Kristian Lissimore Photography

My approach

Looking into suppliers and photographers can be a little overwhelming at times. There are so many of us out there with varying styles that all suit different couples. Hopefully, by now you might have glanced at enough of my work to understand a little more how I shoot weddings and what I’m all about. However, I have created this page to give my couples a little more understanding of my approach to weddings and how I work on the day. Information that might help match my work with the style you fancy for your big day!

If you have to title and box in my style it would be natural and vibrant documentation, but that doesn’t mean it’s restricted to just that. I still shoot group shoots and I do help to pose couples (when and if they need it) but predominately I shoot a wedding how I’d like my own to be shot. The images that resonate with me and my couples are usually those unique natural moments that happen when you invite all your loved ones into the same room for one fat off celebration – so I make those my priority. I believe my relaxed style works around most couples. My documentation approach allows the day to flow naturally, it allows you and your guests to be yourselves and it conserves even the smallest of details.

Full day coverage is a big thing for me in order for me to tell the whole story, give myself the best opportunity to capture as many as these lovely unique moments as possible and grab some lovely portraits of the two of you in the midst of all that. Time does not concern me and I am for yours for the day. I will arrive in good time before the ceremony and I will never leave just after the first dance – I love a good party and I love to get stuck into these integral part of the day!

Family Home Wedding

Couple portraits;
I am passionate about storytelling. I love to stand back and scope out those little moments. I will always do my absolute best to capture your big day in its most authentic and relaxed way possible. I don’t like to over pose couples. I don’t like completely taking over your day. We have a bit of a laugh with it, staying away from feeling awkward and posed. Be yourselves. Being a couple in front of the camera can be forced and it can feel odd. Most couples will tell me they don’t enjoy having their photo taken. There is absolutely no pressure. I work around couples with what they are comfortable with, encouraging personality to shine through. Ever been to a wedding and not actually see the couple for long periods? I am not one to take my couples away for long and exhausting slots throughout the day – who wants that!? I usually do one 10 minute slot during the reception time and then another closer to sunset – simple! 

Group shots;
I do shoot group shots. Nothing over the top but for me they are still important. Standing in one spot for hours whilst you grab a staged photo with every third cousin is no ones idea of fun. However, I do insist on a FEW select group shots that usually don’t take any longer than 10 minutes. Collecting and documenting a full family together, a shot with grandparents and shots of the entire bride/groom parties are always images to treasure. Ultimately, I want you guys to enjoy that reception time with your family and friends, sink some canapes and have a bit of time for us to go off for a few couples portraits. Always remember, that I am with your family and friends for the entire day so if ANYONE wants a quick couple/group shot they can always ask – especially on the dancefloor!

Dancefloor;
Post first dance is one of the best times of the day for me. It’s often what the entire day leads up to and there is no way I’m going to skip off early to miss it. I capture some of my favourite frames during this period, being respectful but also getting up and close when the time is right. There are always so many fantastic and unique moments to capture on the dancefloor.