I am a photojournalist, so I document genuine moments, telling stories through photographs. I worked for The Times for 15 years, based in London, and covering assignments and features all over the world. I specialise in beautiful, natural documentary wedding photography with a mixture of natural moments and relaxed portraits. Nothing is posed or staged, you can just be yourselves and enjoy your day.
As a photojournalist you learn to think on your feet and adapt to the situation while the pressure is on, whilst staying aware of everything going on around you. Operating the camera becomes second nature, all your mental effort is directed to capturing the moment, and anticipating the next one, whilst still using the best light and concentrating on composition. This is just as true on the front line as it is at a wedding.
To me weddings are a story, just like an assignment for a newspaper or magazine, and I bring the same skills to every wedding I photograph.
I love weddings that are fun and relaxed, where all the planning and wedding admin is left at the door so everyone can enjoy the day. It's great to find couples who are confident to do things their own way and are happy to show their love for one another. On the day I like to blend in like a guest, I'm not going to run the day or direct the proceedings, I work quietly and unobtrusively. I believe that it's the real story of your day that will matter to you most as the years go by, and I want to tell that story through beautiful photographs of the genuine moments. If my approach sounds like it would be right for your wedding please get in touch, I'd love to hear your plans!