Kent, the garden of England. So much to offer the wedding couple.
There are more weddings in Kent than any other county. And I think I've shot most of them. LOL!
I'm based in Sussex but over the years I've shot more weddings in Kent than anywhere else, including my home county. That's fine by me – it's a gloriously pretty county, the legendary Garden of England. Whether you're having your wedding celebrations in a stately home or your back garden, a religious or civil ceremony, it's my job to create beautiful memories.
Some of the couples whose big day I capture want a suite of reportage-style natural photos, candid and real, to document their wedding from start to finish. I love this style of photography because it means I can unleash my creativity to pin down the atmosphere, the venue, the people... but most importantly of all, the way the couple, families and their guests are actually feeling. Rather than take photos of lines of people grinning into the camera I catch you and your guests when you're reacting emotionally to the words of the ceremony, the speeches, the splendour of the event, the beauty of the wedding venue... These are the memories that last the longest, the personal memories, those special moments that'd otherwise be lost in time. A glance, a smile, a tear...
Some couples prefer traditional wedding photos, a collection of formal poses with different groupings, capturing everyone looking at their cheerful and smiley best, all posed to absolute perfection. It's an entirely different animal from documentary-style candid shots and it has its own unique appeal, perfect for sending to family members and ideal for framing. I love the blend of logic and creativity it requires, using the location and backdrop of your wedding to frame the groupings artistically.
Many couples like a blend of the two: a collection of reportage-style images documenting the day in intimate detail plus a collection of formal shots to mark the occasion in traditional splendour. Whatever you prefer, I'm perfectly happy to take your direction. It is, after all, the most important day in your life. On the other hand if you really can't decide or haven't a clue where to begin, I can make sensible professional recommendations so you get everything you want out of the wedding photography experience. Whatever you choose I guarantee you'll be thrilled with your wedding photos, taken by an enthusiastic pro who's been keeping precious memories alive for years.
You won't know I'm there unless you really want me to be the star of your show! We'll settle what you want before the big day, I'll turn up bang on time and set things up quietly and carefully, keeping out of everyone's way. It's your job to marry the person you adore, the love of your life. It's my job to capture the occasion calmly and professionally – most of the time you won't know I'm there, which is exactly how it's supposed to be.
There are some splendid wedding venues in Kent to choose from. I've attended many of them, everything from tiny, sleepy village churches, smart stately homes and grand historical buildings to quirky venues that simply ooze personality. Wherever you choose I'll make it look its stunning best, the perfect setting for the start of your lifetime's journey together. Here are just a few of Kent's many superb wedding venues:
If you're looking for a reliable, creative Kent wedding photographer, I'd love to chat about what you'd like, when and where. Once we figure out between us what you'd like best, you can relax and enjoy your wedding in the knowledge the photography side of things has been sorted out.
Barry Page Photography
9 Stanford Terrace
Station Approach West
Phone: 01273 846822