These bridal preparations at Ston Easton Park Hotel were a lovely couple of hours to photograph. Extremely calm and relaxed, it was just Deborah, her two bridesmaids and I for most of the morning. Until Kevin arrived. Kevin is one of Deborah’s very good friends and he was given the honour of giving her away…
Working with the available natural light allows me to remain discreet, without bursts of flash alerting my presence to all and sundry. But more importantly than this, it allows me to capture the true mood and ambience of a scene so that viewers might really feel what it was like to be there at that precise moment.
I love a winter wedding, especially around Christmas time so I was absolutely delighted when Sophia and Nick asked me to join them at St Audries Park to capture their wedding day. Even the wet weather couldn’t put a dampener on things and the whole day was full of love and laughter. Click on the picture to see more from this wonderful winter wedding.
A classy wedding at two of London’s ‘hidden gems’ – St Mary’s Church and Hotel Verta.
A sunny ‘gig themed’ summer wedding at the picturesque Turkey Mill in Maidstone, Kent.
It’s great to capture a shot of all the guests in context and there are a couple of points in the day when everyone will be together in the one room. The wedding breakfast is usually one of them, and the ceremony is the other. Following this beautiful ceremony at the oh so special Botleys Mansion a couple of weeks ago, I spotted the stairs at the back of the atrium and knew they would make for a wonderful sweeping shot of everyone in the room. Click the picture to read more.
I like my pictures to be neat, balanced, tidy so I’m always looking for lines and shapes to help balance the picture and lead the viewers eye through it. I’m also a sucker for a bit of symmetry. Click the image to read more.
It was Edie’s 3rd birthday and her aunt and uncle, Izzy and Mark, had arranged a huge party at The Master Builders in The New Forest that day to celebrate. There were cards, cake and dancing. Oh, and a little wedding ceremony of their own thrown in for good measure.
I love a London wedding, and this Kensington Roof Gardens wedding was no exception. Rebecca and Oli found me while searching for inspiration on one of the top UK wedding blogs and when I met up with Oli prior to the day I knew I was in for a treat. Click the image to see more from this trendy London wedding.
As a documentary wedding photographer, I pride myself on my discretion. My ability to remain low-key throughout the day and almost disappear amongst the guests. This is fundamental to my style and my whole ethos regarding wedding photography is built on this premise. Click on the image to read more about the story behind this candid portrait.
2012. It was a busy old year for me. It’s always an honour for me when I’m asked to photograph someone’s wedding. To be invited to the most intimate and special day of a couples life is not something I take lightly. Click the image to see more wedding photography from 2012.
Most weddings that I photograph usually include a good mix of both colour and black and white wedding photography, ensuring these are used to best effect to tell the story off the day. Colour often plays an important part in a wedding day so it’s great to show this in the wedding pictures. However, there is something very special about a collection of beautiful, well crafted black and white wedding photographs. CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW TO VIEW THE SLIDESHOW.
I photograph weddings of all sizes, from intimate weddings with just a handful of guests to extravagant weddings with 200 or more. As a documentary wedding photographer I very rarely take the typical ‘large group shot’ of every guest stood in front of the venue. Instead, I always look for different naturally formed groups at weddings…
A wonderful Cotswolds wedding at the stunning Birtsmorton Court in Worcestershire.
It’s all about timing when photographing weddings. You can have the most amazing eye and set up the most amazing compositions, but if nothing happens the resulting photograph is going to be a little flat. I’m a reportage wedding photographer but first and foremost I am a people photographer. People are what make a wedding day for me and so I use people in nearly all my pictures in some way or another…
The decisive moment was a phrase first coined by the late Henri Cartier-Bresson to describe the precise moment when everything in a scene comes together. In his own words “Inside movement there is one moment in which the elements are in balance. Photography must seize the importance of this moment and hold immobile the equilibrium of it…