The photography on your wedding day should be a lifelong record of the most special of days and tell the whole story of the event. For me it's about building a narrative from start to finish, a mosaic almost, if you like, from all the tiny details to the location, venue, guests and, finally, the two most important people. The style and approach I shoot is a blend of photojournalism, fine art and classical wedding photography but enables people to relax and have the freedom to enjoy the day with little or no interruption.
Here are some options for the day - wedding photography investment options begin at £1450
- Approximately eight/nine hours wedding photography coverage from bridal prep to the first dance
- Print box containing matted prints in a museum board quality box
- Queensberry fine art albums including the exquisite Musee album
- Online slideshow gallery
- Images stored safely & securely and submitted direct to client via Dropbox
- For a PDF wedding price list please fill in the CONTACT form or send an email.
How do you work?
I work alone on weddings. I have mused over the idea of two photographers, and have even tried it on one occasion, but I have found it can change the dynamics at a wedding where it can start to feel intrusive & guests become aware of the popping of cameras in all directions.
A good wedding photographer, if approaching from the documentary/reportage angle, understands the nature of the wedding day vibe and will move in rhythm with it. He will capture the day as it unfolds and secure a wide narrative of shots that will record the day with minimal interruption.
I work very simply with two Nikon cameras fitted with prime lenses, usually an 85mm F1.4 and a 35 mm F1.4. These lenses are fast, which means they let in lots of light when needed and allow me to record the atmosphere and ambient light of a venue without the need to use flash too much, making for more natural, atmospheric shots.
How long do you shoot for and where do you start & finish?
In my experience a wedding day is usually covered in around eight to nine hours and this is what I shoot up to. To build a full narrative of the day it is best to start with bridal prep all the way through to the first dance. In this way you have a start and finish to the story of the wedding day with all the excitement, drama and emotions in between. Once the first dance has been performed then it always feels like the natural end to the photography and I leave guests to party on.
How Far Do You Travel To Cover weddings?
Most weddings I have shot are in the London and Home Counties area of the south-east of England. However I can cover weddings just about anywhere - and have done. Naturally travel and organisation comes into play with distant locations so the way it works is this: venues that are over 100 miles from my studio require reasonable travel expenses plus two nights hotel accommodation to be met and organised by client. Travelling to the venue the day before is essential with long distance venues to avoid any risky scenarios with traffic or delays. For overseas weddings, all travel and accommodation plus allowances for meals, trains, car hire or taxis if needed should be met and organised by client beforehand.