About Joe Burford
A little bit about me...
I am the guy with the big smile and occasional lego-man haircut. I am quite often seen enjoying myself at weddings because, well, what's not to love about a wedding? Put succinctly: I love what I do!
For those of you who know me, or have met me at any weddings, you will already be aware that I am always happy. Indeed, I often receive compliments about my ability to create a good atmosphere and make people feel comfortable in front of the camera. There's nothing worse than a wedding photographer in a black suit who tries to shunt everyone around like a herd of cows. We have all experienced them! By way of contrast, I have always found that my own innovative, less formal approach to wedding photography receives a lot of love.
I have a degree in photography and ....? years professional experience, during which time I have photographed weddings both here and abroad. I also shoot commercially - anything from food - to events - to interiors.
Helping you to feel relaxed and comfortable is something I consider to be crucial in my work.
If you explore my site, you will notice that my approach is very natural. When shooting I prefer to blend in, ensuring that everyone is completely themselves in front of the camera. I appreciate that it can be very off-putting having a camera following you around throughout the day, hence my non-intrusive approach. A staged smile is always evident in a photograph, and it’s the joyous candid moments of laughter and happiness (and sometimes the odd tear), that are the real gold-dust, and make for the best photographic souvenirs.
For me, it's all about the shots that make you, your family and your friends 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 need to Instagram it NOW!" It's the “real” moments that tell a story, and I aim to capture your story, so that you can look back on it again and again, and relive a once in a lifetime occasion.
I regard it as a privilege to be a part of your big day and that I have the responsibility of creating beautiful, timeless images that make you smile every time you look at them. I gain genuine pleasure from the editing process, when I create the images that perfectly reflect those key moments, and also from the often tear-jerking reactions of my clients when they watch the slideshow film.
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!