My style and approach
Unobtrusively documenting the story of your day as it happens.
Capturing real smiles, happy tears, big hugs, fun, laughter and love!
I'm based in Warwickshire and photograph weddings all over The Midlands and the UK. I've been photographing weddings for over 8 years and I have been lucky enough to document so many beautiful love stories. I describe my style as storytelling. I document the moments of your day as they happen, as unobtrusively as possible.
From the morning preparations...
to the dancefloor shenanigans!
"If you are looking for a down to earth photographer that will ensure you have every detail of your day captured beautifully, Amy is the one for you!'
Katie & Phil
"Throughout the day Amy snapped away catching all of the key moments without being intrusive."
Amy & Ed
I really love being there to photograph the whole story of your day, so coverage normally begins around two hours before the ceremony, starting with the morning preparations. It's such an exciting part of the day full of lots of emotional moments, excitement and anticipation. I stay photographing throughout the day all the way through to the evening reception and first dance, sticking around to capture some of the dancefloor fun too!
"We hate having our photo taken!"
So many couples tell me this, which is why I keep couple portraits really relaxed and natural, giving a tiny bit of direction when needed. This doesn’t mean cheesy grins and awkward poses, just natural & romantic photos of you both together, being yourselves and capturing your love! The day can be such a whirlwind, and it's true when people say the day goes by so quickly, so this is also the perfect moment for you to have a bit of time together away from guests and take it all in. If couple portraits really worry you, consider having a pre-wedding couple shoot with me before your wedding day. This is a great way of getting rid of any nerves you may have and gets you used to being in front of the camera.
I usually take you off for around 20 minutes of couple portraits during your drinks reception after the ceremony. Then if time allows, \I also love to do some more later in the day after the speeches and food. I find couples are often more relaxed by this point. We may even get some golden light as the sun sets, which makes photos so dreamy and romantic. And if it rains? Don’t panic, rain can actually add a fun element to the photos. We can get some creative shots with my clear umbrellas or wait until the rain stops. (Plus I’m yet to have had a wedding where it has rained nonstop all day!) If it’s dark before I leave, I also love getting a few creative night portraits too - which are completely worth 10 minutes away from the dancefloor for, I promise!
Although I have a reportage approach, I am still happy to take some group photos for you. I know how important it is to have these photos with your VIPs! I do recommend keeping your group photo list down to around no more than about 10 different groups though. If there's a really long list to get through, it takes time away from me getting those natural candid shots of you and your guests enjoying the day.
I love photographing all the little wedding day details for you too. You put so much time and effort into planning your day... finding the perfect decor, choosing the beautiful flowers and picking the tastiest cake - so no detail will be forgotten!
"Amy took time to get to know us and it was like having a friend there on the day"
Meg & Tom
More than just a photographer...
One of the biggest compliments couples say to me is that I was more than just a photographer and that it was like having another friend there on the day! I don't want you to feel like I'm a stranger with cameras turning up on your wedding day and so that's why I take the time to get to know you and all about your wedding plans. I want you to have the best wedding experience and so when you book with me, you get access to my wedding planning guide full of useful photography information and advice, plus tips and tricks that I've picked up over the years. On your wedding day, I'm on hand to help in any way I can. Sometimes couples say I was like an extra member of the wedding party! I've helped with countless fiddly dress buttons and pinned on lots of buttonholes! I always bring my little emergency kit, which has saved the day on more than one occasion. From plasters to painkillers, it has everything that you or your guests might just need. My sewing kit always comes in handy too - I've been known to stitch a button or two and once fixed a bridesmaids dress when the zip bust. My pen even came in handy during a ceremony where they'd lost the pen to sign the register!
"Amy's photos were exactly what we wanted. They were so natural and truly reflected the day. Amy completely put us at ease and went above and beyond what we expected. The photos are a beautiful memory of our special day."
Emma & Lee