The Friendly


Wedding Photographer

Gavin Alexander

Camera shy? Me too!

Friendly, down-to-earth guy

Don’t like having your picture taken? I can help you with that!

I’m Gav “the friendly candid wedding photographer” specialist in capturing the beautiful moments of your day without telling you where to stand or how to smile.

If you are anything like me you value the importance of photographs but probably avoid the camera like the Avon lady knocking on your door. 

The problem with this is that my wife and children and even myself would much rather have a picture of me than live with the regret of not.

This lead me to develop a style of photography that is perfect for camera-shy couples like myself.

bride laughing during the signing of the register

My approach

I totally get it, your looking for a photographer that will blend in and put you at ease from the get-go!

I’m a pie and chips type of guy, down-to-earth and gifted with an ability to make you feel at ease and relaxed.

During your day I’m putting myself in your shoes. I hate the camera so it won’t be shoved in front of your face every five seconds. Nor do I take you on an hour-long photo shoot putting you in awkward poses and asking you to say cheese.

My approach is simple but very effective. I just want you to enjoy every moment with your family & friends.

It’s true, everyone loves natural-looking photographs filled with love, joy and happiness and that’s exactly what you get!

On your wedding day, you’ll find me blending in with your guests happily capturing the heart-tugging moments and all the things you thought you missed.

It really is that easy. Sounds good?

Gavin Alexander candid wedding photography

Real Storytelling

No Awkward Poses

You Being You

groomsmen greeting the wedding guest arrivng

Ultimately I want you to feel comfortable and at ease whilst I capture the heart & soul of your day.

Would you love it if all the romance, celebration and emotions of your day were photographed without someone interfering and telling you how to smile and where to stand?

How about avoiding an hour-long photo session?

I bet you just want to kick back, be yourself and enjoy every bit of your day?

All the above sound good to you? Fab, let’s organise a chat!

Kind words

Here’s a snippet from Diane’s review:

His professionalism and attention to detail throughout the day were impeccable, nothing was too much trouble and all our guests commented on how relaxed he made them feel.

I am not comfortable having my photo taken but Gav’s style really helped me to enjoy the experience in front of the camera and the photographs he took were phenomenal!

Here’s a snippet from Adele’s review:

You would be so lucky to have him capture your special day. He makes you feel so at ease not only at your first meeting but throughout your day. He is that professional you wouldn’t even tell he is a photographer because he blends in so much with your guests and gets the most amazing pictures.

If all the above sounds like your cup of tea, let me know and I’ll flick the kettle on.

Let’s organise a call and chat about you and your wedding day.

I’m only on the end of the phone or an email away. If you have any questions please let me know as I’m always happy to help.

Love from Gav, your friendly wedding photographer xxx

Nice and simple but wow it’s effective!

dad and daughter on holiday hugging
groomsmen greeting the wedding guest arrivng

Real Weddings

Amazing Lancashire Tipi Wedding

Amazing Lancashire Tipi Wedding

Chloe & Alex’s amazing Lancashire Tipi wedding at the Tippi’s at Riley Green. A day filled with so much love, fun and happiness.

Natural Wedding Photographer

My style is a million miles away from traditional.

There are no rigid and fake awkward poses and I don’t have you and your guests standing in straight lines.

Your day is documented as it naturally unfolds keeping everything as it should be real & authentic.

Packed with emotion and powered by your story.

Your wedding day is going to be the best love story ever told. The amazing part is that you & your guests are the main characters.

Just like you, every wedding day is unique and has its own story to tell. 

I’ll never interfere, move things or ask you to pose.

Instead, I document your day as it naturally flows. Capturing the incredible moments of your celebration.

candid wedding photographer photographing the bride and groom walking down the aisle
funny photograph of the bridesmaid helping the bride get ready

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life.

It’s so important to me that you feel comfortable and at ease.

Just be yourself and I’ll document your day without distraction.

Kick back & relax and let your candid wedding photographer visually tell your story.

One Moment, One Emotion & One Time

All of which can’t be repeated.

You’re investing in a lifetime of memories. A legacy for future generations to enjoy.

Relive the emotions, atmosphere and moment.

grandmother holding her grandchild's hand during the wedding ceremony

What do you mean by a candid wedding photographer?

About candid photography

candid photograph is a photograph captured without creating a posed appearance.

There are so many names for this style of photography. To name a few; documentary wedding photography, and natural wedding photography.

Essentially to be a candid wedding photographer is to capture the heart & soul of your wedding day. All the emotions, atmosphere and celebrations documented with no distraction from me.

Natural wedding photography is to photograph authentically, allowing your wedding day to flow.

My couples love and want beautiful wedding photographs filled with real and incredible moments. With that said 100% of my couples don’t like to have their photograph taken.

Candid wedding photography is perfect for couples that want to be the star of the day without taking centre stage.

photograph the bride and groom kissing on the grounds of meols hall southport

Not so formal photographs 

Of course, I understand the importance of couple and group photographs.

If you would like them there’s always time to create and organise a few group photographs.

When it comes to your what I call “couple time” photographs I keep them as natural as possible. Nothing too staged as I want you to feel comfortable and enjoy your time together. 

Read more about my approach to documenting your wedding day here.


candid wedding photographer

About me

Hey, my name is Gav. Dad to my awesome kids Chloe & Charlie. Husband to my best mate Sarah and number 1 son to my Mam Marie.

Family man, coffee junkie & cake addict! Read More

ENGLAND & WALES Wedding Photographer

Looking for a Candid Wedding Photographer? I cover the whole of the UK & Wales. UK Wedding Photographer ready & willing to travel to where your parties at.

Drop me a message here.

The Light Bulb moment

You will love my natural wedding photography style if you’re like me and don’t like having your photograph taken.

It’s fly on the wall and up close all at the same time. Don’t worry though because you’re never going to be put in a nervous situation where I’m asking you to pose every 30 seconds.

I want you to kick back and experience the feelings of your day. Just let everything take its course and I’ll be in the mix photographing each and every moment.

Virtual cuppa over zoom or face time

Hey guys I’d love to have a virtual cuppa and a chat about you and your wedding day.

If this sounds like your cup of tea let me know a few dates that you’re free and I’ll flick the kettle on.

Complete the form here and let’s organise a virtual cuppa.