Bride photography has to be one of the best perks of being a wedding photographer! The star of the day, she has to feel like everything is perfect on her big day, and we like to make brides feel extra special by being as professional as possible. We cover your wedding day from the bridal preparations and we arrive as early as you wish to capture the buzz at that early stage in your day: The hairdresser & the make-up artist making sure you look a million dollar. The bridesmaids making sure you are as relaxed as possible. There to share the laughters and the tears of that unique morning. The mother-of-the-bride or the friends making sure they provide any advice you may need, or be at hand when you get into your dress.
Depending on the service you chose, we can be there as early as you want. Or even miss the bridal preparations altogether. But we feel that if we get to be there with you as early as possible, you will get used to the way we work, it will be for the best and it will show in your final images.
The bridal preparations can be used to produced amazing images of all the things you’ll be wearing before you get to wear them as well as bride photography.
Your dress – Is there a quirky place where it can be hung? It will need to be hung quite high so as to showcase the full length: A wooden beam or a curtain rail can be great places. A great photographer should be able to see straight away which location would be the best to achieve amazing images. A plain wall can sometimes be just as striking.
Your shoes – They would need to be photographed in a nice location. Much easier than the dress, we find the nicest feature of a room often offers the best location for your shoes to be photographed: nice wooden floorboards, a nice period chair, or a stone balcony.
Your jewellery – It can be placed on a dressing table, or around a bottle of champagne.
Your flowers – They should be there early enough for the photographer to get as creative as possible with them.
Then once the bride has got into her dress and shoes, there should be some time for some one-to-one bride photography where she can relax before the day kicks in. These portraits can be some of the best of the day, and often make it straight to the wedding album!
In a wedding day, the photography mainly revolves around the couple. Hence Couple photography is in my eyes what makes the day complete. One of the biggest day in a couple’s life, couple photography has to show the couple’s love shine through as well as the way they looked on that day so that they can remember it for years to come just by looking at their wedding photographs.
Most of all couple photography has to look romantic. The photography aims to capture all the intimate details of the couple’s big day. These pictures will show the love, passion, romance & beauty of the couple; as well as their wedding venue, their wedding party & everything in between. From the wedding ceremony to the first dance, everything has to be captured and recorded.
I encourage couples who are about to tie the knot to look on the Web for poses they like or ideas and communicate them to me. Pinterest has a unique collection of previously shot images and many couples these days. Feel free to send me examples of images you saw online and that you would like me to capture for you.
Formal photography at a wedding will be always expected from the “older” generations, and for that reason formal group photos need to be taken. Mind you, we will keep those to a minimum, unless you really want to go for it and spend your drink reception posing in as many groups as possible!
Generally we try to keep the length of the formal photography to 20 minutes maximum. Of course, it would need to be organised, and if possible we would need to ask a friend or a member of one of the families or both families to help gather the groups for us, as we would not know who is who in the said groups.
Informal photography is one of the most demanded coverage when customers enquire about our style. It is also sometimes referred to as reportage or photojournalism style. We love capturing informal photography images at weddings across the UK. Capturing candid people having fun is an art in itself.
Some people freeze as soon as they see a camera appear. The art here is to be able to take a photo without being seen or to integrate in your surroundings so well that you will hardly get noticed.
Detail photography gathers here all the little details that will make your wedding day a success.
The wedding venue, the dress, the shoes, the flowers, the rings, the cake, even the little favours on your wedding table. All those little details that when brought together will define yourself and your wedding day. The little things that you will want to remember when looking at your wedding images once your big day is over.
Children photography at weddings has to be either the most difficult portraits to achieve as they are constantly on the move, or the best way to take a cute photograph as you cannot but melt at the sight of a kid in its wedding attire.
Welcome to my website! My name is Jean-Luc Benazet and I’m a professional photographer based in Cambridge, UK. I travel all over the UK and Europe to capture your events and commissions wherever they are. Mainly self-taught and holder of an HND in photography, I have been a Cambridge photographer for over 20 years. Book my services today! I specialise in people photography. Mainly corporate and event photography.