Hi, I’m Sandy, I’m really into natural shots at weddings, the ones that tell a story and that you didn’t notice I was there for. I love to catch real moments and real emotions because I think they paint a much more genuine picture of your wedding day.
The way I can achieve this is partly based on my experience as a wedding photographer – I can anticipate certain things just because I’ve shot so many weddings around Bristol – but a big part of it is my approach.
I like to be pretty laid-back when I’m shooting, I find that being relaxed and friendly helps everyone else relax around the camera and makes for much better photos. I don’t interfere with your day, so you get to relax and enjoy your wedding, hang out with your guests and just have fun! I’ll make sure I get great photos of all the fun, so you can focus on having the best wedding day possible instead of spending ages on the wedding photography. Then when you get your photos back, you get to relive your wedding all over again.
Having me as your wedding photographer is a bit like having a mate at your wedding who stays oddly sober and that just so happens to take some kick ass photos.
I understand how awkward you can feel in front of the camera, I feel the same. I have a bunch of tricks up my sleeve I know will help, I’m great at making people relax around the camera and everyone finishes our shoots saying how much fun they had.
Most people I work with tell me they hate having their photo taken when we first meet. Looking at my work, can you tell?
Do an engagement shoot with me, as a Bristol wedding photographer I know loads of great spots, I promise you’ll enjoy yourself.
I’m certainly not going to spend ages and ages going through loads of family line ups with you. I understand that your family will probably want a few formal shots, but I also know that you probably want to get on with hanging out with your guests. I can usually get all the formal shots done in about 20 minutes. Chat to me about my formals list, I’ve worked out one that covers everyone, includes all the important people and doesn’t take very long.
I do my best to get at least one natural shot of everyone during your wedding anyway, I figure if they were invited to your wedding, they are probably important to you so it’s likely you’ll want a lovely photo of them.
So I can begin to learn about you
I show you that having your picture taken can be fun, while learning what works best for you.
We chat about what you specifically like and dislike.
Relax at your wedding, safe in the knowledge you will love how you look in your photos.
Everyone wants to look great on their wedding day. I know you probably don’t want to make a big deal out of it, but this is your wedding, it is a big deal. Everyone has a way of seeing themselves and there is nothing worse than a photo where you don’t feel like that is you.
As a wedding photographer I understand this, what’s why I offer a private feedback session after the trial shoot, so that I can take the time to learn what you do and don’t like in photos. I won’t take it as an insult to my photography, I get that it could be the nicest photo in the world but if you hate the way something looks, you will never get past seeing that to appreciate the rest of the photo.
What matters to me most is that you are 100% happy with how you look in your wedding photos. I will spend the time learning not just which angle works best for you, but who you are as a couple, so I can get the real you. I have designed a process that will make you feel great in front of the camera so that for your wedding photos, you will feel like the most confident and attractive version of yourself.
That doesn’t mean I’m going to spend ages posing you though. My style is very relaxed and natural so most of the photos I take, you probably won’t even notice that I was there. For the few where we do spend some time together, the instructions I’ll give you are simple and easy. You can just be yourself.
As an experienced wedding photographer in Bristol, Bath and the South West I’m familiar with the local wedding venues so there is a high chance I have covered a wedding at your venue before. Even if I haven’t, the first thing I do at every venue is take a walk around to assess where would be the best place for photos on the day (this can change day to day so I even do this at venues I am very familiar with) so that I am keeping the time you spend away from your guests to a minimum but still create gorgeous, natural photos where you feel like the best version of you.
Have a look around my site, view my portfolio to see some more examples of my Bath and Bristol wedding photography or learn a bit more about me and how I work. You probably have a bunch of questions, I do my best to answer those in my info section, if you would like to see some example weddings, head over to my blog, or you can get in touch and find out if I’m available for your day.