Meet DamionDocumentary Wedding Photographer
A little bit about me.
Hello, I’m Damion. I live in a beautiful village called Chalfont St Giles in Buckinghamshire with my wife Philippa and loyal canine pal, Huxley.
We moved into the area in 2018 after living in London most of our lives, trading the hustle and bustle for village life with fresh air and miles of walks, a transition that Huxley has relished.
Fortunately the neighbouring town has a drive thru StarBucks and a service station that is open 24 hours so I can get my fix of coffee and Cadbury’s buttons!
And so we’re all content, Philippa loves the country, Huxley loves the walks and I have coffee and buttons for my editing marathons and unsociable hours.
I never really set out to be a photographer but my career paths have led me to this happy place. I’ve always been interested in visual arts and how imagery and words can evoke emotions and responses and for a long time I worked in marketing and advertising looking at how messaging and creative can influence and motivate consumers.
I had a yearning to be more creative myself, to be part of the creative development rather than be the client.
As my photography has developed over the years I find that my passion has opened a new perspective for me on delivering images for my brides and grooms that they will love, that they will treasure and that will become part of their family storytelling. It’s more than just being a photographer, it’s about being trusted to capture not only the images of the day but the emotions, creating a story of the wedding day for families to cherish.
Photo credits from my wedding: Ian Bursill.
I consider myself a documentary wedding photographer and this for me is about both documenting the wedding day but also capturing the emotions, be that laughter, tears or nostalgia. The knowing looks, the in-jokes, the happy tears.
Capturing these moments for wedding couples is a privilege and I have a profound sense of responsibility documenting weddings for my couples. I hope that my images will be part of their family heirlooms and can be enjoyed for years and years.
It’s important for me to get to know my couples, understand their journey and how they met, what’s important to them and why they’re getting married. You spend a lot of time with your photographer on your wedding day so it’s vital you get along and feel comfortable in each others company. My easy-going nature helps people relax around me, and in turn means I get a more natural and real imagery. You can read a little more about my advice on picking your wedding photographer here.
I pride myself on delivering above and beyond, not only delivering photography that moves and delights people, but doing it in such a way that makes the process simple, giving you confidence and peace of mind at every stage. You can read about how I capture a wedding here.
To keep myself sharp, I invest in my career, regularly attending workshops, conferences and educational courses with the best talent across the industry. It broadens my mind, improves my technique and allows me to be a better photographer.
I’m part owner in The Trained Eye, a portrait and wedding photography training company, designed to accelerate photographers careers by providing exceptional creative photographic training. Working with The Trained Eye team and alongside some of the UK’s best photographers inspires and motivates me.
I’m lucky to have been featured in Conde Nast Brides magazine after shooting some fabulous wedding events, including shoots for wonderful wedding designers like Caroline Castigliano, Kate Halfpenny and Amanda Wakeley.
This year I was also privileged to have won Photographer of the Year 2019 for South Central Region by The Wedding Industry Awards, a highly regarded award and one I am very proud of.
Far more important is what my couples say about how I’ve captured their wedding day and you can read some testimonials here. If you like what you’ve seen and read then I would be delighted to chat through your day and what you have in mind.
Some Final Words From Me
Wedding AwardsWITH THANKS TO MY BRIDES AND GROOMS
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Get in touch, I would love to hear more about your day.
If you’d like to chat more about your wedding photography, without commitment, I’d be happy to talk. You can either drop me an email or call me on 07918086419.
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