Wedding Photography – How I work
I’ve recently moved to Yeovil which makes me a Somerset Wedding photographer instead of a Dorset Wedding Photographer; though I used to be a Hampshire wedding photographer. I have of course photographed all over the UK and overseas (not just the Isle of Wight).
If you want to know more about me then here goes… I love bacon, I eat bacon, I am fuelled by bacon, so am a bacon fuelled wedding photographer. I am a northerner (sheffield) living down south (dorset). My dad worked on the telephones and my mum in a restaurant. I have memories of fridays and my dad bringing home a pay-packet full of cash and having a treat of either steak from the market or liver and onions. As I grew up I moved away to study at Southampton university, my parents liked me living down here as it means they can come and visit me for holidays. I am the father of 2 young children who are amazing. Joseph and Violet are their names. I remember when they were born ( I took photos obviously ), I can’t believe they’re like mini humans now!
I enjoy fun, and am very relaxed and laid back. I enjoy going to the gym, having a little bit of cider. Most of all I enjoy people and thats what I love about weddings. It’s all about the people and telling your story in photographs. I’m quite geekys so love geeking it up, so if you have a relative who talks about cameras a lot then don’t worry I’ll talk to them until they get bored 🙂
The way I see being a wedding photographer, and my approach is to enable you to get awesome modern wedding photographs with a combination of romance and fun. I focus on natural interaction and make sure you enjoy yourself and end up with some awesome wedding photographs, did I mention they are fun? I like to get involved in the day and can help make you more relaxed and make you look even more awesome than you already are! I don’t dictate your day I let you get on and enjoy your wedding and not have to think about awesome photographs, after all thats my job! 🙂
What is your ideal wedding to photograph?
My ideal wedding is with a fun, relaxed and interesting couple. I want to hear about your story, how you met, how you’re planning to celebrate your wedding? The more i get to know you the better my photographs will be. Weddings are a deeply personal think and I think the photography should reflect that. I love weddings and can’t wait to photograph yours!
We’ve not got a date or venue yet but we see you’re so awesome what can we do?
If you’ve not decided on your Venue yet then I have some information about wedding venues in Dorset, wedding venues in Hampshire, Wedding venues in Weymouth and Portland and wedding venues in Berkshire.
Although I am now based in Somerset, I can and will travel for weddings that are further away. I would be as happy to photograph your wedding in the Bahamas as I would be in Somerset (I’ve always wanted to go to Japan).
I’ve given several seminars on wedding photography, and more recently on studio and location lighting so both groups and people looking to hone their skills.
I love people, and this is one of the reasons I love photographing weddings. Find out more about me
From a recent wedding I was told ‘Thank you for being the perfect photographer. What an amazing photo! Cannot wait to see the rest!’. Gives me a nice warm feeling inside.
Of course wedding photograph us largely about the photographs that you’ll get to be the lasting memory of the day. You can take a look at some of my Dorset Wedding Photography in a large mosaic! Though there is also some wedding photography from Hampshire, Devon and Cornwall too.
I work in such a way as to get the best parts of your day. I believe in capturing the story of your day as it happens and not dictating what happens. So you’ll not find me with a whistle bossing people around. I’ll make sure I work with you to get the photographs you want to help you remember your wedding day and also to blend in as much as possible. I’m often described as a calming influence at a wedding, maybe because I’ve photographed so many weddings then there’s very little I haven’t seen and this means I’m able to adapt and fit in with whatever happens always ensuring that i’m in the right place to capture your memories.
If you like you can see some recent weddings by clicking on the link.
If you like what you’re reading about my approach to photographing weddings and like my photographs then I’d love to hear from you. My off-peak midweek wedding prices start from an unbelievable £595, I look forward to meeting you soon!
Of course I’ve been featured in many Dorset and Hampshire wedding magazines and had front covers. I’ve had my work featured on most of the main wedding blogs. I’m glad that others enjoy my photography and I’d like for you to as-well. So I look forward to finding out more about your wedding. You wedding doesn’t just have to have be in Dorset I am happy to get in my car and drive wherever you may roam. I’ve gone as far as France so far so if you’d like to book me as your destination wedding photographer (no matter how close or how far I’m happy to travel). Weekend or Midweek weddings are just as much fun and give me just as much satisfaction to photograph.
I can photograph weddings in Summer with the gorgeous light we get in Dorset. I can also photograph weddings in Winter when we have equally awesome light but just much less of it. If your wedding day is wet or snowy then that is no problem either I have many years experience and am able to adapt and photograph in all weather and lighting conditions, so you don’t need to worry and can enjoy your wedding day.
If you’re not married yet or even engaged and are planning an elopement? or would like your proposal photographed then please get in touch.
I also offer other photographic services from my studio in Blandford Forum,
If you’re looking for a Dorset Wedding Photographer then you can call me on 07834 490393 or get me at Blandford studios on 01258 488544 or you can contact me. It also goes without saying the I am a Lesbian and Gay friendly wedding photographer. If you’re looking for a discrete elopement photography service I of course am only too happy to discuss your photography requirements. Well done if you’re reached this far – I now also offer a wedding video service and a key moments video which is simply your ceremony, speeches and first dance recorded from a tripod.
My approach to photographing your wedding
How do I photograph your wedding? well let me explain a little about me first. I’m relaxed and chilled out. I love weddings and the whole emotion of the day. My approach is fun and enjoyable I want you to enjoy being photographed not cringe. It’s like having some awesome photographer and camera wielding friend along for the day to take pictures of your big day.
I offer engagement shoots so you can get to know me and get some amazing pictures at the same time. That way on your wedding day it will be much less stressful. Though don’t worry if you don’t have time to do this I am an expert at making people feel at ease and comfortable in front of the camera.
You can see me in action on an engagement shoot here:
I understand that it is confusing when trying to find your wedding photographer, not only is it hard to know where to start, but also it’s sometimes hard to work out how much you’re going to spend. I think it’s important to be able to know both what you’re getting and what you’re going to spend up front. This helps with budgeting. For this reason my wedding collections are pretty simple. In fact there is one that comes with everything you need, one that comes with everything you want and one that comes with everything 🙂
Wedding Albums are also available either as part of your package or separately afterwards.
Why not contact me and ask me about photographing your wedding.