I love weddings.
No two are the same and there are always new challenges which keep the day fun.
I love the buildup to the day, meeting a new couple and sharing in their dreams and expectations for that special day. I like to see how their plans develop and build upon those first few ideas.
Then there is the sheer chaos of the day which I am there to capture. From the bride and groom getting ready in the morning, the groom waiting anxiously for his bride-to-be to arrive, the ceremony, and then the fun and celebrations afterwards. Set against that chaos are the quiet moments, little moments, the bride and bridesmaids just stopping to look at dress. The groom's mother arranging his corsage. That moment when the bride and groom see each other for the first time. These all make the dayspecial, and are captured by me, for you to look back on.
Stylistically, I work between candid and posed, to get a pleasing mix that will give your album the right balance.
“Michael is an excellent photographer! He photographed our wedding and we are made up with the pictures. Many guests commented on how friendly and smiley he was all day. Nothing was too much trouble and he made us feel at ease. Thank you so much! Can’t recommend him highly enough!” - Sianne & Mark
"Michael has worked as a photographer for me on a number of projects over the past few years and always delivers quality work which is why he was my first choice as a wedding photographer. Prior to thewedding he took time to understand the kind of shots my husband and I wanted on the day, including a site visit to do some pre-planning and finding out the challenges of shooting in a dark theatre! On the day he was punctual, professional and discrete, having the right balance of knowing when to be authoritative and make his voice heard when organising group shots then blending into the background to capture more relaxed images of family and friends without interrupting the celebrations. Michael has a great sense of humour and also helped us capture some fun shots as a couple that reflect our personalities. Our wedding album was hand delivered and he even gave us recommendations for printers too! 5 STAR SERVICE" - Naomi & Neil
“Michael has such an amazing talent for capturing ‘moments’ which is exactly what you want on your wedding day. Michael's ability not to miss a moment is incredible, and his energy and passion comesacross in the photos. He is able to blend in so well that your guests and literally will not realise they’re being photographed. He was able to capture a mix of 'posed' and natural images where We were unaware of the camera. We could not recommend Michael more.” – Rachel & Aaron Sharpe
“Michael is a friend of mine. He did our wedding photography for us and did an outstanding job. He was very professional and did things how we wanted them. He also brought the fun element to some of our shots which we really enjoyed and the photographic outcome was brilliant. I would recommend Loki photography to anyone planning a wedding as you will get exactly what you want!” – Hazel and Craig Cooper
Michael provided the photography for my wedding in 2013. He was fantastic from start to finish. He arrived with his team on time and made sure everything we had discussed was covered. This day means the most to be now as my grandfather has since passed away and I have the beautiful photos that Michael took that day of him as a happy and healthy man. I fully recommend Michael for any kind of photography. A truly talented and spectacular photographer. Highly recommended. - Katie Hughes
"Hi, Michael and Richard did my wedding photographs on Saturday , I just wanted to say they were a credit to your company , the were both fantastic , all our family mentioned how lovely they both were and the made us all so comfortable on the day, I can’t thank them both enough , we are so excited to see the photographs but just wanted to tell you how fantastic they both were , thankyou" - Mr & Mrs Simister
"Mike was invited to our wedding in Ireland as a guest. We had not met in nearly 6 years, but still he flew out to be part of our celebration. I met him the morning of the wedding at the reception venue which also doubled as a hotel for us all to stay at. That morning however, I did not meet the photographer we had hired, because he had unprofessionally forgotten about our booking. This left us without a photographer and sent us into a wild panic. However, Mike, without hesitation, grabbed his camera, stepped up to the bridal suite and very calmly told us he would take care of everything. He sprang into action with an inspiring mix of urgency and composure, which alieved an immense stress from my wife and I.
The hired photographer showed up after an exasperated phone call, but he missed all of the morning wedding prep. Once he finally arrived, Mike immediately filled him in on what shots he had already taken and told him that he would now hand over the role of lead photographer to him. Mike continued to follow us to all the previously arranged shooting locations, but never once stood on the toes of the hired photographer. He stood behind him always, and he made sure every guest knew to only look at the other photographer’s camera for the shots, so that all the portrait shots would not have people looking at two different cameras.
Five days after the wedding, Mike had already sent us all of his edited shots, and my wife and I were overjoyed as we went through one image at a time, blown away by how amazing he had made our day look. The shots from the bridal prep were stunning, and we couldn’t imagine life without photos of those moments. Even the shots that he had taken from behind the hired photographer at unintended angles were spectacular. He chronicled moments of our wedding that we thought were lost because of someone else’s mistake. Not only did he save our day, but he did so with the utmost professionalism, even when there was no call for him to be so. His friendly character enabled us to swiftly become comfortable within the chaos that was created – this not only let us enjoy our day to the fullest, but also put us at ease for his photos. He is not only a highly skilled photographer, but also a true gentleman with a heart of gold. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you." - Seamus & Shiori
"Thank you so much for spending so much of your time and patience with us on our wedding day ! It really did mean the world to have someone who was calm, friendly and professional with us all day, it put us at ease just knowing you were there constantly trying your best to be there to catch those amazing memories whilst being in the background. Thank you again! Would recommend to anyone !" - Victoria and nathan.
"Mike was my photographer on the 29th June 2018 at the huntsman inn. I am overwhelmed with how he managed to include every single detail of my wedding from start to finish. The photos were natural and beautiful. You will be delighted with the outcome if your looking for a photographer this is your man ❤️" - Rachel & Jamie
"Literally couldn't of asked for a better photographer if I tried the pictures are absolutely perfect above and beyond what I wished for thank you so much 😁" - Jade and Stuart