When it comes to formal events I like to take a documentary style approach. I think it's important for me to be unobtrusive so that people can simply get on with enjoying the event. Natural, un-staged photos of people enjoying themselves or lost in the moment are the kinds of events photos I find most interesting and true, so they're the kinds of photos I prefer to take. I like to be able to connect with the space around me so that I can convey authentically how it felt to be there, rather than getting all up in people's business and insisting that they smile. That being said, I am also very familiar with organising groups, so that can definitely be arranged!
I especially enjoy shooting private events which are a little bit off-the wall. One of my favourite weddings I ever photographed took place in a castle, where the day's entertainment was provided by a troupe of medieval reenactors; it was pretty fun watching the bride learn how to wield a sword!
Weddings don’t make up the bulk of what I do as a photographer, but I have plenty of experience with them. I'm very open to photographing unusual weddings - anything that's a little bit different tends to peak my interest! I'm also particularly open to wedding enquiries from LGBT+ and polyamorous folks. As a transgender asexual person in a polyamorous relationship, I love being able to celebrate the happiness of people from my own community – and I especially love getting to tell their stories with my camera. Like with all my photography, I make it my mission to ensure that my clients feel comfortable around me. Whatever your orientation, relationship type or gender identity, I aim to provide a judgement-free zone, so you can be yourself authentically and get on with having the best day possible!
I quote all weddings on an individual basis, so the best thing to do is get in touch. Tell me a little bit about what your wedding is going to be like, what venue(s) you are using and how long you would like me to take photos for; let’s get a discussion going!
PARTIES, FUCTIONS, CLASSES, ETC!
In the past I have photographed birthday parties, bar and bat mitzvahs, dance classes, awards ceremonies and so many different types of events! I love being at events where people are clearly having a lot of fun, and from this perspective it's been wonderful to photograph the dancers at Bristol Blue Mondays over the past year. I quote all events on an individual basis, so the best thing to do is get in touch. Tell me a little bit about what and where your event is, and how long you would like me to take photos for, and I can get back to you with a quote!
As a non-driver, getting to far-off locations can be a little tricky for me. Depending on where your event is, I may charge extra to cover my travel for the day. If the event is in central Bristol then I am likely to walk (I love a good walk!), and so there would be no extra charge. If the event is somewhere I can’t access very easily by foot – or if the event finishes at a particularly late time – then I may charge extra for the cost of bus fair or a taxi. In all instances I will communicate this extra cost to you at the point of booking.
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