About Joe Burford
A little bit about me...
I 'm the guy with the big smile and occasional lego-man haircut. I'm quite often seen enjoying myself at weddings because, well, what's not to love about a wedding? Quite frankly: I love what I do!
For those of you who know me, or have met me at any weddings, you'll know that I'm always happy - I often receive compliments about my ability to create cheer and make people feel comfortable in front of my camera -after all, it is a huge part of the the day. There's nothing worse than a wedding photographer in a black suit who bosses everyone around like a herd, we've all seen them and it's not cool!
Instead, I've always found that my innovative approach to photography receives a lot of love: On the whole people would describe me as easy-going, relaxed and fun - (yes, all three!) not to mention a very experienced photographer! Did I mention that I have a Photography degree?
I also shoot commercially - anything from food - to events - to interiors, and have done for years but no matter what the commission, I love shooting weddings the most.
Helping you feel relaxed and comfortable is something I also consider crucial in my work...
If you've had a look around the site you may have noticed my approach is very natural, when shooting I prefer to blend in, ensuring everyone is completely themselves (...of course the booze helps a bit later on!).
I appreciate it can be a little daunting having a big camera following you around alot of the day, hence my non-intrusive approach - because you can spot a staged smile a mile off and it's all those joyous candid moments of laughter and happiness (and sometimes the odd tear), that are the real gold dust.
For me, it's really all about natural shots, the pics that you, your friends and family look at and say: "Wow, I love this shot, and I didn't even know it was being taken" or even "OMG... that's beautiful... I neeeeeeed to Instagram that NOW!" - It's the REAL moments that tell a story and I love telling stories you can look back on again and again with fond memories the perfectly sum up the once in a lifetime occasion.
No doubt about it, the wedding photographer is an integral part of your big day, we also have a HUGE responsibility in creating beautiful, TIMELESS images that make you smile every time.
So there you have it, these are the reasons I love what I do & I can be seen smiling 99.9% of the time - because it's a privilege to be part of something so big, and I love the editing process of creating images that perfectly reflect those moments... especially when I see those tear-jerking scenes when my wonderful clients watch the slideshow film back - A real highlight of mine is seeing FOUR people in tears in one sitting...FOUR in ONE sitting!.
Anyway, that's enough about me and my approach, let me know about you, your partner and your big day, or simply call for a chat with any questions no matter how big, small, silly or serious - contact me.
Just ONE more thing - i'm a huge fan of Instagram - be sure to follow @joeburfordphotography for an insight into my daily photographic ramblings!