Planning for your wedding day will invariably be not only one of the most exciting but also the most challenging and most time consuming personal events of your life: indeed, it is probably fair to say that many a bride’s – and perhaps also a groom’s – wedding day plans actually began before their birthday had even reached double figures, imagining what the day would be like, where it would take place, who would be there and who you would end up marrying: for you to have found my website, I shall pressure that at least the latter is no longer a mystery to you!
Some suggestions for you…
Being married myself, I understand just how much thought and effort goes in to making your day everything that you have both ever dreamed of and just what an array of sometimes mind-boggling choices there are to be made. As a photographer, I was particularly discerning as to who would be documenting our magical day, and the same should be true for you: these are lifetime memories that you are entrusting to your photographer and there are no second takes. Naturally, I dearly hope that you decide upon me to photograph your wedding, but such a decision should never be taken hastily: I therefore recommend that you spent some considered time not only viewing an array of photographers websites, but also – importantly – speaking to them, initially on the phone and then in person, in order to assure yourself that your photographer ‘gets’ the vision for your day, and also that they are fully attentive to the finer details of the day: is there, for example, something particularly significant about the name places, or the flowers, or the table decorations; is there a particularly special friend or relative who will be attending your wedding that you would dearly love a photograph with? What about the wedding car? Is there a story behind that which should be fittingly documented?
On your wedding day…
Perhaps the single best piece of advice that my wife and I received for our wedding day came from, coincidentally, our fantastic photographer and I feel I should pass this wisdom on to you. He simply said: “Your wedding day will pass by in quite a blur of excitement, so remember to take ten or fifteen minutes out of the hustle and bustle of the day, just the two of you, to leave your guests to enjoy themselves whilst you both find somewhere peaceful to be together, to reflect on the day and to simply enjoy being in each others company”.
I very much hope to be a part of your special day: please contact me, either through this website or by telephone, should there be anything that you wish to discuss further.
With very best wishes,