart shaped group photos, everything being prim and proper, stereotypical wedding cars, restrictive dresses, hundreds of formal portraits.
If you’re wondering what I mean by “untraditional” I mean quirky venues, leather jackets, confetti & smoke bombs, dirty city portraits, boozy dancing, adventurous couples, breaking the rules, going against the grain, doing the opposite of what’s expected, dancing in the rain, running away for sunset portraits, dirty/ripped dress hems, riding motorbikes, and much more…
The images I capture reflect the REALNESS of the day in a contemporary and creative way. I want to capture you two smashing cake into each others face after cutting it awkwardly with a large blunt knife. Your uni mates and you crashing together on the dance floor in a huge hug, singing drunkenly into my camera lens. Your mum having a raucous laugh with the ushers because your mum has top bants. Your dad, the big softie, blubbing at the sight of his baby all grown up and getting married. Because THAT is what your wedding day is going to be all about. Real, epic, creative, fun moments. Fuck all of the prissy weddingy nonsense!
The BEST wedding days are NOT perfect.
It might rain a lot (because hey, this is the UK!!), you might be late, you might have non-RSVP guests turn up, you might slop gravy on your fancy waistcoat, you might forget your bouquet, you might get sweaty busting shapes on the dancefloor, you might get drunk by 4pm, you might need 3 girls to help hold your dress while you pee, you might split your trousers break-dancing, you might ugly-cry during the speeches, you might lose your veil after climbing into that sunset lit field for epic photos.
AND THAT’S ALL FINE! There’s no point telling me “oh don’t photograph this” because it seems less than a perfect moment, because I will categorically ignore you. My camera will capture ALL of it – I don’t avoid the “messy” moments, because they are some of the best moments.
If this scares you, DON’T BOOK ME!
Don’t worry though, I don’t shirk away from capturing a few long-beloved moments if they are important to you, but I will always, always, ALWAYS put the non-forced moments first. Because in the future – on those quiet rainy days, when you put the kettle on, cuddle up on the sofa and pull out your wedding album to reminisce about your big day – you can bet your ass that it will be the natural shots that spark ALL of the feels and make you say “we had a fucking amazing wedding!”
If this excites you BOOK ME!!!! Use the contact form below to tell me all about your plans.