What I do is sometimes called wedding photojournalism, and sometimes reportage or documentary wedding photography. It's all the same thing, though. By letting your day naturally unfold around me I'm able to capture all the amazing moments and interactions between you, your friends and family. Candid moments, tiny details you've planned for months, atmosphere, love, laughter and tears. All that makes your wedding truly yours. I want my photos to remind you of all the fun you had on your wedding day.
I don't like missing anything! On the wedding day I like to be around for as much of the day as possible. I arrive long before the ceremony so I can be present throughout the preparations and early stages of your day, and I leave with the dancing well underway. I always stay long enough to capture all the craziness of the dancefloor. I act as a discreet observer, blending in with the guests and recording the story of your day. I promise, for most of the time you won't even notice I'm there.
A look through my portfolio or weddings featured on my blog should give you a better idea of my approach and style. You can take a look at my FAQ page and please do get in touch if you'd like to find out more.
The only time you will spend away from your guests is when we do the couple portraits. They usually take place over 2 time slots, no more than 15-20 minutes long. I shoot them in a very relaxed and informal way with minimal or no posing (I might suggest you where to go or stand but that's as far as I go). I want to capture the real connection between my couples so telling someone where to position her or his arm, or how to hold each other feels raher contradictory. All I would ask of you is that we go for a wander so you can relax and be with each other.
Even though I don't generally pose people, I recognise that family group photographs taken on such a special day as a wedding are pretty important. I'm always happy to include them in my coverage and I shoot them in a bit of a relaxed and informal manner. The key to the group photos is to keep the list short so they won't hold you back from the drinks reception for too long. That being said I wouldn't recommend any more than 8-10 groups MAX and the whole process should take no longer than 15-20 minutes.