When it comes to weddings and events I prefer to take a natural, documentary-style approach to my photography. My favourite images are those which show people caught up in a moment; laughing, reacting to one another, and simply being themselves. I particularly love to capture the way an event feels; is it busy, crowded and noisy with people all over the place, or does being there feel intimate, like it's your own little bubble universe? Above all at events I like to be unobtrusive, allowing people to get on with enjoying themselves, and allowing myself to create an authentic record of that particular moment in time.
As with all my photography, I like to try and ensure my clients feel comfortable on camera. You won't find me asking people to pose awkwardly for hours at a time, but more giving advice on what to do with their hands if they feel uncomfortable, or even asking a question to elicit a natural response.
I particularly love photographing events and weddings which are a little bit alternative or unusual. One of my favourite weddings to this date featured a troupe of medieval re-enactors as the day's entertainment; it was pretty fun watching the bride learn how to wield a sword! If your idea is a little bit off-the-wall, I guarantee I'm willing to run with it!
I also adore taking photos of community groups and events. Community is such a special thing, and such events have an amazing power to bring about joy, but also often feel empowering, and bring people together. I love being able to capture how those events feel, how many people attended and how people felt while they were there. I particularly try to make space for people from marginalised communities, especially the LGBT+ and polyamorous communities; as a transgender, asexual photographer in a polyamorous relationship, it's very important to me that what I offer is accessible.
If you want to know more about pricing, you can find all the details in the individual event and wedding pages above. While I need to make a living out of my work, I offer Pay What You Can pricing structures for events, along with discounted wedding packages, to ensure that those on low-income can still afford a professional photographer. As much as possible, I try to ensure that no one is turned away for lack of funds.
Please have a look through the sections above to see examples of my weddings, public events and private events - or click here to enquire about bookings!
Natural, documentary-style photography for weddings, formal events, public events and community events in the South West including Bristol, Bath, Weston-Super-Mare, Clevedon, Portishead, Wells, Glastonbury, Swindon, Newport, Cardiff.
Nicky Takes Photos is a non-judgmental and affordable photographer; a transgender photographer and a queer photographer, available for lgbt weddings, gay or same-sex weddings, alternative or unusual events, community groups and private events.
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