Candid Wedding Photographer
Capturing the Heart & Soul of Your Wedding Day.
Friendly Wedding Photographer
Hey, My name’s Gav and I’m known as a candid wedding photographer. Photographing authentic moments, giving you photographs packed with feeling, atmosphere & emotion.
Candid Wedding Photographer
I’m a friendly down-to-earth guy that’s built for huge-hearted hugs.
A guy that were’s his heart on his sleeve and there are no sides to me because I’m rather round haha. I have a superhero power that gives me the ability to make others feel at ease and comfortable.
Enjoy every second of your day
I believe that you should enjoy the day you have so lovingly planned. The beating heart of your story is you being yourself with the people that you love the most – your friends and family.
I’m what is known as a candid wedding photographer documenting your day as it naturally flows with a significant focus on capturing the emotion, the laughter, the celebration, those heart-tugging moments along with all things you thought you missed.
I’d love to organise a virtual brew over a video call. It’s the perfect way to get to know each other. If this sounds like your cup of tea, let me know and I will flick the kettle on.
A unique photography style.
Have the best time of your life
Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. Spend it with the people that matter – your friends & family.
Enjoy the moment with the ones you love the most while I tell your story through a series of unposed, natural & heartfelt photographs.
Far from traditional
If you are anything like me and avoid the camera like the Avon lady knocking on your door then my approach is perfect for you.
Enjoy the atmosphere & celebration without being told where to stand or how to smile! It’s about you being you.
Real & Authentic
Taking pictures of what it felt like and not just what it looked like.
I give you photographs that trigger the feelings and emotions that you experienced. Certainly, no memories of me asking you to stand together and gaze into each other’s eyes!
Flick the kettle on
Turn the volume up and enjoy Ray & Sheila’s photo film photographed at Knowsley Hall.
These guys wanted beautiful photographs that they could cherish forever but didn’t want to pose for the camera throughout their wedding day.
I’m a softy that loves to smile
A real friendly giant
Friendly candid wedding photographer
I’m Gav, a friendly and cuddly guy that’s built for huge-hearted hugs.
Utter useless at football but can tell where you to buy the best pork pies ever, but then I’d have to kill you haha.
I’m the guy that understands if you are the type of couple that’s a little camera shy and doesn’t like the limelight.
Big friendly giant
Don’t let my bald head and size scare you. I’m a softy with a gentle nature trapped in a bounce’s body haha.
My couples book my services because I have this special power to make others feel at ease and comfortable.
Hey, don’t just take my word for it
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.
Taking pictures of what it felt like & not just what it looked like
No Awkward Poses
You Being You
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!
Candid Wedding Photographer capturing the real & authentic story of your day
Feeling a little camera shy? Or just want your day photographed without disctraction?
Ultimately my goal is for you to feel comfortable and at ease.
If the thought of having a camera shoved in your face and told to pose every five minutes strikes the fear of God into you, then you’re going to love my candid style.
I don’t want to miss a second!
The beating heart of your story is you being with the people that you love the most!
I want to photograph you enjoying the atmosphere & moment with your family and friends.
This is why I don’t interfere and ask you to smile or take you on hour-long photo shoots.
The tears, heartfelt moments, laughs & the things your thought you missed!
There’s no awkward posing, just be yourself & enjoy the day you have lovingly planned.
Guys, you can’t be everywhere at once. It’s my incredible job to document the things you thought you missed.
Flick the kettle on or pour yourself some fizz. Because you’re going to love viewing your photographs and experiencing your celebration again!
From the raw emotions to the heartfelt moments I capture it all.
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.
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.
What do you mean by a candid wedding photographer?
About candid photography
A 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.
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.
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.