thanks for taking the time to stop by. My name’s Mike, a lover of the outdoors and random adventures. When I’m not taking photos or working on my weddings you can find me surfing or chilling out by a camp fire enjoying a beer.
is a mix of documentary, still life and beauty. I think this gives the best coverage of the day and gives you plenty of images to remember the day. Not every couple is the same, some want the focus to be on the documentary and candid style images more than beauty shots and groups shots. While others love to pose and spend some time taking the portraits and that is totally ok! It's your day and I'm there to capture it how you'd like, with my style and experience. Check out some of my recent weddings for a better idea of what to expect!
and am often like some sort of wedding day therapist keeping people calm when they think it's all going wrong when it's actually going perfectly well and I'm pretty handy at clipping buttonholes on too! I can even tie a cravat, but don’t ask me to tie a bow tie! I can get stuck in the middle of the dancing to capture people throwing it down and will happily chat and crack awful jokes with you and your guests, or if you'd like a more discreet approach I can do that too.
it can be a little daunting when the focus of the camera is on you. When we do the beauty shots I like to keep it relaxed and fun, I'll give you some pointers for certain shots, but mostly I'll get you to have a chat, tell each other a joke, maybe a kiss and a cwtch and the crazy one... say you love each other for that gooey awww moment. It keeps it a bit more natural and you might even have fun!
You might be thinking please no, not on our wedding day! However the weddings with the bad weather have been some of the best, not only for getting great shots but for some reason, it must be the British resolve, people seem to make more of the day! I'm fully kitted out and experienced in flash photography* and am pretty good in faking a bit of sun if we can get away with it, or we can go for something moody (which can look pretty amazing) *please bear in mind that this can take a bit more time to set up than using available light.
Professionally, I've been a photographer covering corporate events and commercial work since 2014. But recently jumped into the world of weddings in April 2017 and I absolutely love it! It combines so many styles and disciplines of photography and how often do you get to hang out with people looking so well dressed!?
I also like animals, large and small... so if you have cats and dogs, guinea pigs or anything (even spiders) please book me and I'll probably take more pictures of them than I do of you. Which I consider a bonus.
I think I've covered most things but if not I'm just an email or call away.