Chris Bird Photographer
DOCUMENTARY WEDDINGS & EVENTS
"I am Chris. I am a documentary photographer of gosh...14 years! I am a relaxed, easy-going photographer that loves my job. Every single wedding I have captured is unique and special. Each of them tells its own story. That's the reason why I love weddings. I meet amazing people, new families, and observe special moments on the best day of your life. I love telling a story and it would be an honour if I could capture yours. I operate a discreet approach, taking great care not to be too intrusive using natural light to produce film-like imagery. That is why I love real reportage. Please take a look around the website and if you like what you see please get in contact for a chat."
"Chris loves to capture candid moments and reveal the intimacy of their subjects. His work is personal. Capturing the fun, the emotion, and the joy of your special day. Chris has extensive experience in digital Fujifilm photography and uses his broad knowledge of the visual arts and crafts to bring a unique dimension to your special day"
Chris lives in Greater London.
BA Hons in Photography (Plymouth University)
FDA in Action Photography (Truro College)
Adobe Photoshop CS6 Level 3 (Certitec London)
14 + years of experience in photojournalism and documentary style photography.
Chris Bird Reviews
What lovely couples say...
If there is one thing Chris does well as a photographer it is - well, everything! Not only is he astronomically talented with an eye for glorious, beautiful and unusual shots he is a good listener and was able to put both of us at ease from our first meeting. Neither of us enjoys being in front of a camera but Chris made it a pleasure to be around and immediately made us feel comfortable and relaxed. The whole planning process was stress-free and we felt really confident we were going to get the shots we wanted - which we did and more! To quote my mother 'he was everywhere, two places at once!' Chris managed to go back and forth between multiple locations to get everything we wanted regarding bride-getting-ready and groom-getting-ready shots and yet no one remembered seeing him. In fact, that was true for the whole day, there were there when you needed them but completely not invasive, a perfect technique to get beautiful natural shots of our day.
Chris provides a unique friendly service with exciting surprise gifts and a relaxing fun feeling to the photography. We never felt pressured into shots we weren't comfortable with and Chris kept the couples shoots as short as possible so we could enjoy spending time with friends and family. Did we mention the results are stunning? Well, they are! Dreamy, atmospheric B&W images, rich saturated colour photographs in a natural and relaxed style.
We're going to put this simply: Choose Chris as your photographer and relax in the knowledge it's all taken care of.'
Rosie & Edward
“There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment.”
Katrina & Tom
Chris worked so hard on the day and all the extra little touches (such as the Polaroids on the day) made the whole experience that little bit more special. Our guests had nothing but compliments for Chris, as strange as it sounds one of the most common was that they barely noticed he was there! For us, this was so important as in my opinion that's the best way to get those all beautiful natural shots. I could go on and on with compliments! We love our photos and we love Chris, thank you guys so much!"
Penny & Joe
Chris was fantastic on our wedding day. Super fun, organised and managed to get the photos we wanted quickly and efficiently. We were blown away by the print he provided us and made us feel lucky to have them as part of our wedding. Very happy!
He swooped in to save us after another photographer cancelled. Amazingly personable and photos are stunning. What a guy!
Rosie & Edward
We chose Chris to capture our big day and wow were we thrilled he was our photographer. Not only did he make us feel at ease and get stunning shots of our wedding, but his work was full of little surprises and special touches that helped make the day even more special. The most wonderful of which was a beautiful box of photographs that he presented us on the day to take back to our hotel. His photographic style is also striking and individual. He captures light and tone in such an interesting way. We would highly recommend Chris Bird to everyone and anyone in need of a professional and personable photographer!