london wedding photographer

If I am invited to shoot your event or photograph your wedding within the UK or indeed be flown overseas, the way in which I work is very straightforward. Discretion is crucial from the moment I start until the moment I finish. My aim is to blend in, move around and photograph what I see as inconspicuously as possible. After all, as a wedding photographer, I do not see it as my role to direct events but simply to seize each moment and each frame, in a way which is thoughtful, watchful but most of all objective.

I realise it may sound contrived but it is true nonetheless. Nobody will notice me at your wedding. I arrive suitably dressed in a suit and tie with shiny shoes to match. I look like a guest. In fact, I even behave like a guest and have been known to scoff the occasional canapé to help the cause! Though there is one crucial distinction that sets me apart from the other guests. I am armed with two cameras hidden away under my jacket so I can photograph surreptitiously from the shadows. Nobody will notice me and if I am noticed, guests assume I am one of them. This builds immediate trust and is how I am able to capture the beautiful, natural wedding photographs as they unfold.

The professional Canon cameras I work with are small, unobtrusive and unfeasibly quiet when in ‘silent’ mode. The noise of the shutter is virtually inaudible. I also only work with the very fastest, most expensive Canon L range lenses which can almost see in the dark, meaning that I can photograph in very challenging lighting situations without the need for flash to draw more attention to myself. Working with available light helps to give me a low profile on the day. Personally I think this is the secret formula to great wedding photos.

Feel free to read some of the nice feedback couples have written about me.

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caroline rudge
October 26, 2013
Dear Jay My partner and I are getting married in Putney on the 9th May 2014 and were wondering if we could arrange to have a chat with you to see what you might be able to offer. I look forward to hearing from you Many thanks Caroline 07880602355
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Dhana Sabanathan
September 10, 2013
We are looking to book a photographer for Sat 19th Oct 2013 for the civil ceremony and lunch in Blackheath followed by drinks in central London. The photography is needed 11:30-13:30, then for informal drinks reception from 7-9pm. Please could you provide me with a quote and confirm your availability? Many thanks, D
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Sarah Gimblett
September 3, 2013
Hi Jay, I am getting married at Great Fosters, Egham on 1st August 2014 and was wondering whether a) you were free on that day, and b) whether you might be able to give me a quote? I look forward to hearing from you. Best, Sarah
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Martin Boatright
August 4, 2013
We are inquiring if you are free December 28th 2013for our wedding at Chelsea town hall.
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Sarah Gale
November 5, 2012
Hi there You have an incredible portfolio and I love the clean look of the photos and the distinct lack of cheese!! We are off to South Africa to get married in Jan but we're having a big wedding family lunch and party in March so would need a photographer from around 2pm until approx 9pm as we'd like some family shots and then photos of evening guests arriving and speeches. Would you be able to give an approximate quote and let us know if you are available? it's Sat 2nd March at Richmond Golf Club in Surrey? Thanks Sarah and Gareth
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Michelle dobinson
November 1, 2012
Hi there, Sorry this maybe a random question but just looking through your wonderful photos of the wedding at the London Oratory recently and I wondered if you knew if their sweet buffet they had was homemade or by a company? Any info would be great. If I had not already booked my photographer I would have booked you the photos are wonderful! Thanks Michelle
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