Natural Wedding Photography – all day
Are you looking for Natural Wedding Photography ? Whether you are getting married in Kent, elsewhere in the UK, or have booked a destination wedding, my style and approach is relaxed, natural and timeless. I will be with you all day on your wedding day (from the bridal preparations up to 30 minutes after the first dance). I believe your story should be captured from beginning to end.
Natural light in any season
I love all weddings, whether in the Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter. Each season offers amazing lighting opportunities for natural wedding photography using the available light. This might be a bright Summer’s day, the soft glow of a Spring wedding, a stunning sunset, the beautiful orange and red hues of Autumn alongside a cosy fire, fun in the pouring rain (yes, this actually makes for some great creative photos, if you dare!), a Wintery snow covered countryside, candlelight, fireworks, sparklers, the list goes on… these all make your day unique and are part of your story. I mainly shoot without flash but I will use flash photography creatively during some parts of the day (I never use flash photography during your ceremony). There are no gimmicks here, just pure, authentic and fun memories from your wedding day.
Your day, your memories
I don’t want you to notice me on your wedding day – and I mean that sincerely. Of course, I will need to whisk you away for your short couple portrait sessions but, even then, once we have arrived at the portrait location, I want you to feel like you are husband and wife catching up on everything that has happened so far rather than being in the middle of a photoshoot. The laughter and the smiles will simply flow as you share the stories of your morning preparations and memories from your day.
We will work together to create natural wedding photography of your day which will reflect who you are as a couple and the personality that you have injected into your day. All of those tiny details that you have spent hours agonising over will not be missed. No two weddings are the same and I spend time discussing your wedding with you before the big day so that I feel more like a friend – someone who you can trust to capture the big and the small moments of your day, unobtrusively.
Unique photos and over 10 years’ experience
Yes, I have a lot of camera equipment and a lot of technical experience but really, when you book me, you are booking me for my artistic eye, creativity and ability to see a moment before it even happens. I don’t take thousands of photos in the hope that some turn out OK. Every time I press the shutter button, I capture something purposefully, something that will mean the world to you when you view the photo back. This skill was learnt from also shooting on film cameras alongside my digital cameras. You cannot see the image on a film camera until you receive the print back from the lab post-processing – crazy, right?! In a world where everyone sees an image on their phone/camera before they take it and can take hundreds to get one perfect shot – this is not possible with film. With film, you are taught to really look at what you are photographing, to feel into the moment and to just know when to hit the shutter button.
Film / Digital
I will capture your day on a mixture of digital and film cameras (by film, I mean, still photos captured on a film camera with old school film rolls). The majority is caught on digital with a few rolls of film added in. The film enables me to then hand edit my digital files to match the colour and tone of the film files so that you receive unique, timeless and stunning photos from your wedding day.
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