Hello! I’m Graham, a photographer based in Godalming, covering Surrey and London. I used to describe my approach as “Fly on the Wall” but nobody wants flies at their wedding so these days I call myself a “Wedding Photojournalist”, which sounds quite posh but simply means that I let events unfold naturally and then capture what I see in front of me. I think you’ll agree it sounds a lot better than putting you in silly poses and making you say “cheese” all day long until your jaw hurts.
Photography, for me, is all about storytelling, authenticity and connection. I fit best with couples who allow me total access to their day, from the quietest most intimate interactions through to the big emotional set-pieces and who let me do what I do best, create honest and authentic images that capture reality as it happened.
When you close your eyes and try to imagine your wedding day you’ll probably think of the Ceremony, Confetti Throw, maybe even the First Dance but these are often not when the photos that mean the most to you happen.
Sometimes it’s the Father of the Bride holding back a tear as he sees his little girl in her wedding dress for the first time, the Mother of the Grooms expression when the Best Man reveals what really happened on the Stag… or something quieter, a secret tear as you say “I Do” and mean it forever. These are the photos that will mean the most to you in the decades to come. My favourite photo from my own wedding is of my Wife and I sitting in the back of a Yellow Taxi on the journey from our Ceremony. Not posed, not directed, just a stolen moment that means more than all of the other photos combined (yes we took our Photographer for a Taxi ride, sounds strange when it’s written down). I’ll find these moments for you through your wedding day and create something beyond what you imagine right now.
When you look at your wedding photos you will be able to feel what it is was like at the very moment the photo was taken. The nervous anticipation as you apply your lipstick, the wobbly knees as you walk down the aisle, the joy of being surrounded by family and friends and later, letting your hair down and dancing the night away.
“Un-staged” and “Un-posed” photography will always guide my search for genuine emotion that lives in the in-between moments.
Your final collection of images will of course include the essential family photos that keep Mum happy, but combining these with the genuine “in the-moment” images I capture on the day will create your honest and unique story.
Above all else, your photos will tell the story of who you are, not just the shoes you wore!
Laura + Dean
Graham was our dream photographer, his professionalism and attention to detail ahead of the wedding was extremely reassuring and filled us with confidence that he would capture exactly what we had in mind. He totally blended in with the guests and was even dubbed the ‘ninja photographer’, crouching and bending to capture the perfect shot and then disappearing into the crowd. Our photos are nothing short of stunning and he has absolutely captured the true essence of our day. Nothing was staged and every shot is not only a natural and true reflection of the emotion that we felt but each one tells a special and unique story.
Emma + Stuart
Thank you so much for our pictures they are breath-taking and more amazing then I ever could imagine. You captured our day beautifully and it really does feel like we are watching a story when we look at them. You captured precious moments that we missed and it's so lovely seeing every part of the day as it happened naturally. I didn't even realise you were taking half the pictures and I have no idea how you managed to constantly move in and out of crowds without anyone noticing.
Laura + Will
What a beautiful story of our day. It captures every moment and emotion. I still get tingly looking at them
My parents phoned me at 6am to say they had seen our photos online and they were the best gift we could possibly have given them
Rachel + Sam
We didn't really want a photographer telling us all what to do. Graham was perfect, we barely noticed he was there. I love what he has done for us.
Emily + David
Until we found Graham we thought all wedding photography was the same. He opened our eyes (and minds) to something much more meaningful.
Graham has an eye for decisive moments and is a master of natural light. One of the UK's top wedding photographers!
Michelle + David
Oh my ******** god!!! Excuse the swearing but these pictures are absolutely incredible!!!