Guy prefers the natural look, in every possible way: catching people enjoying the day, finding the laughs, smiles, and tears, and the funny little things that other people might miss that all go together to make it a special day. His photography gives real insights into the personality of the bride and groom, and he captures the essence of the day, and the enjoyment of guests.
Benefit from Guy's experience with these tips on wedding photography:
Find a photographer whose style you like and make sure you like the photographer too. It's important you look at ease in your photos so don't choose someone with a great reputation for creative genius but awful personality!
Good wedding photography is not about the gear used - as long as you like the images the photographer produces, what kind of camera they use is irrelevant.
If group photos are on your wish list, make sure this is clearly stated and if possible, designate somebody in charge of rounding people up for photos on the day.
The "friend/relative with the big camera" probably won't produce the photographs you're hoping for - unless you are okay with that, get a professional.
It's a good idea to request guests do not take photos during the ceremony: that is their time to focus on you, not their camera/phone screen.
Enjoy your day - trust in the professionalism of the people you hire, and relax.
Some brides, and some wedding photographers, insist on the latest look (currently: "vintage"), often with a filter to make photos look like polaroids. Guy advises against this. Today's trend may well become tomorrow's outdated fad. It's best to go with a timeless, classic look that will look as good twenty years from now as it does today. However, he does point out that different styles can be catered for, as multiple sets of the photos can be produced.
Guy Carpenter's prices are really affordable (from £550), so do contact him to talk about how he could help to capture your special day www.gullwingphotography.co.uk