Lots of photographers work in different ways, and it’s important to make sure we are on the same wavelength in terms of what to expect from your photographer and your photos, so here’s a bit more on how I work.
HOW I WORK
My style of documentary wedding photography is all about capturing those moments, big and small, that make your wedding unique. Put simply, I’ll have done my job right when someone who wasn’t there on the day feels like they were just looking at the photos!
I feel it’s important to capture the honest story of your day so that you can relive your special day for years to come, and so can your children and grandchildren and generations to come.
I won’t dictate or direct you on the day – I believe the best photos come from natural, un-staged moments, so I capture the action as it happens rather than intervening or asking you to stop and do something again. The same goes for your wedding dress, rings and any other important details – I won’t take your dress and hang it on the side of a building or in a tree! Everything is documented as I see it.
You’ll often find me laughing with your guests and getting involved in a fun conversation rather than trying to sneak candid shots from behind the bushes. I find this puts guests at ease and they relax around me because they see me as a person rather than just a camera! The best compliments I get at weddings are when people think I’m a guest with a camera rather than an official ‘supplier’. This means I’m doing my job right!
The only time I will direct you or your guests is during any group photos and of course the portraits. I know ‘portraits’ may sound daunting, but I promise you it’ll be quick, relaxed and fun! I promise to only ever steal you away from your guests for a maximum of 20 minutes or so, rather than traipsing around to different locations and making you pose in a hundred different ways. You planned a wedding, not a photoshoot after all and there’s champagne to be drunk!
Nick & Kate
Annie was absolutely brilliant as our wedding photographer! So laid back and relaxed, she captured all the fun and happy moments of the day perfectly. On the night she was so unobtrusive we hardly knew she was there! We got the first photos within a few days and they were fantastic: joyful and unstaged and really nicely edited. Amazing all round.