Bristol Wedding Photographer
Bristol, Somerset and the South West
Beautifully natural wedding stories that are
bursting with emotion
Your ideal wedding day is
RELAXED AND INFORMAL
You want to
ENJOY YOUR WEDDING
and not spend all day taking photos
You’d secretly love some
but worry about looking awkward and posed
YOU LOVE TO PARTY
and want some epic dance floor shots
I’m a Bristol wedding photographer with a warm, friendly personality to
PUT YOU AT EASE
I really want you to
HAVE FUN ALL DAY
and relax knowing I’ve got it covered
REAL MOMENTS OF EMOTION
between you and those you love
and help you achieve
BEAUTIFULLY NATURAL PORTRAITS
DOCUMENTARY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
With a gentle nudge
For 90% of the day I’ll be there, quietly in the background, capturing the moments that truly mean the most…
from your Mum’s first sight of you in your wedding dress, to your Grandpa letting loose on the dancefloor,
and all those wonderful moments in between.
I may give the occasional nudge to make sure you’re in the right light and ensure your photos are as awesome as you deserve.
If this sounds like the photographer you’ve been looking for, get in touch to check my availability.
“Every interaction we have had with Becky has been professional and lovely, she is like a friend which definitely puts you at ease especially, if like me, you aren’t a fan of having your photos taken!
We met Becky at the NEC National Wedding Show and we knew from that moment that we had 100% found the right photographer for us! Becky’s photos aren’t traditionally formal, and we didn’t want our wedding to be formal either! Her photos capture exactly the mood of the day, full of love and laughter and this radiates through in every image! On the day Becky just melted into the background, this has led to beautiful candid shots of not just us but all the people we love! I cannot recommend Becky enough, I wish we were getting married again so that we could get to do it all over again with her!
My advice for any newly engaged couples is follow Becky’s Instagram and see some of the gorgeous photos she posts and of course check out her blog, for all the helpful advice she shares!
But also I just wanted to say thank you for all your hard work capturing the essence of our day so wonderfully!”
I have always enjoyed taking and looking at pictures. My Mum was a committed album maker and I have a cupboard at home full of snapshots of our past. I could spend hours looking through the photographs, reliving the memories of our childhood and I really treasure every single print.
When he was a teenager, my brother bought a polaroid camera which fascinated me – the way the film printed to produce an instant image right in front of you. The pictures themselves captured the moment but looked eerily different, this totally captured my imagination.
I was fortunate enough to be able to study photography to A level which gave me a very basic understanding of the more technical aspects of photography such as a sensor, exposure, shutter speed, ISO, RAW and JPEG files as well as a few creative techniques such as the rule of thirds, leading lines, contrast, movement, emphasis and symmetry. In our first ever lesson we made our own Pinhole camera. Pinhole cameras are about as basic as you get – it’s essentially a dark box in which you place photographic paper, you create a small hole for light to enter (this is essentially your lens) and then you experiment with exposure times (or shutter speed) until you get a correctly exposed shot. We then learnt how to develop the photo in a darkroom – I can remember the first time I saw the monochrome image start to evolve in front of me, as the tone slowly appeared it felt almost otherworldly. I became a little obsessed with the process and ended up doing my final year project using a pinhole camera, spending hours in the darkroom developing those special black and white snaps.
Since then, my photography has hopefully improved a little! I love how clients often remark how colourful and celebratory my images are. The day you get married will probably be one of the happiest of your life, that ceremonial moment when you walk down the aisle in your bridal gown – bridesmaids in tow – and see your groom for the first time is truly unforgettable. Whether you’re going for a traditional church wedding with a sit-down wedding breakfast reception or a less traditional civil ceremony with an alternative marriage officiant, every wedding is super special!
With the recent changes to weddings and following the uncertainty of the covid-19 pandemic, there has certainly been an increase in micro weddings and elopements which are often wonderfully intimate, unique and special. One of my personal favourite ceremonies is a handfasting ceremony, one which I would definitely have considered myself, if we hadn’t wanted to get married in the church where my parents tied the knot.
One of the most exciting things about planning your wedding is getting to choose and ask all your special people to be a part of your big day, be that bridesmaids, groomsmen, pageboys or flower girls. Be careful to choose your best man carefully though, because that speech is a big moment in front of all your new family!
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Bristol, Bath, Somerset, South Wales
Bristol is Awesome
I’ve lived in and around Bristol for almost a decade now and there’s so much I love about this awesome city that it’s not difficult to think of it as home. Having lived down on the harbour-side in Hotwells until recently, I used to spend a lot of time down on the waterfront, paddle boarding up alongside Spike Island and the SS Great Britain, cycling up to the estuary for a cider or down to Ashton Court with friends if I fancied escaping into the countryside.
One of my favourite things about being a Bristolian is how much diversity and equality is celebrated here in this awesome city. Bristol Pride is a real nod to this, with over 40,000 attendees last year. Bristol is one of the top 10 vegan-friendly cities and won the European Green Capital Award in 2015. It was also nominated the “Best City in Britain to Live” by the Sunday Times. If you’re after something totally alternative to get up to, why not go to the annual Naked Bike Ride which takes over Bristol’s streets for a day every summer?!
Being a wedding photographer in Bristol means I get the opportunity to meet some really interesting people and get to shoot some amazingly unique and alternative weddings too. I absolutely LOVE hearing how couples want to put their own stamp on their wedding day and do it their way. Some of my favourite Bristol wedding venues include Arnos Vale, Folly Farm and Aldwick Estate.
When I moved to Bristol, I was the definition of a country-bumpkin! I knew far more about milking cows and driving tractors than urban life. I wasn’t even sure how to stop a bus – ours back home came once a week (this is honestly, no exaggeration) and the driver was usually so surprised to see someone waiting that he’d never dream of driving past. Needless to say, it was a bit of culture shock, but I was totally ready for something new and quickly adapted to city living. It was a whole different experience having such vast amount of culture on the doorstep, from Banksy paintings up Park Street to theatre at the Old Vic and Hippodrome or checking out the wonderful galleries of the Arnolfini, Watershed or the M Shed Museum.
We have our favourite spots to take visiting friends and family – be it a walk at Blaise Castle or across the Downs, a night out up Corn Street or Whiteladies road and a day shopping at Cribbs Causway or Cabot Circus. You can’t beat quiz night at the river Avon’s Grain Barge (we even won, once!) or the epic views from Cabot Tower. We still like booking a table at one of the several speakeasy-type bars on an occasional weekend off or taking a wonder along Gloucester Road which has endless independent and ethical shops to explore. The Apple Cider bar in Bristol harbour is somewhere my husband took us on one of our first ever dates, we got chatting to a rather drunk stranger who told us he was sure one day we’d get married – he made us promise we’d invite him to the wedding! Whilst he was spot on with his prediction, sadly we hadn’t kept in touch so he didn’t attend our nuptials!
Clifton village is a firm favourite too, I once managed all my Christmas shopping in the Clifton Arcade (that was a good year, its rarely that successful!) and you can’t beat a stroll over the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge which hangs majestically over the Avon Gorge. Come up to Clifton during the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta and the sky will be filled with colourful hot air balloons.
My husband and I are big into our music. Bristol’s summer festivals and plethora of music venues (the Fleece and Louisiana being a couple of my favourites!) make it possible for us to watch some pretty awesome live music on a regular basis. Bristol has a pretty lively Swing Dance scene which are (very) slowly learning – unfortunately, I’m blessed with the coordination of a baby giraffe!
Before becoming a wedding photographer, I trained to be a nurse at the University of the West of England and lived up at the Glenside Campus near Frenchay. It was a really exciting, happy time in my life, full of new, interesting experiences and I have been fortunate enough to work at both the Bristol Royal Infirmary and Southmead hospitals during my career.
I am totally in love with this wonderfully quirky city and it’s tribe of diverse and alternative people which makes being a wedding photographer in Bristol an absolute joy. Whether you’re having a countryside wedding on the outskirts of town or hiring a quirky city centre venue that totally reflects your personalities, I’ll be there to capture all those wonderful wedding day moments between you and those you love.
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