“Toby met up to and exceeded all expectations, and I highly, highly recommend him. Thanks Toby for giving us a perfect record of our day and being an absolute superstar”- Caroline and Karl Stanmore
My approach: unposed documentary and reportage storytelling
Wedding photography is a valuable investment. My work is based on a documentary and reportage approach. I strongly believe that wedding photography should be unposed, relaxed and natural. As a Wedding Photographer Cornwall | Wedding Photographer Devon, I love working with couples who share my love of this approach to wedding photography. I see the pictures that are produced from the day as a result of a collaboration with the bride and groom. Every wedding that I photograph is unique and different. With over eight years experience working as a Wedding Photographer Cornwall | Wedding Photographer Devon I have developed a style that is personal to me. I hope you love it.
My photography blends reportage with fine art imagery to create a bespoke look and feel. I am totally in love with recreating the tones and colours of classic vintage films. The colours that you see in your head when remembering your childhood. For examples of full weddings please visit my Real Weddings Blog. Alternatively you can visit my Wedding Photography Gallery in order to see more of my work.
Good wedding photography should not only focus on the story of the bride and groom, but also the warmth and happiness that surrounds the wedding day. I like to work closely with the bride and groom before the wedding, in order to get to know them and to understand how they got to where they are in their lives. For me this is an important part of understanding how to approach photographing each wedding. It really does make a difference and I hope that this time enables you to get to know me a bit better as well. The relationship we form is an important part of me being able to work discreetly and in a relaxed manner. You can read testimonials from happy couples here.
If you have any further questions about hiring me as your Wedding Photographer Cornwall | Wedding Photographer Devon please do not hesitate to contact me. I offer a free consultation meeting or Skype meeting in order to talk through your wedding in more detail. No obligations, it’s great to chat. Alternatively, please visit my Frequently Asked Questions.
How I work: relaxed, natural and unposed photography
How would you describe your wedding photography style?
My wedding photography style is a blend of documentary, reportage and bespoke fine art imagery. My aim is to produce images that are real, unposed and a true record of the day. I always view photographing a wedding as creating a visual document of the day. The pictures should flow from one to another. I have a strong belief that wedding photographs should not be posed (I really do not like posed pictures). The images just look false and it’s why I choose not to pose couples. I may give a bit of direction, but that is it. I also believe in working quickly, spend too long and you just loose the moment and more importantly, you really should be spending your time with your wedding party, not me. You can learn more about my approach to photographing weddings here.
What is documentary and reportage wedding photography?
Documentary Wedding photography and Reportage Wedding Photography focus on capturing unposed, natural and relaxed images. Both are aimed at producing a true document of your day. The aim for me as a wedding photographer, is to blend in with your day. You have to immerse yourself in everything that is happening. Standing on the edges of the action and taking pictures with a long lens has never worked for me. The trick is to be able to get close to what is happening and be cat like. In other words, to be there but not be there.
What are your favourite wedding locations to photograph?
This is such a difficult question to answer. Being based in the South West there are so many amazing locations for both wedding photography Cornwall and wedding photography Devon. Whether it is working as a Devon wedding photographer photographing on sweeping Devon moorland, or as a Cornwall wedding photographer in the heart of Cornish countryside or the stunning coasts that surround the South West, you just get so much choice. It is all beautiful. At the moment though, if I had to give an answer, it’s all about trees. I just love photographing in woodlands.
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Toby not only produced the most BEAUTIFUL, perfect images of our wedding day, capturing little moments that we didn’t even notice in such a delicate way, but he has been amazing throughout the whole process.
Becky and Josh
It’s difficult to put into words how amazing Toby has been throughout! From the moment we first skype called him and ended up speaking to him for nearly 2 hours we knew he was the right photographer for us.
Grace and Gordon
Toby is absolutely fabulous!!! Rain, sleet, hail…nothing stopped him from capturing our special day in the most perfect way.
Michelle and Adrian
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