What is a natural, documentary-style photographer?
We don’t insist on posed shots or interfere with your plans. Instead, we record the day as it unfolds, letting the day happen around us without engineering events or getting in the way of people enjoying themselves. The result is a selection of images that captures the heart of your wedding. As well as capturing the iconic moments throughout the day, we make sure the smaller moments in between aren’t forgotten. The laughter, the tears, the excitement, and all the details that make your wedding unique to you.
But what if I don't like having my picture taken?!
We were one of these couples! The biggest thing we learnt was to pick a photographer who is as subtle and as relaxed as possible and who is sympathetic towards your discomfort in front of the camera. Our approach is to view the day almost from the viewpoint of a guest – take it all in and capture all the wonderful moments, but without getting up in people’s faces too much. We also learnt that actually, on the day, being anxious about the camera is far from your mind – you’re far too busy having fun and chatting to all your friends and family to be concerned about having your picture taken. Neither of us can even remember our photographer being at our ceremony as we were so in the moment, but there are tonnes of great pictures that prove otherwise! For our couple portraits, we try to make them as natural as possible – usually getting the couple to go for a walk or say something silly to each other is enough to capture something really intimate and personal of the couple alone on their day.
And will you take group and family portraits on the day?
Yes – whilst posed photos aren’t at the heart of what we do, family members especially, often like the wedding photographer to take group photos of everyone together – so we will of course oblige! In our conversations and paperwork before the day, we will go through the shot list and combinations you hope to capture so that we don’t miss anyone out.
Do you travel?
We are based in London and Hertfordshire but more than happy to travel wherever you are getting married – even if that's abroad!
But what about the planet?!
For just over a year we've joined Ecologi in planting trees to offset twice as much carbon as our business generates, making us better than carbon-neutral! Even better, when you book with us, we will plant 100 more trees with your names on them – you can even view them in the virtual forest :)
How many photographers are there in Story & Colour?
Dan is the photographer, and he will usually shoot a wedding alone. However, we have a great network of second shooter and associate photographers if there is a need for more than one photographer on the day or if he is already booked.
I can’t tell you how many hours I’ve spent looking at the photos over and over again. They’re so beautiful. I don’t know how you managed it – probably those genius powers of yours – but even the pictures of my parents’ tiny study (that small, messy space) looked gorgeous. We are so impressed by your sharp eye for perspective, sentiment, detail and movement.
I just wanted to send you a huge thank you for all you did to help make our wedding perfect! Your professionalism and humour helped keep us relaxed and you truly went the extra mile (including risking your life on Charles Street!) to get some great shots.
Thank you for the absolutely incredible job you did at capturing our wedding day! We are so pleased with our photos, and all our guests agree that you found the best, most beautiful and fun shots. From the first time we spoke, right up to the big day, you have always been so friendly, helpful and passionate about making our dreams come true, and we cannot thank you enough.
Just wanted to say a massive thank you for our photos. They are amazing, so beautiful. We knew when we booked you they would be fantastic and they’ve really blown us away. Thanks so much! We will be forever following Story and Colour on Instagram!
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