BIRMINGHAM & West midlands WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
I have a passion for photography and documenting people in real, natural moments.
My aim as your wedding photographer is to deliver you a set of candid photos which show your day unfolding as it really happened from start to finish.
I'm based in Birmingham, but I work across the UK.
Each wedding is unique and by letting your day unfold naturally I can capture those small personal moments that make your wedding day truly yours and when you look back through your photos in 10 years time you will be able to relive the day again and won't remember me being there.
The video slideshow below is from a recent wedding at Grafton Manor in Bromsgrove, near Birmingham.
Complete Dedication to your day
To really tell the story of your day you'll need a photographer who is there for the whole thing.
I don't rush out the door after the first dance is over.
I start 3 hours before the ceremony and stay until at least 10pm, sometimes later.
From morning Prosecco to grandma on the dance floor - I want to be there to capture it all.
GROUP SHOTS & PORTRAITS?
There is of course a need for some group shots and some pictures of you both.
The group shots are a great way to record who was there and portrait shots of the two of you are the ones you'll want on the cover of the album.
I like to keep this part of the day simple and quick. I recommend 6-7 group shots and it usually takes around 15 minutes. The portraits shots of the two of you are very relaxed and also take around 15 minutes, so you can spend less time with me and more time enjoying your day with family and friends.
True story-telling photography
Won't any wedding photographer take candid, natural photos?
Every photographer will take some candid shots in between the all the poses and staged group shots, but there's a difference between taking a few candid images from time to time and documenting an entire story. My style of photography is called documentary or photo journalism. It is an approach to all types of photography which values true storytelling above all else. In the wedding industry it can be called 'Reportage'.
A documentary wedding photographer uses the entire set of photographs to tell the story, pictures flow together. Single candid images don't need to tell a story individually or put together with others and a lot of traditional wedding photographers aren't actively looking for real moments. They only snap them if they see them. Where a documentary photographer is looking for and anticipating events, meaning they are there ready when they happen and take an image that draws a person into the scene to make them feel like they were there, or are back there again if they are in the picture. It's a different way of thinking.
It can be the most unexpected moments which produce greatest images. When you’re relaxed, having fun and being yourself, I produce my best work.
Forget I'm there, have the amazing day you've worked so hard to organise without interruption and then spend a lifetime reliving it again and again.