If you want to know how I work, how I approach your wedding day, what I look for, and what makes me tick, this is the page for you.
Want to know how I go about creating storytelling images and documenting your wedding day, and preserving your memories? Well, let’s talk all about it...
The first thing you should know is that I have very little in the way of a shot-list or a plan (if you want those giant love heart shaped group shots, I’m probably not the guy for you). I follow my gut and seek out natural storytelling moments as they happen. I'm more interested in the raw, authentic, and human side of relationships rather than spending hours trying to magazine style images. I don’t stop watching, moving, and documenting, and I always just go with the flow of the day. My ethos is a wedding photographer should not control your day, allowing you to relax, enjoy every minute, and have the best day ever.
I’m there to create images that when you sit down in a year, or twenty, it feels like you’re back there. Allowing you to relax, enjoy every minute, and have the best day ever.
I completely immerse myself in your story, becoming more of a wedding guest than just “the wedding photographer guy”.
01. a relaxed, candid style
On the day I work in a non-obtrusive and photojournalistic way, using my experience in storytelling and cinematography to capture those special moments as they happen. Super relaxed, and non-posey. Real memories.
"There were even moments where we asked ‘where is Sam!?’ But he was always there, often unnoticed, taking magical shots of all of us"
The speeches, the laughs, the tearful moments, each and every one is unique to that day. Moments like this just happen, they can’t be staged or re-created. I love that I get to capture those moments and freeze them in time.
02. I CONNECT WITH MY COUPLES
It's super important to me that I get on with my couples, and that you get on with me and feel relaxed around me - after all, I'll be following you around all day. I never underestimate how much of a privilege it is being invited into somebodies special day. I tend to chat as I go, it helps to make everyone feel at ease, and I always want to leave you with the feeling that I was just another member of your wedding party. Anyone can just be there with a camera - I get involved on a personal level.
I relish in taking the time to get to know my couples, their love story so far, what they want most from their wedding day etc, so I can tailor my approach and create images that they will look back on with fondness for years to come. You want to catch up regularly before the day! Count me in! I love to be involved and be part of the story.
I limit the amount of weddings I shoot every year, so you're never just "wedding number 57" to me. I'm there with you, routing for you, every step of the way. From when you begin planning, right up until you're partying hard.
03. the no-posing portraits!!
The portrait side of the day is much more relaxed than most couples would expect. I like to make it about taking a quiet moment away from the busy day, going for a walk and reflecting on what has just happened. Making sure you get some time to breathe and enjoy each other's company.
I typically only spend between 10-20 minutes on couple portraits (taking place over two 5-10 minute windows where possible). It's your wedding day, not a photoshoot - who needs longer than that?
I don’t really pose people! I’m a big believer in allowing couples to be themselves on their wedding day. I want my images to reflect who they are, their personalities, and the relationship they have - meaning I can create images that are unique to each of my couples.
The available light always drives how I approach couples portraits. I might go so far to suggest where a couple go and stand, and give subtle hints to help you along the way. But, telling someone where to position his or her arm, or how to stand would feel insincere to me.
THINK WE’RE A MATCH?
IT’S about YOU.
YOU AND YOUR STORY
“The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.” - Andy Warhol
If this means something to you both the get in touch and see if we have that connection over a Zoom chat, get to know me better and tell me all about your exciting plans – I can’t wait!
So that’s it, in a few words.
I’m there to document your special day, and to create a collection of images that when you sit down in a years time, or twenty, it feels like you’re back there reliving those memories. I want my images to feel genuine and honest, not gimmicky or over stylised.
I get to spend a day with great people, having the time of their lives. And at the end of it all, I get to gift my couples with an incredible set memories in image form - what's not to love?