Wedding Photography



_MG_7871Wedding Photography allows me to build some great relationships with the couples I work with and I truly enjoy being part of and recording their day picture by picture.

As the Photographer I play a strong role in keeping and shaping the memories of the day. I believe in capturing those memories and moments as they happen, naturally and not directed. I avoid overly posed situations that might impinge  on the flow and enjoyment of the day for all those involved.

There are many ‘ buzz words ‘ used to describe various styles of Wedding Photography and it can be a little confusing. My work is best described as Reportage Wedding Photography.

Reportage is a technique of documentary or photojournalism that tells a story entirely through pictures. It allows me to be unobtrusive and most importantly you to be relaxed without the feeling of being directed and uncomfortable. It gives me the opportunity to create a totally unique and faithful record that you will treasure for many years to come. I pride myself on my discretion and ability to capture the intimate moments, expressions, laughter and excitement of all that is going on as it happened, creating memories for you to look back on for the rest of your life.

Please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page for more details and the Blog for all my latest work.

Testimonials :

 Russell took the most beautiful photos of our wedding and I wouldn’t have wanted anyone else capturing all the special moments of my amazing day! The natural shots were the best as I didn’t even know he was there to capture most of them!! He was a pleasure to work with and was so helpful in the early stages of planning making suggestions which we hadn’t even thought of and adapting any of our ideas which we wanted but which didn’t quite work. I highly recommend Russell! Thank you for helping us remember the most perfect day! ” Naomi & Andy

” Thank you so much to Russell for helping make our wedding day an absolute joy. Russell was helpful, funny, professional and kind from the minute he arrived until when he left. Russell is incredibly talented, has wonderful ideas and is personable. Because of Russell we can relive the most wonderful day and very special moments he managed to captured which we sometimes missed. ” Danielle & Jean-Seb

” My husband and I were very fortunate to have booked Russell to do our photography on our wedding day. We had the pleasure of meeting with Russell before the day where he gave us lots of time and reassurance as well as some well valued tips! On the day Russell put us all at ease and he was such wonderful company to be around, even our guests commented on how friendly Russell was. Our photographs are above and beyond anything we imagined them to be. Russell captured every aspect of our wedding day and we are able to re live our wedding through the pictures that has taken. We couldn’t have wished for anything more and we would thoroughly recommend Russell to anyone wanting 100% in all aspects!Natasha & Andrew

A huge thank-you to Russell for his fantastic work, photographing our wedding at River Cottage HQ. His photos reflect perfectly the atmosphere of what was the best day of our lives and the photos really speak for themselves. 

Extremely receptive to our requests, Russell also gave us lots of advice on what would work well beforehand and a great eye for those moments of inspiration on the day.
Personable, professional and extremely flexible to our requests, many guests have commented on how subtle he was in getting those natural, candid shots that were so important to us. For the group shots, Russell was happy to take control of the situation in a relaxed, friendly yet efficient manner.
With the speeches over-running, Russell was more than happy to stay longer to get those final shots of the first dance before the guests descended to the tie-around-head phase! He was always willing to go the extra mile for us.
We have really enjoyed looking at the photos again and again, and are finding it EXTREMELY difficult to chose the photos for our wedding album, it’s already 80 pages!
Once again, many many thanks! ” Siân & Richard

” Russell was the best wedding photographer we could have chosen. Russell was ready to listen to what our plans were, and went above and beyond what we could have expected. We ended up with some truly exceptional wedding photos. We initially chose Russell because we loved the use of colour and lighting in his work, and we were not disappointed with ours. We chose green, yellow and orange for our wedding colours, and the photography did the bouquets, dresses and surrounding scenery justice. What made Russell exceptional was that he took the initiativeto look for the extra details to capture in his work. At the end of the night when Russell departed he found that we had put some fairy lights on an archway outside that he had not seen before. He setup the camera and came back for us to see if wanted our picture done with the lit-up archway – we love that picture a lot! We ended up with loads of excellent photographs. Thank you, Russell. From a very happy couple.Hazel and Graham.

 I just wanted to let you know that the photos are absolutely brilliant!! We love them. It was so exciting looking through them at the weekend and they capture the magic and memories of the day so well. The pictures during the speeches are particularly funny! …….  thank you very much for making the photo’s so easy and fun.” Laura & Tom

” Thank you so much for the pics, they are great! We’ve just had a lovely reminisce…Jamie and I wanted to say a big thank you for the way you managed the photography (and us) on the day. You were very discreet and unobtrusive and put us all at ease. Thanks also for keeping very cool and discreet especially during the times when tensions were a little high! Much appreciated. ” Jamie & Alice

” ..Russell, thank you so much for the fantastic photos of our wedding. We are really happy with everything and very grateful to you for doing such a great job.

Thank you for making everyone feel so at ease. A lot of our guests thought you were one of the family as it was so relaxed and easy! ” Kate and Alex

“Ideally you want a photographer to be nice, polite, organised, able to take control whilst taking the essential pictures, as well as capturing those unexpected moments too – Russ did all of this.” Anoushka and Simon

“….These are brilliant!

Such a fun day, thank you so much! …. we can’t tell you how happy we are with the photos. ” David & Jo