Natural Wedding Photography
RELAXED WEDDING STORYTELLING
Hi, I’m Chris, a professional wedding photographer based in Derby. Surrounded by the amazing landscapes of Derbyshire and the Peak District, I’m always inspired by nature and bring that natural style into my photography. Being in the middle of the country also makes covering weddings around the UK (and even further) a piece of cake!
As you’ll notice from the images here, my approach to photographing weddings is relaxed and unposed. You might have heard this described as ‘reportage’ or ‘documentary wedding photography’, which means I capture the moments and the stories as they unfold.
At your wedding, I’m unobtrusive, but not invisible. I won’t just skirt around the edges, I’ll be in amongst your guests, making them feel at ease with the camera and capturing real ‘I was there’ images. The sort of natural wedding photography that when you look back on your pictures in years to come, you’ll remember exactly what it felt like to be there.
I’m an avid reader and a big fan of film, so the art of telling a story is an important part of how I photograph a wedding. I won’t spend hours setting up shots of your shoes or cuff links. Instead I’ll focus on the people and the genuine moments that all fit together to tell the story of your wedding day.
Based in Derby and covering the East Midlands, UK and Europe
I love to work with couples who really connect with my style of photography, wherever they live and whatever venues they pick to host their wedding. So if you live at the extremities of this fair isle of ours, don’t think I’ll be put off. Chances are I’ll jump at the opportunity!
Thanks to the internet, couples are no longer limited to choosing a photographer from a studio on their local high street. They can seek out a photographer online, whose style and approach are a perfect match for their personal taste and the uniqueness of their occasion. They can even have face-to-face chats from the comfort of their living room! As a photographer, this means I have the opportunity to visit new places and work with amazing couples, who love what I do and whose wedding days are full of personality.
I have a passion for travel and have been fortunate enough to work with couples nationally and internationally, who really ‘get’ my style of naturalistic, documentary photography. I love capturing weddings in my beautiful home county of Derbyshire, and over the past two years alone have worked with couples as far afield as the Netherlands, France and…erm…Sheffield. Seriously though, here in the UK, I work up and down the country photographing weddings; from Cornwall to the Lake District, from Abersoch to Lowestoft. Every couple, place, and occasion is a different adventure and a pleasure to be part of.
If you are looking for honest, unposed wedding photography and want to check availability for your date, send me a message via my contact form. Tell me a little about yourselves and what you have planned for your wedding, and I’ll get back to you. For answers to a few more commonly asked questions, head over to my FAQ page.
Weddings I’ve photographed have been featured on some of the top UK wedding blogs, including the following (click badge to view feature):
If you’re looking for some of the best Derbyshire Wedding Venues, I’ve written a whole page just for you. Just click on the link in this paragraph or find it from the main site menu. In the article, I talk about some of my favourite wedding locations in the region and share some of my wedding photos from each of them.
People say the nicest things…
“I just wanted to say a massive thank you for the wedding day. We are so thankful for how relaxed you were with everyone and really looking forward to seeing the big reveal! Everyone loved you too!! They said how nice and non pushing the wedding photographer was. Kudos!”
Kate & Pete
“It was an absolute pleasure to have you there on our wedding day – it was like having two more friends there with us to share our day. You are both so very talented and creative, not to mention hard working and passionate about what you do. We’re so pleased that we chose you to shoot our wedding! We have shared the photos with our family and they are blown away by how good they are. I lost count how many times we all said ‘Ahh I forgot about that!’ or ‘Wow I didn’t even realise anyone was watching when that happened!”
Rebecca & Chris
“Thank you so much for our beautiful weddings photos, they are stunning and we are so grateful for the time and effort you put into them. And also thank you for all your help on the day, apart from the staff at Blackbrook you were the person who knew what was going on when so thanks for guiding us through it all! ”
Faye & Tom
“Thank you so so much for the wedding pics, they are just amazing! You captured the day perfectly. So many beautiful photos of our children and amazing and funny ones of the guests. We can’t thank you enough! Love some of the reactions on peoples faces during the speeches! It also made us remember so many things we had forgotten, really pleased!”
Marie & Karl