Photos by wedding photographer Kate Duckmanton

Congratulations on your engagement! If you’re reading this, you must be planning your wedding and searching for the perfect wedding photographer to capture and preserve your memories.

It’s a difficult decision with so many photographers and photographic styles to choose from, but in addition to finding the right style your photographer needs to be the right ‘fit’ for you and your partner in order to authentically capture the essence of your day.

My style is best described as ‘lifestyle’ and this means that I will document the story of your day in an artistic and considered way, that reflects your personalities and values.
From getting ready to your first dance and beyond I will photograph every aspect of your day and ensure I include a good mixture of natural reportage, couples portraits, groups and details. 

The different elements of your day require me to strike a careful balance between standing back and letting events unfold and giving a little direction when necessary.

For the majority of the day I will photograph discretely and candidly, while ensuring that I am positioned to creatively use the light and location to show you at your best and capture all those special moments, focusing on natural reactions and emotions. There is a skill in anticipating these moments and capturing the second before it happens and the second after, in order to produce images filled with genuine feeling and expression.

For your portraits, I will gently direct you and your partner so I can provide you with a variety of naturally posed and flattering images, that beautifully and creatively showcase your unique relationship.

After your wedding, I hand edit each picture in your gallery. Post production is an important part of the process for me and I edit artistically to produce the characteristic images you see in my portfolio. The artwork you receive from me will have a very different look and feel to the photographs taken by your friends and family.

I said earlier that your wedding photographer needs to be the right fit for you, this is because great wedding photographs are the result of great teamwork. We will work together before your wedding so that when the day arrives you can relax and trust that I will provide you with a stunning pictorial story of your wedding day.

So, if you like my portfolio and my words inspire you, the next step is to get in touch. Let’s chat on the phone and meet for a drink so you can tell me your love story and see if I’m the right photographer for you.