How would you describe your style?
I take a documentary style approach and photograph the day by being as unobtrusive as possible. My aim is to photograph you, your family and all of your guests having a fantastic time without imposing myself on what’s happening while also making sure I capture all the details which make your day unique. The most important thing for me is that when you look back on your wedding day photos you feel like you’re reliving a personal memory, and not my version of it. I’ll never tell you what to do, and instead focus on all the moments (big and small!) which will unfold naturally. I’d like to think of myself as a guest with a camera so when someone at a wedding asks me ‘How do you know ___ and ___?’ it’s truly the best compliment I could receive. We'll also set aside a small pocket of time to get some photos of just the two of you when the light is at its best. I'll give you minimal direction/posing for these and capture your personalities to the best of my ability. I don't want to keep you away from your wedding guests (or the delicious canapés and drinks!), so I normally keep these to between 15-20 minutes so I can carry on capturing everything else that’s happening. It’s really important to me that I don’t impose myself on the day because I can get the best photos when you’re fully present having a great time with everyone that’s there.
Will you still take formal photos of us and our families?
Absolutely! I am more than happy to take these for you too, and have actually taken them at every wedding I have photographed. We would work together on a list of the ones you want to take and ask one of the groomsmen or bridesmaids to help with rounding up the necessary people. I always suggest doing these right after the ceremony so that you can enjoy the rest of your day without worrying about when they will be taken. These normally take me 15-20 minutes.
How do I book you, and how many photos will I get?
Get in touch and I'll reply with my full pricing .pdf, a few full galleries and an invitation to arrange a video chat so I can hear more about what you're planning. If you'd like to go ahead, a £300-£500 deposit and a contract secures the date. I'll be back in touch about two months before the wedding to schedule a catch-up, and you can expect your final gallery with 300-500+ photos no later than six weeks after the wedding day.
How long will you be there on my wedding day?
That's entirely up to you! While some might want me there until 2am, eight hours might suit you best. If you’re planning a smaller wedding, then two hours might be just right. No matter how long I am at your wedding, I will be working my socks off to provide you with your dream photos. We will collaborate on any creative ideas you might have and I will incorporate them into my documentary-style approach.
What's your favourite TV show?
It's a tie between Peep Show, Chernobyl and Sex & The City (yes, you read that right!) My other half and I binged all six seasons during the first lockdown.
Michael captured our wedding at Bingham Riverhouse, Richmond, in September and was such a delight to work with. He was communicative, flexible when our plans changed, and a lovely presence on the day. A lot of our guests also commented how lovely he was and how he managed to blend into the background. Michael’s use of colour and his editing really show off our beautiful flowers and venue, and the reportage style captured the relaxed nature of the day. We cannot recommend Michael enough. Thank you!
We couldn’t be happier that we chose Michael to be our wedding photographer. He listened to all of our wishes and requests and was always happy to chat through anything on the lead up to our big day which really reassured us. He blended into the background so much so that throughout the ceremony I totally forgot he was there until I saw the beautiful images. He was organised and set up all of the group shots we wanted swiftly without interrupting the order of the day and still allowing us to mingle with guests and have welcome drinks. We were so pleased with his work on the day, and when we received our images we were blown away - he captured not only precious formal family shots, but candid moments where we didn’t even know he was shooting. So many beautiful photos which we will treasure for years. Michael was fantastic throughout, and since our wedding we’ve had many of our guests ask for his details and comment on how professional, polite and thorough he was on the day. Me and my partner couldn’t recommend Michael more!
Michael photographed our wedding at The Petersham in Richmond. He was absolutely brilliant - spent time with us beforehand, listened to what we wanted, talked through the day to understand how everything was going to flow to work out how best to move around the venue and learned about our kids and closest guests. We wanted reportage / casual shots and Michael captured that style just as we had discussed. Michael really added to the day, making suggestions that added experiences for us all, as well as adding great photos. His relaxed and understated way of making everyone, including our 4 kids, feel comfortable and confident, was ace. The photos are beautiful and a perfect memory of our amazing day. Michael was the very best photographer that we could have had - kind, thoughtful, engaging, and took absolutely perfect pics.
Michael was our photographer last August for our dream wedding at Syon Park in London. For an important occasion such as this you want to remember and relive every moment during the day and Michael makes that more than possible with his photography. Every photo is so full of life, joy and natural moments that it takes you back to each second captured. He is an excellent guy, warm, friendly and naturally relaxing, setting you at ease from the beginning. From the moment we met him we knew he was the one to take our photos and without doubt worth every penny and more to invest in his skills, as the day really does go by so quickly. He is accommodating to your every request and listens to what “you” want the photos to show. He doesn’t just takes photos of the moments you are enjoying but also captures the feeling of the moments that you least expect. Michael, thank you for your work and the memories that you have given us to look back on.
Having Michael be part of our wedding was honestly one of the reasons I was so excited for the day because I knew he would be able to capture the memories and help them live on. He has a gift to be able to show the true emotions and atmosphere from the day through his photos, something nobody else we looked at could do in quite the same way. Truly there was no other option for us. It was Michael or nobody. Not only do you get his talent when you work with him, but he’s just the nicest guy. A calming and capable energy to be around - I will recommend him for the rest of my days!
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