It’s only Gav.
Hi. You guessed it, I’m Gav :-)
Whilst travelling Australia and Asia with my now wife Elaine over 18 years ago, I rediscovered my love of all things “photo”. Having been let loose with a camera at the ripe old age of 6 (my uncle worked in the business) I’d always had an interest. I decided to go back to college and turn my passion into a career.
Having been a guest at a few weddings years back, I never envisaged being a wedding photographer as it seemed you had to be bossy and (yes I’m going to say it!) grumpy! I was happy sticking to fashion and studio photography where I could be myself.
I then got asked (arm twistingly asked I might add!) to shoot a wedding for a friend of a friend who’d been let down. I said I would only cover the wedding if I could do it without being the stereotypical “bossy”, “grumpy” wedding photographer. So, I shot my first wedding in 2003 and the rest is history!
My approach has never changed but will get tweaked when necessary. I love to tell a story and believe that natural shots are just as important as ‘posed’ images.
In my time as a wedding photographer, I have come to realise that it’s all about the F.E.L Fun - Emotion - Love.
For me, an image HAS to have at least 1 of these elements within it, otherwise, what is it saying?
The 3 “P’s”
I came up with a very simple set of rules for choosing you wedding photographer. I call it “the 3 P’s”.
Obviously has to be within or at least close to your expected photography budget.
The images have to do your day proud and tell the story you want. Remember, these are the memories you’ll have forever of your special day. Make sure to choose someone who understands this.
This is often overlooked but is just as important as the other 2 P’s. The personality of your photographer can shape the mood of your day. I have spent upwards of 12 hours in the company of a Bride & Groom on their special day. For me, I want to treat them as friends and their family/guests with respect. It makes everyone around me feel more comfortable and in turn helps me to create better images. Win win!
When I’m not taking photo’s I love spending time with my family. I have 2 (mostly) well behaved and beautiful kids and a lovely wife. We have a campervan called Poppy that I am (ahem trying to convert) converting and we go away in it when we can. I also love most sports and music.
Well, that’s me. If you have any questions, simply get in touch. I want to help you in any way I can regarding your wedding and have many contacts built up over the years that are always happy to help my Brides & Grooms. I look forward to your message or call, as you will find out, I also love a good chat