About Me & Lake District & Cumbria Wedding Photography
WHO I AM.
I’m Joshua Wyborn and Im a creative wedding photographer. I’ve been taking photos for a long time; ever since I was knee-high to a tripod and got my shutter finger on my father’s camera. I’m a bit taller now, 6’5”, which gives me a unique perspective on things. I’m also colour blind so I tend to see things in terms of tone and shade rather than saturation of colour. I can turn my lens to anything, be it commercial, fine art, landscapes or creative wedding photography. I know my ISO from my elbow and I’ve got the certificates to prove it.
WHAT I DO.
I wouldn’t describe myself as a traditional wedding photographer. I don’t consult ‘The Handbook of Wedding Photography Clichés’ beforehand. I favour a more observational, creative, documentary-style approach rather than the stiff formality of endless group shots. My eyes will be peeled for those unexpected moments that can make a day. My shots are unposed, candid, spontaneous. They are moments captured rather than created and will tell the story of your big day in a naturalistic way. You’ll hardly know I’m there as I move around like an f-stop ninja clicking away like my life depends upon it. But the focus will always be on you and your guests.
HOW I DO IT.
On the day I’ll arrive early. I may even have visited beforehand to get the lay of the land if time permitted. And I’ll stay as late as you need me to. I’ll be nervous; not as nervous as you two, obviously, but I know it’s your special day and I want you to be happy with the shots I take. It’s a big responsibility and one I take seriously.
Even after shooting more than 150 weddings, I still get butterflies in my tummy until the first click of the shutter because I want to get things right. At some point during the day I like to spend a bit of time with you both; away from the crowds, away from distractions, to give you some breathing space and to take the opportunity for some relaxed, informal shots. Or, and, if you wish we can create some beautiful fine art couple portraits that only you will have.
More About me & Being A Lake District & Cumbria Wedding Photographer.
Funnily enough, it was not my intention to be a wedding photographer at all. Originally from the flat lands of Norfolk, I moved up to Carlisle for university where I studied Photography and successfully completed my degree. All of my photography previously was either, a basis for my fine art paintings, or landscape photographs.
I moved up to Carlisle to discover the Lake District & Cumbria, Wales was only a short distance away and Scotland even closer. Even Ireland wasn’t too far away at all if I wanted to. It was all about the landscape. Through university though, I started photographing events and I started my street photography which then lead into a small job with the BBC as a photojournalist.
It was only when a class mate of mine asked me to photograph his wedding that I even considered being a wedding photographer. It had the fun of an event with the beauty of photojournalism and it required the use of light that my landscape work did. It seemingly ticked all of my boxes. A Lake District & Cumbria Based Wedding Photographer seemingly was born.
Now several years in, I’m used to travelling all over the UK photographing weddings and creating beautifully authentic photography for future generations to enjoy, in a creative and modern way. I honestly love doing what I do and I hope you enjoy my work also.