Someone recently looked at one of our wedding books and when she reached the last page, she said ‘I felt like I was there’. There is no way that we could have put it better ourselves. Wedding photography is all about telling the story of the day, and you need to include the little moments that crop up during the day to bring the photographs to life afterwards.
To achieve this we use a mixture of contemporary wedding portraiture and ‘reportage’, which is essentially photojournalism, where the people in the picture are just observed and not directed in any way. This requires the photographer to be unobtrusive and move quickly to catch - in a natural way - the fleeting moments that are so important to this story telling.
As a husband and wife team, we bring different skills to the party – and it’s always great to be part of a wonderful party! Louise is a gregarious Australian, who is particularly good with people – who do sometimes have to be organised for Peter to get the right shots. Wedding photography is often described as ‘portraiture at a gallop’ and this is where Peter and Louise work closely together. It is important to take pictures of the bride and groom and members of the wedding party quickly and in a natural way. As ‘second camera’, Louise also brings the bride’s perspective to the photographs too.
Peter has had a lifelong passion for photography and takes a free flowing, artistic approach to wedding photography. Digital photography creates the opportunity to capture so many aspects of a wedding in a spontaneous way. At other times, he is constantly looks for ways to hone his skills, and his awards and distinctions underline his desire to continuously develop and improve the quality of his work. The British Institute of Professional Photographers Associate distinction in Fine Art is a demanding standard to reach and only a minority of photographers achieve this level of qualification.
It’s also important to be as unobtrusive as possible, both so as not to spoil people’s enjoyment of the occasion and to capture the elements of the ‘story’ in a natural way. Speed and spontaneity are important – things happen quickly at weddings – and people don’t like to be kept hanging around! They’re not great fans of gimmicky poses or elaborate staged shots – after all this is a special day, not a fashion ‘shoot’!
Do come and see us and allow us to sit down with you and share our work on other weddings with you! Our wedding packages start at £995