Ian Bursill - Weddings Captured Emotively
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Wedding photojournalist Leicestershire & UK. Photography without ego - it's your day, not mine. Real people, real moments, real emotions - not faked.
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Products and Services
Bridal Prep Shots
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on USB
Personal Online Gallery
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Reportage / Documentary
Looking For A Wedding Photographer Who Can Actually ‘Capture’ The Real Story Of Your Day Instead Of Contriving It? Real people. Real moments. Real emotions. Forget all the posed portraits and never-ending detail shots you’re used to seeing from a typical wedding photographer. You’re looking for a wedding photographer who specialises in raw, emotionally-charged photographs that capture the real story of your wedding from start to finish. So powerful they can bring you back with just a glance. Your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event. A truly special moment in time. A special moment that you’ll want to return to again and again over the course of your life. In addition, you’ll want your children and grandchildren to be able to relive it with you in the years to come. Therefore you deserve an award-winning wedding photographer who can actually document that priceless moment for you. Tangible memories of real people and raw emotions, not contrived or staged moments. Discover wedding photography without ego. You’ve been to lots of friends weddings, and it seems that most other photographers take charge and direct the day. They’ll take endless portraits that are highly-staged and contrived. They’ll fill up a wedding album with pictures of the decor and the details because those pictures mean more to their portfolio than they do to their couples. Needless to say, that’s not what you hire a true wedding photojournalist for. That’s why my unique approach is to capture the raw and real moments of your wedding. My “fly-on-the-wall” style that makes most people think I’m actually a guest of the bride and groom and not the wedding photographer. International Award Winning Photographer It’s my photojournalistic approach, along with my images and customer service that’s won me a variety of regional and international awards over the course of my professional career. The WPJA’s ‘Top UK Wedding Photojournalist in 2009’ and the 'Best Wedding Photographer’ for the East Midlands Region in the UK Wedding Industry Awards 2012, 2014 and 2015 Natural Moments. Raw Emotions. Real Personalities. You want a photographer to help you document this special moment in time. To preserve your story so that it can be cherished and treasured for generations by family and friends alike. You want to be able to share the real story of your wedding — with the people, moments, and most of all, the feelings that came along with it. Not something that’s inaccurate, false, contrived, staged or merely posed. You want a story of the day that enables you to revisit the entire experience. You want to feel every one of those precious moments come flooding back to you in a heartbeat. Most of all, the butterflies, the expectations, the suspense, the tears, joy and laughter, and of course, the loved ones who were present then, but might not be around today. So, you’re looking for a special way to capture this once-in-a-lifetime moment (and a wedding photographer who does more than stage the day and want to be the centre of attention). It Seems Like Most Other Photographers Think That The Most Important Thing To Photograph Is the Decor And Details. I Think More Deeply Than That. I Think The Most Important Thing To Photograph Is The People. Get in touch with me and find out how we can work together.
Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
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Press & Awards
Press & Awards (1)
Professional Photo Magazine July 2010
Accreditations / Associations (2)
WPJA (Wedding Photojournalist Association)
ISPWP (International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers)
Industry Awards (4)
Wedding Photojournalist Association's 'UK Wedding Photographer of the Year' 2009
'Best Photographer' for the East Midlands region - Wedding Industry Awards 2012
'Best Photographer' for the East Midlands region - Wedding Industry Awards 2014
'Best Photographer' for the East Midlands region - Wedding Industry Awards 2015
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What is your most memorable wedding?
How could I choose one wedding over so many great ones? They all are brilliant for different reasons. It's an honour to document a couple's special day.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Unobtrusive. Professional. Natural. Emotive. Timeless.
What about your business are you most proud of?
My customer service and the response I get from my couples when they see their images for the first time.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Don't stress it, enjoy the day and just go with the flow.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
I see it at every wedding. The look of pride on a parent's face and that magical moment when the bride and groom's eyes meet as she walks down the aisle towards him. Simply amazing.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
We meet. We hit it off. They book. They marry. I attend and narrate their wedding day. I deliver great customer service (is that enough?).
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
One where they aren't camera aware but are showing the true love they have for each other. That's priceless.
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
I don't pose or contrive images. They are all real moments (apart from the group shots and very lightly directed bride/groom portraits.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
An umbrella, a pair of wellies and the mindset that rain will not spoil your day - (trust me, it won't).
Describe how you got into photography.
A very boring answer, just like everyone else I suppose. My dad was a photographer, he bought me a camera, we had a darkroom at home. That's it (told you it was boring).
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