The 2012 Overview Photofilm: Some of my favourite images, selected by me, from my documentary wedding photography throughout 2012.
The 2011 Overview Photofilm: Some favourite images, selected by me, from my documentary weddings throughout 2011 and 2010.
The Little Things Photofilm
A Photofilm demonstrating how Kevin captures children and babies on their best behaviour, worst behaviour and funniest behaviour at weddings.
Speeches are not just about the Groom and The Best Man. There is a whole epilogue of storytelling going on around the room and I aim to capture as much as possible during this time.
The look - always so important. I spend my day waiting for these fleeting moments. Anticipating them and always with the intention of photographing the emotion.
Kids, being Kids
Amazing. If you keep your concentration and keep observing, kids will always produce spectacular images. In this case, just prior to the first dance.
I am always looking for those tender moments, touch, a little glance here a smile there. These are real moments. Real stories from your wedding.
I’m So Happy
The happiness is important. But so is the storytelling element. Shooting wide here allowed me to get in the sub-context of the wedding in the background.
For me, the best part of the day is immediately after the ceremony. The emotions flow, people relax and all the hugging and congratulating spill forth.
How do I look?
All brides are gorgeous, of course, and capturing those delicate final moments before the dress is put on is always fun. Time to take the rollers out.
Before it all starts
The Bridal Preparation Photography is an important part of the day. For me, it sets the scene and is the launch pad for the story about to unfold.
I don't ignore portraiture when the light and the timing allows. This is a pure candid portrait shot using some window light that the bride had walked into it.
A lovely moment as a bus full of guests arrive at the church for the forthcoming wedding. The name of bus company adds a little irony to the image I think.
This is a little bridesmaid, in the wrong place at the wrong time. A quick sprint around the back of the room as she was with the rest of the bridesmaids.
It’ll be OK, Honest!
Final moments, lost in his own thoughts, as his bride prepares to walk down the aisle with her father. It's these little candid moments that I thrive on.
As a family friend was taking some casually set up shots, I managed to capture this little lad and I think the expression tells us everything we need to know.
Granny Gets Ready
Whilst waiting for the receiving line to finish, the brides Granny came over to check her hair in the mirror before entering the wedding breakfast room. Cue camera!
Blow my whistle!
Simple things make me smile. This photograph remains one of my all time favourites. Kids are remarkable.....and often, very funny. You just can't stage this stuff.
Ho, ho, ho
"Ah, my little girl - look how she has grown up. Did I tell you about the time Claire came home from school with a pigeon in her bag? How we laughed..."
Love; a moment in time
An intimate moment shared between the bride and groom during their first dance at Botley's Mansion. A very happy couple indeed.
Available Light First Dance
This was a shot from a winter wedding, the very last shot of the day for me. The raised light is a DJ light and the whole scene is lit by available light.
Here Comes the Bride
The sunlight was a big feature of this image, and so it remained in colour. A lovely image of Kavita arriving at her wedding reception at Claridges of London.
I’m Getting Married, Dad!
Where possible, and allowable, I love capturing those moments as the bride walks down the aisle. Occasionally, the excitement and emotion overflows and it makes for great photos.
More Happy Moments
Happy moments is what it's all about. Weddings are happy occasions and I endeavour to photograph them to give you a very happy visual documentary for you.
For this shot, I had to work the camera very quickly as well as position myself very quickly. There is no direction or control from me. I get myself into the best positions I can.
Give us a wave, Gran
The Granny, the Bride & Groom, The Dad, The Granddad, The Sister & The Best Man.....and a healthy dose of good timing and and a healthy dose of luck.