Like great writers, great photographers love what they do and I am passionate about my role. My focus is always to take bright and colourful photos filled with natural emotions of happiness and fun, while letting you and your guests enjoy the day as much as possible.
2020 will be my twelfth year of photographing weddings and I am always honoured when a couple chooses me to photograph their day. I enjoy helping each one to have the best day possible, both in the planning stages where I can advise based on my experiences, and on the day by helping to ensure it run smoothly, while always wishing to go above and beyond.
I am proud to be a qualified Licentiate Member of the Society of Wedding Photographers and to have reached the Regional Finals of the ‘Wedding Industry Awards‘ in the last four years! Equally, it is heart warming to have received so many kind words from now married couples and a selection of these can be found on the ‘Reviews’ section of my Facebook page, which is also shown beneath my Portfolios.
Here are a selection of galleries for you to look through! To begin with there is my Portfolio showing my best work from the last eleven years, followed by two of my ‘Best of’ collections featuring my best work from the last two years and photos showing off my ‘Into the Night’ coverage that is available.
Beneath these are four Real Weddings so you can see how I have documented each couples’s day from the morning preparations into the evening!
I enjoy working at many venues throughout the South East and here are some of these that I regularly visit:
Here are the Reviews that have kindly been left on Facebook by couples who have hired me to photograph their weddings! Please do give them a read to get an unbiased view from genuine couples who booked me.
Horses and Dogs
I would say that at least half my couples are either horse or dog lovers, and I enjoy nothing more than when either four legged friends attend the wedding! To me, they’re just as much as your family as your blood relatives and the memorable portraits I take of my couples with them are often their favourite pictures from their wedding!
Me at weddings
My first ever wedding was my Aunty’s wedding! I was 17 years old and was absolutely terrified, but I got the bug for weddings on that day. Being able to provide a couple with photos that allow them to relive the best day of their life is such a privilege. People often ask how I deal with the stress… well when I have such fun and produce unique pictures that are going to be treasure, I really don’t feel it!
As you can probably tell, even with my wedding photos, I love the countryside! Often my couples are also big fans and using the natural surroundings of a venue for couple and group photos, making the most of the sunshine, flowers and foliage is a key part of my style and approach to telling a couples story.
Weddings are fun, you’re marrying the man or girl of your dreams after all! I feel your pictures should be filled with smiles of joy, laughter that hurts and tears of emotion. As such, I enjoy being a fly on the wall for those special, natural moments while also getting stuck into the vibe of the day… such as buying you an ice cream ahead of a five min walk!
On 25th March 2016 I was delighted to be awarded a ‘Licentiateship in Wedding Photography’ with the Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers. It is great to know they feel my photography is worthy, although I am keen to continue to grow my creative skills and overall production quality to please my couples while also reaching higher grades within the SWPP.
More about me
Want to know more about me and my photography over the last ten years? Please do take a look around my website to view my Equine and Rural Life work and visit my ‘About Me’ page by following this link…
The Collection - £1400
I have created a Collection for you that brings together the modern day flexibility of digital images with the tradition of physical outcomes, so you can cherish your photos in both print and on screen! For, as I truly believe, ‘pictures should be printed and admired, not just seen on phones!’
The Collection includes all of the following,
A Meeting prior to your wedding at your venue so we can chat about your plans in detail while having a good look around.
Myself photographing from three hours prior to the ceremony, to capture the bridal preparations, through to half an hour after your first dance (to document some of the partying), or until 11pm (to get the complete day, including special twilight couple portraits)
High Resolution Digital Images of your photos, supplied on a glass USB within a personalised luxury box. These will be in Colour with a selection also in Black & White
A Sneak Peek Online Gallery of 120 edited photos within a few days of your wedding, so you can relive the day while on honeymoon
40 Thank you Cards featuring a photo of your choice on the front, with the option of purchasing additional cards
An Online Gallery & Printing Service, so your guests can view your photos and order their own professionally printed copies from me
The ability for your guests to download digital copies of your images from the proofing website
A Slideshow to music of your best photos, so you can easily relive your day with your partner and family
Three professionally printed copies of mounted 10 by 8 inch prints and one mounted 16 by 12 inch print, of photos of your choice.
The Price – £1400
If you wish me to stay til around 11pm, to take twilight portraits, sparkler couple photos, plenty of dancefloor shots and more, then this will be an additional £250.
The Optional Extras
An additional experienced wedding photographer, to document the grooms preparations, the arrival of your guests, a second angle during the ceremony, plenty more informal photos during the drinks reception and more!
High Quality Wedding Albums, using photos of your choice with me designing the album, you approving the design and the album being produced by one of the best album manufacturers in the country
Additional thank you cards, to the 40 cards you receive with your Collection
Professionally produced print copies, in a range of print sizes from 6 by 4 inches through to 30 by 20 inches and larger!
Want to know more & book me?
Please do get in touch via the contact form below, or give me call, to see if I am available for your wedding date. If I am then I will send you a weblink so you can read my Information Pack. This is an in-depth guide into all I can offer you, discussing my approach to photographing a wedding, my prices, frequently asked questions and more.
Once you have read through the Pack we can arrange a video call, or meet up in person, so you can view my sample albums and chat about the photography you would like and what I can offer you, all before you decide whether or not to book me!
Please view my Recommended Suppliers via this link.
How to get in touch
Please fill out this contact form, making sure to list your wedding date, venue and any key details and I will be in touch with whether I am free for your date and a weblink to my Information Pack PDF!
Alternatively, please give me a call on 01825 791437 and we can have a chat!
If you do not hear from me in 48 hours please send a direct email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org as sometimes emails go astray, or you are more than welcome to give me a call.
I look forward to hearing from you, Craig! 10/10 Scored for both ‘Ability to Understand and fit into our wedding’ and ‘Value for Money’ by all couples that voted for Craig in the ‘Wedding Photographer of the Year’ Awards
Wedding & Country Life photographer focusing on taking bright, colourful & honest photos that tell a story.