Ok, let’s face it, wedding photography can be boring as fuck.
We’ve all been there, standing around wedding venues with empty champagne glasses while some bossy photographer is shouting ‘smile’ or ‘cheese’ at rows of people.
If you’re engaged and planning a wedding you’ve probably been looking at wedding photography online for quite a while. You may now be considering either not having a photographer or just letting your friend with a camera take all the photos, but you know you’ll regret that.
But fear not, you’ve found a photographer to share in your fun and excitement, not make you feel awkward and capture the real and true moments of your amazing day without making you feel and look like dicks.
But if what you’re planning is going to be more of a party than a wedding and you want to be left with a set of candid, often hilarious, photos of all your favorite people enjoying yourselves then I’m the right person for the job.
YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
So you’ve spent months and months planning every individual detail, breaking the mould of those cookie cutter weddings, in order to best express your personalities. Now it’s time to look for a photographer to work with who will understand your vision and capture your wedding in the right way.
Regardless of the kind of photos you want, I think it’s so important that you take your time, meet photographers, get to know them a little. They’re going to be with you throughout your big day and if you don’t feel you can share intimate moments of your life with family and friends openly with them, move onto the next.
If, after all this, you feel I’m your guy then that’s amazing, let’s get to work!
I treat every wedding uniquely. First off I would like to meet with you and hear all your plans, ideas and motivations and so you can ask me any questions you like. That way, we can all be sure that I’m the right photographer for you.
Wedding Photography you’ll actually like
I work in an unobtrusive way, getting to know your closest friends and family beforehand in order to capture the personalities and traits that you’ve grown to love in each other. This enables me to photograph the events as they happen, rarely stopping anyone to pose, smile, wave and say “cheese”.
On your wedding day I will be available through to the end of the party. That’s right, I never leave after the speeches or first dance; that’s when the real magic happens. I have developed techniques to photograph dancefloors and parties that capture the atmosphere of the party that you will have created.
Although most of my photography would be described as documentary, there are times, such as group photos and shots of you as a couple, where there will be an element of direction. This doesn’t mean it can’t be fun though; I love it when guests bring their drinks and banter into the photographs.
So if you want something a little different; modern, relaxed and fun drop me a line and tell me a little about your plans and ideas.
Growing up on a hilltop in south Wales, within sight of Cardiff but surrounded by fields I developed a split personality – an extravert who loves meeting strangers and getting to know new people and a lonely introvert who gets geeky about the things few people are interested in.
I’m a father to two young boys and pointer, a husband to my childhood sweetheart Hannah and lucky to still be living near family and a large circle of friends that I feel like I’ve known forever.
For a number of years I taught marketing which allowed me to develop talents for reading people, remembering names and creating the most exciting powerpoints about Maslow you’ll ever see.
Then in 2012 I broke free, burned all my ties and grew a beard.
My inspiration comes from a mis-spent youth studying music magazines, cassette inlay cards and LP covers. I loved how photography of the music industry the carried the same attitude and rock n roll ethos.
My favourite photographer has long been Martin Parr who is famed for his candid and colourful photography.
Through the week I photograph food, architecture and people in suits, but given any opportunity to be part of a special day in the lives of special people and I’m like a puppy on a beach.
I’m not a run-of-the-mill wedding photographer, that’s why I may not be the best photographer choice for every wedding.
I openly admit that churches make me feel slightly uncomfortable, unless there’s the promise of a great party afterwards! However, for those people who have taken the time to rethink what is expected from their wedding day, who wish to express their personality, we have fun producing extraordinary photographs.