I am a London Wedding Photographer and most of my photography commissions are weddings in or around London and the South East, though my work has taken me to weddings in the Home Counties, Scotland and as far as Sydney, Australia. Born and bred in London, if you would like to learn a little more about me you can do so here.
“For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.”
Intuition and spontaneity are two key ingredients that I believe are crucial in making a great wedding photographer – the third ingredient is experience. Experience to know how to get great shots in pouring rain and gloomy light (hey, we live in England after all.) The experience to know where to position yourself to get key shots during a day that might have been years in the planning. The experience to know how to get the very best from you and your guests, without ever feeling that you’re being directed or posed. The confidence to know exactly when to press the shutter – not just for any shot, but to hold out for the perfect shot.
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The last key ingredient is the ability to listen. To understand who you are as a couple, to appreciate the details and planning that have gone into your day and to know the kind of images you want to remember your day by. Yes, you will get photos of your day through my eyes and my lens, but I will be documenting them with you in mind every step of the way.
Born and bred in London, I am familiar with many of the popular London wedding venues, as well as fantastic, iconic locations to get images after your ceremony. My rigorous preparation schedule means that I always speak with the event coordinators at your venue and always endeavor to visit any new venues beforehand. I always work with an assistant so that you have my undivided attention for the duration of my time with you.
My wedding photography style is a mixture of contemporary reportage photography with a helping of Fashion inspired creative portraiture – I create images that embody the spirit of your day and the heart and soul of those that you have chosen to share it with. Creating stylish images is part of the fun.
To those confused by all the terminology, reportage photography is a documentary approach to capturing your wedding with discretion, while portraiture is quite simply any photograph capturing a person. Combined, I give you a narrative of your day, with beautiful images of the bride and groom enjoying the venue they have chosen as their backdrop.
I only accept a limited number of weddings per year. This allows me to ensure that I am available to meet with you before the event to ensure that you to feel completely comfortable before, during and after your event.
If you are looking for a London wedding photographer, wedding photography in London, or for a photographer in Kent, Essex or further afield, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
By John Erskine