Photograph taken by the awesome Steve Gerrard
So this is me Faye. I am totally awkward in front of a camera and really dislike having my photograph taken. Now that must sound totally strange coming from a photographer but having those feelings have really helped me with the way that I photograph people , especially awkward people like me. Let me explain a little more……
I am married to my very supportive bald husband (I will explain why I need to mention the bald head further on) and have been for ten delightful years. We have two beautiful sons who totally rock our world and live near Staffordshire.
10 years ago I married in Cyprus. I made the ultimate mistake (not the marriage). We never met our wedding photographer until our wedding day. As we were getting married abroad we put our trust in the wedding co-ordinator and went with the photographer that she recommended.
Well our wedding day was perfect, romantic and I married my best friend. The photographs arrived the day we came home and we were saddened by our wedding pictures. They were poor quality, grubby and the wedding photographer hadn’t cleaned his lens. My husband being bald, had this big hair attached perfectly on top of his head for most of the pictures. We laugh about it now and I am grateful for this. As at that moment I swore I would start my own company and I would never let any couples (who booked with me) feel like we felt, and Faye Ford Photography began.
So on my return to the UK as a married, pregnant woman. I enrolled at night school and studied BTEC Photography and passed with a Distinction three weeks after giving birth to my first son.
Since this time I have dedicated myself to Photography, attending some of the UK’S most prestigious wedding photographers courses. In 2013 & 2014 I was shortlisted for the finals of the Wedding Industry Photography Awards, West Midlands.( In 2015 I decided not to enter) I was also shortlisted for the regional finals in 2016 & 2017.
So rewind back to our wedding day. So picture this . We are in love and haven’t seen each other for 6 hours . We are dying to catch up after the ceremony however the photographer had other ideas .The photographer got me to sit on a large rock and my husband had to get on his knees. My husband then had to bite my garter. At the time I remember thinking , AWKWARD. And guess how the picture looked? AWKWARD! Now that picture is hidden in the deepest darkest place in our home. It never comes out, never !!. In fact I’m confident that my family have never seen that wedding picture. We never look at it and when I do I cringe. It represents nothing about our wedding day other than the awkward time we spent with our photographer. It is so unnatural. I often wonder , maybe if he would of left me and my husband to catch up if he would of captured a real moment. Maybe we would of naturally kissed, naturally connected , naturally had a moment. Maybe if he would of done that we would be of been proud of that natural photograph and it would not of been hidden away.
No awkward poses , no hours away with the photographer . Just real creative wedding images for you to be proud of is so important to me.
Your wedding day is totally unique and your wedding photographs will be totally unique. They will tell the story of your wedding day, discreetly and creatively. I will capture those real moments as your wedding day explodes with emotions. The real laughter and banter between your guests, the real tears as you exchange your vows, the rollercoaster of emotions that you and your family experience on your wedding day. When you look at your photographs, I want them to transport you right back to those emotions that you felt on your wedding day. Their will be no awkward poses, no unnatural photographs, and definitely no disruption from me on your wedding day.
I am based near Staffordshire but offer wedding photography all across the U.K. I can offer a limited amount of destination wedding photography. I photograph all types of weddings regardless of wedding venues, location , religion or sexual orientation. I am very friendly and would love to hear your wedding plans. Pop and say hi here
I really care about my clients, my work and I am grateful every day to have such an amazing opportunity.
Just remember “Everything grows with love”
Thanks for reading…