“I’m so grateful you were recommended to us. I love every single image that you captured on our big day. You just seem to “get us” and delivered exactly what we asked for (more capture the live moments then posed for). This coming from someone who normally hates photos of herself, I am forever showing off the ones you took of us. ” – Leasa
I’m Mike, the one on the left in that picture of me and my twin wearing the blue top…I don’t have many good pictures of myself because I hate being in front of the camera! So if you also hate being in front of the camera, I totally understand that. I’ll try and make it as easy as possible for you on your wedding day! I am a documentary wedding photographer based in Reading ( UK ). If you want to know more about documentary wedding photography I have some more information here…Documentary Wedding Photography
My approach to your wedding
I am married myself and have been for nearly 20 years. I totally understand the importance of getting married and what it means to people.
I know what you go through on the day ( those memories don’t fade, believe me! ). On the day itself I will help in any way I can to make sure things go smoothly, without getting in the way and making the day about the wedding photographer. Most of the time you will not even notice I’m there.
Photography is about moments, and capturing them in a way no other medium can. That’s what I’m about as well, looking for those moments and capturing them for you. I’ll get all the big ones, don’t worry about that! I’ll also get as many of the little moments as I can as well. The moments you miss because you are rather busy getting married and trying to talk to everyone!
If this all sounds a bit serious, well, it is and it isn’t. I do take the day very seriously. I prepare for it in a serious manner. On the day though, I’m very easy to get along with and I do have a very good sense of humour. I enjoy getting to know you and your guests and will absolutely have a laugh with them and with you. Weddings are joyful occasions and I enjoy being at them ( I’d be a terrible wedding photographer if I didn’t ). Mostly though, I will be in the background, observing and documenting the day.
Documenting a wedding
Here is a great example of how I document a wedding, play it with the sound up ( and maybe headphones if you are in the office! ). This is a slideshow I delivered to a lovely couple whose wedding I documented recently.
I will never lose sight of what I’m there to do and how much you have invested in me to get those moments recorded. I will help in whatever way I can to make your day go smoothly. You have invested in me, and I will be going all out to help you get the day you want while recording it beautifully. That is how I approach wedding photography. If that appeals to you please get in touch by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org . Alternatively, just fill out the contact form here…contact me .
References are available on request, but here are a few from my facebook page ( Croshaw Photography )
“My original photographer let me down 4 weeks before my wedding, I was lucky enough to be put in touch with Mike and he agreed to be my photographer at short notice. Mike did a fantastic job and his pictures speak for themselves. He is professional but also down to earth which made the whole process a great experience, I would highly recommend Mike. You did a fantastic job at capturing exactly what we wanted and I couldn’t be happier with the results. Thank you Mike for everything that you have done for us xx”
“Croshaw Photography were the photographers for my wedding at the weekend and they were fantastic. Professional, friendly, patient and discreet. The photos I have seen so far are amazing, the first look photo reduced me to tears! Thank you Mike and Mark!”
“Mike was recommended to me to shoot our wedding day. The images are amazing and really capture the fun and emotion of the day. We asked for natural photos and couldn’t be happier with the results. We hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did.
Leasa and Chris Kafizas”
Croshaw Photography is registered as a limited company, we use pro level gear, up to and including medium format cameras and everything is insured and done in a professional manner.