Serving in the military is not for everybody and it’s something to be extremely proud of especially on one of the most memorable days of your life. If you’re engaged and looking for a wedding photographer who is as like-minded as you and knows the military inside out then you have certainly come to the right place.
There are so many wedding photographers out there with different styles, different prices and packages it’s just so hard to choose but what you really need is somebody who understands the military, knows the banter and is on the same wavelength as you. I get many enquiries from serving personnel saying they want somebody who understands the military and not some random civvy who doesn’t. So if you’re looking for a military wedding photographer why not read on!
I served in the Marines for just over 22 years and have been photographing weddings throughout the UK for several years now. I have had the honour to capture many military weddings throughout the UK from serving and former serving personnel from all 3 services.
How I Work
I tend to photograph weddings on my own and in my own unposed and relaxed style. Nothing is staged and nothing is posed. Everything is taken completely naturally and without direction. I still cover all the group photos and couple-only photos but these are also very relaxed and the couple photos are certainly not posed!
This means there will be literally no intrusion by me at all throughout the day allowing you both to totally enjoy your wedding day with your guests and without the need of being taken away from all your family and friends for ages for loads of posed photographs. If posing is your thing I’m probably not the right photographer for you.
Location is also not a problem. Although I’m based in the RAF county of Lincolnshire I’m available throughout the UK and even destination weddings in Europe.
Military Wedding Venues In The UK
Serving in the Military can give you access to some amazing venues that our civilian counterparts just don’t get to use so here are just a few.
The Guards Chapel, St James Park.
The Guards’ Chapel, or the Royal Military Chapel in London’s St. James Park is a stunning venue for with its Grecian temple style. Originally built in 1839, the Guards’ Chapel is the religious home of the Household Division at the Wellington Barracks in London.
With amazing breathtaking interiors, London’s Brompton Oratory, is another popular venue for a military wedding ceremony.
Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst
An iconic and popular venue with certain criteria to meet, one of them is you must be a Commissioned Officer in order to get married there.
The RAG, Army and Navy Club
If you are celebrating a civil ceremony, this is a fantastic venue choice however when it comes to London you are literally spoilt for special wedding venues!
The Rag, overlooking one of central London’s most iconic and picturesque garden squares in St James, Mayfair, is the perfect location and setting for weddings and civil ceremonies.
The Club offers a full planning service along with in-house events and catering teams that can look after your every need, from small, intimate gatherings to larger events and receptions with up to 200 guests.
St Clement Danes Church
For the RAF, situated in the heart of London is a wonderful grade 1 listed building and features one of the best church organs in London and a beautifully maintained set of working bells.
St Micheal’s Church and the RAF College Cranwell is a thriving RAF Station in the heart of Lincolnshire with a long and distinguished history dating back to its foundations as a Royal Navy Training Establishment in 1916. It was the world’s first Air Academy and today, it continues to select and train the next generation of officers and aircrew.
Military Wedding Photographer
As a former Royal Marine, I have a vast knowledge of military tradition and an eye for detail and I can therefore offer extensive advice on planning your special day so it can run as smoothly as possible even if it’s just helping the groom get into his uniform to advising on the guard of honour.
Discount For Armed Forces
So whether you are a Soldier a Sailor, an Officer or a Private, just one of you or your both serving in the military and are organising your military wedding in the UK or abroad then get in touch via the contact form below to check my availability, oh and by the way did I mention there is a 10% discount to all serving military personnel apart from Commissioned Officers then I charge more……JOKE!
Get in Touch
If you value great photography and are looking for a friendly, relaxed and no-nonsense approach to your wedding photography then get in touch by completing the contact form below and I’ll get back to you very soon!