FLEET, HAMPSHIRE, LONDON, SURREY, WILTSHIRE & surrounding counties WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
"In life you meet people who touch the deepest parts of your heart and soul! One such man created an amazing story of our family and captured the beauty of the love we share. Manu, you are truly amazing".
EMOTIONAL STORYTELLING WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
UK, SPAIN & WORLDWIDE
HOLA, Manu here! Welcome and thank you for visiting the Hampshire Wedding Photographer 's website. Here you will find what I do love: LOVE STORIES. I live in Fleet, Hampshire, where you can visit me to talk about one of the most important days of your life: your wedding day. I invite you to dive into my stories and I hope you enjoy as much as I do pressing the shutter, capturing the wonderful and unrepeatable moments a LOVE story has. Please, take a look at the galleries on the 'LOVE STORIES' menu such as engagements, weddings or family. Additionally you can visit my 'Wedding Blog' to see some tips and advice for your wedding day. And if you love photography as much as I do visit 'The Photographer's Diary', where you will find all my travel, fashion, family and fine art photography.
WHAT IS STORYTELLING WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY?
One of the questions I often come across is to describe my approach to capturing a LOVE story. I prefer to say LOVE story rather than wedding day because I just don’t capture your big day like a photo-journalist, I capture a whole story. From the beginning of the day to the end, focusing in the most small details, those who are almost unnoticeable and others can’t see. And not just on the wedding day buy also on the pre-wedding or engagement photo-session. I don’t try to be unnoticed on your big day, I simply am. I’m just another guest and I will be hidden among them. That’s the method I use to capture beautiful and unrepeatable moments you will share with your love ones for a lifetime. Additionally, I do believe in casually posed portraits. After the ceremony I like to spend an hour alone with you both (depending on the available time) taking some artistic candid shots.
LET'S TALK ABOUT LOVE
If you take a look at my logo it says in Latin “Si vis amari ama” that means “If you want to be loved, love”. I know what it’s love, I love and I’m really fortunate to be loved in return. I do love wedding photography because thanks to love stories I've found something completely meaningful to work with, something that could thrill with just a glance. That’s my aim, to thrill and to be thrilled by my clients, being a witness of their love story.
I'M NOT THE TYPICAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
I don't take the typical shots (except "family formals"). I'm always pushing myself to go the extra mile, to stay fresh. I love to shot through different objects and play with reflections, light and shadows to create artistic and dramatic images. Additionally, thanks to my fashion background I know how to find your best image and I have a clear idea about how to use and control the available light.
On the other hand, I believe in giving to each of my couples an all inclusive and dedicated experience, with special care on the albums, prints, canvas and frames I deliver to them. All my products are from high-end companies, designed to impress and thrill.
ORGANISATION AND COMMUNICATION ARE THE KEY
When we meet for the very first time I will want to know some details of your wedding day and overall, what aspects are important for you both. Days later, if you decide to give me the privilege of documenting your wedding we will start the experience. A contract and a form is sent to you to fill online. On the form you will find some questions about you both: how you met, details about your wedding, required "family formals" etc...
Then, a timeline is designed and discussed two months prior your wedding. Two weeks before your big day we go through the timeline again to adapt it for the last time changes. And finally, after your wedding we will meet for the last consultation where you see all your wedding images for the very first time. I will help you to make some decisions for your wedding album and we'll pick the most beautiful images. One month later you will receive your beautiful wedding album but I will stay here for you. Ultimately, from the first consultation to years after the wedding... I will be here.
HOW IS MY IDEAL COUPLE?
They are people who appreciate photography and they are willing to invest in memories. Some of them are shy, some of them don’t like to have their picture taken while others are more extroverted. They come from different countries, they have different cultural backgrounds and finally, they love his/her partner regardless of gender. They usually have one thing in common, they have never worked with a professional photographer before but they want to have their LOVE story documented in a unique and artistic way.
I'M SORRY BUT I'M NOT THE TYPICAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
I'm sure you're expecting to read about how professional and experienced I am, how good I am at what I do and those sorts of things, because is what you came across searching for a wedding photographer. Well, first advice: you shouldn't care about that. This is not about me, not about your photographer. This is about you, your partner, your family and your friends. Look, I'm not the typical wedding photographer. This is about LOVE above all, about special and unrepeatable moments. About memories, about LOVE STORIES. That is what I love to do, to tell beautiful love stories through my images. Read more about me on the ABOUT ME page.
I would love to hear from yoU
Drop me a line, ask any question you may have or just say hello!