A real wedding story....
Bridal Prep -
I will arrive as early as you need before the ceremony in order to photograph those final preparations before your big day really begins. I will spend time with the bride and her bridesmaids and also catch up with the groom and his ushers. I will capture all of the little details, the dress & suits, the jewellery and shoes and also the emotions of the wedding party as the big moment approaches.
The Ceremony -
I aim to arrive at the wedding venue around 45 Minutes before the start of the ceremony, this is so that I have plenty of time to arrange myself in the prime location to get the best shots as you make your vows to each other. I will usually be positioned at the front of the venue but will also move around if need be in order to get a variety of images for you. I will capture every moment; the groom's anxious wait, the bride walking down the aisle, that moment when you see each other for the first time and every smile and tear which follows.
After the Ceremony - Group Shots -
During the period of time after the ceremony I will take as many or as few group shots as you desire, they can be set up in a variety of ways to suit your style. Most couple like a small number of large group shots and then some pictures with groups of direct family such as parents and their bridal party etc but this will all be discussed with you well in advance of the wedding day and I will have a list of essential shots to take.
After the Ceremony - Bride & Groom
Once the group shots are complete I will whisk the bride and groom away for some special photographs of the newly weds. I prefer to take natural shots, working in short bursts catching you gazing into each other's eyes or holding hands etc but I can also set up some fabulous, dramatic posed shots too, again I will work with you to make the wedding photographs perfect for you.
The Wedding Breakfast - Speeches and Evening Reception -
I will catch your guests enjoying your big day by taking plenty of 'candid camera' shots during this time, I will also do the same to the wedding party and this always produces some lovely relaxed photographs. I will shoot the speeches, the cake cutting and anything else you have planned for your celebration. Once your evening reception begins I will ensure that I snap as many of the evening guests as I can before setting up for the last formal and perhaps most intimate part of the wedding day, your first dance, which I love as it always gives me plenty of memorable photographs which I know you will treasure.
Lucy & Chris
From the moment we met Ross we knew he was the right photographer to capture our special day. He was professional, easy going and put us all at ease. We have just seen our pictures for the first time and they are everything we could have hoped for and more. Thanks Ross we would recommend you to anybody!
"Lucy & Chris Gallagher"
Lucy & Chris
"I know I have already told you how happy we are with our wedding photos but I need to share this with you as I think it's so important you realise how much of an impact your work has on people's lives.
Before I explain, would you believe they we have only just managed to share our wedding photos with my parents! They are the first people we have shared them with! Paul has been away working for a long time and with it being Christmas etc it's been very difficult.
Anyway, my dad suffered a terrible injury 3 years ago which now means that the part of his brain that recreates memories and pictures, no longer works. He is unable to close his eyes and picture a particular event, scene or anything he has been part of. He has also lost a lot of his memory from prior to the injury that he will never regain. He can't remember the day I was born, any of my childhood or even the day he married my mum. We rely on photos to retell stories and piece up timelines of his life. Unfortunately, we don't have a full photo gallery of his past so it is very difficult to recreate and retell most of his life.
BUT, the way you captured our wedding day is so perfect. Every detail of the day has been covered from start to finish. I watched my dad's face as he looked through our photos and the way the day came back to life for him, despite his brain injury. There are so few memories we can do that with for him.
My dad often refers to mine and Paul's Wedding Day as the best day of his life (that he is able to remember) and you have ensured that can continue. For that, I will be forever grateful.
I know you love your job but I just wanted to tell you why our wedding photos just mean that little bit more.
So yes, my dad can't remember the day I was born, my childhood or even his own wedding day but he will always now be able to take himself back to our wedding day. It takes a special photographer to be able to do that and I'm so pleased we had you there. You have given my dad something to hold onto from our day.
Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart"
Joanne & Paul - Wynyard Hall 2018