Weddings > My Approach
Choosing your wedding photographer is a big decision and not an easy one to make these days.
The photographer plays a really important role on your wedding day - they need to be respectful, adaptable, unobtrusive and you need to like them. They also need to love weddings and want to immerse themselves in these remarkable, emotional, wonderful events with as much energy as you and your guests. After all you are entrusting the photographer with the precious role of memory maker.
I have photographed many incredible weddings, in the UK and abroad, in summer and winter and am delighted to be a preferred supplier at venues like Blenheim Palace but I also love photographing weddings at family homes - there is always something extra special about that. As someone who loves to travel I have been lucky enough to shoot some amazing destination weddings - if you are planning a destination wedding then our new Photography, Film and Air byLumiere website is defiintely where you should be.
I am often asked how I would describe my work and my response would be that of a fine art storyteller. My main job is to document the emotion, the drama, the beauty and the love in a natural yet stylish way. But I would also say that I don’t just take pictures but strive to make them. Weddings are full of challenges for photographers but despite this I want to create truly stunning imagery for you at every opportunity that I can - so this does mean that I direct you – generally towards the most beautiful light I can find.
On the day itself I work quietly capturing the wedding as it unfolds. I take direction from you regarding the more formal portraits that you may want and ask to have some time alone with you both during the proceedings for some more intimate shots that celebrate the new ‘you’. I photograph each wedding for the couple – your images should be an authentic reflection of you and your relationship and I will work hard to capture how you truly feel about each other on camera. This may be a daunting thought to you but I know that I can create magic with you both if you trust me. I hope that you can see that I shoot each wedding individually from the cross section of weddings I have showcased on my website - no two weddings are the same and every couple I meet is unique so your wedding photography will not look quite like anything you have seen on my website but will feel perfectly right when you see the finished images.
Shooting your wedding day itself is just the beginning. Whilst you are away on honeymoon I hand edit every image that plays its part in the story of your day. I take great care in this post production stage to create a stunning and individual finish – so that your images look and feel a long way from the hundreds of extra images that you will be given by friends and family.
I’m a great believer in the importance of photographic prints – whether for display in albums, books or frames. I don’t see enough photography on ‘non screen’ displays these days and I want you to love some of your wedding images so much that you will want to have some framed beautifully and hung for your lifetime and beyond. I have chosen my album company – Queensberry - with care and to give you a choice of albums that best reflects you and your taste.
Most of my couples find me through friends and word of mouth but if you have come across my work through other channels then take the time to read the testimonials section before getting in touch for an informal chat. I only shoot 15 weddings a year because it is very important that I give you 110% of my energy and creativity on the day and afterwards when we are designing your album. There are also many weddings that I can't share because I value my clients' privacy and I am grateful to have been trusted to capture the memories of much loved stars of the acting and music industry.