The decision of hiring your wedding photographer is one subject that should not be taken lightly. Your wedding is one of the biggest events in your life, which brings under one roof all the people who care about you, witnessing a new milestone in your life. As time passes, your wedding photos allow the opportunity to relive these monumental moments and share with your next generation.
I am frequently asked what are the most important considerations in hiring one’s wedding photographer. I always say: you need to like the photographer’s style instinctively, and you need to like the photographer as a person. Your wedding photographer will be a key person accompanying you and your wedding party for most part of the day and you need to feel comfortable in his or her presence. If that person makes you laugh – even better!
My Wedding Photography Style and Approach
I always think about and remind myself what a wedding couple would like for their wedding photos (and I have gone through that thinking process myself when I got married). Ideally they would like a set of natural and unstaged photos that unfold the stories of the day; with the photographer capturing candid moments you might have missed while you are surrounded and congratulated by your guests. But also, they would like some natural-looking portraiture of them on this important day, that showcase their connections and love for each other. My approach for your big day comprises of the two: unobstructed documentary (also known as reportage or journalistic) wedding photography and relaxed portraitures.
Often couples tell me that they are ‘terrible’ in front of the cameras, and do not feel confident with posing. Most of us are not models and rarely have professional photos taken. That’s why having a photographer who can gently guide you with posing is important, sometimes you would be amazed how making those slight turns or moving a few inches would create much more moving images! Many couples actually find those mini portraiture sessions in between events an enjoyable getaway to spend your private moments together as husband and wife. And of course, you can always choose not to have posed photos taken altogether if it is simply not your thing!
More About Me as a Wedding Photographer
My clients frequently comment on how friendly and easy going I am and how well I mix with the wedding guests. I naturally enjoy meeting people and love the vibe of being a part of people’s happiest moments. The bonus is that by blending in, I capture relaxed and natural candid images of both the happy couple and the guests.
I am also a qualified makeup artist – hence have a set of trained eyes seeing how makeup and photography work together in bringing the best out of you. Also later into the day, if you need some help with a minor touch up, I am on hand to assist!
The Next Steps
Please reach out to me via the Contact Form for an initial consultation. As a North London based photographer, we can meet in Central or North London for a coffee to chat over your big day and your requirements. Or we can chat over the phone / FaceTime / Whatapps / Skype, whichever works best for you. I look forward to hearing from you!
I provide various wedding packages, which start from £950. Please contact me for further details.