OUTSTANDING PHOTOGRAPHS FOR FUN COUPLES
There’s a beautiful line from a well-known novel, ‘memories warm you up from the inside’, but sadly even our most cherished memories fade over time. Nothing preserves memories quite like photos.
They form a visual time capsule, enabling you to share the special moments of your wedding with friends, family, and future generations, time and time again.
It’s not just any set of photos that can do that. They also need to tell your story.
As your wedding photographer, I’ll be there to tell the story of your wedding.
The moments, the laughter, the reactions, the joy & happiness, the sad & happy tears, the hugs, and the love you have for each other and your guests, so that you can relive your day whenever you choose, through your photos and wedding album.
“… your pictures don’t look posed or artificial, they look like screenshots
of someone else’s special day full of emotions”
Every wedding is unique, so I like to have an initial meeting in person if possible (with cake, of course!) or a chat over Skype or Zoom.
With several years of experience as a wedding photographer, I can offer help and guidance.
From helping you feel relaxed so you can enjoy your wedding without worrying about being photographed, to making sure your timeline works and recommending other fantastic wedding suppliers.
I’ll encourage you to have at least ten minutes away from the celebrations as a newly married couple, ten minutes in which to capture some natural and fun portraits, and also give you a short break to relax.
Group shots have fallen out of fashion a little over recent years, but if they are important to you just let me know, a small number of group shots can be fitted into your day.
However, in some cultures, a long list of formal groups photographs is an important part of the wedding, and I recommend a second photographer so that no part of your day is missed.
Seamless Experience & Fun
With many years of experience, I’m here to help you every step of the way. As well as taking care of your wedding photography with the utmost professionalism, I’m also a dab hand at fixing buttonholes and have plenty of wedding planning tips up my sleeve. If you need anything, just ask.
Weddings are a heady mix of emotions but above all, they are fun – from the detail planning to the very last kiss of the night. I aim to make your wedding photography enjoyable.
Your wedding day will bring together some of the most important people in your life so you may want some group photographs.
I am of course happy to take a few formal group photographs but I recommend keeping these to a minimum, while I’m photographing groups I might be missing moments elsewhere.
I recommend nominating a couple of guests to round up the relevant people.
You may not see photographs of the details elsewhere on the website but you can rest assured that I will photograph them.
You will have put a lot of effort into planning and styling your day to make it unique, the details deserved to be documented too!
“We love how your photos clearly reflect the energy in the room”
When you choose me as your wedding photographer, you will not only receive great pictures, but also storytelling photos; the special moments and emotions of your wedding.
I will be in the background, observing and capturing your beautiful day as it unfolds.
When you receive your wedding photos you will be able to relive all the moments and emotions that make up the unique story of your wedding celebrations.
I take bookings on a first-come, first-served basis. A signed contract and booking fee secures your wedding date, which makes it fair to everyone.
An informal and relaxed ‘get-to-know-each-other’ chat in person or over Zoom/Skype as I can hear all about your wedding celebrations!
A beautiful set of professionally edited high-resolution photographs, perfect for printing at any size. Personal usage of the images for you and your guests.
Password Protected Online Gallery
A private online gallery for you, and your guests to view, download and print your photographs
An additional photographer is recommended if you require coverage of both bride and groom preparations and for weddings with key events in different locations.
You may also wish to have a second photographer if you have a very large wedding. Your additional photographer will always be an experienced wedding photographer.
An engagement shoot is a great opportunity for us to spend some time getting to know each other, so on the wedding day, you will feel like you are welcoming a friend and not a stranger.
The shoots are fun and relaxed and a chance to experience being in front of my camera before your wedding, when the big day comes around you’ll feel comfortable in the presence of me and my camera.
When the confetti settles all the months of crazy planning that went into creating an amazing celebration are captured in your wedding album.
Although it’s fun being able to view photographs online, there is nothing quite like the anticipation and feel of a beautiful, weighty wedding album in your hands.
“You’ve done such a brilliant job”
Frequently Asked Questions
As an experienced Wedding Photographer I understand that planning your wedding can be both exciting and daunting at the same time so I aim to be the least of your concerns, not only during the planning phase but on the day itself.
With years of experience, I’ve come to know some of the best wedding suppliers, from florists to floor packing DJs, and I’m happy to help my couples with advice and recommendations.
If you have any questions there’s a good chance I’ve been asked before, you can find my most asked questions below but if there’s anything else you’d like to know please drop me a line and I’ll get right back to you.
What’s your wedding photography style ?
A mixture of fun, relaxed, documentary style photography with a generous pinch of creativity. I strive to capture the day naturally as it unfolds and, hand on heart, I assure you I won’t ask you to pose for any cheesy, stiff snaps.
As well as beautiful reportage images, I also specialise in creative wedding portraits. This is where I spend time taking some fun, slightly edgier, photos of just the two of you. The results are amazing.
We are uncomfortable with having our photos taken, help!
Don’t worry, you’re in a super-safe pair of hands. With my calm approach and unobtrusive documentary style, you can be yourselves and not worry about what’s going on with your photography.
I will be just another person attending your wedding. I promise within half an hour you won’t notice me for the rest of the day until it’s time for your family photos or creative portraits, and even then, I’ll never ask you to enact cheesy poses – so chill, have fun, and enjoy the moment.
Booking a pre-wedding photoshoot with me is also a great way to ensure you feel more comfortable in front of my camera on your wedding day.
Do you take couple wedding portraits?
I always recommend couples take some time out from the wedding for some portraits together, I’m happy to discuss and help you fit this into your timeline.
It’s also an excellent opportunity for you to relax and spend time together as a couple after the ceremony.
Do you take traditional shots, like formal group shots & the details too?
Yes, I do. Although I like to focus on recording natural moments during the day, I can also take traditional photographs of the details and formal family groups – if this is important to you, let me know.
Do you do engagement shoots and what’s involved?
I sure do. This is a great way to meet, chat and take some casual, fun photos of you both. It also allows you to get comfortable with me photographing you.
Which areas do you cover?
I’m based in Surrey and photograph weddings throughout the UK, and I’m also a destination wedding photographer, so if you’re planning a destination wedding get in touch.
Can we meet you in person? What if we live far away from you?
If you live within easy reach of central London, then I’d love to meet you both for coffee and cake to discuss your wedding day. If you’re further afield we can arrange a Skype/Zoom meeting, which is a fantastic way to communicate.
What happens if the weather is bad, I mean, this is the UK ?!
The most important part of your wedding day is you and the people you love. I capture the moments between you as a couple and the lovely, fun interactions with your guests. It really doesn’t matter what the weather does – sun, sleet or snow, this is your wedding day!
What if have you never shot at our wedding venue before? Will our photos still ‘look good’?
I’ve shot at lots of venues worldwide. If I haven’t photographed at your venue before it really doesn’t matter. With years of experience, I quickly and expertly assess the location and the light. Since my approach is mostly documentary I can easily adapt to work in any sort of venue.
Do you need a list of shots?
Since my approach is mainly documentary I’ll be capturing whatever unfolds on the day so a shot list isn’t required.
There will be photos of your wedding dress, venue, flowers, and other details if you want them, but if you are planning something out of the ordinary just let me know and I’ll make sure I capture it.
Do we need a second photographer ?
A second photographer isn’t essential but can be useful for larger weddings or when I would need to be in two places at the same time, for instance, if you want coverage of both bride and groom preparations.
A second photographer can be invaluable if you require lots of formal group shots, which can be an essential part of wedding photography in certain cultures
When will we receive our wedding photos?
I pay the utmost care and attention to the quality and finish of your photographs so that you’ll love looking at them for years to come.
This process can take up to 12 weeks after your wedding day.
How many photos will I receive ?
There are no set limits to the number of photographs you will receive. I photograph your wedding day as it happens, recording the moments that matter – the interesting, the beautiful, the tears of joy, the raucous laughter – I don’t think you can, or should set a limit on that!
Can we print our photos ?
Yes. You’ll be provided with a usage licence that allows you and your guests to print any of your photos as many times as you like. I do recommend using a professional print lab for best results and can help with recommendations if required.
Do we need to feed you?
It’s not essential but I’m always happy when couples offer to feed me. I don’t like to be too far away during the meal in case something unexpected and wonderful happens. Feeding me will help keep me energised for the rest of the day.
Do you offer discounts for weekday or winter weddings?
As a professional wedding photographer, I only take on a limited number of weddings per year. This allows me to offer an exceptional quality photography service and carefully edited images that my couples love.
It would be very unfair to my previous couples to offer discounts.
Since weddings require the same amount of time and effort regardless of the day of the week, and winter weddings are far more challenging due to low light, I am unable to offer discounts based on the timing of a wedding.
What happens if your equipment fails / breaks ?
No worries. I carry backups of backups – camera bodies, lenses, batteries, memory cards, flashes etc.- to ensure any equipment failure does not affect your wedding photography.
As I say, my aim is to be the least of your concerns on your wedding day.
Are you insured ?
Yes. Everything is fully insured and I’m happy to provide your venue with certificates if required.
Do we need a wedding album?
It’s not compulsory but I do encourage you to invest in an album, not only to show everyone how fabulous the day was but to look through and have a good old reminisce.
My wedding album supplier has been carefully selected for their craftsmanship in creating beautiful handcrafted albums. I’ll expertly design the layout so your favourite memories look incredible and tell the story of your day.
I guarantee you a wedding album filled only with timeless memories of your wedding celebrations; no fake or forced smiles, just the natural moments and emotions. Your wedding album is so much more than a collection of your favourite images in print.
It’s a carefully crafted treasure trove of memories that will become a family heirloom. Imagine in years to come sitting down together with your album, emotions flooding back as you carefully turn the handcrafted pages to discover page after page of memories.
Imagine sharing the memories and stories of your wedding day with future generations. We’ll work together to create a unique wedding album that you will love. You’ll choose your favourite images and I’ll design the layout to tell the perfect story of your day.
Once completed you’ll receive a digital copy so you can approve the layout and then it’s over to my carefully selected suppliers who will handcraft your beautiful fine art printed album.
The process takes a few weeks but it’s well worth the wait. I’ll let you know when to expect your album so you can be ready to crack open the champagne, sit back, and enjoy your wedding day all over again!
For more information, or to arrange a meet up over coffee (or Zoom/Skype) please contact me.
What if you cannot make the wedding because of illness or injury ?
Thankfully, I’m in good health which has enabled me to provide beautiful photographs for every one of my couples.
However, in the event I couldn’t make it, then I have a strong network of equally talented pro photographers who I can call on to capture your day.
How do we book you ?
Pop over to the contact page and fill in details of your wedding day and check availability – I am booked up to two years in advance.
Once we’ve chatted about your wedding, I will send you a contract via email to sign, then you can sit back and relax knowing that your wedding photography is completely taken care of.
Can you hold our wedding date until we decide?
I take bookings on a first-come, first-served basis. A signed contract and booking fee secures your wedding date, which makes it fair to everyone.
How long should we wait before booking you as our photographer?
Since I only shoot a limited number of weddings per year and am frequently booked up to two years in advance I really wouldn’t recommend waiting!
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Since every wedding is individual my collections can be adapted to suit your needs.
Please get in touch so I can ensure you have the perfect photography coverage for your wedding celebrations.
To ensure that I always remain fresh and inspired for each wedding I choose to shoot only 25 weddings each year, please check my availability for your date as soon as possible.