A documentary photographer who is there to lend a helping hand who understands when to utilise the art of posing and light shaping tools to add a kick of drama to your images.
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I photograph a limited number of weddings each year allowing me to completely focus on my current customers, providing a bespoke and world-class service to my couples. Reserve your date now.
As a photographer I am so lucky to be able to work with people who are deeply in love on the happiest day of their lives; surrounded by their friends and family. I feel what allows me to truly appreciate the thoughts and feelings on your special day has been invaluable experiences, such as my own wedding in 2011 quite a few years ago, working with a large number of other award winning wedding photographers, Venues and Companies over the 15 years while I’ve been photographing weddings.
These attributes are what I feel make the key foundations of a great and compassionate wedding photographer.
I’m a documentary photographer who is there to lend a helping hand, which understands when to Utilise the art of posing and light shaping Tools to add a kick of drama to you images.
I was told by my Grandad that ‘people will remember how you made them feel, over anything else you do.’ This is why my couple’s memory and experience of their day is my top priority. We strive that our presence on their wedding day is only a positive one for everyone attending.
We do this in a variety of ways:
First of all, I am always there to help, the number of wedding dresses I have helped lace-up or full Windsor knots I’ve taught groomsmen how to tie is countless. The advantage of photographing close to 1,000 weddings is I’ve probably seen it beforehand.
Second, I mainly photograph in a documentary style except for a few points of the day which need a few helping hands, for example, group photos, I advise our couples what would be best but it’s my job to capture the events in the best possible light with the least possible disruption.
Third, I do my best to blend in to the day, from dressing the part to keeping a smile on my face with my terrible jokes, I’ll happily help and assist your guests whether it’s helping Grandma up the stairs to helping a lost guest to reception venue!
I know how to use available light to get the best images, whether this is using epic natural light at golden-hour, or window light to beautifully highlight a bride in a dark room. But weddings don’t just happen in great light, they also happen at night, during the winter and we get unflattering light during most of the day. This is where I can use an array of light shaping tools combined with years of experience in using off-camera flash to really highlight and enhance your photos. I love using it to add a good chunk of drama to my images.
I have shot at a wide variety of locations including The Houses of Parliament, The Inner Temple Church in London, Cooling Castle Barns, Lympne Castle, Winter’s Barn, Canterbury Cathedral, and hundreds or numerous venues across the southeast. These venues have all provided their individual challenges; whether it was hundreds of tourists wanting a glimpse of the action, torrential rain from a ’10 year storm’, a 999 call, or strict rules on photography inside a house of worship. All of these experiences have provided me with the knowledge and confidence that will allow me to overcome any challenge I may face on your own day.
An all-day, no time limit photographer, such as myself, allows you to relive all of the chapters of the day you wouldn’t normally be able to. These shots are easily my favorites of the day, whether it’s an epic sunset shot, debortury on the dance floor, or the emotions of the morning preparations.
I believe in shooting images to tell your story; I always set out to capture every part of the day; my work begins before the wedding. I am passionate about ensuring couples feel calm and prepared for their wedding day and I believe that a pre-wedding engagement shoot enables you to feel relaxed which is vital for you to enjoy every part of your special celebration.
I’m an outgoing, overly excited – I mean passionate but a laidback and relaxed guy. I enjoy high-stress environments and a challenge, I strive to help people in my life. Oh, I am a massive romantic! As a father, I’m very empathetic and understand the struggles of parenting on a wedding day, or any day!
I love to climb, it’s definitely my happy space, but I’m weirdly scared of heights, an odd combo I know! You will always find me listening to a band you won’t know or like on Spotify, ‘Singing’ I mean Screaming or shouting at the top of my lungs in my car, it makes me feel like a kid again!
I’m a massive nerd, it could be overly complex city-building games like City Skylines, where I spend hours detailing a park, or the intricate Law of Warhammer 40k, or even wasting my time on Tech YouTube Channels. Whatever you do, do not engage with me about specific lighting modifiers, white balance, or off-camera lighting, I won’t be a short chat!
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2022 & 2023 Prices Wedding Packages
All packages include one and a half hours travel from Maidstone, Kent.
Suitable for small mid-week weddings from the ceremony to the first dance
Suitable for Large all-day weddings, covering multiple locations where you require your whole day captured
Suitable for Medium-sized weddings in one location covering prep to your first dance
My Featured Wedding
Christina & Matt’s Autumn weddings at the incredible Lympne Castle perched onto of the hill on the south Kent downs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Booking & Pre-Wedding Questions
Easiest way is using the contact form built into the site here. You can also shoot me a message at +447590017483.
I only listen to voice mails and sit down to reply to emails a few times a week so if you want me right away text me!
First, you need to check if I’m available on your date. You can do this by filling out this form or by phoning me.
I love to meet with couples over a cup of coffee for you to tell me about your up coming wedding day and then we can go over any questions. This also allows you to see some of my work, there is no charge for this consultation.
As soon as possible, when you first enquire I will hold the date for a few weeks;
I do receive bookings for over two years in advance, so get in touch asap!
Once you complete your online proposal this is where you finalise your wedding package, payment plan and sign your contract.
Once this is done you will be prompted to pay your booking charge. Once payment has been received your date is then fully reserved, and we will not accept any other clients for that date, the balance will be due 60 days prior to the wedding date.
Additional hours, photographers, hand finished Albums, even thank you cards, and a variety of digital products – these can all be added on an “a la carte” basis as desired, you name it, I’ll do my best to find it!
Yes of course, I will travel anywhere you want me to!
However, all weddings outside 1.5 Hours from Maidstone will attract extra costs for travel, accommodation and car hire when necessary.
Normally, Yes. For you to really have your whole wedding documented to the highest standard I think having a second shooter is imperative; a second shooter isn’t just there to get images from a different angle, but to cover events that I may not be able to, for example when I am photographing the family portraits they are able to document all the details in the wedding breakfast room or all your other guests having a great time in the drinks reception. They are really important if the bride and groom are getting ready at completely different locations making it impossible to photograph both without wasting a massive amount of time. I do offer a second shooter as an add-on from £350.
I use professional Canon cameras, coupled with several top of the range lenses with lots of spares, and a large range of light shaping tools from Profoto, I come prepared for any condition.
While nothing beats beautiful sunlight I am trained and even teach others how to use, modify and create light from flashes in order to create beautiful images no matter the conditions. That means if there is a dark overcast sky, rain, or even if things are running late and the ceremony ends after dark, I’ve got you covered. I am able to create the images you’ll love no matter what is thrown at us.
They tend to take place close to Maidstone, most of our engagement sessions take place during Spring and autumn months during the week.
If that’s not convenient we can discuss alternative venues but this may incur an additional charge for travel
We always start with bridal & groom prep at whatever time you want us there. I tend to suggest a few hours before you are due to leave. This allows you and your bridal party to get used to us being around and allows us to take the time to photograph your dress and accessories, the hair and make up session all to a high standard throughout, and work around you and all your girls. Once this is complete we try to fit in a mini bridal portrait session.
We definitely believe in family group pictures, it is a great way to document the family at your wedding day. What we’d rather not have is an extended list of former classmates, club members, university colleagues etc. These take up a lot of time and are the main thing most couples underestimate. I will work with you to craft a list of the portraits you really want and on the day, I will arrange for the MC or the ushers to help gather necessary family members for the pre arranged photographs. Keeping this well organized list short, allows us more time for the portraits of the bride and groom, wedding breakfast details and reception drinks.
My top has no time limits, this doesn’t change if I start bridal prep at 8 am or the first dance is at 9 pm, I’ll be there! Once the party is in full swing I make sure I capture all the drinking, dancing and debauchery. I start to pack up once I feel I have enough images to tell your story in a distinctive & detailed way.
If you have a time limited package, we arrange a timeline with you well before the wedding to make sure we can capture all the events you want, if timings run over, don’t worry we will stick around to capture everything we agreed!
Yes please! I am even OK if you want to order me a take away! 😉 If you decide that the guest dinner is a little pricey to order one more you can request a ‘vendor’ meal for your photographer. If it is agreed that I will have a second shooter at the wedding it is appreciated that they are fed as well.
I’d prefer not to sit with the guests. Not because I don’t want to meet them but because I am usually working at the same time as I am eating. I typically find a hidden corner somewhere (or behind the DJ) and as I am eating I will be downloading photos, cleaning gear, charging batteries etc. Also, there will be times when I need to get up quickly to take photos of an event that is happening. So it is always much better for me to not have to excuse myself constantly from a table of your friends and family.
Absolutely. This is something I have been doing since day one. I think it’s important for my clients to have those files and have the ability to use, print and share them however they’d like. So much so I deliver them to you in two different ways!
I used to just deliver them on a USB stick, but now I also upload all your photos to a password protected online gallery which you can view on your phone, tablet or computer! You can even order prints direct from the gallery at very affordable prices produced by professional labs guaranteeing the printed photo looks the way it should! Lastly, you can send that link to all your friends and family so they too can enjoy the photos and download the ones they like of themselves; with one click you can share all your images on social media!
All images are individually assessed for colour and tone, and edited appropriately. If fine art prints or albums are ordered, a little more editing will go into the selected images.
No. All reasonable editing is carried out on a complimentary basis. Note however that digital manipulation and skin retouching, which is very different from editing, will come at an additional charge.
Nope, you can download and order your prints wherever you would like. I will show you the quality difference between the various shops and websites, as there can be a massive difference. If you like things that are convenient and easy you’ll love the print order system built directly into the gallery though. Prices are extremely affordable and the prints are printed at an amazing production facility (Loxley) that specializes in professional prints and delivered direct to your home in just a few days. So if you want to do it yourself you can, but if you like it easy I’ve made that possible for you as well.
We have a variety of beautiful and lasting presentation options. Parent’s albums and coffee table books, fine art prints, framed prints and wall décors. The actual prices will depend on the number of prints, and the type and size of albums or frames. Full details are available on request.
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