Photo details: This was taken towards the end of a beautiful event with one of the most laid back, charming couples (Rachel and James - both doctors) I ever met - being one of the reasons I love this job! They suggested the boat ride in the rain so who was I to refuse. The fact that the groom clearly doesn't know one end of a skiff from the other just adds to the charm. I don't recall technical details...probably my old 180mm Manual Nikon judging from the depth of field and perspective....but it's not so important. Its one of my favourite images from this year.
About the photographer: My name is Jason Pierce-Williams and I have been studying, teaching and shooting all areas of photography for over twenty years. I'm based in SW London but have shot events and weddings all over the world, including India, Poland, Germany, Spain and Italy to name a few. My first class degree is in photography and I have taught all levels and areas of photography for many years. I have often exhibited abroad and here at The National Portrait Gallery. My wedding photography is very much like my street and portrait work....natural, simple, candid....and very observational.
Photo details: The last shot of the day at one of my favourite venues, South Farm in Cambridgeshire. I had so much fun shooting this gorgeous couple's special day.
About the photographer: Hi, I'm Minna, a friendly, full time wedding and event photographer based in London. I shoot in a relaxed documentary style, with lots of candid and naturally posed portraits. I always work to my client's brief so we can add as many (or few) group photos with your family and friends, detail shots and fun, romantic, but relaxed, couple's portraits of just the two of you in to the mix to really tell the story of your day.
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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.