I'm Tom, a relaxed documentary wedding photographer based in Hackney, covering the UK and beyond.
I'm an alternative to the pink, posed, just-for-Pinterest wedding photography that you get bombarded with at wedding fairs. I think weddings are all about people, the emotions and stories, the laughter and tears. You crack on with having a really fun day, I'll make sure I'm there to capture the awesomeness as it happened.
Sure, a wedding is about you - but it's also about your guests. If they have a great time, so will you, and that's what I think you should be reminded of when you dust off the album in years to come.
You can call it documentary, natural or candid wedding photography, it all means the same thing - that it's my job to document you and your guests having a great time, imperfections and all, without disruption.
I like to think of it as making a storyboard for a film; each image is a scene, and when you put them all together you get the full story and flow of the whole day.
I'm all about the informal candid shots of people having the best day of their lives: lots of genuine laughs, maybe some tears, and definitely some partying!
I don't believe in clock watching - if you book me for your wedding, that means you get my full attention for the whole day, from when you start getting ready until the party gets too messy to be recorded! First dance delayed? Not a problem.
My approach is all about mixing in as one of the guests, to give you photos that bring the memories of your day flooding back, and to show you some of the bits you missed...
My couples love my relaxed and informal approach to the day - I never drag them away from having fun, and don't do any awkward posing nonsense. I'm always on the lookout for real moments so I can tell the story of how your wedding actually happened.
“Tom and I would like to thank you for the wonderful pictures! You have such a good eye and you captured our wedding in the most beautiful way. The pictures are incredible and we are so happy we had you with us. Thanks again!”
“Tom, Thank you so much for yesterday. You did an excellent job. Everyone said how quick and subtle you were but always about. Thanks so much from both of us! xxx”
“These are simply amazing. You’ve outdone yourself!!! I cannot get over how perfect they are. You’ve recorded it exactly how I remember. They bring back and capture the spirit of the day and the emotions we felt. A real treasure. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”