How would you define your style?
This is a big one for me. You’ll see words like reportage, candid, documentary as you wander around the web looking at wedding photographers. Focus less on the words than the photos. They’ll tell you what you need to know. If I had to pick a word to describe how I work it would be ‘documentary’ because I’m documenting weddings. It doesn’t need to be more complicated than that.
Essentially I’m not staging or setting shots up. My impact on the day is minimal and discreet. I want honesty, emotion, context, timing and emotion.
I’m looking for, and working with, light and the people there.
I hope that appeals to you.
Who is your typical client?
Someone, but not everyone. Sound a bit daft that, I know.
What do I mean by that?
I mean a couple who are looking for a party at their wedding. Who aren’t into traditional, or formal, or buttoned-up. They know what makes them tick, they absolutely love great photography and they know that great is rarely cheap.
A couple who want their story told whilst having a damn good time. Not bride or groom-zillas. They want honest. They want real. They want original.
What they don’t want is forced, cheesy, pretend, fake. They don’t want an hour of group photos. They don’t want to be told to jump. They don’t want something they’re not.
I might not be for you. But if that sounds like your thing then we’ll have a lot of fun along the way.
How many photos do we get for our wedding? Is there anything else included?
I usually end up at around 400-450 for a final wedding edit. But there are no hard limits on numbers. However many it is that make the final edit, you get. High resolution, on a bespoke USB, with no watermarks or passwords. Your photos, with an unlimited personal use licence for print and copy. They’re also uploaded to a password-protected online gallery and I include gorgeous little slideshows on the main USB for iPhones, iPads and Mac/PC’s.
Do you travel for weddings?
I certainly do. Whilst many of my wedding commissions are within my local counties of Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Berkshire and London, I love shooting weddings all over the UK and abroad.
Recent seasons have taken from Sorrento to Edinburgh, from Somerset to Essex, from Devon to Kent, from Jersey to Gloucestershire and from Paris to Dorset, and just about anywhere and everywhere between. I’m more than happy to travel internationally, please just ask for details.
Do you offer engagement shoots?
Absolutely. My brochure includes details of these. Weekdays only, and you can expect around 40-60 photos for these, again provided on USB in high-resolution format.
Can we print our photos? Can you offer prints for our home?
All the edited photos on your USB are print-ready and there are no restrictions on you doing so. They’re your photos, so please do!
I also offer a full print service through the online gallery included in all packages, along with my own access to the finest UK print labs around.
Do you offer wedding albums?
Again, absolutely! I can provide all the details you need about these. They’re handmade for me, in New Zealand. Nothing else comes close. One thing you won’t ever get from me is high-pressure selling. You want an album? We’ll get you the best. But you decide.
Can you provide a second photographer?
I normally work alone, preferring the minimal impact a single photographer has on the day. My approach is based on being as low-key as possible and that’s much harder to achieve with a pair of photographers. However I can provide an excellent second photographer for larger weddings or for those couples who really want that at a cost of £500.
Can you recommended any specific suppliers?
I sure can. You’ll find some amazing fellow wedding people here