Do you work by yourself or as part of a team?
I cover each wedding personally, as I believe that in choosing a photographer you are selecting someone with a definite creative style, and are not just looking for a record of the event. If I am not available for your date, I can put you in touch with a select number of other photographers who work in a similar approach to my own.
What does your coverage entail?
I photograph the entire day’s events, starting from the bride and grooms' preparations, followed by the marriage ceremony and continuing right through the evening up until the cake-cutting and first dances. For a typical wedding, my presence varies from anywhere between 8 and 12 hours.
How much time do you allow for the more formal pictures?
As my approach is based on a reportage style, capturing moments as they naturally unfold before the camera, I like to keep the group photos down to a minimum. This typically lasts about 15 to 20 minutes, and will involve close family and the bridal party.
I also feel it is important to spend about 30 minutes, at an appropriate moment in the proceedings, when the bride and groom are suitably relaxed, to capture a variety of portrait shots. I photograph the married couple as naturally as possible,using available light and avoiding poses that are too obviously “ staged”. I seek out those unguarded moments of intimacy and enjoyment, which are the expression of such a momentous day.
Do you use film or digital?
Having worked for over 10 years with film, I am now shooting weddings exclusively in digital, as recent advances in camera technology allow me now to photograph with greater freedom in all types of lighting conditions.
With the transition to digital, I have remained faithful to my core principles : creating meaningful photographs that have real depth and convey emotion. I believe in natural-looking pictures, viewed and felt through the camera, and not images fabricated on the computer.
When will we receive our wedding photos?
I aim to have the DVD ready and web gallery online, within 4 to 6 weeks of the wedding.
The creation of print albums or reportage books is an artistic process that requires the appropriate time to produce a final keepsake of the highest quality. I therefore keep in regular contact with clients to inform them of the completion date of their orders.
When the album or books cannot be delivered in person, they are sent by secure means with appropriate insurance cover.