My approach to each wedding is fun, relaxed and natural, nothing staged, and nothing posed.
I don’t set up any shots or get you into silly awkward poses. I don’t work from shot lists and I definitely won’t ask you to hold your rings up to the camera or form you and your guests into cheesy heart-shaped group shots.
If that’s what you want then I’m probably not the photographer for you.
Throughout the day I’m constantly observing, looking for the moments. All weddings are unique. The location, the people, the moments, the speeches, the laughs, the tearful moments, each and every one is unique to that day.
Moments like this can’t be staged or re-created, they just happen. I completely immerse myself in the day, becoming more of a wedding guest than “the wedding photographer”.
There are so many things to be thinking about during your wedding and I don’t want photography to be one of them. Therefore you can relax and enjoy your day, safe knowing that all those critical moments are being captured.
Frequently asked questions
Although I’m based in Lincoln I am available throughout the UK and also available to photograph destination weddings abroad. There are no extra charges for travel throughout the UK but for destination weddings return flights, 3 nights accommodation and possibly a hire car will be required.
I certainly do, but not all couples want them. If you do, be aware group shots can sometimes be a long, drawn-out process. Each group shot can sometimes take up to 5 minutes to organise, especially if guests get bored waiting for their photo and decide to disappear to the bar.
If you do require group shots, please try and keep these down to a maximum of 8 -10 groups in total. These are also done in a very relaxed way. I will not form you up into cheesy heart-shaped group shots etc. That’s just not me!
Also if you can nominate a person (usually the best man) who is prepped with the list of groups to round up the guests that would help massively.
Yes if you want them, I can do these also, but I won’t get you standing around posing for hours as a traditional photographer would. Instead, I will ask you to hold hands and go for a short walk together or stand in a particular location and just be yourselves. No posing I promise!
This also gives you time to get away from it all and have a little quiet time together for the first time as newlyweds.
After your wedding, you will receive a link to a sneak preview within a few days and then your final full set within 3-5 weeks, along with a wedding highlights slideshow to music. If you want your images really fast, I can do a 7-day turnaround for £300.
It’s never happened but I would honestly say I would have to be bed-bound not to make a wedding, however, if this was to happen, I know some fantastic wedding photographers who would be able to stand in.
On the day I always have on me 2 cameras and 2 lenses along with spare batteries and memory cards. I also have a spare camera and other lenses in a bag. Regarding insurance, I have full liability and indemnity insurance.