You need help!

You’ve had enough of this wedding planning malarkey, having seen way too many ‘weddingy’ pictures than you’ve ever cared for.

You’ve read the marketing: Wedding documentary, wedding photojournalism, un-posed, natural, candid…but all you see are couples standing in a field, or on top of a mountain – posing! You want living, breathing images – a record of authentic, human moments on your wedding day, without the gimmicks please!

You know what you’re looking for but haven’t quite found it yet. You want photography that makes you feel, dammit. In-the-moment spontaneity with in-yer-face artistry.

Hello, I’m Wayne La

Thanks for stopping by

I hope you’ve had a chance to look at some of my work. I absolutely love weddings – not because of grand venues, or decorations and I’m not really into shoes that much. You two lovebirds are bloody important, as are the folks that you’ve chosen to be with you on your special day. Nope, I love weddings because magic happens when people gather. People – the connections, the relationships, the individual quirks that they bring, all that good stuff magnified under a terrific occasion that is your wedding day. I’ve heard it described as wedding documentary, or reportage, or wedding photojournalism.  It’s just my observational approach to storytelling using considered compositions, thoughtful timing and a touch of humour.  I’m based in Caterham which is just outside London but you’ll find me all over the UK and beyond.

Approach

Observed, not orchestrated

Because real moments can’t be recreated.  They’re spontaneous, fragile, and disappear in a blink of an eye or a photographer’s flash. Being unobtrusive means I quietly observe, allowing those moments to flourish to give you images of the most precious moments that you remember, and those that you missed.

Beyond the obvious

Where the big emotions are captured with warmth, humour and wit; and where the ordinary moments are treated exactly the same.  It’s the moments you miss, that you’ll miss. I look for inklings of humour, for irony, the subtle – the little moments that help weave those grand occasions into the fabric of your wedding day.

Relevant and Timeless

Because it’s authentic: The emotions; The here and now; The people – their connections and interactions.  Details and decorations set the scene but the most precious memories are created you and your loved ones.  There’s beauty and longevity in the human comedy and the tragedy that transcends fads and fashions.

Kind Words

“Dammit Wayne, the photos are so good. Everytime I check it out, I find something new, and it’s like the personality of our friends and family were captured perfectly. This is really special to us and our family. I don’t know what else to say really.”

– Tas and Amy

Kind Words

“Completely recommend Wayne. We now have such a fabulous record of our wedding day. He is so creative and brilliant – we are thrilled with the results. All really natural, unposed photos – and lovely examples of interesting angles, lighting,  Totally recommend him”

– Felicia and David

Reflections: On Photography