what to expect
On the day itself, I like to stay in the background – when grooms or guests tell me at the end of the day that they barely saw me, I take that as the biggest compliment!
I’m there, close and always within reach, but never in your face, to capture what is happening and to let things occur naturally.
The small exception to this rule is the 15-30 minute session, where most people prefer some guidance to get those more romantic shots of just the two of you! ;)
We usually start our coverage two hours before the ceremony. That way we can capture those delicious hours of nervous excitement before the big moment - the calm before the storm!
Starting with the details and the preparation gives me a feeling for the mood and tones of the day, and gives you a chance to get used to the camera.
The ceremony is all about you! Whether religious or civil, we try our best to be respectful, quiet and invisible.
A dedicated audio recorder will capture every sound, from the choir music and the speech of the celebrant to every word you say to each other - we know it's easy to forget!
After giving you some time to greet your guests and get some food into your hungry bellies, we like to "kidnap" you for a short session.
Here you can finally breathe deeply and talk to your loved one away from all the hustle - and we get those unforgettable shots that your parents will frame and put on their mantelpiece!
The rest depends a lot on you and the logistics of the day. There are classic shots of course – the rings, the first kiss, the ceremony exit, the cake, the first dance – and we do our best to nail those. Aside from those big show-stopping moments, I try to capture your individuality and what makes your reception unique.
Stolen moments in the grapevines, the hug of a family member that you haven’t seen in years, the awe in the eyes of a child as they marvel at the dress – capturing those memories is why we do our job, and we hope it’s also what you will like the most when watching your finished film!