Welcome to my little corner of the internet, and thanks for taking them time to have a little look around. I’m David Conway, and I have been photographing weddings for the past 14 years.
I’m so lucky that my job is also my passion. I love shooting weddings and creating lasting memories for my couples to be able to reflect on the best day of their lives.
When searching for your wedding photographer, you will hear a lot of words like Reportage, Contemporary and Stylised. In reality, an experienced photographer would have the ability to do a bit of all of these. I feel the job of a wedding photographer is to try and tell the full story of your day. I like to be with my couples from Bridal prep up until the evening party and capturing all the little moments, interactions and special details that makes your wedding so unique. I also take my couples away for a little time alone for ten to fifteen minutes during the reception drinks to capture some stunning couples shots.
One thing I have learnt through my many years of shooting weddings is every couple is different and for each couple I like to tailor my approach to give them the best, most relaxed and stunning images. Some couples like a little direction, others prefer to just go for a relaxed stroll. I am happy to come up with ideas for creative images but will always take my couples lead if they fancy trying these ideas out.
The key to being a good reportage photographer is being able to capture all the emotion and joy of the wedding day. Experience has taught me that to do this well, it’s about getting in and amongst everyone whilst at the same time blending in and going unnoticed. Ideally I want to capture people when the are unaware, getting the natural shots of a laugh and smile will always look better than a forced grin whilst saying cheese. With my approachable nature and laid back approach, I find I can get closer to the action and with my experience and awareness of everything going on I look for moments, for the stories of the day. It is definitely a skill that I have developed over time and it is a style of photography that I enjoy as well.
One of the things I always like to do is have a chat about how their day will run before the day itself. If there are any special surprises the couple have for the guests (or for each other) I can make sure I’m aware of them and in the right place at the right time to capture the guests reactions. I like to do this for a few different reasons. Firstly, chatting to the couple before hand, introducing myself is a great way to break the ice and means they seem more relaxed on the day itself. Secondly, by making plans for where we might best get our couples portraits, it means on the day we know where we are going and when. It saves us losing time looking for good opportunities on the day itself. By doing this I don’t need to take my couples away from their friends and family for too long. This is better for the bride and groom as it gives them more down time with their guests. It is also better for me as it means I have more time capturing all the candid moments between the couple and their guests too.
I like enter this competition as it continues to challenge me to really think about my photography and to keep pushing boundaries and to continue to strive to be creative for my couples.
I have been entering The Guild Of Photographers annual Wedding Photography competition for the past four years, and each year I am learning so much and growing as a photographer as a result.
It also helps having such fabulous couples who trust my ideas and also being lucky enough to shoot at some of the countries best venues with stunning scenery and beautiful backdrops.
Part of the wedding planning process is booking the right photographer. I would love to get to know you. Call today to schedule an appointment so we can sit down and learn a little about one another. Send an email if you prefer! The sooner I meet you, the more time I will have to create an idea of photos you would like to capture during your ceremony, reception and evening party.