I hope you enjoy looking through my 'best of' gallery.
For me, wedding photography is all about capturing the emotions of the day. I aim to create a visual diary so that memories can be relived again and again.
Reportage and documentary wedding photography
I enjoy taking reportage and documentary shots – you know the kind of thing – precious fleeting moments, nuances of expression. Every wedding is a fresh challenge. Each wedding brings something new. I'm always on my toes looking for the next shot. Using my experience to second guess what is going to happen next, deciding where I need to be to capture the moment.
...and the usual wedding shots
I'm quite happy doing all the usual wedding shots too, the posed/semi posed plus all the group shots you may want.
My wedding photography is constantly evolving. I work hard at every wedding to deliver the best set of photographs I can, presenting a mixture of the more formal shots together with candid/reportage/fly on the wall photographs.
Natural light v flash
Whenever possible I shoot with natural light. There are two reasons. First and foremost, a flash always draws attention to the photographer and can ruin the atmosphere of the moment. Nobody wants that, nor do I want the attention to be on me when it should be on the bride and groom. The other reason is that natual light has qualities that are difficlt to recreate by adding artificial light. But when necessary the flash guns come out.
If you like the type of images I capture I very much hope you will contact me to discuss your wedding or portrait shoot. Please call on +447581274352 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Passionate about photography
Photography has been my life-long passion. I've taken photos since I was at junior school, developing and printing black and white photos with my Dad in a make-shift darkroom in a large cupboard at the top of the stairs in an old victorian house in North Yorkshire. While studying for my degree in Graphic Design at Newcastle Poly I took every photography module available. Since graduating I worked for some years as a graphic designer before becoming a wedding photographer, setting up the John Leech Studio here in Grange over Sands in Cumbria on the edge of the Lake District.
The importance of landscape photography for a wedding photographer
Landscape photography goes hand in hand with working as a wedding photographer. Understanding landscape composition and how to place a couple within it is an important skill. I love to travel in the UK and Europe, and have photographed weddings throughout England (including Cumbria, Dorset, Devon, Staffordshire, Lancashire and Yorkshire) and Scotland. I've also had the pleasure of photographing weddings in Finland and Germany.