Having been a wedding professional for 5 years, I’ve shot events in all locations, in all weather, with all types of lighting and under all kinds of scheduling, so feel assured that you’re in safe and competent hands
People tend to hire me for my relaxed documentary style of photography, but I do like to include some formals in the final set of photos. I also understand that some people from an older generation (not mentioning any names Mums and Dads) like to have some of the more traditional shots and it’s nice to keep them happy. I understand how important family group shots are but try to keep it to a minimum so you can enjoy your day fully.20 minutes is usually more than enough
WHAT IF IT RAINS?
Most venues will have a contingency plan if the weather is poor. There will always be a spare room, stairwell or foyer for group photos and those of the bride and groom. If it isn’t too bad we can always take a walk under an umbrella and find some sheltered spots for your photos, but whatever the weather, indoors or out, I’ll make sure you get great images.
About Thom/Things I love.
The great outdoors, if I'm honest I need my creature comforts and I'm not a fan of camping. Nevertheless, I adore the British countryside. I consider myself very lucky to be in such close proximity to the Peak-District and I'm always happy to come up with an excuse to travel to places like Snowdonia, the Lake District and Scotland. Old cameras, there is something a lot more tactile and romantic about the manual process of using a film camera. You can see that a lot of my commercial and personal work is still shot on film. I also always take my Nikon FE2 (pictured at the top of the page) away on any holidays or trips. It's incredibly impractical and kind of makes me look like a hipster, but that's the price you have to pay when being a camera geek. Also, one quick side note, the cameras and equipment I use for weddings are all up to date high-quality digital cameras.
Last but not least my family, and that includes my black labrador Isabelle, who is a little nuisance, has terrible table manners and I'm mildly allergic to, but she's family so what can you do?
DO YOU TAKE PHOTOS DURING THE WEDDING BREAKFAST?
I don’t take pictures of people eating, no-one looks good doing it, and we want you and your guests to enjoy your food and not feel self-conscious.
WHAT CAMERAS AND KIT DO YOU USE? DO YOU HAVE BACKUPS?
I use 2 professional Nikon digital cameras with a variety of lenses and flashes. I also have a extra back-up cameras just in-case.
WHAT IS THE BOOKING PROCEDURE?
Once you’ve got in touch and we’ve confirmed I am available for your wedding date, a non-refundable £50 deposit is required to secure your day along with a short booking form/contract.
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