Pretentious, Right? So it’s occurred to me that I’m supposed to write something here about what kind of TV I watch, or what my favourite hobbies are, or whether or not I drink tea or coffee or whatever. I don’t want to be negative here, but it really doesn’t matter. I mean, so what if I like cats but you like dogs?
What matters is that I’m a normal person, quite private, have enough friends to be able to lose myself once in a while, and I integrate well with people whether or not we like the same cheese.
I have a shed-load of experience and I know how to photograph weddings, and I deliver on that every time. The kind of music I’m into has nothing to do with it.
Most of the couples who book us want to feel relaxed and want to enjoy spending time with their guests. A lot of people don’t want to be under pressure to perform for a ‘photo shoot’ on their wedding day, and instead prefer a softer, more natural feel. This suits me just fine. I like to let the wedding be a wedding. I observe, and integrate a journalistic or storytelling type of approach to capturing the day as it unfolds without getting in the way and without making it all about me. I’d describe my style as Bespoke Fine art/Documentary, but I’m wary of abstract definitions.
Shooting weddings has always been about getting to the core of a couple’s story. It’s very personal when you think about it, and for me it’s essential that I can get to that story in a relaxed and honest way.
I’m a professional full time Wedding Photographer. Carrie is the invisible, irresistible force behind everything we do. We work together, we run a family together, and she helps and drives all aspects of what we do with wedding photography.
With photography we make a carefully refined, simple, and powerful document of your wedding, your way, with your people. It’s about finding your narrative and telling your authentic story through pictures.
I’ve worked in the fashion world and the film industry too. I’ve worked with and photographed celebrities, and I’ve run my own studio. I’ve loved every minute of it, but weddings are just about as real as it gets and I wouldn’t change my work for anything.
I’ve never won an award for my photography, so I’m sorry – I’m not ‘award winning’.
I don’t care about this, and nor do the couples I’ve photographed. It’s not because I’m bitter at having not won an award that I’ve paid to enter. It’s Because most awards don’t mean anything. Not a thing. Life’s too short.
It’s good for you because it means I don’t use this as an automatic trigger to raise my prices.
We do regularly feature in The Times Newspaper, and online Wedding Magazines and blogs. We don’t get paid for this, and we don’t pay to be published. It’s just a nice thing to do.
Down to earth & accessible, we’re all about keeping it simple, but at the same time we’re totally in love with the poetry and drama in great wedding stories. I know there’s a lot of reportage style photography around at the moment – it’s a big part of what we do, but there’s nothing wrong with getting your loved ones in front of the camera for a few formal photos. Getting those essential shots without being stuffy or boring is important too.
Your story is happening right now, and what happens matters. – you’re travelling at the speed of light, and we’ll be there to show you what that looks like.
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