For twenty years, I’ve believed that great photography is about great storytelling rather than posed images. You may agree. Perhaps you’re “not big on posed photos” (I’ve got a surprise for you: most people feel the same).
I’m just as happy photographing a wedding in a scaffolding-clad church hall as I am photographing one in a fairytale castle in the sky. For me weddings are about people, commitment and celebration and not about fancy dresses, pretty posy pictures and long photoshoots. Perhaps that’s why I’ve always disliked the dreamy atmosphere at wedding fairs (and I have a sneaky suspicion that you do too).
When I’m photographing, I have one single aim: to tell your story, not from the outside looking in but instead from within. I want to show how the world looks from the point of view of a wedding guest or member of the family.
For this reason I show absolutely no posed wedding photos on this website. And though I may occasionally take the odd posed shot (if you ask really, really nicely) I don’t think it’s necessary to have formal photographs at weddings in this age of smartphone cameras and instagram and very often can spoil the enjoyment of your wedding day for you and your guests.