I use this section to give you a little insight into me and how I approach each wedding in my documentary and editorial wedding photography style, but if none of these answer your questions, please feel free to contact me directly at martin@martinjsylvester.com


What has been your favourite experience?

It’s very hard to narrow down a favourite experience, as I love all the weddings I’ve covered. But I have had a few great ones over the years. One that stands out for me, was a destination wedding in the French Alps in Winter. The ceremony was held on a frozen lake and the mountain in the background was where the reception was later held. I had to ride a snowmobile to get to the top and it was so incredibly beautiful to capture my couple overlooking the Mont Blanc mountain range. Another amazing experience was being hired by ITV to capture a beautiful wedding at Chiswick House on Ant & Dec Saturday Night Live in February 2022.

Do you cover Micro Weddings?

Before COVID I was only interested in covering the large all day weddings, but in the last couple years I’ve fallen in love with covering micro weddings due to the intimacy. It gives me the opportunity to really get to know my clients and their loved ones on the day. On more than one occasion I’ve done christenings and birthday celebrations for my past clients. And even provided new headshots for their linkedin profiles.

What if I’m camera shy or hate having my photo taken?

I hear this with the vast majority of my clients, but with my natural approach it isn’t something you should be worried about. It’s only natural to feel camera shy, and I help my clients to feel at ease when we do the couples session. I also like to think that it helps that I’m 6’4”, so I naturally take photos at an angle that is very flattering.

What is your approach?

My main aim throughout the day is to provide a documentary style, capturing the fun and real moments in a very candid approach. Even during our couples shoot session, I use movement and communication to get the most natural reflection of your love for one another in a beautiful composition or with a gorgeous background.

What are your packages?

I offer a range of packages to suit different needs. I recognise that my clients have different budgets. My most popular package (Diamond) covers end of bridal preparations through to after the first dance, typically ending within an hour of the afterparty, roughly 10 hours. See more on my website for further details.