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A photographs guide to planning your wedding photography and getting the most out of your day by award-winning UK destination wedding photographer Wes Simpson.

Relax! Your memories are in safe hands!

Wedding planning is exciting and finding the right photographer to capture your memories is important. However, it can be a little overwhelming as there are so many photographers and styles to choose from.

Most couples worry about wedding photography, awkward poses and it taking over the day. I photograph you at your best and the moments that matter so that you have meaningful pictures and a wedding you love.

When I photograph your wedding I do so wholeheartedly. I expertly and discreetly photograph everything. The hugs, smile and tears. I will even show you things that happened that you didn’t know about.

My approach to wedding photography is about 75% documentary, creatively and discreetly capturing the day as it unfolds. Producing images that not only have nice blurry backgrounds but are soulful and meaningful as well.

I don’t take you away from your guests for too long, or shout at people to get inline and have their photo taken. And there is differently no cheese!

As you can see from my portfolio, I specialise in emotional images; such as a proud father fighting back the tears or a loving glance from your spouse as you say “I DO.”

These fleeting moments will be talked about for years to come and it’s what I love most about wedding photography.

If this sounds like the type of photography you’d like for your wedding, read on or give me a call, we have a lot in common.

 

My approach to photographing your wedding…

On Your Wedding Day

Your wedding. Bridal hanging wedding dress in Liverpool

PREPARATIONS

Typically, I start by photographing the preparations, capturing the natural build-up to the day, together with any accessories and important details.

I see your wedding as a "collaboration" I don't come with rules or ideas about how it should look because then that’s not your wedding.

Once you are ready, we can take a couple of portraits of you looking your absolute best and then capture the excitement of a bridal reveal (if you wish).

I then head to the ceremony and photograph the groom and the arrival of the guests. This process will enable you to experience each other's mornings.

Vintage bride and groom confetti at Ashfield House. Wes photographs all the fun of your wedding

THE CEREMONY

I photograph you arriving and then the ceremony as natural and as unobtrusive as possible, capturing all the key moments and natural reactions as they happen.

No tricks, no trends, no distracting lights... just real stories, emotions and moments of happiness that will never date.

"I'm more interested in capturing the perfect moment than trying to create the perfect picture"

Images that are warm, genuine and soulful, not some fake unrealistic version of who you are."

Bride and nan at wedding in Meols Hall Southport

FORMALS

I understand that you may like some formal photographs and groups shots. If so, we can take them after the ceremony, normally lasting no more than 20 minutes.

Things will happen at your wedding that will make it unique to you. If your photographer is taking formal group shots all afternoon, them things will be missed.

Plus, your feet will hurt and your face will be tired from all the fake smiling and you’ll miss those things too.

Keep it simple, keep it real.

Single tear running down brides cheek. Wes Simpson captures the emotion of your wedding day

SPEECHES

I naturally capture the speeches as they happen, focusing on real moments of laughter and emotion.

You might one day forget what was said, but with the help of my images, you will never forget how you felt.

"I do this because I want the photos to be more than just some photos to you"

Bride and groom head kiss in Lancashire

PORTRAITS

My approach to wedding photography is about 75% documentary, naturally capturing you at your best and the moments that matter.

However, I do suggest planning two 20 minute portrait sessions. One before the wedding breakfast and another later in the day.

This provides you with some quality time together and two completely different sets of images.

Remember, the more you put in, the more you get out. These are the types of images my couples call "Works Of Art" and proudly hand on their walls.

Close up storybook wedding album

LEGACY

After the wedding, you will receive a personal online gallery. You can easily download, print and share the excitement of the wedding with family and friends.

The fun doesn't need to stop there. Relive the best day of your life forever!

"It's not a photograph until it's printed..."

Check out my beautiful Storybook Wedding Albums, printed in Italy by the world's best manufacturer.

- Albums And Pricing

LET'S TALK ABOUT YOUR WEDDING

As you can see, my goal is to capture meaningful pictures that will trigger memories for years to come. I don’t just show up with a camera.

If you’d like to get to know me better and talk about your wedding, then let’s talk! I can’t wait to meet you.

Useful links –

How to choose a wedding photographer

What is documentary wedding photography?

Portfolio

About Wes

Blog

Modern bride and groom kissing Liverpool waterfront Liverbuilding

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CHECK OUT A SELECTION OF MY FAVOURITE IMAGES

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