Hello, I’m Dan Morris, a wedding photographer originally from South Wales, now based in the beautiful regency town of Cheltenham in the heart of the Cotswolds. Feel free to read about me and what I get up to when I don’t have my camera on hand.

I specialise in wedding photography within the UK and abroad. Capturing images that are truthful, beautiful, unobtrusive, and often infused with a touch of personality! I really love what I do and I spend a lot of time refining, perfecting and even obsessing over my work… it’s a passion. I love the unique style and atmosphere of every wedding and thrive upon capturing every special moment I see.

Getting the opportunity to photograph weddings is a truly unique experience. I enjoy working closely with each couple to ensure they too put a stamp on their wedding photography, and that the final images exceed their expectations.

My relaxed, photo journalistic approach to weddings means I document most of the day without intrusion. I can’t help but have fun at a wedding myself – so I infuse this with the wonderful atmosphere around me and bring it into every photo I take. My laid back approach I find helps plus after shooting so many weddings I feel there is always an answer to any situation that may arise on the day.

Keeping on top of my game is important to me. I’ve completed numerous photography courses over the years – which have enabled me to gain the knowledge I need to be an expert. When it comes to recent successes, I was a finalist in the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Wedding Industry Awards for Best Photographer in the South West of England, I also won the Sigma Olympics Best Photograph competition and in 2014 won the Hitched UK Wedding Industry Awards best breakthrough photographer in the UK. My work has been published in various magazines, blogs and wedding venue brochures.

I spend my spare time with my two best friends Holly my girlfriend and Sid the miniature Dachshund. When I’m not out and about with my camera, you’ll find me enjoying rugby, trying to keep fit, or travelling. Trying to see as many different places as possible. That is usually where the camera comes back into play.

FAQ

Learn more about what I do on your wedding day below
What is your wedding photography style?

About 90% of my work is photojournalism, capturing all those special moments as they happen, with minimal intrusion. The other 10% is the more traditional wedding photography style – getting those must-have formal shots and bridal portraits that are great for sharing with family. I have a laid back approach and go with the flow of your day, people watching and enjoying every moment as I document the emotion, happiness and fun of your wedding day celebrations.

Can you travel?

Absolutely! Although a lot of my work is within Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, the Cotswolds and South Wales, I photograph weddings throughout the UK and abroad – Cuba being the furthest to date. See my Destination Weddings page.

Do we receive a mixture of colour and black and white images?

Much of my work is colour, however I sometimes believe some photos look better in black and white. I often shoot a photo specifically for black and white.

What equipment do you use?

I use a range of Nikon professional equipment including three Nikon D750 cameras plus a D4 camera; various Nikon lenses to make sure I get the right shot no matter what the circumstance; and various flashes and triggers.

Will you dictate the day?

Absolutely not – my style and approach mirrors my personality, which is relaxed and unhurried. I’m there for your whole wedding day so I like to enjoy the wedding and get a good feel of the atmosphere at the same time.This helps me to capture meaningful shots throughout your day and get an essence of what’s important to you. The only time you’ll see me giving direction and getting involved is during group photos and the bride and groom shots. These photos take up very little time on the day and I try to make it as painless and as fun as possible. I like to let the day run its natural course just as it would without me being there.

What about family group shots?

I understand that most couples like some form of group shots, and I will always discuss your must-have images with you list prior to your wedding day. Some couples want to have fun shots with props, and others prefer something more traditional – the choice is yours. With these more formal shots, I ask my couples to designate the grooms-men or best man to be in charge of organising the groups for photos. This keeps things flowing and speeds up the process. I highly recommend trying to keep it around ten or below.

Are the photographs copyrighted?

Yes, though you have full license to print and share as you please.

How many photographs am I likely to receive?

This very much depends on the day and how much coverage you’d like. However, you can expect between 450 to 600 photos all fully edited by myself and in my signature style. You’ll be able to get a good feel of my style across my website, and in my blog and portfolio. Quality is my main objective and the photographs you’ll receive will be as perfect as possible.

Is a deposit required?

Yes. I take a £400 deposit to hold the required date; the final balance is not due until two weeks before your wedding day.

Do you create photo albums

Yes, I’m more than happy to create a professional wedding album for you, finished with high quality paper. I have samples that we can go through at any of our consultations. The purchase of a wedding album is an optional extra on top of your wedding photography package. I create them once you’ve received your photos so that you can choose which images you’d like to go in the album. See my Album page for more information.

How do you photograph in bad weather / winter weddings?

My equipment is weather sealed for bad weather, believe me, I have tested this out on a number or occasions! I’ve also trained and practised to use off camera lighting in any condition – a must in winter months, when it gets dark early.

What if I have further questions?

You can contact me here.