Real moments, creatively Captured
Hertfordshire Wedding Photographer
Award Winning Documentary Wedding Photography.
Hey there, thanks for scrolling down! So, you are getting married (woohoo!) and you’re on the hunt for a wedding photographer, well thanks for stopping at my site, I hope you like the images that you’ve seen so far. I like to sum my work up as Real Moments, Creatively Captured. Your wedding is unique and I want your photos to reflect this. If you don’t want your wedding to feel like a photoshoot and are looking for a more relaxed, less traditional approach to your day, then you could be looking for a ‘documentary wedding photographer, and would you believe it, that’s what I am! I want you to enjoy your wedding day, with big genuine smiles written all over your happy faces. These are the moments I love to capture. Real moments, captured creatively (see
I said it again!) in a natural and relaxed manner.
I live in Hitchin Hertfordshire, which is the best town in the world, if you don’t know it, come visit, we can grab a coffee and talk weddings! I do travel outside of Hertfordshire, with most of my work falling within the homecounties of Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Cambridgeshire. If you have a wedding taking place outside these areas I would still love to hear all about your celebrations, a festival wedding in Scotland, or a fun filled carnival party in Brighton will most definitely tempt me away from Hertfordshire!
AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHER
I am honoured to have picked up a number of prestigious photography awards throughout the years, including being named as top 150 international wedding photographer for WPJA for 2019 and as a top 100 UK wedding photographer from SRL Lounge who for 2020. I am also a regional finalist in 2022 ‘The wedding industry awards’.
In 2021 and 2020 I was ranked in the top 50 for ‘This Is Reportage Family’. The documentary photography that this community creates, it’s truly inspiring.
A career highlight would be exhibiting my work with the renowned Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery. You can read more about that here.
PANDEMIC WEDDINGS HERTFORDSHIRE
In 2020 I really missed capturing wedding celebrations, from the confetti, to the kisses, I missed it all! I have been lucky to have had the honour of shooting a number of Micro weddings in Hertfordshire over the last year, and I have to say I really love them! So If you are sticking two fingers up to Covid and embracing these strange times you may find my post on smaller wedding celebrations in Hertfordshire helpful. Also have a look at Liz and Tom’s Micro wedding at Hitchin’s Redcoats or Hannah and Pete’s boho beach wedding to see how celebrations with 30 or 15 guests can be just as awesome as those with larger guest lists.
The pandemic may have robbed us of some amazing weddings, but I didn’t let my camera get too dusty. I spent most of the year documenting my family, which meant I was able to enter my photos into TIR Family. In the same vane as This Is Reportage, winning an award from them is really tough so I am totally amazed to have picked up 7 awards from them and received a worldwide ranking of 14 for 2020 and 4 for the UK!! To see my photography taken during the most recent lockdown follow this link.
BRAND SHOOTS & PHOTOGRAPHY TEACHING
Some exciting news, I recently started teaching photography in Hitchin’s North Herts College, I’m talking the exposure triangle, the rule of thirds, composition, and loads more, but most importantly I’m meeting people who enjoy photography and it’s so wonderful to see them grow their knowledge. I have also been using the downtime the pandemic has thrown us, wedding photographers, to kick start my branding business ‘Shoot and Tell’, something I have wanted to do for years, but was waiting until both my Children were in full-time education. You can read more about that here.
Lets go have some fun
“What Can I say, I have never seen anyone work as hard as you did on Saturday”