The majority of my work is documentary-style and reportage. That means I don’t pose anything. Instead I let things happen naturally. I observe rather than orchestrate and I am always on the look out for genuine moments and emotions.
Whilst all the couples I work with love the idea of candid natural photographs, they usually also want a few couple portraits of themselves as bride and groom. After all, it’s a special day for the two of you and it is nice to have a more formal record of that.
As with all my work, I like to keep things natural even when it comes to formal portraits. I don’t put you into extravagant poses that you would normally never stand in. Or ask you to smile at the camera. I want to capture the genuine you. To do that, I take couples for a little walk around the reception venue and give them a chance to spend a bit of time together away from the hustle and bustle of the wedding day. I may give some gentle pointers on where to stand but generally I just let the two of you have a bit of a catch up, a giggle, a cuddle, a dance (whatever is your thing) and a few moments to yourself.
And most importantly, I make sure that the couple photographs don’t take very long. I don’t want you to miss out on mingling with your guests. Because how often do you have all your favourite people in one room?
I took this couple portrait at Nimali and Graham’s wedding at Merton Registry Office. I am really fond of this photograph. I feel it really shows the connection and love between these two. Nimali and Graham are parents of young children and as such don’t get to spend much time together as a couple. So it was even more special to take ten minutes on their wedding day to hang out together and let it all sink in.
You can find out more about the way I work here.