About Wedding Photography Co.
Hi, I’m Paul Waring, The Photographer.
I’m the photographer at the Wedding Photography Co. We’re based in Cheshire but cover weddings right across the UK, Mostly in the North West. By the time you’ve had a look around this website, you’ll hopefully realise the amount of passion that we have in what we do.
I shot my first weddings in 2010 when I was a nipper (I was 22, If you want to do the maths) on Board a cruise ship, where I worked as an on board photographer. Back then I worked as a Commercial Photographer and would go on to shoot campaigns for Nike, Debenhams, and loads more. I came full circle to be a full time Wedding Photographer and I wouldn’t have things any other way!
I bring a relaxed approach to my weddings, which you can read more about below.
So why do I run this company? After being a wedding photographer for a few years, I found a few ‘flaws’ in the way people usually book their photographer for their big day. I wanted to intervene and make things easier for you, the happy couple. You can book everything here on the website, from your Photography and your beautiful Album, to your Photo Booth, and even a Second Photographer.
My goal is simple. I want to provide happy wedding couples with a set of photos that they will treasure forever, with a few different but simple package options to suit their budget.
If that sounds like ‘your thing’, then read on, and get in touch using the contact form below.
Hope to hear from you soon,
Wedding Photography Style
Documentary Wedding Photography
Probably around 80% of the photos I will shoot on your wedding day will be in a documentary style. This has always been my style of capturing a wedding day, and I believe there will never be a better way to tell a story.
So what is ‘documentary wedding photography’? Good question. To me, it is capturing the day as it happens. I love disappearing into the background to be there for the emotions, and those special little moments. It all adds to the wedding photography story.
This way, when you look back at your images, you’ll remember what you were feeling on your big day.
And let’s not forget the moments that you don’t see. The Bride and Groom are obviously the most important people at your wedding – and will naturally be in lots of photos – but you can’t be everywhere at once.
I’m there to capture the moment your aunt drinks a little too much and has a little dance on the table, I’m there when the best man splits his trousers. It all adds to your story.
Camera Shy? It’s totally natural to feel like this. So many of us have our insecurities, and it can be scary to think we’re going to be photographed all day. However, that’s where another key benefit of wedding photojournalism appears.
For the most part of your day I won’t be asking you to pose, repeat things or look at the camera. My very goal is to capture moments while you’re totally unaware I’m doing so.
Contemporary Wedding Portraiture
I hate having my photograph taken! I don’t hide that, and I WILL run away from your guests when they point a phone at me. And so if you are also a person who’s worst nightmare is being stood in a stiff pose for 20 minutes and being asked to ‘smile, say cheese’ by a photographer, I hear you!
For this reason, my portraiture style has developed into a fun experience.
Even though the majority of the day will be captured in a documentary style we still need some striking portraits for your wall at home. I love to keep these sessions fun and fresh.
I won’t ever tell you to say cheese, but I may ask how he proposed and photograph your eyes lighting up as the memories flood back.I don’t put you in stiff poses, but I might get you to grab your new hubby and whisper your fave thing about him down his ear. Trust me, this is far more fun than standing and smiling!
Another ‘contemporary’ technique and one of my favourites, is dynamic use of lighting. I love to take my couples out at night to get some beautiful and dreamy night-portraits. By this time, you’re nice and relaxed, and we can really get creative!
Always Full Day Coverage
Who else makes it happen?
I’d love to tell you that it’s just me. That I’m a one-man-army of photo-wizardry. But the truth is that there are people around me who work just as hard as I do in order to bring you the best Wedding Photography service available.
Kieran – Second Photographer
Kieran himself is an experienced wedding photographer with his own wedding couples to look after throughout the year. This alone makes him a great asset to any wedding day.
He shoot’s in a very similar style to myself, although would be concentrating his lens on the images that I can’t get throughout the day. Unfortunately I can’t always be in two places at the same time.
This is where a second photographer can really prove to be priceless.
Les – Photo Booth Guy
Also known as… Dad. My Dad comes along to help with the photo booth, so that I can concentrate on capturing the party.
With your photo booth booking, there will always be an extra person on hand. To show people where to stand, to help with any technical difficulties, and to laugh at your drunken prop choices!
All of the Wedding Photography Co albums are hand-made in the UK by C41s Photo Labs. I have a very personal relationship with the small team who really look after me!
There are plenty of places to get photos printed, and I often send my clients to the likes of Photobox or Cewe. However C41s cater only to professional photographers, and being so local to me, its great to be able to pop in to see them in person. the quality is also splendid!
Equipment & Gear
The best wedding photography isn’t about gear, but having great gear does help!
The equipment used by myself and other wedding photographers will probably be different to that used by your Uncle Bob (even if he does take some great landscape photos and he once took a great shot of a tiger in the zoo).
I use mirrorless cameras from Olympus and Panasonic, with Olympus pro-series lenses and lighting from Godox. The smaller size of this system is perfect for my style of shooting, whilst still maintaining amazing quality.