My approach to weddings
From booking to delivering the images this is how I work in the run up, on the day and afterwards
Approach and style
Three months before the wedding day
The day itself
By the time the day comes around I’ve got everything I need to be getting on with my job and aside from saying hello and introducing myself to any of your VIPs I’m pretty self sufficient. If you have me during your getting ready period I try to find a balance between getting shots I know you’ll love and not overwhelming you or anyone else. I might advise you on where the best light is or if we need to clear some space but other than that I’ll just do my thing and let you know if I need anything. You’ll have other things on your mind and I don’t want to detract from that!
In the ceremony
I am a lot more reserved in my photo taking during the ceremony. I am really conscious of not being distracting but I also want to make sure I don’t miss any important moments. Again it’s a balancing act but I think I’ve got it down. I try only to move when someone else does which tends to be between parts of the ceremony.
At your reception I will take a great many photos and this is probably where I get the most shots of you and your guests having fun. There’s more room for movement so I might get a bit closer to the action here and dare to be a bit more creative.
Dinner and speeches
Usually then it’s time for eating and speeches if you are having them. No one looks good while they’re eating so while I try to take pictures of the food as it comes out plus a few snaps of people chatting I usually take this time to also eat and recharge a bit. In speeches I try to get lots of reaction shots of friends and family in addition to photos of those speaking. I love this part of the day as people are generally quite relaxed and speeches can often take an emotional/hilarious turn and this is so much fun to photograph.
At this point you might have your first dance or a band or DJ playing and at this point I like to get really involved. I find the pictures look so much better when I’m in amongst the crowd so you may find me popping up with a flash now and then. I will probably also do some dancing too. I usually find about 30 mins of dancing shots after the first dance if you’re having one works out well but sometimes you might want me to stay longer if this part of the day is important to you.
The week after the wedding
4-5 weeks later
About 4-5 weeks after you receive your previews I will send you the full gallery from where you’ll be able to download, send on to friends and family and share as you like. You can also order prints, albums and thank you cards directly from the gallery.
After the job is done
From this point onwards my job is done but I still love to hear from my clients and see what they’re up to so please keep in touch! I feel really lucky to have made some really wonderful connections over the years in this way and it’s one of my most treasured outcomes of having this job.
If you think I might be the photographer for you please get in touch here and I will send you some more info