How I work
Whether your wedding is taking place in Essex, London or another beautiful location in the UK (or even beyond), I guarantee that you will be listened to, included in the creative process, and made to feel fabulous before, during, and after your special day.
I love meeting engaged couples and hearing how they fell in love - it's one of my favourite parts of being a wedding photographer.
I am a people-focused advocate of individuality and this means that I approach all of my weddings in the same empowering and collaborative way.
You put so much work into planning your wedding to make sure that it truly reflects who you both are as individuals and as a couple. My role is to put just as much work into making sure your wedding photography images reflect your uniqueness and the love between the two of you.
I combine reportage and documentary style wedding photography with a few posed shots to make sure that all your important people are captured, in addition to moments so fleeting that you may have missed them during the whirlwind of the occasion.
A complimentary pre-wedding consultation and engagement shoot will help us to get to know each other before the big day and provides you with an opportunity to practice some simple poses and learn to relax in front of the camera (if you need it). If not, it simply enables us to begin our collaboration for amazing, timeless, wedding photographs.
It's your day - not my photoshoot - so you can tell me just how much or how little you want captured and whether you want me to take control at certain times or sit back and let the day unfold naturally.
My Experience; Your Gain
As a passionate equality advocate and a gay man, I really enjoy capturing LGBTQ+ weddings. They’re weddings like all other weddings, unique to the couple planning them, but as a gay man, I understand the nuances and the requirement of knowledge of the issues that couples face when the heteronormative idea of a wedding does not fit with you as a couple.
I am comfortable with breaking away from some of the overused and generic wedding photographs, if required to do so by a couple. When this happens, it really allows me to think outside the box a little. Of course, some straight couples love to break with tradition too and this is equally celebrated here.
I love being a photographer in a time when love between any two people, regardless of sex or gender, is not only legally recognised but is becoming more widely celebrated and catered for. I get to photograph love re-defined, with the support of the law.
All weddings are weddings in my eyes and I love shooting straight weddings as much as I love shooting LGBTQ+ weddings but the industry is not yet equal or representative and so it’s important to say to LGBTQ+ couples that whilst having a gay photographer is not essential, it does offer you some reassurance that when I see your public displays of affection, I see authentic love and will passionately document that and the biggest day of your lives without any judgement or assumptions about you as a couple. I don’t assume anything about straight couples either.
So, to all my couples, regardless of your sexual orientation or gender identity (or any other form of identity), if you would like your wedding day captured;
by a gay photographer that believes that your wedding day should be as unique and as individual as you are
naturally, in a manner that perfectly encapsulates your personalities and relationship
without the arrogance and ego of a photographer who makes the day all about them
in a stress-free, fun-filled way that incorporates your ideas and eliminates feelings of nerves and awkwardness;
then simply complete the form below and I will contact you for a free no-obligation, cake-filled consultation! I can't wait to hear from you.