I photographed my first wedding in 1999 and then went on to do several other friends and family weddings. In 2000 I started work with the Kodak Elegante Weddings organisation and remained with them for 2 years. In 2003 I started work with a Waterlooville photographer called John Abbott before setting up my own photography business in 2006 in Southsea, Portsmouth, Hants which now includes weddings, portraits, event, corporate and sport photography. I have now covered over 500 weddings since that very first wedding and each and every one is exciting and new.
My documentary style is unobtrusive - brides often remark that they didn't notice that I was there on the day which is exactly what I like to hear. The day is about the bride and the groom and friends and family - hence I blend into the background as much as possible - apart from the group shots that is, for which I suggest that the couple spend no longer than 20 minutes and only about 8-10 groups. I then take the Couple away for 15-30 minutes for some relaxed personal shots using the venue location. After that it's back with friends and family to enjoy the day.
As for the equipment I use:
Nikon and Fuji equipment with top of the range professional camera bodies and lenses for the highest possible quality
A complete backup kit of Nikon bodies and lenses plus spare flashguns and batteries
Addtional lighting should the weather be a little inclement
Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance for your peace of mind
My package prices are very competitively priced, provide value-for-money and you have the satisfaction of knowing that whichever package you choose you will receive a tangible record from the day. So, in short, I offer over 22 years of experience coupled with excellent value for money and an unobtrusive style that is contemporary, but still also traditional.....