Choosing your wedding photographer is a big decision. The photos you have are all you’ll take away to remember what will be one of the most special days of your life.
I believe there are two key ingredients to choosing who is the right wedding photographer for you.
1. The style of the photos. Choose someone who’s photos you look at and you think “I want wedding photos like that!”
2. How well you get on with them. This is why I’m always happy to meet you and offer a free engagement / pre wedding photoshoot. Your photographer is with you all day and it’s worth having someone who you feel relaxed around, who you can imagine interacting with your family and friends, and most of all someone you like.
In terms of style here’s what you need to know about me to help you make an informed decision about your wedding photographer and photography.
AM I RIGHT FOR YOU?
I like to tell the story of your wedding day in a down-to-earth, unposed, natural style, capturing all those special moments, and all the details, that make your wedding personal to you, enabling you to re-live your day again and again. I want to take you back and show you not just what happened, but how you felt too.
I am at my best, capturing the action and emotion as it naturally happens. Having said that I also love to create beautiful and stylish portraiture shots of the Bride and Groom.
The couples who choose me tend to be those who want an honest and relaxed style for their day. They want someone to just blend into your wedding and be part of the day, not intrusive – making you, and your guests, feel relaxed and at ease. My personable nature means I fit in well with the day – interacting with your guests to the extent people think I’m just a friend of yours.
Most of all I love weddings. I think everything about them is special - the atmosphere, the buzz, the emotion. Every wedding is different. It’s this authentic passion, and enthusiasm, for your wedding day that is at the heart of my approach. Being there with you is genuinely exciting for me and genuinely an honour. It’s not a job for me – it’s a real passion. I also own world class equipment, cameras, lenses and backups of everything! I am also fully insured.
10 WAYS TO DESCRIBE MY STYLE
Here are a few of my wedding photos and a bit about each one to give you a flavour for my style as a wedding photographer.
1. Detailed moments personal to you
I love photos like these, as for me it’s important to capture all the details that are special and personal to the Bride and Groom.
2. Up, close and in the thick of it
I love photos of action and fun. Kids always offer these moments in abundance! Throughout a wedding day I’ll be mixing in and taking in all the action. I don’t hide in the corner with a big telephoto zoom, just taking lots of headshots. Instead I’m up close, and part of the action. This gives you photos with a lot more life to them, like you’re back there again.
3. Creative and dynamic
I am passionate about creative wedding photography. I place real importance on composition and photos which are visually pleasing. I love to try and give you photos that aren’t just the standard and expected shots.
4. Emotions at the heart
I’m a wear my heart on my sleeve type of guy. So I love to capture emotion. This type of shot is a moment I’m always on the look out for during your day as it’s these moments that are what make your wedding day what it is. True emotion.
5. Portraits fit for your living room wall
The majority of my photos are natural. But I do think it’s a great investment to spend 30-40 minutes on your day getting some portraits that can go on your living room wall. Whether it’s you both in a beautiful setting, or just up close being in love.
6. A wide coverage of everyone at your day (not just you!)
I know you don’t just want 600 photos of you. Who was at your wedding is just as important. So I always aim to get a wide range of photos from your day. Whilst you are my number one focus, I will always go after more moments of your family and guests.
7. Natural, Candid and Stylish
I really work hard to capture all those expressions throughout the day. I want the photos I give you to have feeling and life to them.
8. Photos with those that matter to you
I think some set-up group photos still have their place at a wedding. Getting some portraits of you and your family, and wedding party (think bridesmaids and ushers) are worth getting, so I always suggest allowing around 30-40 minutes for this.
9. I love to work with beautiful light
The vast majority of my work is produced using natural, available light. At the heart of beautiful wedding photography is lovely light. Light makes a photo.
10. I love to have fun
I really enjoy weddings which are relaxed and full of happy people, who like a giggle. This is about photos that really capture you and your friends and family. These are the ones that make you really smile!
You can contact me via email or phone using the contact tab on the home page; or simply fill in the below form with your requirements or questions and I will get back to you! Stu