GET MARRIED, NOT POSED!
THE PERFECT ANTIDOTE TO TRADITIONAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
"It’s SIMPLE REALLY. IT'S all about HAVING THE BEST DAY OF YOUR LIVES AND TRUSTING ME TO CAPTURE THAT AS IT REALLY HAPPENED, NOTHING MORE"
I'll cut to the chase. My style isn't like traditional wedding photography. You see, a traditional wedding photographer is going to pose you standing next to things. You'll get a photo of you standing next to the car you hired, another of you standing next to a Cousin you haven't seen since you were both kids and another one of you standing next to the cake, pretending to cut it with a sword.
Now don't get me wrong, I've got nothing against cars, cousins or cakes it's just that I don't think you need to stop what you're doing to stand next to them while a photographer makes you say "cheese". Instead of all that "standing-next-to-things-ography" I'll create photos for you that show how your day really went (but I'll make it 17% prettier) along with all the getting in and out of cars, having a laugh with your Cousin while you're drinking fizz and maybe a photo of you eating that cake, because being eaten is what cakes are made for. If those sound like the kind of photos you want from your own wedding I'm here for you and if you want to know if I shoot family group photos the answer is yes, just not dozens of them (and definitely not in a heart shape) because you've got better things to be doing.
TRUE TO LIFE
My aim is to HELP YOU
EMBRACE EVERY MOMENT OF YOUR WEDDING WITHOUT HAVING TO STOP TO POSE FOR PHOTOS
CARS, CAKES ANDS COUSINS
WHAT I'LL DO FOR YOU
Every wedding is the story of a transformation, and you are the heroes of that story.
You'll start the day worrying about the little things, the weather, the details, the lost Aunt... but somewhere along the way you'll stand back and see that there was really nothing to worry about at all and holy cow, somewhere in that whirlwind of emotions and hugs and fumbled lines you said "forever" and meant it.
Before your feet have even hit the ground it will be time for tearful farewells and the realisation that you started the day as individuals and ended it as a married couple, facing the future together, sharing your wildest hopes and deepest fears. That's the story I want to bottle up and give to you so you can keep it nearby, forever. The real story, unposed, unscripted and true to you...
...and you thought it was all about cakes and cars ; )
Be present, take it all in, enjoy every moment. I'll do the rest.
Enjoy YOUR WEDDING, LEAVE THE REST TO ME
Confirm dates, sign contract AND PAY RETAINER
Schedule a ZOOM cHAT to discuss details
GET IN TOUCH to CHECK MY AVAILABILITY
We'll plan everything in detail so you can be sure I'll be in the right places at the right times. Enjoy your Canapés and I'll do the rest.
A signed contract and £500 retainer secures your date. With that out of the way we can start talking about the fun stuff.
If I'm available we'll have a 30 minute Zoom chat to make sure I'm the right photographer for you. If I feel I'm not then I'll tell you.
If you've checked my prices and found something that suits your plans then please do get in touch asap to check I'm free for your date.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
“ALTHOUGH NEITHER OF US PARTICULARLY LOVE BEING PHOTOGRAPHED, GRAHAM MADE IT SUCH A NATURAL PART OF OUR DAY THAT WE FORGOT ABOUT THE CAMERA AND WERE JUST BEING OURSELVES. WE'D LOVE AN EXCUSE TO DO IT ALL AGAIN”
- CATHERINE & NIM
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?
HOW CAN YOU BE A LONDON WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER IF YOU LIVE IN SURREY?
Informal reportage photography with an editorial edge for couples who would rather party than pose. I love incorporating street art into the photos but always stay on the pretty side of gritty. I work hard to make the whole experience really fun for you because when people are having fun they always look their best. My main focus is people, not poses, faces over places, mates not cakes. I'm sure you get the idea. My photography is about people having a great time who just happen to be at a wedding.
The invention of trains means we no longer need to live where we work. Sometimes I drive if the wedding is in Richmond/Kew etc but driving isn't my favourite thing. I've also photographed weddings in Cyprus, Israel, Sweden and the USA to name but a few so yes, I can probably make it as far as Dulwich. I also photograph lots of weddings in Surrey which tend to involve Tipi's and toasted Marshmallows. For the record, I live in Godalming which is near Guildford.
Can WE HAVE THE "TRADITIONAL" PHOTOS WITH OUR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS?
DO WE HAVE TO BE GOOD AT HAVING OUR PHOTO TAKEN?
We've all been to that wedding where the couple were taken off for two hours to have "the photos" done and by the time we got to chat to them the bar was closed and it was nearly time to go home. I want your wedding to be the one that everyone wishes they'd had. In the month before your wedding we'll work out a list of family and friends photos that will minimise the amount of lineups (while making sure nobody important is missed) and maximise the time you get to spend with your guests, sharing a few laughs, drinking too much Champagne, eating Canapés and all the other things that weddings are really all about.
Absolutely not. I actually find camera confident people a bit intimidating. I much prefer working with slightly awkward people who say they hate having their photo taken because these are the ones who send me the loveliest emails when they get their photos. As long as you can hold hands and have a bit of a cuddle without it looking like you met 5 minutes ago you'll be fine. Something I should mention is that your silliest friend comes along for your photo session, You'll see why on the day.
If your brief for a photographer includes such words as down to earth, friendly, non-cheesy, genuinely on your side and with an offbeat sense of humour, you may have found your fit!