WHAT IS A
CHRIS BARBER?

LAID BACK + FUN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

CHOCOLATE FROGS
The quickest way to my heart is with Freddo bars. I love those little guys.

BIG TALK
I can’t do the small talk. I prefer to just get weird quite quick.

MEMES
Memes are accountable for me losing literally years of my lifespan.

4)
I make lists for lists. Even this is a list.

IMAGINARY SCENARIOS
My hobbies include imagining myself in situations that will never exist.

PIXEL PRINCE
I’ve been staring at people at weddings for 14 years. I’ve spent most of my life making JPEGs.

FEAR OF CHROME CRASH
I get too attached to browser tabs.

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MY PERSONALITY IN NUMBERS
My Uber score is 4.6 which is distinctly average.

I like to think 4.6 of my personality is sort of solid but there’s a pretty wild 0.4 side of me.

I MIGHT BE A ROBOT
I’m always being asked to prove that I’m not a robot by the internet + I’ve never really stopped to seriously question it.

MY BURNING BUTT HOLE
I have the taste palette of a 5-year-old with severe mouth burns. My favorite food is curry. Curry that is way too spicy. I like food that causes me pain. I don’t know what that says about me as a person.

SHAKE IT, SHAKE IT, SHAKE IT
Shaking a polaroid picture has zero positive impact on the development of said photo.

MARMITE
I think I might actually be aggressively un-opinionated about Marmite.

P-DIDDY
Has anyone ever actually woke up + felt like P-Diddy?

KISSING
Kissing is weird. Like…we’re gonna just smush together the weird gaping hole in our faces because we’re in love + touching the only external part of our internal organs is the most genuine way to show affection.

CLAIM TO FAME
I’ve never really quite handled the level of fame that’s come from living next door to Alison Moyet or appearing on The Apprentice.

WANT A PANINI ON THE SIDE?

Bangers + mash. Ben + Jerry’s. Wine + cheese. Sweet + sour. Lots of good things come in pairs. 

You can’t actually eat us, despite the fact that she’s a snack + her name is Alline, which sounds like a panini. 

We’re both wedding photographers (running our individual business) but we also love travelling + working together whenever we can. 

You can double-up your coverage for an additional fee. You can check availability when you get in touch – we’re still not on Deliveroo. 

Our videos from Emma + Rico’s wedding in Thailand should give you a good idea of how we approach working together.

INTERVIEW W/
A REAL LIFE
CHRIS BARBER

WHY WEDDINGS?

I go to weddings with a camera + take pictures because it makes me feel like I have a social life. Is it weird that my hobby is collecting facial expressions of people when they get married? Like…people pay me for this but it’s really just feeding my all-consuming facial expression collection addiction.

It also makes me feel like I am artistic. Since becoming an “artistic” person, one of the greatest lessons I have learned is that in order to be special, you have to stop thinking you’re special.

That’s hard because I think I’m quite special.

I enjoy weddings. Especially the bits where people do the dancing.

I can’t dance. It’s not that I don’t know how to dance (I fully acknowledge that dancing exists) + I actually like other people dancing… it’s just that my mind + body are physically incapable of reacting to any spectrum of sound. I’ve never heard anything + felt “I need to move systematically right now because there is a noise happening”.

So it’s better I take photos.

I have been exercising this avoidance strategy + disguising it as a career for 13 years at the time of writing. I have to say “at the time of writing” because time is always progressing + I wouldn’t want your knowledge of me to be distorted by time + my laziness to update this particular part of the internet.

VULNERABLE CATS

Do you remember when we referred to people who understood the internet as “internet wizards”? I wanted to be an internet wizard because I liked magic + Myspace but now I’m a wedding photographer so I now have to quietly refer to myself as a photo wizard because I still like magic + making pretty photos.

I didn’t always want to take photos, though.

When I was a child I wanted to be a firefighter. I became aware that being in or around fire was uncomfortable + I had never experienced fighting because my fight or flight always chooses “flight” + I don’t think you can be a firef(l)ighter.

I did like cats, though. I still do. Especially vulnerable cats. The kind of Cats that should be independent but heavily rely on you to survive. Anyway…I realised that I liked being called a “firefighter” but I actually just wanted to save cats from high places. Just like how I now like being called “artistic”. I’m basically a professional at knowing-what-to-do-with-my-hands + a professional blender-in-at-weddings.

fun wedding photographers

my three favourite
things are eating my
family + not using
commas

This a photo of me with THREE different couples from the same group of mates that booked me to photograph their weddings.

When you book me for your wedding, we automatically become part of my “very really definitely cool gang” where we repeatedly go to each other’s weddings + make the same stupid in-jokes. It’s very really definitely cool.

MARIA + LIAM // LAURA + HARRY // RIA + JORDAN

THINGS THAT MY
COUPLES ACTUALLY
SAID + I DIDN'T JUST
WRITE MYSELF.

Not only is Chris an insane photographer – he’s also a great guy! My husband is not a fan of having his photo taken but we both felt so comfortable around Chris that he is smiling or laughing in every one of our wedding photos! He is definitely the kind of photographer you want around on your wedding day, someone to make you feel at ease (and he’ll even get on the dance floor with you!)

CHARLOTTE + RYAN

If we could give more than 5 stars we would. We are eternally grateful to Chris for his incredible photos of our wedding. He was fab with all his communication and no question was too stupid. As soon as we met him for our pre-wedding shoot, we felt like we’d known him forever. On our wedding day, he was so calming for me in the morning, discrete throughout the day, and it honestly felt like he was just a mate at our wedding…so much so I was sad to say goodbye to him! Booking him was the best decision we made. Our photos brought the day back to us with all the incredible emotions we felt.

RACH + MARK

Absolute legend and an incredible photographer. Everyone who has seen our photos has said that he completely captured the whole essence of our wedding, the fun, the laughter, and the love. He got the most amazing photos of the entire day, but he was never intrusive, we never felt uncomfortable and they were never forced, just natural, fun, and spontaneous. All of our guests also commented on how fun and easy-going he was, and I couldn’t agree more. He’s also just a really great guy, super easy-going and great at keeping in touch. Honestly, cannot recommend him enough.

CLAIRE + TOM