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My Approach To Wedding Photography

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My Approach To Wedding Photography

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Don’t be taken away from your family & friends for ages

So, I hear it time & time again where couples who book me have had previous experiences of attending a wedding where the bride and groom are no where to be seen because the photographer has taken them off for an hour or more and kept posing them throughout the whole day. I can promise you – this won’t happen. I literally don’t want you to look at the camera all day apart from if you want group photos and maybe a couple when we do couples portraits – which is mainly a parent pleaser!

Discussions Before The Big Day

It is really important to have good communication before your wedding. So I am here as much or as little as you need. If our diaries can work then meeting up for a beer is great – there Is a local pub near me that has lovely beers! I will also send a wedding information sheet and that tells me everything I need to know. So on the day – you can relax and enjoy your wedding, safe in the knowledge I have everything I need.

Natural, Relaxed & Unobtrusive 

On your wedding day there is nothing I would love more than for you to forget about me even being there and just enjoy your wedding with your family & friends. This will leave me to do what I do best – taking photos of real moments as they happen in a fun and relaxed way, capturing the tears, laughter and joy from your day.

Groom and double olympic cyclist at mitton hallCouple embracing and showing emotionBride putting her dress onbride crying reading a letterDrinks Reception

The perfect time to catch up and enjoy your day with your friends and family and not miss it all. Canapés….enjoy them, music or magician… enjoy it. I will aim (weather dependent) to do the group photos as quickly as possible and then when guests are taking their seat we will go off. It is as simple as that!

bride and groom hugging parentsDancing during wedding receptionCheers during drinks reception

Couples Photos

All I ask for is 20 minutes before the wedding breakfast and possibly 10 minutes during the golden hour (sunset). I try and ensure that you will get to spend the majority of your drinks reception with your guests. So I normally take you away whilst your guests are finding there seat, going to the bar and stocking up for the speeches! This is something we discuss when we meet up for a beer or Skype. The main thing that can change this is mainly the weather – the joys of living in the U.K

Bride and groom walking in the Ribble ValleyBride and groom smilingBride and groom smiling in the fieldGroup Photos

I tend to suggest around 8-10 group shots for the wedding. Any more and it can be quite a drawn out process for the couple – and the guests. We can normally fly through the groups and I always ask for the loudest bridesmaid or groomsmen to give me a hand letting people know they are needed.

By keeping it around 10 means I get to do what I get hired for – natural, unposed wedding photography, documenting you, your family and guests enjoying your special day.

child having his clothes sorted prior to photoGroup photos at Holden ManzThe Party

A great part of the wedding is the party. Just because all the formalities and the first dance are done doesn’t mean the wedding is over – far from it. New for 2019 I will now stay at every wedding until at least 9pm, more often than not – later! I won’t be on the outside of the dance floor, the only way to properly see the dance moves is by getting in amongst it!

Dad DancingBride dancing with her brother at Heaton House Farm

Relaxed, Natural & Unobtrusive Wedding Photography

My style of photography is relaxed, natural and unobtrusive, capturing the day as it happens. What that means is almost completely unposed wedding photography throughout the whole day. I want you to spend time with your friends and family and ignore me. I am a really laid back and relaxed wedding photographer that will capture your wonderful day as it happens, with minimal fuss and no waiting around. If your getting married and my style sounds like it would suit you, please get in touch.

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