In the summer of 2019, I met photographer Lee Gibbins for the first time at a wedding fayre at the South Causey and in the space of less than a month we worked together on three separate weddings.
I had seen a lot of Lee’s work on social media and was a huge fan of his wedding photography so was quite excited to work together. When you work with a photographer for the first time you always hope that you click. Lee is a photographer so is easy to work with and is very laid back and we can bounce ideas off each other which are perfect so the couple gets the best results.
The first time we worked together was at The South Causey for the wedding of Beth and Andrew on a scorcher of a day where we ventured up to the lake to get some amazing shots as the sun was setting.
Lee has been shooting weddings for 5 years and after studying photography he began shooting for corporate clients, charities and events and then did his first wedding when a friend asked him to shoot a wedding.
His style is unobtrusive, documentary and relaxed. He uses natural light as much as possible capturing moments as they happen.
Lee says; “I love being part of one of the happiest days of people's lives, being part of such an important and special day is a privilege.
“I feel a sense of fulfilment capturing these moments as once those precious moments have happened you can't get them back.
He adds; “You can remember them but memories fade, video or photos certainly don't (not these days anyway).
Lee Gibbins excels in spending time setting up more dramatic portrait shots and going that extra mile for the perfect shot.
“I’ll happily trek through fields, across beaches, over fences, through woods and off the beaten track for those special shots.
With being an experienced photographer with many weddings behind him there have been lots of memorable moments.
“I remember every wedding for something different, they're all individual and there have been plenty of memorable moments!
“At a Scottish wedding they had the last dance of the night to 'Loch Lomond', all the guests made a circle around the bride and groom and as the speed of the song built so did the crowds enthusiasm resulting in the bride and groom up on everyone's shoulders. It certainly was one of the best finales to a wedding I've seen.
Emma and Jonathan's wedding at Lanchester Garden Centre.
“On a funnier note when working with one of my second shooters and trying to get a creative shot he managed to rip his trousers and spent the rest of the day trying to protect his modesty!
So for couples who are looking to book Lee, he always recommends people look at his client reviews when choosing their photographer.
“My previous clients are my best advocates and if you want to know what a photographer will be like on your big day then there's no one better to advise this than the bride and grooms who have chosen that photographer to capture their special day.”
The second wedding we shot at was at the peaceful surrounding of Lanchester Garden Centre for Emma and Jonathan’s big day. It was a wedding that we were both looking forward to as it was such a unique and personal wedding for the couple. Unfortunately, the weather knocked all the plans, so we had a lot of last-minute changes to deal with however we were both happy with the results as were Emma and Jonathan.
Speaking about working with us Lee Gibbins says; “I have worked with Adam and Keith at a number of weddings and always find them both a pleasure to work alongside, We get on very well, shoot in a similar style and manage to keep out of each other's way.....most of the time!
“They come up with lots of great ideas throughout the day to create truly bespoke and personal films. I couldn't recommend them more highly and look forward to working with them for years to come.
For more information about Lee Gibbins visit www.leegibbinsphotography.com or give him a call on 07824 332838.