What we do
Courtenay has a very distinctive style, and over the years has developed an easy confidence within a wedding, understanding the natural ebb and flow of the day, experienced enough to remain calm and keep everyone laughing, no matter how hard it rains or how wrong the bridesmaids flowers look.
Before the wedding Courtenay will get to know you – understanding that on the day, he’s going to be around you a lot – you need to feel comfortable and relaxed with each other, and above all you need to trust him.
On the day Courtenay will stand back a little, his style is definitely not to take centre stage and manage your day in a series of mini photo shoots. You want him to record one of the most important days of your life, so he allows it to simply unfold around him, watching and observing, noticing the small things which will mean so much when you look back at your wedding photographs in years to come.
He works without an assistant, without lights… without even a flash on his camera. He makes as little fuss as possible, as his talent lies in recording people just as they are, their relationships with each other and the emotions they show. He’s learned over the years that this changes the minute anyone knows they have a camera pointed at them.