HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR SHOOTING STYLE?
Suuuper relaxed and low key. Other than the gentle coordination of family groups portraits (if you want them) I am a fly on the wall. This style is generally called reportage or documentary wedding photography.
WHAT HAPPENS IF THE WEATHER IS RUBBISH?
I often ask my couples not to become meteorologists in the run up their wedding day. I have photographed some of my fave weddings in sleet and snow – proper wellie weather! While a bit of rain can make for challenging conditions, I always suggest we get stuck in and ignore it, pop a pretty umbrella and go for a stroll.
WHAT IF I GET STRUCK DOWN WITH THE LURGY AND CANNOT PHOTOGRAPH YOUR WEDDING?
This is an issue that gives ALL wedding photographers the odd moment of worry. Firstly, I have never missed a wedding through illness – NOT EVER, NEVER. I would have to be actually hospitalized to miss a wedding shoot! But if by chance it happens I do have back up photographers that shoot in a similar style to my own that are aware of my wedding dates and able to step up if needs be.
DO I SHOOT GROUP PORTRAITS?
Short answer – yes. I recommend keeping the family group list to a maximum of 10-15 groups, you don’t want to be away from your own party for too long. Just after confetti is often a good time to get the families done before too many drinks have been consumed and the oldies have wandered off!
HOW LONG IS THE TYPICAL COVERAGE OF A WEDDING?
Firstly, there is no typical wedding. If I am booked for a full day then I usually arrive an hour and a half before the service to capture imagery of the bride and her gang getting ready. I often drop in on an Ushers lunch or a pre-wedding drink with the groom and the fellas. I usually stay an hour or so after the first dance but if you want me to stay longer then I am happy to chat.
John was our wedding photographer last month and he was absolutely brilliant! He captured every moment perfectly and the photos are fabulous. On the day, he was so reassuring and calming. We would highly recommend him and we are so happy with the beautiful photos. Thank you so much John.
John was our wedding photographer for both our registry office and civil ceremony wedding, making sure we captured the special moments from both of our days! The quality of the photos are amazing and the relaxed style was exactly what we were after, reflecting the mood of both days. John was professional, friendly, helpful and easy to communicate with, and it was a pleasure to share our special days with him - he made everyone feel at ease - thank you!
There are a lot of wedding photographers out there, not easy to pick one. I already struggled with this, you don't have to. I picked John after seeing some of his pictures and understanding his style. The aim is documentary type photography, not posy, but aiming to candidly depict the day. Believe they call it reportage photography. I can confirm this is exactly what he did, the shots are gorgeous. Coupled with his affable manner and professionalism, he offers superb value, shots for a lifetime. Nice one John - thanks again
John took photos of our wedding this month. We are so pleased with the results. We were recommended by friends to John and from the minute we made contact John made everything really easy. He was so friendly and was so knowledgeable of the ceremony and reception venues and was able to make suggestions to what may be best on the day. When it came to the day itself John made us feel very at ease and made every guest feel themselves. The pictures we have received are everything we dreamed of and more. We feel very lucky to have had John take our pictures of us on our special day and we will forever be grateful. We would highly recommend his services.
John was great through the whole experience of planning our wedding. Very accommodating to our needs and super friendly! The service from start to end was fabulous, and the pictures are great! Everyone loved John at the wedding. I would absolutely recommend John to others :)
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