I'm a documentary wedding / civil ceremony photographer, based in Derry, Northern Ireland, right next to Donegal, Ireland
I adopt a candid approach to capture natural wedding photographs that record real moments, with little fuss or interference; on the day I love to blend into your wedding as an extra guest who happens to have a camera (or two) with him. In addition to all the key moments of your day I aim to capture the in-between times - your guest having craic among themselves, the wee beaming-with-pride glances towards you from your mum or dad that you weren't even aware of or your granny laughing at, or possibly sharing, a joke you'd rather she didn't get!
My documentary / reportage / photo-journalistic approach to wedding photography allows you more time with your guests, and removes any awkwardness you might have about 'posing'. At the same time there may be a few handful family, or couple, shots you'd love to have - we'll chat about them beforehand and have a plan in place to get them sorted as effortlessly as possible - making sure we minimise the time you're away from the party.
To truly tell the story of your wedding day I'm happy to start during the morning prep, and stay with your day right through to the 'evening do' being in full swing. This allows me to document all the emotions of the day from the potential 'oh my god it's my wedding day' nerves and excitement of the morning through to everyone letting their hair down on the dancefloor while thinking 'let make the most of the last few hours, where'd the day go!'. My typical day photographing a wedding will be around 10-12 hours.
If you like the idea of relaxed and natural wedding photographs send me a message and I can quickly check your date, or answer any questions you might have....
I should add the photos on this page are from Emma & Robert's wedding at the Beech Hill Country House - with documentary photography I feel it makes more sense to showcase a series of photos from the one day, rather than 'hero' shots, or a best of all the weddings I've shot - saying that you'll find more of a tradition 'best of' mix, and links to other recent weddings on my portfolio page.