CARDIFF WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
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Capturing love in the 'diff
From early morning preparations to first dance & all the joyous commotion in-between - Shawn's photojournalistic approach to wedding photography instinctively captures the timeless, natural & emotional moments that make up your perfect wedding day. Involvement in something so special is an honour for any wedding photographer.
Using observational skills developed from all categories of photography, he understands that each couple is unique & through his visual story-telling your combined personalities will be celebrated through imagery. Shawn's photography can be intimate or bold; radiate warmth or a cool edginess; each moment will be captured with truth and precision.
Although each wedding is filled with love & emotion, each wedding is also one of a kind, so a wedding day photographed by Shawn reflects its uniqueness. While you, your loving family & your dear friends enjoy the celebrations taking place throughout your big day, Shawn seamlessly blends into the background (for the most part!), using his unobtrusive & photojournalistic approach to capture the unfolding events, allowing your wedding day to naturally flow with as little photographer interruption as possible - though of course, if Shawn senses a fantastic opportunity at a convenient time with a little interruption & set-up, he'll be sure to act on that. But, for the most part, each frame will accurately capture the true emotions of you & your loved ones, the priceless moments & the unique vibe of your special day.
The wedding day, the loving couple, the venue, the people closest to you
As a Cardiff & South Wales wedding photographer, Shawn's clients put their faith in him to capture the subtle moments of emotion to look back on & appreciate in years to come.
The many moments of happiness, embraces with parents & grandparents, dancing flower girls, tearful guests, giggling bridesmaids & merry groomsmen, the reactions, the frantic times often full of nervous energy.
Ultimately your unique day is built through many steps with differing emotions & Shawn will be there to capture it all.
A little about Shawn and his style of wedding photography...
Shawn has been involved with photography since 2003 & over the years he has professionally photographed an array of different categories & styles, ranging from fashion, events & landscapes, to automotive, portraiture & weddings. His photographic style during a wedding could be best described as documentary wedding photography with a film-inspired look - softly saturated edits that are are raw and true. Many of the photographs are captured off-the-cuff - think fly-on-the-wall - as opposed to old-school staged & posed images.
Of course, many couples do request a collection of more staged group photographs with bridesmaids, groomsmen & close relatives, as well as staged or fashion-inspired shots at some point during the day - Shawn is always more than happy to accommodate these requests & work creatively with you - something that will be discussed in great detail during your initial meet-up before the wedding.
However, away from any requests, Shawn will spend most of his time capturing your day by recognising the value in timeless & natural moments with raw emotion to tell an authentic visual wedding story.
Nervous in front of camera? Consider an Engagement shoot
Many people feel jittery & nervous about the thought of being in front of the lens all day, but appreciate how much value they & their family/friends will place on photographs of their wedding day after the event. As mentioned previously, Shawn's wedding photography style means he will spend his time creating as little fuss as possible, but if you'd still like to be put at ease & improve your relationship in front of camera you could consider an engagement shoot.
An engagement shoot several weeks before the wedding not only provides wonderful images of you & your partner before you take each others hand in marriage, but should also improve your confidence & help you feel more relaxed in front of the lens - something you'll benefit from greatly on the wedding day, especially when it comes to your bride & groom photo shoot following the ceremony.