(like a rom-com, but with less references to ice cream)
Your wedding photography is such an important part of your big day, and you’ll cherish your photographs for the rest of your life;
so it is really important that you choose the photographer who is right for you, and who takes the kind of photos you want.
The excitement in the eyes of what is happening ― it is hard not to lose yourself in it.
If you’re looking for a venue with potential to give your photos that “little something extra”, the staircase, suspended landing and gorgeous soft coloured stone flooring in the reception might give you what you need.
Cake is like Baby from Dirty Dancing ― it shouldn’t be put in a corner. It should be on show!
It’s vital to capture the real moments of a day as well as the important ones ― how else can you tell the true story of a couple’s day!
A wedding day will come in all different shapes, sizes, colours and shades ― and it’s important the photography captures it all.
Never have I seen a gift put to use as quickly as this engraved hip-flask was. Nervous?
A wedding would not have been a wedding is 2019 without Prosecco ― I wonder what 2020 will demand as its vital accessory.
I’m playing with mirrors again ― any opportunity! Not only do they provide moments where who you’re photographing is unaware and thus more relaxed, but they do a rather great job of reflecting light too. Who knew!, making for more striking moments to capture.
There’s few darker places I’ve photographed than Naomi’s prep location; but with a careful use of lamps, mirrors and windows ― nice!
Mr Mills giving it the modelling-moves and looking as unfazed by his upcoming nuptials as it’s possible to be.
I adore a little black & white in a collection ― there is something about the format; whereas colour will capture the moment, black & white will capture the feeling. I get goose-bumps looking at some black & whites ― they can be hypnotic in their storytelling.
BLACK & WHITE
So so so much waiting for little ones ― while time races past for you, it will meander for them.
Sometimes, your Registrar might actually turn out to be your friend ― producing some genuine and tender moments for the two of you.
If you’re going to light up the evening with a little entertainment ― nothing does that quite as well as fire!
Plus, and I probably shouldn’t say this (trade secret): There is a time between the speeches and the cake and the dancing when a day can get a little, photographically at least, low on opportunity ― creatively. So this certainly gave me something to
play around with.
She is at that age when what is being done to her hair is becoming fascinating to her ― and so is watching every single movement, like a cat watching its prey ― seeing, learning, remembering for tomorrow, when she will try it herself.
I love real moments, rather than posing you ― ugh! I like to “stick” you somewhere, and just allow you to evolve into who you are. I then snap the result!
I have a tendency to quietly move around your venue, searching out moments you did not know I was joining you for,
Plan in a little extra time during your speeches, especially if you are saying something emotional or thanking someone ― it might be needed.
Tip for grooms: Hair-style OR a top-hat ― rarely do the two achieve peace if together.
Being a huge fan of the violin ― I could not resist capturing the string quartet that played as the bride walked down the aisle. It has such an elegance of movement, and with the ability to be gentle yet brutal too when asked of it ― an ability shared by violin and people alike.
A real “me” kind of photo ― I adore shooting through things or even people, and giving a natural framing to the
subject of the shot. The bridesmaid was completely unaware, assuming I am photographing what is right in front of
me ― not the beautifully relaxed face I have actually seen and want to capture.
Bless her! ― waiting all morning while everyone else around receives all of the attention ― an unhidden “Humpf!”
across the face.
Photography is all about freezing moments in time, mostly memories ― this kind of photo, that stops time, stops
something physical, stops movement, perfectly encapsulates what photography is about. Your mind is filling in the gaps
isn’t it ― thinking through the continued journey of the spray.
It’s me taking “me” moments again; this time using the make-up artists lighting to provide the perfect framing for a black & white moment ― one where Suzy’s eyes are bursting with thought. Of what though, we will never know. It’s that not knowing that makes some photos work ― it’s the wondering, the trying to work it out. Love it!
Me getting happy with mirrors again ― and mirrors that bring more people into the moment.
I’m at it again ― finding any way past or through others to capture that moment ― the moment when someone is lost in their thoughts, oblivious to the camera (because they can’t see it), and allowing their thoughts and emotions to drift out across their face, providing me (and them) with creative shots and honest moments. Mmm!
On occasion, I ask a couple to stand somewhere, like this, and the reaction is often the same ― “Really?”. It’s a framing thing ― trust us!
a nice chap with cameras
A modern, capable, engaged, and unflappable gentleman ―who is in love with romance, weddings, people, and photos
― and is someone who wants his photos to show off who you really are