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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.

A lot of couples don’t like having their picture taken and others worry about 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 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 are not just beautiful with nice blurry backgrounds but are soulful and meaningful as well). I don’t take you away from your guests for too long, and I don’t shout at people to get inline or spend hours doing formals and making sure everyone’s buttonholes are perfectly aligned.

I’m far more interested in capturing real and meaningful pictures such as an emotional father proudly fighting back the tears, friends busting moves on the dance floor, a loving glance from your new spouse as you say “I DO.” These fleeting moments are the stories that 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 day, read on or give me a call, we have a lot in common.

PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR WEDDING DAY

RELAX! YOU'RE IN SAFE HANDS

Your wedding. Bridal hanging wedding dress in Liverpool

PREPARATIONS

I see your wedding as a "collaboration" I don't come with rules or ideas about how it should be, should or should not look, because then that’s not your wedding. However, I will offer guidance and help if needs be.

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

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 help 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 these are required, I suggest this takes place straight after the ceremony, normally lasting no more than 20 minutes.

Things happen at a weddings that make it your wedding and unique to you, if I’m busy ordering people around and lining them up for formal group shots I’m going to miss those things. Your feet will hurt and your face will be tierd 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

THE 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 see your wedding as a collaboration so I always suggest planning two 20 minute Bride & Groom portrait sessions. One before the wedding breakfast and another later in the day.

This, not only gives you the chance for some quality time together but will give you two completely different sets of images. Taking advantage of the evening light and surrounding locations helps provided a fantastic end to your wedding photos.

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 download, print and share all the excitement of the wedding day with family and friends.

"It's not a photograph until it's printed."
I believe in the true value of 'printed images' therefore I can produce for you a beautiful Storybook Wedding Album, printed in Italy by the world's best manufacturer.

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LET'S TALK ABOUT YOUR WEDDING

As you can see, my goal is to create timeless and meaningful pictures of your wedding that will help to trigger memories so that you can enjoy the celebrations over and over again. 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.

 Further reading –
How to choose a wedding photographer
What is documentary wedding photography

Useful links –

Portfolio,

About Wes,

Lastest weddings on the blog.

Modern bride and groom kissing Liverpool waterfront Liverbuilding

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