Why should we hire you as our Wedding Photographer?
There are three factors most people consider when choosing their photographer – do their photos look nice, price, and will they be a nice person to be around on my wedding day for both me and my guests?
If you haven’t already, please do check out my portfolio and for my prices please do get in touch for my latest price brochure. As for someone that would be good to have around on probably the most important day of your life, here’s why I could fit the bill…
My clients and their guests always seem to be really happy with me and my work at the end of the wedding day before anyone has even seen any of the photos. I wasn’t entirely sure why at first. Did they just have lots of faith in what the pictures will look like or was it something else? I learnt that it’s because I’m naturally unobtrusive, I don’t want to take over, I don’t want to be bossing you or anyone else about, I’m nice, friendly, I listen and I just fit in. It might sound like a silly thing to mention, when it’s my photography skills you’re undoubtedly most interested in, but I think these things are really very important so that you and your guests enjoy the day to it’s fullest. I won’t turn your wedding into a photography shoot. The obligatory groups shots, of course. A few posed shots of you looking amazing, definitely. But, you’re getting married to celebrate your love for each other with your friends and family, not me! So I won’t keep you away from people for long. I’ll capture you looking fantastic without you even realising I’m there most of the time.
I listen carefully to what you’d like me to do on your wedding day. It is your day. I can be there for as long or as little as you like and will do everything I can possibly do to capture what you want. On an average full day shoot, you’ll receive at least 400 photos from me, all of which will be edited to make them look their best. I edit them all in colour and then process them all again in black and white so that you get two sets of images. As you can see from my photos, I generally go for a very natural look without tons of photoshopping. I predominantly use a photojournalistic (i.e. storytelling or documentary) style so that you can relive your day for years to come.
This is your special day, and I want to be there to document it, to capture moments that would otherwise fade as memories but instead last forever in beautiful imagery. A clichéd line that all photographers perhaps use, but hey, it’s true.
How did you become a Wedding Photographer?
I began taking photographs with a 35mm SLR camera at the age of 10 and never stopped. I also love to travel and gained my first payment for simply following the hobby that I love by selling some of my travel photography images at an exhibition. It gave me a huge buzz! Being paid to do something you love is amazing. I also love music and as an avid gig goer, I soon became perhaps the one of the most sought after live music photographers in York at that time. My photographs were printed in a music magazine and both bands and solo artists approached me for live and portrait shots. This led onto me becoming employed to shoot festivals such as Galtres Music Food & Drink Festival. I soon started to be asked to take photos of friend’s weddings and absolutely loved it. I found it a real honour to be asked to be such an important part of their special days and was humbled to witness such precious moments. It didn’t take long for friends of friends to start making enquiries, and before I knew it I was considering a career change! I absolutely love weddings and continue to feel truly humbled to be able to be such an important part of people’s hugely special day. Most importantly I love the emotion – the happiness and joy of two people coming together and celebrating their love with their friends and family. It is infectious. My main aim as your photographer is to capture that emotion so that you can relive it again and again for the rest of your lives.
Where are you from?
I live with my girlfriend and crazy dog in sunny Norwich, Norfolk. If you don’t live near me don’t let that put you off. I will travel anywhere. So far Sydney, Australia has been the furthest! I’m originally from Cambridgeshire but moved to York in 2000. I lived there for 12 years with a brief stint in Hull and a year travelling around the world taking photographs of some very pretty places. I moved to Norwich from Essex where I lived for 2 and half years (gosh that went fast!) and now call Norfolk home. I frequently travel all over the country and to various European cities.