I want to capture your day so that you can look back at these pictures in years to come and remember the day as it was.
My tagline is “real people, real moments” and I love to document the day as it’s really happening. I don’t like to “glam” it up. I’m a warts and all kinda guy.
I will mainly focus on documenting the day rather than staged posing of couples etc – although if someone comes up to me and asks for a picture with someone – more than happy to do that.
I’m more than happy to do the traditional group photos and bride and groom shots. At the end of the day, it’s about you guys and what you want.
So my aim is to please you and help in whatever way I can.
Heres Some Pointers For The Wedding Day
Because I want to capture everything real that happens.
- Once we had an initial chat and met everyone- Don’t feel a need to talk to me – I’m here to capture you enjoying time with your friends and family.
- Don’t feel a need to look at the camera and smile – don’t play up to camera – be real and interact with those around you
- Basically ignore me – the novelty of me being around will soon wear off.
- It might be that I get close to you at times – If a moment happens then i might try to emphasise it by getting close up to your face with a wide angle lens and capture what’s going on around you as well
- Don’t think you’re in my way – if someone walks across, that can add to an image at times. Sometimes i’m purposely using someone as a way to frame an image or getting their reaction
- Just enjoy the day – Focus on getting the most out of all the hard work you’ve put into the day. – i’m there to help you remember it in the future.
- For the couple photos i dont really pose – it’s perhaps the first time that day you have a moment “alone” together and can just focus on each other. I’m not one to particularly pose – i might give some direction – but essentially i want you both to just enjoy the short time you have together and capture that.
Things that can help you get the most from your photos
- Get ready in a room with good natural light – I.e a large window.
- Get any items or details you want photographed together – i.e hang dress in nice position.
- Let me know about any special items, i.e grandmothers ring, a note on the bottom of a shoe etc – Then I know to get pictures of them more.
- Enjoy the aisle! – Remember to smile as you walk down.
- Suggest to your guests to really take in the moments rather than use the phone & camera to record everything – that’s what I’m for.
- Have a clear idea of the group photos you want. – we can spend longer than you think doing these so get the important ones done first and then if we have time we can do more.
- Have a table by where you have the photos done – drinks, phones etc can be put down while we take photos.
- If you can have the speeches by the head table, not the other side of the room. – best way to show everyone’s reactions.
- Be aware this is where I like to get in close – This is when some of the best reactions happen – so might crouch between people, or stand right behind the speaker etc.
- Go Mad.