Mike French Photographer

Wedding Photography

Candid, natural, personable, and easy going; that’s my style. I’ve been to weddings, as a guest, where photographers have blocked our view of the bride and groom, noisily clicking away throughout memorable moments and disturbing the atmosphere – that is not my approach at all. Instead, I love being a fly on the wall, documenting your wedding day with a reportage style using unobtrusive and discrete Leica and Fuji cameras.

The paragraph I used to have here said that I delivered flawless photos full of love and life, but that’s not entirely true. If you want someone to direct you into flawless poses, I am not the person you want. My photographs capture the laughs, tears, funny moments, happy moments, sad moments and realism. A true reflection of your wedding day (and night). I get stuck in and mix with the guests, I laugh with you and run around for you, I do not force you to do anything you don’t want to.

I really enjoy wedding photography as a refreshing parallel to busy commercial work. I welcome everyone to drop me a message and have a no pressure chat so that we can discuss a tailored package, just for you.

I tailor each package to the couple but an exemplary package for £1,125 includes coverage from morning preparation until after the first dance with images and 2x prints edited & delivered

Give as much time as possible so that we can schedule in a introductory chat. This really helps break the ice and allows us to get to know each other

No – I prefer to wholly commit to the couples who book me.

Yes I happily cover the South west in Somerset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, including, Bristol, Bath, Taunton, Clevedon, Exeter, Cheddar, Wells, Barnstable, Cardiff, and Chepstow.

I include travel up to 50 miles from Bristol free of charge. Further afield is priced on agreement

Reportage/documentary/photo-journalism on digital Fuji and Leica cameras.

Mostly, I discretely document the day as a fly-on-the-wall capturing candid and unposed moments where people feel at ease. I aim to help couples and guests feel as relaxed with the camera as possible

I aim to get a teaser gallery uploaded within a week of your wedding, with the full delivery of images in around a month at most.

I am a naturally confident person that engages well with people. I start off discrete until the guests are comfortable with me then become more noticeable as the day goes on.
All bookings require a £250 deposit to secure the day. 
"We are so glad that we chose Mike to photograph our wedding day. We absolutely love the photos! They perfectly capture the emotion of the day and we will cherish them forever. Mike was very professional and even went to look at the venue before the big day. He fitted into our wedding day seamlessly and we barely noticed him taking most of the photos. It was a joy to have Mike as our photographer."
Alex and James
"We had the most amazing day and cannot thank you enough for your kind and calm nature, patience and for making us feel at ease the entire time. We have had so many people say how brilliant you were but the biggest compliment we can give you (my parents said this too!) is that it felt more like you were a guest than a supplier. Thank you for playing such an important role in our special day."
Kat and Chris

Say Hi!

Drop me an email to find out more and schedule a no-pressure chat.