What do you want for your wedding photography?
What sort of wedding photos do you want?
Your wedding will be full of love, passion, excitement, and joy, and capturing your wedding memories is probably important to you.
You're likely to want the story of your wedding day recorded, as it happens, informally, beautifully, and elegantly. You want a wonderful record of the day you gave your heart to the one you love. You'll want photos of the magic, all the little moments, from start to finish.
Often the images that couples tell me are their favourites are the smiling ones; often smiles that they didn't see at the time. Happy smiles. Thoughtful smiles. Giggling smiles. Screaming laughs. Nervous smiles.
I call myself The Smile Collector because that's what I do.
What sort of wedding photographer do you want?
You probably want a photographer that records things quietly and without a fuss. You want someone that can sort out the group photos fast. Someone that knows how weddings work. Someone that fits in to your wedding and is there for you on the day.
I could tell you lots of stories about helping out at weddings, instead here are just a few snippets. I carry a sewing kit. I also carry other odds and ends. I'm the last boy scout! My sewing kit has been pressed in to service to fix waistcoats, pin zips on dresses, and adjust straps for bridesmaids. Paracetamol for that wedding day headache? Tick. Lighter for that smoke you're not meant to be having but...? Tick. We've fetched shoes and fixed shoes (who thought that superglue would be needed at a wedding!).
Have a look at my testimonials page to see what other people say about me - see if I'm the photographer that you would like at your wedding.
My job is about more than taking photos.
Meet my secret weapon
This is my wife, Sheila.
You will meet Sheila when I do your wedding: you might see her at a wedding fair; or meet her at the initial consultation; you might see her if she is assisting me on the day; or taking photos if you book a second phtographer (she isn't always my second photographer but usually is); you might see her if you have a review session after the wedding. Somewhere along the line you are going to meet her.
We look forward to talking to you about your wedding plans and helping you to create your own family heirloom album telling your wedding story.
Mutterings of a Dorset wedding photographer
Yes, I have a blog.
I love doing an engagement shoot. It helps me to get to know the couple better and helps them to know how I work when we are off doing photos on their big day. Jade and Josh walked down to Winspit Caves with me for their engagement shoot. Here’s a few images from their session.
Did you spot that question mark? Have you ever noticed how many photographers are “award winning”? Most of us photographers have! Indeed all the suppliers that you might want for your wedding could well be trying to get awards of one sort or another. Photographers may be entering monthly competitions to get awards. They may … Read More
It’s funny. I go to venues a lot (as you might gather) and I love so many of them. There are few where I walk into a space and I’m so lost for words I can only stand there with my jaw open. This is one. St Giles House, over in Wimborne St Giles, is … Read More
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