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It’S ALL ABOUT YOU
A couple of human beings that inexplicably but perfectly fit together to form YOU. And one thing I can confirm, after hanging out with over 400 couples on their wedding day, is that no two YOU’S are ever the same.
There are common themes of course: Collectively I’m guessing you will not be the type of couple who enjoys having their photo taken? There’s a good chance you have attended many a wedding and been frustrated by the photographer ordering you and your fellow guests around. Gathering you all up like sheep for what seems like an endless list of groups shots, forced silliness and faux fun.
You want to do things a little differently. And whilst that may not mean arriving on Elephant back or pogo sticks, it will mean putting your stamp, your personalities, your little quirks and loves into your plans and ideas. You will want to put the YOU into your wedding.
And the suppliers you choose to invite along to your wedding won’t be invited because of their ability to bash out safe and samey flowers/cakes/food/photos. OH NO! They will be chosen because they want to create something as fresh, different and unique as YOU. Vendors whose creativity you can trust. Whose work you love. Whose passion sings out when you look at their work.
“You have perfectly captured EVERY intimate, crazy, emotional, bonkers and sweaty moment!”
For mid-week (None Bank Holiday Monday-Thursday) Weddings I offer a £350 discount .
A BIT ABOUT ME
I am a hopeless romantic. A Northern Boy and Beardy Dad with an eye for the ordinary. And as much as I take my responsibility as a couple’s wedding photographer VERY seriously…I don’t take myself seriously at all. I refuse to believe I am an artist…….more somebody who captures memories in a creative way.
Personally I want my work to capture the slow bits, the fast bits, the ordinary stuff, the extraordinary stuff.
Good photography celebrates life, it makes you breathe in and breathe out.
I have been hanging out at weddings for 10 years now. And as long a couples keep inviting me along for the ride and trusting me to capture their day in an honest and creative way then I will never get bored……
HOW I WORK ON THE DAY
THE CALM. THE CHAOS. CAPTURED
A good reason to have me for at least 10 hours is that it allows me to start the day with some prep. And if budgets allow and you are both staying in the same hotel I can flit around between both groups (but if not experience tells me that bridal prep tends to be more action packed)
For me this isn’t about interrupting you and choreographing your hair and make up artists or moving stuff around. it’s entirely the opposite. It’s about documenting a part of the day that when you look back on your images 10-20-30 years from now will remind you how you felt: the nerves, the excitement, the giggles, the bubbles the chaos.
Just an hour or so of your final prep allows me to capture all of the above and also, importantly, get you used to me being around. So by the time you walk down the aisle I’m invincible and just another part of the day you don’t need to worry about.
SEARCHING FOR THE UNKNOWN IN THE INBETWEEN
Guests will arrive, a ceremony will happen, confetti may be thrown, a cake may be cut, speeches may get spoken AND it will all be captured BUT you know what? It’s the bits in between all these planned moments that will make your wedding different from everybody else’s.
Think of me as a moment junkie, prowling your wedding for the good stuff. The characters, the energy, the bits you didn’t even know happened. I chat with your guests and aim to make everybody feel comfortable around me so they relax, let go and allow me access without playing up for the camera.
In fact the only time I step in and choreograph anything is to spend 10 minutes grabbing any family group shots you may want? and to sneak you both off unnoticed for some relaxed and alternative couple shots.
I BET THAT YOU LOOK GOOD ON THE DANCEFLOOR
My advice? Have a first dance. I’m all for sacking off any tradition that doesn’t add any benefit (have you ever looked up the meaning of the cake cut?) BUT to focus all your guests attention on the dance floor after that post dinner lull really announces the start of the party.
Sway together for a couple of bars and then invite them to join you and as soon as the track ends get your band or DJ to kick off with a banger and let the chaos ensue. It’s a fool proof way to give me an hour of photography gold on the dance floor and as it’s the only time of the day that I use any flash photography, the more disco lights and bodies on the dance floor the easier it is for me to get right in the thick of the action without anybody even noticing me!
1 camera, 1 flash, 1 hour and one busy dance floor is all it takes!
Next step is to have a little zoom chat to discuss your day in more detail. Grab a date and time using my calendar.
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