"...A photographer shouldn't be your entertainment"
Too many times, I see photographers becoming a bit if a circus act, taking over the wedding day and making it more about them than you. I just can't deal with this approach! If you want a photographer that lets the day flow, isn't going to overbearing and doesn't take the focus off you, then we are going to get on great! I'm a personable character but not to the point that I'm there to entertain you and your guests - I want to capture your day, not define it.
"...Keeping it honest for easy going and light-hearted couples"
If you're someone who likes to stay calm and relaxed, then I might just be the perfect wedding photographer for you. My philosophy is to capture all the real moments of your special day, both the good and the not-so-good. I don't believe in airbrushing or editing out imperfections, because I want your photos to reflect the beautiful, authentic you that your future kids will cherish.
I am truly passionate about capturing beautiful portraits and using natural light to make your photos shine and amazing party shots using my flash. If you're up for a little adventure and don't mind if your hair gets a little messy, then I think we'll be a great fit! I love working with down-to-earth couples who are ready to have some fun and don't take themselves too seriously. Together, we'll create amazing photos that truly capture the essence of your wedding day.
"...Unobtrusive, well kind of"
Typically throughout a wedding day, I won't get in your way, I will keep myself to myself, I won't lurk in the shadows, but I won't be bugging that absolute crap out of you. I like to chat to folks from time to time - I'm never going to ask you or your guests to do anything that makes you feel like you are acting. Apart from if people during family portraits look like rabbits in headlights - I might try to mix it up then. I mean, sure, if you want those amazing couple shots you see on my portfolio, I may have to guide you in some way. Unless of course, you are actually a model, then you will know exactly what to do! But, 9 time out of 10, the couples that book me, are straight up easy going normal folks who are not featuring on the front of magazines for a living. There maybe a few times I ask you to move to the natural light during bridal prep - if in the heat of the moment you choose to get your shoes in a cupboard or corner of the room. But, a part from that, its your day, your life, your aspiration to have done things your way - It's a documentary approach. 95% of my wedding coverage being made up with natural documentary wedding photography or videography footage as the wedding day itself unfolds. So that's, shots of you having giggles with your bridesmaid's on the wedding morning, or shots of the father of bride seeing you for the first time in your dress. Plus all those sweet and funny little moments between. ( i'm never going to ask you and your bridesmaids to fake laugh )
The remaining 5%... is made up of stunning wedding portraits, beautiful cinematic wedding footage for wedding films or family group shots, plus those beautiful bridal groom photographs you will see on my website and social media pages.
"...on trend, but classic"
My work is classic. I'am not a preset warrior. I like to keep things as close to real-life colour as I can. I don't mess around making weddings shot in Somerset, look like they are taken in some far flung place on the edge of Europe. It's on trend enough, that it wont go out of trend! You won't be looking back in 20 years time thinking WOW! why the hell is there a weird hue in the sky or why do the trees look like it's winter - when I actually actually had a summer wedding? Im not a light and airy photographer. I don't even know how to edit like that.
The whole point for me, is to ensure that the images I give couples have longevity.. Not just image's that make an impact on instagram in 2022 and then by 2023 look dated. It's not about me or the industry, it's about YOU the couple, and making sure what happened is documented and actually looks authentic and real!