Every wedding is a collection of wonderful little stories. We spend months planning the tiniest little details and styling the day until we’re ready to pop – but in the end, every bride and groom tell me it’s about the people, the love and laughter, and having everyone you love in the same room to celebrate with you. So of course, your wedding photography is all about capturing the moments – and London wedding photographer Nick Tucker does that with a brilliantly unique style. He’s a fashion photographer who focuses on telling your story – and I love that his images have a sense of humour, a sense of occasion and above all a thoughtfulness and sense of fun! I’m delighted to welcome Nick Tucker Photography to English Wedding today. We’ll be hearing more from Nick in 2019 – I can’t wait! For now though, Nick’s here to introduce himself to you lovely lot. Enjoy!
I am a London wedding photographer specialising in a predominantly documentary approach, captured with an editorial aesthetic.
I feel the fact that I also shoot fashion helps to differentiate my work and also helps keeps me fresh.
I don’t believe that we really have to limit ourselves with labels, ie., ‘fine art wedding photography’ or strictly ‘documentary wedding photography.’ For me it’s simply image making, and I like to respond whatever’s in front of me in terms of its own merits. Why limit yourself, right? Why say ‘I don’t do that because that’s not the kind of photographer I am.’
What I won’t do, however, is impose a preconceived wedding photography style onto your day. If you want everything natural that’s what we’ll do. If you want to rock a few posed images we can do that, too. But it’s important to me that those decisions come from you. That way the photographs reflect your personality, not the photographer’s.
You should be able to look back on your photos for years to come and think ‘That’s exactly us’ or ‘That’s exactly who we were back then’ not ‘Yeah well, the photographer made us do that.’
For me the key thing is storytelling. It’s my job to find those key moments, big or small, that really capture how the day felt, for everyone involved.
As a little bit of background, I have been doing this for eight years now, and have been named 1 of the top 30 Wedding Photographers in the World by Rangefinder magazine and been awarded a number of Masterpiece awards for individual images by the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA).