I'm a wedding photographer in Cornwall & Devon, Real documentary wedding photography. I would love to be a part of your beautiful wedding story. I'm based in Newquay, photographing weddings in Cornwall, Devon and happy to travel within the South West and further afield to London.
I approach wedding photography with a reportage, candid or documentary style of shooting. Capturing wedding photography with a relaxed unscripted approach, letting the day unfold naturally, capturing story telling of love and happiness of couples on this special day. Telling your wedding day story, documenting the emotions, your proud parents, the first look, the fun and love that you share with family and friends.
Working with you and your guests in an natural way, letting the day unfold organically. Naturally you want your wedding day to run as smoothly as possible, you want a day to remember for your guests, your family and your loving partner. Once the day has ended, you will have your memories and your wedding photographs.
My father once said to me if you love your work you will never have to work a day in your life. Photographing weddings for couples, capturing those special moments is a photographers dream.
Choosing the right wedding photographer is really important for your day, yes you need to love their style of photography, whether it's documentary, reportage, candid or traditional, but even though you love their work, I think it is more important that you get on with them and feel comfortable being around them and having your photograph taken.
They will be shadowing you all day so you will have a bond with them and will need to your put trust in them. Your photographer should make you feel comfortable, so you're able to be natural and show genuine emotion in front of the camera.
I’m a reportage, candid or documentary wedding photographer. Capturing the moments of the bridal party, waiting for the bride to appear is just priceless, the smiles, emotions that they express on seeing the bride, preparing to walk down the aisle, is just brilliant. I feel very privileged in being able to capture these moments as they unfold.
Documenting a wedding this way, to me gives a modern feel, but with a more laid-back style. The photographer has to blend in with the guests and the photography style needs to reflect this. Capturing close ups, genuine emotions firsthand, storytelling at its best, documenting the day how it really was.
You have spent months planning your big day and probably years dreaming of your wedding day. Naturally you want your wedding day to run as smoothly as possible, you want a day to remember for your guests, your family and your loving partner. Once the day has ended, you will have your memories and your wedding photographs.
When I photograph a wedding, I give 100% effort whether a part day or a full day's photography booking. Just keep me fed and watered and i be ready to photograph the dad dancing at the end of the evening.
Weddings are a combination of portraits, documentary, landscape, street and fashion photography all rolled in to one. Having the artistic freedom to shoot a couple’s special day, where they trust you implicitly is what gets me up in the morning. Having a good working relationship with the happy couple and wedding party, banter with the groom's men, can end up with making new friends. To be honest these are, are best recommendations for referrals.
Little bit about me, I'm a 6 foot something bearded chap with a passion for photography, surfing and ultra-running. My father was an avid photographer, so from a young age I always had a camera to hand.
My passion for photography has taken me to many beautiful locations throughout Europe, honing my photography skills through film and digital formats.
Street photography and Wildlife photography has given me the skills to read a situation and to be able to react quickly as the scene unfolds. Shooting surf, landscapes and portraiture photography has helped me get the best from subjects whilst making the best use of natural light.
Have two photographers at your wedding is ideal if you have a large number of guests and or if the bride and Groom are getting ready for the wedding in different locations. The photographer is just storytelling, so photographs of both parties getting ready is part of the days story.
Both photographers need to know how each other works, generally you have the lead photographer who will be running the main show taking the main shots of the day. The second shooter would normally shoot in a non-intrusive style, the second photographer should be able to blend in to the wedding party, but still capturing the wedding day story but from a different angle.
Where did you get engaged or where did you first meet each other, or at your home perhaps?
Would you like it in an urban industrial setting to give it an edgy look? or would you prefer to be in the beautiful countryside with trees and flowers, or an urban area with strong architecture and graffiti or Industrial with tin mines, the choice is yours, let's just be creative, edgy and modern.
Being a destination wedding photographer is just perfect for me. A traveller at heart, the desire to experience different cultures and countries is something I love and has always intrigued me, it must be the Viking blood within me.
I've lived in many different locations in Europe, travelling around, photographing along the way. Combining my love of wedding photography with travel, to me is the perfect combination for destination wedding photography.
Adams Cottage, Chapel, Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 4NZ
Mobile: 07596 020189 Telephone: 01637 854808
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Wedding Photographer in Cornwall & Devon