Neil Walker has been a professional photographer for the last 20 years. He got his start shoot advertising photography and portraits both in the UK & internationally. He has had an incredibly varied career to date, which has enabled him to photograph people from all walks of life, from the jungles of Columbia to the streets of Putney.
It was wedding photography though that made the greatest impact on Neil. He decided to move into wedding photography because he loved the idea of being able to be part of a couples’ special day, knowing that his photographs of their special day give the couple wonderful memories for years to come.
Neil aims to capture the most intimate, emotional and funny moments from a couples wedding, which he does by working in the background at weddings so that the end result is a documentary or reportage style. He of course finds time to snap the obligatory group shots and photos of the bride & groom together, but other than that, everything else is shot candidly with little posing.
Neil says he loves photographing Asian weddings because they “allow me to blend in with guests and really get stuck into the action. This is particularly true during the baraat, the ceremony & of course during the dancing!”
How Neil deals with rain:
Weddings that are affected by rain or other bad weather can be some of the best for wedding photos. I believe the best way to deal with rain is to embrace it & use it, not try to fight it. Going out under a white umbrella and getting some beautiful shots can make for wonderful wedding photos. However, I’ve found that having a back up plan means I very rarely need to fall back on that plan!
One of Neil’s most memorable wedding experiences:
It has to be my first baraat! I was in the thick of it photographing the groom climbing on to a huge white horse when the dhol drummers struck up and the whole wedding erupted into dance. I love the photographs from that first baraat, I can still remember the excitement as everyone moved towards the bride’s family.
If you would like to see more of Neil’s photographs or contact him about photographing your own wedding, you can find him at: