Want to know how I go about creating storytelling images documenting your wedding day?
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 completely immerse myself in your story, becoming more of a wedding guest than just “the wedding photographer guy”.
A RELAXED, CANDID STYLE
Keepin’ it Real
On your big day, I work with a chill, non-obtrusive vibe. Forget the staged poses—I’m all about capturing the real stuff, just as it happens.
Blending into the background, snagging those awesome shots without disrupting the natural flow. Unseen, yet always on point.
“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 tears—they’re one-offs, just like your day. No rehearsals, no retakes. I’m here to freeze those genuine moments, not stage ’em
Building Connections, Capturing Moments
More Than a Photographer, Just Another Friend
For me, it’s not just about snapping photos; it’s about forming a genuine connection with you. After all, I’ll be there, shadowing your every moment on the big day. It’s a privilege to be invited to your special day, and I don’t take that lightly.
Your Story, Tailored to You
Getting to know you is more than a formality; it’s a genuine interest in your love story. I want to understand your journey, and your dreams for the big day, so I can tailor my approach and craft images that will become cherished memories. Regular catch-ups before the day? Absolutely—I want to be involved and part of your unique narrative.
Quality Over Quantity
I intentionally limit the number of weddings I shoot each year because you’re never just a number to me. From the initial planning stages to the dance floor, I’m there, cheering you on every step of the way. Your story is unique, and I’m here to capture it authentically, personally, and with the utmost care. Let’s create memories together that will last a lifetime.
THE NO-POSING PORTRAITS!
Authenticity Over Poses: Your Day, Your Way
I’m not about posing; I’m about letting you be you on your wedding day. Your images should mirror your true selves, your personalities, and the unique connection you share. This way, each photograph becomes a genuine reflection of who you are as a couple.
Letting Light Guide the Way
I let the available light dictate how we approach couple portraits. While I might suggest a general spot or offer subtle hints, I believe in preserving the authenticity of the moment. Instructing you on specific poses feels artificial to me—it’s all about capturing the real, unscripted you.
A Breath of Fresh Air: Relaxed Portraits
The portrait session is far more laid-back than most anticipate. It’s a moment away from the whirlwind of the day—a chance for you to take a quiet walk, reflect on the significance of the day, and savour each other’s company.
Bish, bash, bosh, and you’re back to your guests
I typically spend just 10-15 minutes on couples portraits, split into two short sessions if possible. Your wedding day is about living in the moment, not a prolonged photoshoot. Who needs more time than that? I’d rather be capturing genuine, heartfelt memories. Let’s keep it real and make the most of your day.
“Sam was a calming presence throughout the day, and was a joy to be around, making us laugh and smile when capturing our portraits. Nothing felt staged, forced or set up, which is exactly what we wanted”
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It’s all about you, and your love story. I have the privilege of sharing a day with amazing individuals, capturing moments of pure joy.
“THE BEST THING ABOUT A PICTURE IS THAT IT NEVER CHANGES, EVEN WHEN THE PEOPLE IN IT DO.” – ANDY WARHOL
Your wedding day is a real, unfiltered story. Let’s chat about how I can capture it—no fluff, just real talk. Hit the button below and tell me all about your wedding plans. Ready to keep it real? Let’s talk.