My Approach to Weddings
Discrete & in amongst it. That’s my pitch for my style. Ideal for couples who want to enjoy their day and have their personalities shine in their photos. I create a unique collection of wedding photos and that’s done by focusing on the people and the moments on the day and not staging anything.
In this stage of your planning you've likely seen labels such as 'documentary', 'natural' and 'reportage' wedding photographer. This is a good sign, we're likely a good fit, but let's go deeper than a website catchphrase. My approach to photographing weddings is to encourage the fun and never distract from it. I want to record the whole day, from laughter to tears, hugs to dancing, and I'll approach it from a variety of angles and compositions.
"Lee managed to capture every bit of laughter, fun and tears and I didn't even notice he was there. He was very much part of the wedding family by the end"
I love this job because of the variety it offers. This isn’t possible by having a checklist of images, but creatively documenting real moments. I’m grateful to have worked with some amazing couples, and their feedback means the world to me, in particular when they feel like I wasn’t there. Creating images they loved, whilst feeling like I didn’t interrupt a moment, is always the goal.
The Dance Floor
THE MESSIER THE BETTER
I love a good dance floor! I’m still shocked by this relic mindset of photographers leaving after the first dance. What is that!? I embrace natural light all day long, but come dancing time I bring out the lights. Nothing too intense, just some ‘pop’. Often when everyone is enjoying their food I’ll join the band setting up, putting a small light up here and there, ready to go.
This often brings out the fear in couples, either that they will take too long or a photographer like me won’t be up for taking them. Rest assured, neither is true for me. Every wedding has some portrait time. We can grab some great photos with family in a no fuss fashion, and they can still hang proud in the family home. Often in canapé hour, at your convenience, 20 minutes & done!