If you’re looking for a fun, friendly face to blend in as one of your guests, then I might be the perfect wedding photographer for you

The approach your photographer takes to capturing your wedding day matters, because unlike other suppliers, your photographer will be around you and your guests all day. Finding the right fit for you means an extra friendly face that enhances what is important to you. 

Before I break down my approach below I’d like to share some words from a bride I worked with last year. I think she perfectly highlights why an approach is important and echoes what I’ve heard from many of my other couples over the years.

“In all honesty, we nearly did not have a photographer for the wedding. We had seen so many posed, unnatural photos, that we didn’t see the point in spending 2h on the wedding day shooting photos that we actually did not like.

However, at a friend’s wedding, we met Matt. When we saw the photos that he had taken, we decided that we should go for it as the result was amazing. Not only was he easy going but he was also happy to accommodate to whatever felt right for us. There was no judgment, no “you should really do this” or, “people always do that”.

On the wedding day, it felt like he was just another guest, a friend who was enjoying the day and somehow managed to capture every moment. Now that the wedding has passed, we can honestly say that It is by far the best investment we made for the day.”

Cristina & Remi

8 Reasons Couples Book Me To Photograph Their Wedding

1. Moments, Moments, Moments

Weddings are filled with a wide range of emotions and interactions throughout the day that provide an endless amount of moments to capture. Not just the big moments, but also the in-between moments, the moments that go unnoticed by most, but can often be the most powerful. My focus has always been on capturing there moments as they naturally happen, without direction or influence.

When you looking back in years to come, your photos will keep your memories of the day fresh, while also allowing you to enjoy all the bits you missed again and again. Even those that couldn’t be present, like the next generation, can get a feel for what it was like.

2. One of the Guests

I’m commonly asked my guests “how do you know the couple”, thinking me to be friends and a camera enthusiastic guest. I love this as it makes people feel more relaxed around me, giving me access and making it easier to tap into the energy and atmosphere of the day, the very thing I’m trying to capture for you.

I achieve this ‘guest status’ by doing a range of things, including dressing like a guest, mixing in and chatting with guests, dancing around on the dance floor and genuinely having a great time. It is this approach that allows me to capture the level of moments and energy you see on my website.

3. The Whole Story

I love it when couples book me for my full day (14 hour) package because I want to be there to capture the whole story of your day. Not just the big events in the middle but everything else either side.

Weddings are about the people and where you have people you have stories and moments happening. I love capturing these behind the scenes stories. This is why I always offer time with both partners before the ceremony and stay well after the first dance to capture all the party awesomeness.

4. An Awesome Experience

The experience you have working with me, from the first email all the way through to the delivery of your photos is just as important to me as the quality of your photos. I want you to look back and without a doubt know that I had a positive impact on your wedding experience.

This also extends to the experience your guests have with me during your wedding, bonus of the ‘guest approach’.

5. Creative, Character Filled Portraits

A few portraits on your wedding day (if you’d like them) is a great opportunity for you to enjoy a moment together away from the craziness of the day and for us to get some awesome photos of just the two of you.

As well as having fun creativity with portraits one of my main goals is to get photos that show off your characters. It is for this reason I keep these sessions fun and relaxed, with minimal direction, usually just working off your energy and excitement from the day. Not wanting to keep you away from your friends and family for long these sessions usually last around 15 minutes.

6. Yes I do take Family Formals

Having not seen any family group photos on my website you may have started to wonder if I do these at weddings. Well, the answer is ‘yes I do’. I’ve photographed group formals at every wedding to date and I’d be happy to show you some examples of these in full galleries when we meet.

Group formals aren’t sexy but they do act as a record of the people most important to you. Their value comes down the line when some of those people may not be with us anymore, plus it’s fun to see the oldschool haircuts. I work with you ahead of the wedding to find out what formals you would like and usually we get through these in 15 minutes on the day.

7. And Details Too

I may not show details elsewhere on my website but I shoot them at every wedding I attend. If you’ve taken the time to make something for your wedding then it’s important to you. And if it’s important to you then I’m going to capture it.

The details you choose for your wedding can also say a lot about your characters.

8. Your Day, Your Way

What ever you have planned for your day, my goal is to capture it in all it’s awesomeness. Be it a country wedding or urban, alternative or classic, London based or on the other side of of the world (I do love a good travel adventure). When it comes to your wedding, the sky really is the limit of what you can do.

If you’d like tips or advice I’m always happy to share ideas from my experience witnessing over 100 weddings.