Award-winning fine art wedding reportage photographer
I’m not a traditional wedding photographer. I’m a fine art wedding reportage photographer. I see weddings a little bit differently. I don’t want to interfere, direct or order anyone about. I certainly won’t be asking anyone to say “cheese” or “watch the birdie”
It’s your wedding day and you should be celebrating it with your friends and family. It shouldn’t be a formal photo shoot that bores and tests the patience of everyone involved.
I want you to you enjoy your day, so I will approach your wedding photography in a low key, relaxed and stress-free way. It’ll be easy-going with a sense of humour thrown in for good measure.
And I promise there’ll definitely be no diva moments (I even pack my own Snickers bar just in case!)
Instead I will blend into the background. The stealthy photojournalist; a silent observer. So you can relax and forget about me.
I will avoid cliches and staging cheesy moments. Instead I will unobtrusively document the unscripted moments, the raw emotions and real stories that evolve and happen on your wedding day.
After all, it’s these things that make your wedding unique to you.
Fun & Relaxed Portraits
I understand you will want to have some portraits and group shots included with your wedding photography. Even if you don’t, it’s likely your family will.
Portraiture has formed an important part of photojournalism, so I see it as all part of your day.
So I will do the portraits and group shots as quickly and smoothly as possible, so you and your guests can get back on with celebrating you day. The focus here (no pun intended) is for everything to be relaxed, fun and stress free.
It also means I can get back to spending my time doing what I specialise in, which is shooting all those real and authentic moments happening.
It’s Your Unique Wedding Story
No two weddings are ever the same. So your wedding photography should never be a one size fits all approach.
As a wedding reportage photographer I react to what’s happening. There are no preconceptions or interference. I’m simply an unbiased and democratic observer documenting your unique wedding story.
Street Photography Wedding Photographer
My passion is raw and candid street photography, and in many ways incorporate this style into my approach to wedding photography. I’m drawn to the humour and surrealism of moments, even the warts ‘n’ all of a wedding day.
I’m not going to obsess over hundreds of shots of your wedding details, floral arrangements or table decorations. It’s people, their bonds and interactions I’m drawn to most. These tell the authentic story of your unique wedding day.
There are no rules, after all. It’s your day and you should celebrate it as you want.
Hi, I’m Darren and I’d love to shoot your wedding story.
Here I am in action at a real wedding in Brighton a year or two back
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London wedding reportage photographer serving the whole of the UK and beyond