Natural Wedding Photography
You can’t pose laughter.
*Awkward hug/handshake thing*
Hey! I am Chris Barber.
I love capturing natural wedding photography. Going to weddings makes me feel like I have a social life + a creative outlet. I create images that are full of expression + genuine personality, as well as documenting the day. My approach is unobtrusive, unposed + totally authentic.
Here’s a natural photo of me in a sequin blazer, eating a disco ball.
5 easy hacks to get natural wedding photos
- Allow time
- Trust your photographer
- Don’t act natural
Relaxed. Fun. Authentic.
I like to get involved with the day as a guest with a camera rather than play the “official photographer” that bosses people about. I’m much more into photographing stuff that really happens + really matters. For me, that’s capturing your friends + family just doing their thing, without interruption. My photos focus on genuine expression + authentic storytelling by being part of the day + giving people the freedom to be themselves. I want to photograph your wedding from the inside out, starting by capturing the personalities of everyone at your wedding rather than just what they happened to look like on a specific day. It’s easy to see a posed photo + say “ahhh yeah – that’s them looking cool” but I like to create photos that get real reactions + make you say [choose an accent] “OMG that’s SOOOO them, they’re always goofing around…with bananas…+ cream…in their mouths”
“We wanted our day to be super relaxed so we didn’t want those cliché wedding photos, we wanted natural wedding photography of our guests having fun and enjoying themselves. Chris gave us 100’s of amazing photos that not only tell the story of the day but also capture totally genuine expressions from our friends + family. My nan still blushes at the photo of her swigging straight from the bottle!”
Smash the piggy bank.
I offer one really simple package that includes everything you need to get fun wedding photos…
I’m always on hand to answer any questions you might have or if you need any recommendations for other suppliers. We’ll schedule a pre-wedding chat (usually via Skype) around 2-3 months before the wedding to go through plans + timings so that everything runs super smooth on the day. It’s also great chance for me to find out a little bit more about you guys + if you happen to be in Brighton at any time – let me know so we can grab a drink + chat about your day in person.
All day coverage
My coverage usually starts from preparations so I can say “Hi” before the ceremony + document the buzz before the day kicks off. I’m then with you throughout the whole day (yay you!) + I don’t have any strict number of hours so there’s never any clock watching. I never leave till I’m happy I’ve got a proportionate number of ‘night’ photos to the rest of the day.
Over 400 Fun Wedding Photos
All the images are edited in-house by myself + carefully crafted into awesome high resolution files which you can use to print however you like. Fridge magnets are my personal fave. 4-6 weeks after your wedding, you’ll be just checking your post + BAM! Wedding photos all up in your face (in the form of a handy dandy USB stick). You can also use your free online gallery to share your photos easily online with friends + family.
“I cannot recommend Chris enough. Absolute legend and an incredibly fun wedding photographer. He was our London wedding photographer in July and captured the day perfectly. 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
Want fun photos for your wedding?
Let’s get the ball rolling! I only take a limited number of weddings per year + dates book fast so it’s recommended that you get in touch as soon as possible to check availability for your date. I’m so excited to hear from you…