I’m a wedding photographer in Cheshire, Chester and North Wales, and I specialise in natural, relaxed wedding photography.
I would describe my style as a mixture of ‘documentary style’ wedding photography and creative wedding photography. I’ll explain my style in more detail below, but in a nutshell: if you’re looking for a wedding photographer who can capture the genuine emotions of your day as well as creating some stunning show-stopping images, you’ve come to the right place!
Documentary style wedding photographer in Cheshire and North Wales
Documentary style wedding photography is also sometimes referred to as ‘reportage’- basically, ‘reporting’ on your wedding day through images. What this means as a wedding photographer is that I capture the genuine events and emotions of your wedding day as they play out.
Documentary style wedding photographers are experts at blending into the background. We know that we will capture the most real and emotional moments when the subject of the image doesn’t know they’re being photographed. We are adept at making people feel at ease, and very often people pretty much forget that we’re even there!
Award-winning creative wedding photographer
Of course, I am always more than happy to help create group shots and posed photos too. The couples who hire me for their weddings tend to like a mixture of relaxed, natural photos, plus some posed shots where I work with the couple to create beautiful photographs for them to treasure. This really suits my style as I love to spend time with the couples I work with and create unique posed photographs just as much as I like to capture documentary-style photographs.
I recently won Creative Wedding Photographer of the Year The Welsh Wedding Awards 2022 thanks to some of the unique posed shots I’ve created for brides and grooms. I love to incorporate props into my wedding photography to create really stand-out images: smoke bombs, flares, and even your surroundings can make brilliant props!
I’m also a bit of an expert when it comes to drone wedding photography! I bought a drone during lockdown last year as something to learn whilst I was stuck at home. It’s by far my new favourite purchase: it’s the best thing ever! I love using it and it’s brought a whole new dimension to my wedding photography. Since then, I’ve used the drone to capture some outstanding aerial images for some of my couples, including weddings at venues across Cheshire, Chester and North Wales.
Why did I become a wedding photographer?
My background is as a press photographer, which gave me years of experience in photographing events as they happened, and being ready in the moment to capture unique, emotive, and one-off images. I bring these skills and experiences to my wedding photography.
Very often, the brides and grooms who hire me to be their wedding photographer want a relaxed feel to their day- they don’t want photography that’s too staged, and they don’t want to feel as if they or their guests are being bossed about or herded around for photos! For this reason, I think it helps that I’m a relaxed and friendly person: my personality works with my style of photography, and I always ensure that I put the couple and their guests at ease on the day.
I am also a people person, and I love getting to know the couples I work with to come up with ideas for beautiful photographs that I know will genuinely suit their style, personality, and the theme of their wedding.
Is my style of wedding photography right for you?
Choosing your wedding photographer really does come down to personal taste. Some couples like formal group shots, others love very glamorous, dream-like images. Then there are couples who prefer photos of those little hidden moments that they maybe didn’t even see themselves on their wedding day: a father’s reaction when he first sees his daughter, or a nan quietly shedding a tear during the ceremony. If you fall into the latter camp, then my style wedding photography may well be the style for you. Remember that we can also work together to create imaginative and unique posed shots too: we can chat about your ideas and ensure your wedding photography is everything you dreamed of and more.
A wedding album that contains some natural, documentary style shots alongside stunning posed photos really does give couples the best of both worlds: a true reminder of their day, and some outstanding shots they can look back on and enjoy for years to come.
Wedding photographer- Cheshire, Chester and North Wales
If you have any questions at all about my style of wedding photography, or think I might be the wedding photographer for you, I would be delighted to answer any questions you might have. I’m a wedding photographer based in Cheshire, Chester and North Wales, but have also covered weddings all over the UK and would be happy to chat about your plans.