Documentary Wedding Photographer
"Where others tell a story, he writes a poem, as elevated, refined, moving and beautiful as pure art can be. One look at his portfolio was enough for me to fall in love with his work – not only he captures the most intimate couple’s moments, but he also pays so much attention to everyone and everything else at the wedding. He also has a great character and the day you meet him you feel as if you have been friends for half of your life. Out of all our wedding vendors, he was the most easy going, flexible, and no stress-inducing person during the three days we were at the venue. We just got out pictures recently and some pictures were so charged with emotions, I cried. There could not have been a better capture of our wedding day."
- Katya & Phillipe - Destination Wedding Photography in Italy
Your Day / My Approach
The documentary approach allows me to create a visual narrative of your day. I always like to try different things and look for new ways to see. Weddings for me it’s not about a formula, a set of poses or repeating somebody else’s work. First and foremost it’s about trying to know and to understand your personality and your quirks as well as to capture and to tell the story of people that matter to you. I always try to take something from every story I create and every wedding I attend. Lastly, It’s about having fun. The best images always happen when people forget themselves at the moment.
Every one of us is unique so is every wedding. I am always committed to weaving together all the moments of your day into one extraordinary story. Working this way is a crucial process of my approach. An essential part of being a documentary wedding photographer or photographer in general for that matter is about seeing unordinary things in ordinary places, visualising the light shape and most importantly seeing and capturing human emotions. Creating images that connect with and moves you and pictures that will become a visual legacy of your day.
Working with me
Working with me on your wedding day is always fun. I’m around and present all the time, however, very discreet when needed. I absorb and creatively document the day as it happens with enthusiasm and passion. Many of my client relationships develop into friendships, and I’m very proud of it.
It all starts with a chat. A phone call, Skype or a face to face meeting it’s a great way to get to know each other and for me to learn more about yourselves and your wedding day. It will as well gives an opportunity to go into greater detail about my photography style, how I work on the day and variety of products and services I provide. The booking process itself is straightforward and done online. Most importantly, I’m always around if you have any questions
or need further recommendations.
HOW DOES THE BOOKING PROCESS WORK?
As simple as ordering a Flat White at your local Coffee Shop. After our initial phone conversation and meeting (Face to Face or Skype), you'll receive a link to your personal booking website where you'll be able to approve your personal quote, add additional products or services, sign your online contract and pay the booking retainer to secure the date.
DO YOU TRAVEL FOR WEDDINGS?
Just tell me the place & I'll be there. I've been travelling and documenting weddings and elopements all over the world and it gives me the great pleasure to explore and document your story anywhere in the world. To learn more about my travels and plans, have a look at my travel page.
WHAT ARE YOUR RATES?
I've been documenting weddings parties from 700 guests to 4 people intimate ceremonies. It goes without saying, no weddings are the same and I believe that bespoke pricing based on your needs is essential. Have a look at the pricing page for more information and let me know more about your adventure via Contact Page.
CAN WE MEET YOU?
Yes. I always try to meet my couples. It's a great opportunity to discuss your wedding plans and simply get to know each other. Sometimes it's not always possible to meet each other in person due to your busy life or my travel arrangements, but hey - that's where Skype / Facetime / "You name it Wifi Call App" comes in handy.
HOW MANY PHOTOS WILL WE GET AND HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO RECEIVE THEM?
For a standard wedding coverage, I deliver around 700+ images. It always depends on how busy and how big your wedding is and how long I'm staying during the day. All photographs are delivered within 8 weeks after your wedding day.
DO YOU OFFER ALBUMS?
Yes. Fine Art Wedding Albums comes as a part of your package and I do offer a variety of little upgrades if you would like to surprise your parents with an album after your wedding day as well. On top of that, I do offer a variety of printed products as well.
WILL YOUR IMAGES BE EDITED?
All images supplied are carefully edited by myself. You'll be provided with a selection of colour and black and white images. I do take editing very seriously as it's as creative as actual taking of photographs and helps me to tell your story throughout my style.
DO YOU HAVE A BACKUP?
Yes, of course. I use backup cameras to make sure I'm covered in case of any equipment failure as well as multiple backups in the office to make sure your images are safely captured and stored and backed up for years to come.
WHEN SHOULD WE BOOK?
Popular dates like summer weekends usually get booked a year in advance, therefore, it's advised to get in touch as soon as you start planning your event. I only document up to 25 weddings a year and all the bookings are done on first-come, first-served basis. Do get in touch via phone, email or contact page.