Are you planning a short-notice, small wedding or elopement?

Many couples don’t want to wait. They are planning to get married in the very near future, eloping, or rushing a small ceremony with their photographer, some close friends, and family but dispensing with or postponing the reception party. 

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Bristol wedding reportage photography by Duncan Mein of England, United Kingdom
2000+ (GBP)

Duncan Mein

Duncan Mein Photography

I discovered photography in 2012 and quickly found it to be the creative outlet I had always sought. I have an IT/software development background and one of the things that attracted me to photography was the blend of technical and creative elements. I still love learning about new cameras and lighting and discovering the wonders of photo editing software.

Of all the different types of photography, I’m drawn to people, moments, emotion and reactions. A wedding is the perfect environment to experience all of this and was the main driver for setting up my wedding photography business.

Also, I really love the ‘access all areas’ pass you get when photographing a wedding – taking the pictures that no one else gets, of people at their happiest.

There is no better feeling than when I capture a spontaneous moment (be it of the couple, a loved one or close friend) and they are lost for words or cry when seeing it for the first time on the screen of my camera.

I always think this is what it’s all about and it’s a privilege to know that some of the pictures I take may well become someone’s most prized possessions. Being able to produce a body of work that perfectly captures each couple’s wedding from start to end is so rewarding.

I am a very cheery, bubbly, chatty person who is passionate about photography and weddings.

Whilst I’m as inconspicuous as possible for certain parts of the wedding (ceremony & speeches), I’ll probably chat and interact with the entire wedding party through the rest of the day; I smile, laugh, joke with them whilst snapping away.

I work my hardest to make sure everyone is relaxed and ignores the fact that I have a camera. Once this relationship is established, the real genuine, camera unaware moments happen and I’ll be there to capture them!

The couple’s portrait sessions I shoot are always very jolly and relaxed. Ultimately, I am looking for genuine laughter and emotion and I do all that I can to bring this out so we can get some really beautiful, natural portraits.