Hello, I am a documentary wedding photographer in Cardiff who's style is one that allows you to enjoy your special day in a care free atmosphere, while not having to worry about where I am going to place you next, and what I want you to do. All I need you to do is concentrate on YOUR day, and the people around you.
I do not use flash photography for a number or reasons. I much prefer to rely on natural lighting, and environmental light, e.g. any light that is available wherever I am working at the time, therefore keeping the original atmosphere that you have experienced on the day. DSLR camera technology these days allow me to shoot in very low light conditions, and still be able to capture very clearly the required image. The best images are those of a completely natural and unorchestrated quality. My job is to capture those images in the height of their emotion, and emotion comes in all forms, whether it be a loving smile, or a tearful glance. I will always be in the right place at the right time to make sure that special moment is documented and never forgotten.
Many photographers these days insist on being in control of the bride and groom, and place them here, there and everywhere, and perhaps not realizing that even though this day may be the happiest day of their lives, it can still be stressful at times, and the last thing the bride and groom need is a bossy photographer telling them or their guests what to do throughout the day.
I would be very happy for you to allow me to naturally document, and tell the story of your special day.
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"Jason was completely unobtrusive and discreetly captured natural photographs throughout our day, leaving us to just enjoy ourselves. If it's a reportage style you're after, then Jason is the photographer for you. I would recommend the reportage style for any couple that are self conscious, or don't want to take time out of their wedding for endless posed photos. Jason will however take set pieces if you ask him and I think it's good to have a few. We were really happy with both the set piece photos and the natural reportage style ones. It's nice to look at the moments that were captured and know that they were real." Lucy and Adam.
"I have'nt even seen all of my wedding photos yet, but the 6 or 7 i have seen are AMAZING and i know that i am going to love them all when i see the final photos!
Jason was professional and allowed the day to progress naturally without forcing people to be in photos/posing the wedding party. I really did not want to be forced into "standard" wedding photos and jason did not do this - i certainly didnt want to spend all the day arranging my guests for photos and if you want this too then Jason is the perfect photographer! I actuall called him the "ninja photographer" as he just quietly took photos from the sidelines without anyone knowing, giving natural shots. Cannot recommend any more highly!" Cerys and Gavin.
"Jason was our wedding photographer this year and was absolutely fantastic. We really wanted someone to capture the story of our day and not have a massive list of staged photographs with our guests hanging around waiting for them all to be done! This is exactly what we got. We love looking through our CD of photos as every single one has captured a story or special moment from the day. Jason is so talented at getting different angles and reflections as well as capturing sacred moments shared with family and friends. No request is too big or small. We can't believe some of the photos that were taken as we don't even remember having a camera pointed at us.
We are currently choosing which photos to go into the album and we are taking what seems like forever to decide as there are just too many fantastic ones to choose from. It's a really tough job. Again we can't believe how quick the turn around is... we had preview shots the next day and 50 photos to look at whilst on honeymoon. On arriving back a week after the wedding the full 260 photos were on disk (in both viewing and printing mode) ready for us to see. Unbelievable - I have never heard of any other company having such a short turnaround but still with amazing quality.
Lastly - if the budget can stretch we would definitely recommend the pre-wedding/engagement shoot. We were so thrilled with the photos from this. We managed to get our parents Christmas presents from the photos and have our own canvas from this on the wall. Plus it is great to work with Jason and get to know him and used to the whole situation before the day of the wedding.
Don't give it a second thought... book. If we could do it all over again we would book Jason in a heartbeat. Thanks again Jason for your incredible work." Amy and Andy Leftley.
"Jason was our lovely photogher in October. He was quiet & non intrusive & took images by observing & not ordering about. He is a genuinely lovely person who was so kind to us & both understood what made us tick as a couple & also understood our love of colour. He edited our images to perfection and we could not even attempt to choose a favourite. At one point I thought something was wrong as he was quiet, only to be told he was happy enjoying a coffee, well deserved too. He stayed for hours, longer than expected & didn't ask for anything, bother or bug. He simply helps us enjoy! Xxx" Loren and James.
"I cannot recommend Jason enough. If you want to look at your photos and instantly be transported back to the day, feeling those same emotions you felt choose Jason. Thank you so much for capturing our precious memories Jason. Andrew and Hannah x"
"Jason is a lovely laid back guy who takes the most beautiful photos in a completely unobtrusive manner. If you want the perfect photographic memory of your special occasion where the photos just happen and don't take over then Jason is the perfect man for the job. Plus on top of all that, his prices are beyond reasonable, book him now before the secret of his brilliance gets out and his cost goes through the roof and availability is non existent! I promise you won't regret it, he is truly amazing!"
"Jason was the photographer at me and my wife's wedding back in June. He conducted himself in an incredibly Professional manner and the resulting photos were nothing short of stunning. Beautiful natural photos which captured every perfect moment of the day. He wasn't imposing on the wedding at all and I was really impressed with the natural style of the photos. He was also prompt with the delivery of the photos following the wedding. If you like natural style photo with an artistic professional flare, I would definitely recommend him. Cheers Jason!"