A little while ago, I had the very lovely privilege of photographing Ashley Banjo (Britain's got talent and diversity fame) getting married to his beautiful wife Francesca.Read More
Anna & Simon,
A beautiful autumnal colour, wedding flower headbands and long walks in the woods wearing a wedding dress! Both a traditional and alternative wedding mix. Beautiful church followed by the most intimate of marquees.
Words cannot express our gratitude for these! The photos are stunning, but most importantly they really captured the essence of the ceremony spot we chose and the country we were in. Each photo manages to convey so much emotion not only from us but from the landscape around us. I know you will do amazing things in this lifetime with your unique talent, and I am just happy to always be able to look back at these photos and remember, not just the love we felt that day, but the people who made that day spectacular. The wonderful thing about such a small wedding is that you will forever have a part in that wonderful day in our lives. Please never forget you are always welcome in our home and hearts. I am proud to hold a small step in what I know will be an amazing journey of your career and work. May your passion always and forever meet your talent!
Anna Marie x
Thank you to Emma at Timeless White wedding planning x
Thank you so much for watching, it means so much...
Ashley Banjo & Francesca got married in London on 4th July 2015, Obviously, it was a huge honor to be asked to cover the wedding of such a creative couple.
Married in a small church in Essex, followed by a beautifully designed and staged setting in the flower gardens on the embankment.
A pure emphasis on family and close friends made the perfect start to married life, real family values.
Planner - Suzanne James, caterers of distinction London.
kind words -
"Hey Craig, so good to hear from you, man. Francesca and I are currently in the middle of writing you a thank you letter, but here's a quick summary.. you were the perfect choice for us! Your calm and collected persona, your extremely artistic eye, your experience and intuition for that 'perfect moment' and not to mention the beard and tats.. lol. Honestly from the beginning until the end you were unbelievable Craig. The pictures speak for themselves. you captured the most magical day of our lives flawlessly. Those pictures will keep the memories fresh for the rest of our lives. thank you doesn't cover it... much love"
Ashley & Francesca
149-Avenue de la République, Paris. 92400 | +44 7435 606433 | email@example.com
Rebecca & David are from Toronto Canada, David has a loose family connection with Scotland, what better a reason to invite twenty-five of your closest family and friends over to the Mansion Hill of Tarvit, Aberdeen to celebrate your wedding Day.
Planner - Timeless White
Personal Stylist - Jo Riegate
Flower Crown - Sophie&Luna
some kind words from the bride and groom -
David - "Craig from what we've seen your work is truly the best we've ever seen. You should have seen how proud Rebecca was showing everyone the photos so far you've posted. Each time her head got bigger and bigger but rightfully so haha. The way you captured her beauty is beyond words. I can't thank you enough for getting you to come out that day to the Hill of Tarvit and photograph the best day of our lives. We're so excited to see all the photos you took and share them with as many people willing to look. I look forward to following you and seeing the flawless photos you constantly take. Bravo sir. Bravo."
Rebecca - "David and I want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being such an essential and magnificent part of our wedding day. I was so nervous before you came to the hotel, never having met you before, however, you instantly felt like a longtime friend. You made me feel so comfortable and at ease, even though I really do hate being the centre of attention. Not only are you a lovely person you are extremely talented at what you do. I can attest to the fact that you are the most talented wedding photographer I have ever stumbled across. I have been a part of many wedding parties and I have never met a photographer so professional yet who also integrates so well into the wedding day. Everyone that came to the wedding raved about how amazing you were. After seeing the photo’s honestly words cannot describe how thankful we are. They turned out absolutely amazing and we could not have asked for more beautiful pictures. We will cherish them forever. If David and I can help rate or recommend you in anyway please let us know as we would be honoured to do so. Keep up the amazing work and I can’t wait to see all your wonderful future weddings on insta J"
Could not be happier. x
Yesterday, finally the suspense was over... I am very sorry to admit that I had started to wonder whether the dream-like state that the monumental effort it took for you to drive non-stop through the night to make it to our wedding, had resulted in a sub-standard portfolio of images... Could I really be that un-photogenic that it would take so long to edit my photos...
However, yesterday evening I had the immense pleasure of reliving the emotion, anticipation, elation and amusement of the day through the eyes of my guests, through the eyes of a genius. Having followed your Instagram feed, to someone who loves a quote, here’s one for you: “Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see”.
You are a genius.
Craig, you have managed to capture the beauty of moments that were very personal to me, your photos evoke so many of the specific emotions from the day that I felt. They take me back to this incredible moment that I have been desperate to capture, remember, stash away and preserve in my thoughts forever. To see Sam walk out from the chateau in that dress... To hear the beautiful words of my cousin in the intimate ceremony... To feel the whole party hanging on my speech... To totally lose myself in the love of everyone around me, completely fit to burst out of the happiness I felt for the futures to come with my new (and totally stunning) wife...
Aside of the enormous collective beard-envy from my mates, it is perhaps the biggest compliment to say that you weren’t really noticed, this wasn’t an in-your-face-oh-god-there-is-the-camera-put-on-a-smile experience. The results are stunning. Somehow you went about your business in the shadows, while at the same time absorbing the emotion that everyone was feeling around you – I kind of wish my whole life was documented like this, given I have an infamously patchy memory whenever booze has been involved, the blur of my twenties... Countless people have commented what a great guy the photographer was, how great it was to meet you, and I am sorry that I didn’t get the opportunity to give you a ‘thank you’ on the scale of which you deserved on the day, now with the benefit of hindsight, having had the chance to re-live it all through the gift of your shutter. I very much hope our paths cross in the future so that I can begin to try to.
No doubt Sammy will want to meet up and give you a massive hug, to let you know how grateful she is for being lucky to be able to remember our day in this way for ever more. But on a personal note I just wanted to let you know how grateful I am, as someone that dared question the cost of locking you in as our photographer, as someone who hates a “cheesy wedding shoot”. It was the best decision we could have made.
Please do look us up if you have any spare time in your ridiculous schedule and happen to find yourself in London. Perhaps when wedding season is over.
Thank you, really.
149-Avenue de la République, Paris. 92400 | +44 7435 606433 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Choosing a photographer can be one of the most important decisions we make as a bride.
In the grand scheme of life, our wedding day is fleeting; and it’s the photos we turn to that bring us back to our most valued moments and truest emotions. It’s not often we are willing to express these emotions so profoundly. And for this reason choosing a photographer is a leap of faith – as you put complete trust in someone you’ve only just met, and allow that person to see your most vulnerable self.
Craig is one who accepts the opportunity with a full heart. He is gracious, thankful, and understanding of just how important this day is to you. Your nerves are set to ease upon the first click of his camera; and you know you’re in good hands. Being with Craig is like being in the presence of a friend. You feel comfortable and can sense his appreciation in playing a part in your love story. He is inspired by your love as if it’s the first of its kind. To him, you are his only bride.
But if this doesn’t already make Craig unique, it’s his photos that do. They are organic, genuine and unique. He is able to capture your purest feelings into a single frame; each as dreamy and rich as you remembered them. Only a true artist is able to tell these stories through a single frame. This is the work of Craig George. It’s an honour to have been in the presence of such an artist, and a gift I will forever cherish.
having photographed my last full French wedding yesterday I'm unable to sleep out of sheer pain - my body is broken and a physiotherapist session is very much needed.
I've put everything I have emotionally and physically into this incredible season.
I've been sat on many an aeroplane wondering why I do it, why the 5am starts on "travel days", the constant tiredness upon waking up, the editing on the road to provide a satisfactory turn around time for beautifully understanding couples.
'you see' no matter how many times you've met with your couples before their wedding it's only when you arrive in the morning, and make that first eye contact with the bride that you get to see her look at you with vulnerable hope!
She knows, you know, the day is planted at your feet to do an amazing job of covering the day in a way that will re create the emotion she's feeling right then and there.
They're not fatigued, they haven't seen 65 weddings this year... It's their first one, their only one!
When I see that emotion in them, that first hello! It never ever fails to inspire me.
For the next 12 hours or so, nothing else exists.
I'm heading up to Paris now, to photography 2 beautiful couples and then heading home to see my little girl because I miss her terribly. X