Candid Wedding Photographer

Candid Wedding Photography for down to couples who want beautiful pictures without taking centre stage.

No awkward posing and I don’t have you and guests standing in straight lines.

Just kick back & enjoy the day you have worked so hard to plan.

From the raw emotions to the heartfelt moments I capture it all.

Natural Wedding Photography documenting the heart and soul of your wedding day.  Keeping everything real & authentic.

bridesmaids helping the bride fix her dress at Hurslton Hall Lancashire wedding venue

Just do you! It’s your day and I want you to enjoy every second of it.

You’ll find me in the heart of the action photographing all the incredible fleeting moments.

groom holding the brides hand during the wedding ceremony

Candid Wedding Photographer for couples that want unposed photographs filled with soul & emotion!

bride and groom first kiss as husband and wife

No awkward poses!

Capturing the natural story of your day.

You will never be asked to say “cheese”.

Read about my approach to documenting your wedding day here.

southport wedding venue Meols Hall with a bride and groom laughing signing the register

Photographs filled with incredible moments & powered by your story!

Feeling a little camera shy? Or just want your day photographed without disctraction?

mother of the bride greeting wedding guests

Camera shy?

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!

bride and groom being shown a magic trick

Hiding in plain sight I capture all the incredible feelings of your day.

From the raw emotions to the heartfelt moments I document it all.

Relive the feelings & memories of your day. I give you photographs that evoke a sense of reality, atmosphere & realism.

You’re going to instantly connect with your photographs because it’s a real true to life documentation of your wedding day.

Taking photographs of what it felt like and not just what it looked like.

groomsmen greeting the wedding guest arrivng

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

Kind words from past couples

Gav is an exceptional and creative photographer.

He put us at ease from the very beginning, when we had a virtual coffee to discuss the wedding day and the program for the actual day itself. He was incredibly thorough with the planning of the day and ran through each and every step ahead of the big day.

On the wedding day itself, Gav was punctual, smartly dressed and arrived with a passion and energy that was contagious.

His professionalism and attention to detail throughout the day was impeccable, nothing was to 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! Whole heartedly recommend Gav.

Diane Bolton

We can not thank Gav enough for the incredible job he did with our wedding photos.

We were very happy with the end result and they make us cry with joy every time we look at them. Gav was able to capture every moment of the wedding without us even realising he was around.

Every person I have spoken to about the wedding has mentioned how good the photographer was and how easy he made everybody feel when talking with him.

We would recommend Gav’s services as a first-class, and would 100 percent use him again for future events.

Thank you Gav,

Kelly and Mark


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.


groom crying as his bride walks down the asile
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.

virtual cuppa!

Let’s chat over zoom

Virtual cuppa & biscuits


10:00 a.m – 19:00



07704 248 274


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