Photo details: This was a totally unposed and natural moment between the mother who was buttoning Lisa's dress and Lisa's sister who burst into tears when she went to kiss her sibling. I took a few and hoped for the best. This is my favourite in terms of composition and tenderness and simply capturing an unrepeatable moment which is what all of my photography is about.... I think.
About the photographer: My name is Jason Pierce-Williams. I fell in love with photography 30 years ago while teaching in Lisbon. I have a particular passion for observational Street photography and bring much of this style to my weddings and other events. I hold a first class honours in photography and have exhibited my work both abroad and here at The National Portrait Gallery. I have also been published many times, including the prestigious Black and White Photography Magazine. I am a full time photographer and photography tutor. I have shot well over 300 weddings and countless other events including a five year tenancy with DJ Mag where I learnt proficiency in low light and flash photography. I cover all of London but have shot all over the world including India, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany and Switzerland.
Photo details: This is the groom and his groomsmen jumping for joy on Porthmeor Beach in St Ives, Cornwall. Great Easter weekend wedding.
About the photographer: Devon based documentary wedding photographer whose been capturing wedding memories for 12 years and loves every minute of it. Cover weddings throughout the South West, UK and destinations weddings too.
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Barely a week goes by without a new Top 100 UK Wedding Photographers list being published somewhere online, swiftly followed by a flurry of Facebook posts by eager snappers keen to point out to their armies of obsequious followers that ‘Hey - I’m proud to be included on this amazing list of awesome wedding photographers’. Well done dude! Awesome - you so deserve that!
All these lists of the Best Wedding Photographers Ever have one thing in common - actually two things in common. The first thing is that I’m never included. This is surely an oversight on the part of the impartial, objective list compilers - I mean have they seen my work! Are they aware of my reputation and the groaning shelf of wedding industry awards! Obviously not or surely I would have made at least one of the lists by now. I’m certainly the best photographer in my neighbourhood and I should make the list. Shouldn’t I?
Wedding venue:Gildings Barn has the traditional rustic style of an old-fashioned barn - cosy and welcoming in the winter with plenty of room outdoors for summer weddings. Despite its olde-worlde feel, the main barn dates from the 1990s and was made from timber from trees that fell in the "Great Storm" of 1987. Venue Website
Photographer: Chris Mann has been photographing weddings through the UK and overseas for the last 15 years, so has plenty of experience, and a relaxed natural style that fitted well with this couple's approach.