I’m a documentary-style wedding photographer based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.
I capture memories unobtrusively.
For me, wedding photography is all about capturing emotion and telling stories. Often this is best achieved with a candid photograph, a snippet of real life preserved forever. These kinds of wedding photographs are completely timeless; when my clients look back on their day I want to surprise them with wonderful moments that they may not have known were even captured.
There’s a misconception that to be a documentary photographer you can only ever shoot candidly. While 90% of my work is shot in this way, I always offer the opportunity for portraits also (be it group formals or couple photographs of the bride and groom). I believe that it’s still possible to create real moments even in these instances, and there are several examples of this throughout my website. Having said that, it’s always completely and entirely optional for my clients; I’ll never insist that you have portraits, but if you do we’ll make it as relaxed and natural as can be.
Emotion & story-telling.
That’s all there is to it.