I see quite often especially on social media people asking for recommendations for a wedding photographer, usually they get bombarded with hundreds of names, sometimes myself included.
There are some wonderful photographers out there who shoot fantastic baby portraits or studio work and Landscapes but when it comes to shooting a wedding it’s a whole different ballgame.
Been a wedding photographer is so much more than just pushing a button and say smile. Speaking from personal experience I find the photographer tends to run the wedding day when it comes to timings. Of course the bride and groom have their plan for the day which we try to adhere to as much as possible but usually there is not enough hours in the day to get everything required, this is where we do our work. Liaising with everyone from the wedding car drivers, priest/vicar, the hotel/venue wedding coordinator, even the DJ and of course the guests and not forgetting the bride and groom.
This has to be done to ensure we are organised and ready to capture them special photos.
I like to think of myself as a wedding photographer who is there to capture and document the whole day in pictures. I personally love that candid style of photography where I just mooch around in the background capturing natural photos of the bride & groom and their guests. Of course the go to shots are a must and even a little bit of posing when required, not forgetting the fun shots, love these ones, everyone chilled and relaxed and having fun.
My aim is to deliver a set of wedding photographs that not only look fantastic individually, but when viewed can really tell the story of the wedding from beginning to end. Please feel free to look through my portfolio and if you like my style of photography, I’d love to be there for you, wherever you may be. Please get in touch, I would love to have a chat about what you require for your day
It’s your big day. After many months, even years, planning your dream wedding, it is totally understandable that you would want the day to last forever.
When you book me as your professional photographer, you can relax knowing that while you are possibly away on your honeymoon I will be working every day to have your photos all finished and edited usually within a 2 to 3 week period. You will then get delivered stunning images to relive the beautiful memories of the day on a personalised wooden engraved USB stick. Also your images will be uploaded online to view and download via a password. I also offer the service where your photos can be viewed and then ordered as prints or canvases with bespoke framing options.
With the right photographer you can capture the story, atmosphere and spirit of the day you’ve spent so long preparing for, which can rush by in a bit of a blur. That’s why it’s so important to find a photographer you can trust to catch you at your best and not to miss a moment.
That’s where I come in. My pictures will tell the story of your whole wedding day, from bridal prep right through to your first dance and after if required, so you can relive it over and over and even discover some of the moments you might have missed
How I Work
I am pretty flexible when it comes to finding a package that suits you. Most weddings tend to go for the full day package which consists of me arriving bright and early to capture the bride and all the bridesmaids getting ready for the big event. Then it’s off to the church/venue to capture the guests arriving and meeting the groom and his groomsmen followed by the bride arriving and then the ceremony. Quite often we grab a lot of the formal family photos straight afterwards but everything is obviously customizable. At some point I will whisk the Bride & Groom off with me to get their lovely personal photos. Then plenty of photographs taken at the wedding breakfast, great chance for some brilliant candid shots. The speeches are usually good for a few laughs and again make for some great photos.
I usually try and get a massive group shot during the day which then brings us into the evening where the candid photos are still getting snapped. Cake cutting and first dance usually brings my day to an end, by then I think everyone has had enough of me, so it’s usually time for me to make my rounds to say goodbye to everyone I have met over the day before i take my leave.
Having living in Lancashire and the North West, I do tend to work more locally but I have no issue travelling to shoot weddings. I have photographed weddings up as far as Gretna Green in Scotland and as far down as Burton upon Trent in the Midlands.
My wedding photography is a mix of reportage, documentary and relaxed styles, which means that I capture the natural flow of the day. Feel free to browse through my wedding images to get a feel for my work, also if you find time visit my Facebook page for the latest updates and sneak peeks. If you like what you see just click and fill out the contact form I’ll get back to you for an initial chat.