I’m a street photographer who just happens to snap weddings. It’s a big difference. So I see weddings differently. In many ways I’m at war with the wedding obvious.
I avoid all those cliches and cheese that have stigmatised wedding photography. I’m not interested in staging or faking anything. Your wedding day is a celebration to be shared and enjoyed with your nearest and dearest. It’s not something that should be turned into a formal photo shoot with a photographer barking instructions and ordering everyone to say “cheese!”
Instead I will blend into the background. The stealthy street photographer; a silent observer. I love a snapshot aesthetic, unobtrusively documenting the unscripted moments, the raw emotions and real stories that evolve and happen on your wedding day. After all, it’s these things that make your wedding unique to you.
No two weddings are ever the same. So your wedding photography should never be a one size fits all approach. As a street photographer shooting your wedding, I react to what’s happening. There are no preconceptions or interference. I’m simply an unbiased and democratic observer documenting your unique wedding story.
There are no rules, after all. I say screw wedding tradition. It’s your day and you should celebrate it as you want.
Hi, I’m Darren and I’m #NotAnotherWeddingPhotographer
I’m a street photographer and I will see your wedding differently. But that’s ok, you didn’t want a traditional wedding photographer anyway.
I’m Darren and I’m #AtWarWithTheWeddingObvious
Garry Winogrand. Jeff Mermelstein. Martin Parr. William Eggleston. Bruce Gilden. These are the photographers who influence my approach to wedding photography. None of them is a wedding photographer.
You won’t find me reading wedding blogs. You won’t find me at wedding fairs. I’ve no idea about the latest wedding fad. You’ll never hear me saying stuff like epic, awesome or super-anything. And I’m certainly not inspired by other wedding photographers.
Hi, I’m Darren and I’d love to shoot your wedding story.
If you’ve read this far and find yourself smiling and nodding your head, then you’re most probably the kind of couple whose wedding I’d love to shoot. We should definitely chat at the very least.
I’m London based but serve weddings worldwide.
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