What qualifies you to be a wedding photographer?
Good question! and its a question that should be asked more often. The Royal Photographic Society have awarded me a Licentiateship. A panel of highly respected photographers and Fellows of the society have judged a sample of my work and awarded me the distinction of Licentiate. This is what the letters LRPS after my name stand for. This is an achievement I am particularly proud of.
The Royal Photographic Society was founded in 1853 'to promote the Art and Science of Photography', a mission it continues to this day. The Society has a long and proud History, established as The Photographic Society in 1853 in the pioneering days of photography, it became Royal by decree in 1894 and in 2004 it was presented with a Royal Charter.
Which areas do you cover?
Because I live in a unique location on the borders of four counties I am able to work as a wedding photographer in Warwickshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Leicestershire as they are all within easy reach but I also work in areas much further afield.
I regularly work in the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Nottinghamshire, and the Birmingham area as well as the Lake District, Devon, London and The St Albans area.Distance is not a problem though. If you would like me to photograph your wedding I am happy to work anywhere in the UK or abroad. Paris in the springtime anyone?
What is your style and how do you work?
If you've been scouring the Internet looking for a wedding photographer, you will almost certainly have seen the phrase 'documentary wedding photographer' or 'wedding photojournalist'. I fit into this category, although you could call it 'documentary plus'
I spend most of my time at a wedding making candid photographs of the bride and groom as well as their friends and family. Rather than taking hours to pose every photo, as traditional wedding photographers used to do, I will tell the true story of your wedding in discreetly captured, natural photographs that reveal the true character of the people in them.
This is where the 'plus' bit comes in. Almost everyone wants a few family group shots and I will also spend a little time with just the two of you for a few wedding portraits but I promise not to keep you from your celebrations for more than a few minutes.
You can find more info about my approach to wedding photography here