Editorial wedding photographer

EDITORIAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

MY APPROACH

I strive to transcend the ordinary, embracing a unique perspective that goes beyond the conventional. As an editorial wedding photographer, my focus is on encapsulating the authenticity, joy, and everything in between that defines your special day.

My lens seeks out the genuine moments, the unscripted laughter, and the raw, unfiltered love that unfolds organically. I aim to weave a visual narrative that mirrors the true essence of your wedding day, all in a polished, and curated fashionable way.

With many years working in high-end magazines and newspapers, I capture a wedding, telling your story organically and naturally as it unfolds around me. A beautiful wedding story told through genuine emotions and candid moments.

I capture the best bits – the romance, the love, and the fun of a wedding day! Those in-between moments, stolen glances, and all the magic that happens when two people tie the knot.

I photograph all the important details, the dress, the florals, the styling, the table decor… everything that you’ve lovingly obsessed over. Plus I’m there to create those all-important showstoppers, the romantic and modern pictures of you both as newlyweds.

CAPTURING YOUR WEDDING DAY AS AN EDITORIAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

I’ll be there from the early moments, amidst the excited buzz of preparations for the day ahead. I’m with you to capture the heartwarming moments your Dad or Mum opens the door to witness you in your wedding dress for the first time. I’m there during the ceremony, when your eyes lock, and the world fades away, capturing that magical connection in time. I’m there for the speeches, the laughter, the tears of joy. I’m there when the notes of your favorite song fill the air, and you find yourself dancing and throwing shapes with friends and family.

I’ll be there – not just capturing the joy of your wedding through my lens, but also joining in the celebration. Being present and taking time out with your friends and family. I may even be there with a few dance moves of my own!

For me, it’s about living the experience, taking in the moment, and capturing the story around me. All in a stylised and modern way.

EVERY FRAME IS A TIMELESS TALE

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A DOCUMENTARY AND EDITORIAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER?

  1. Documentary Wedding Photographer:
    • Style: A documentary wedding photographer focuses on capturing candid, unposed moments as they naturally occur. The emphasis is on being a silent observer, allowing events to unfold organically without much interference.
    • Approach: The documentary style is characterized by a hands-off approach, with the photographer aiming to be unobtrusive and capture the day as it happens. The goal is to document the genuine emotions, reactions, and interactions of the couple and their guests without directing or staging.
    • Outcome: The resulting images reflect the authenticity and spontaneity of the wedding day, offering a sincere and unfiltered portrayal of the events.
  2. Editorial Wedding Photographer:
    • Style: This style of wedding photography is more stylized and curated, often resembling images found in fashion magazines. There is an emphasis on creating visually striking and aesthetically pleasing compositions.
    • Approach: An Editorial wedding photographer may provide more direction to the couple and the bridal party, orchestrating poses and scenes to achieve a polished and artistic look. The focus is on creating visually appealing and narrative-driven images.
    • Outcome: The images produced by editorial wedding photographers often have a more polished and artistic feel. They may incorporate creative lighting, unique angles, and carefully composed shots to tell a visual story with a curated and artistic flair.

While pure documentary wedding photographers aim to capture the raw and unposed moments of a wedding, an editorial wedding photographer leans towards curating a more stylised look to create visually impactful storytelling images. This in turn gives the look of a magazine, that could quite easily be mistaken for an article in a fashion publication.

For me, I blend the best elements of both documentary and editorial, to offer comprehensive storytelling, with a modern and stylish look. It really is the best of both worlds.

TOP 5 THINGS I FOCUS ON DURING A WEDDING DAY

01 THE ART OF CONNECTION

While I embrace the editorial style in wedding photography, seeking natural and unscripted moments, I’m no silent observer. Engaging in conversation with the couple, as well as their friends and family, right from the beginning, is an art I’ve mastered. Building rapport helps people feel at ease, allowing me to seamlessly blend in like a guest. I choose my moments to be either chatty or quietly composed, capturing some of my most cherished images.

02 TIMING IS EVERYTHING

Seasoned by photographing numerous weddings, I’ve developed an intuitive ability to anticipate moments throughout the day. Whether it’s a fleeting instance that, with foresight and the right angle, transforms into a memorable photograph or the diverse array of people, ages, and backgrounds present, each wedding offers a collection of images that are varied, eclectic, and a joy to document.

03 EMBRACING LOVE

Perusing my portfolio, you’ll likely sense a recurring theme — a celebration of happiness and the warmth that emanates from weddings. I thrive on photographing people and the myriad of emotions a wedding day unfolds. While a still object may bore me quickly, capturing the range of emotions displayed on a wedding is a source of genuine connection and creativity.

04 UNFOLDING THE NARRATIVE

Telling a story is an age-old form of human interaction, and weddings provide the perfect canvas. A single image can encapsulate a fragment of human emotion, but a curated collection throughout the day weaves a narrative. By immersing yourself in the photos, the hope is that you not only see but feel the story unfolding, reliving the magic of the day.

05 WHERE MOVEMENT MEETS MEMORY

The dance floor is my playground when documenting weddings! My primary goal is to immerse myself in the action, whether it’s capturing your mate attempting the worm or your bridesmaid showcasing epic moves in the center of a circle. From the exhilarating rush of friends joining the dance floor after the first dance to the moment you both get lifted onto shoulders, hands in the air, and ecstatic smiles on your faces—I’ll be there to freeze those vibrant, joyous moments in time.

WEDDING STORIES

Have a look through some of my favourite wedding stories both here in the UK and abroad for a destination wedding.

In my hands, your love story can transform into a visual masterpiece. With an unwavering commitment to artistic expression, curated compositions, and storytelling through each frame, every image is a carefully crafted piece, showcasing the unique beauty, emotion, and style of your wedding day.

As an editorial wedding photographer, your cherished memories become timeless works of art, capturing not just the events but the essence of your journey into forever.