Baby Photography and me
Since becoming a dad in 2014, the opportunities to get out and about rescinded and so I turned my camera to focus on capturing the special moments of my young family at home. I enjoy capturing the every day natural little moments, the reality of the new family and the love that fills a family home. Natural shots rely on everyone feeling comfortable, so shooting in your home is crucial to this. For babies it keeps them in their normal environment and saves mum and dad worrying about carrying all the baby paraphernalia to a studio.
As with my wedding photography, I like to beautifully document reality rather than create complicated poses. There's some facilitation to give a nice background (a natural sheep skin rug to lay baby on or clean backdrops of different colours for example), but ultimately I look to capture the personality of you and your child, not engineer a specific look or manipulate your baby into or around a particular prop. There are many photographers who excel at this, so if this is what you want then I would suggest looking elsewhere. If however you want a wonderful set of photos of your baby's natural beauty in the nest you've been carefully creating for the last nine months, and show the love you have for them, I believe I can offer this.
Please take some time to look through the images below and consider if this is a photographic style that resonates with you. Your first decision in finding a wedding photographer, is finding the right style of photographer.
If these images have resonated with you and it's a style you like, please look back again at the websites of other photographers you've viewed. Only by way of comparison can you be confident that this is the style for you, and then you can begin comparing my work with other similar photographers.
Comfortable and at ease
As well as the style of photography, I also feel it is important to find a photographer that you feel at ease with. If you're interested in hiring me, I would strongly recommend we meet in person to get to know one-another and discuss your day. There is no cost or commitment - it's important to me that you are comfortable bringing me into one of the most important days of your life.
Regardless of whether you feel I am the right person, my advice at this stage (as well as considering the style of photography) is to start to think which moments in your special day you want captured. Popular moments amongst previous clients include the first time the bridesmaids see the bride in her wedding dress in the morning; friends and family gathering at your venue; the groom anxiously waiting; vows, readings and celebrations during the ceremony; arriving at the wedding breakfast; speeches and reaction amongst your guests; musicians; cake cutting; first dance together; bride and father dancing... These are just some of the moments you may want your photographer to document for you to look back upon in the future. But it's worth giving it lots of thought as these are important decisions.
Good luck, and if you do choose to get in contact I would love to hear from you. You can reach me through the contact section on my page here or my facebook page here. You can also find full galleries of my wedding work, including the images above here