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Matt and Lisa had so much fun on what turned out to be a beautiful sunny day at Pennyhill Park in Surrey. From the off there was a very relaxed atmosphere when everyone was getting ready, and the ceremony itself was touching with Matt and Lisa being surrounded by...
What a great day for Hannah and James and what a very special location to celebrate their marriage! Botleys Mansion in Surrey is one of my very favourite spots and it’s the ideal venue to host such a great party. Congratulations to a very happy couple!...
Sam and Joe were married outside at the stunning Lensbury Hotel near Teddington. In the middle of reception the couple and their close families took part in a traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony before the wedding party took their seats for the Wedding Breakfast. What...
Funny how as a documentary wedding photographer I often get approached towards the end of the day and asked the same sort of question. ‘You get enough pictures didn’t you?’ It’s usually accompanied by a hint of tongue-in-cheek and just a soupcon of anxiety. After all, the couple and their guests have spent the entire day on the other side of the camera and have barely had a chance to notice me. If it wasn’t for the fact that I usually take some posed family shots and pictures of the couple, I would probably go completely unnoticed.
It goes with the turf of being a documentary wedding photographer. Shooting in this candid style means that you not only need an eye for a good photograph, but you also have to have a kind of social sensitivity.
Of course, all of this leads to photographs that show real and emotive moments. After all, your wedding day happens just once and what you’re probably hoping for is an amazing day and pictures to remind you of it for the rest of your lives.
I may be a wedding photographer based in Surrey, but I’ve shot all sorts of weddings. From Sussex to Scotland, and from Farnham to France. But one thing always holds true for every single wedding. Come rain or shine, it’s a beautiful and important day that is to be enjoyed by all and respected by those who have been lucky enough to be chosen to contribute.