Wedding Photographer Cornwall Dan Ward Photography shoots a wedding at Trevenna Barns, United Kingdom

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Wedding Photographer : Dan Ward Photography  
Couple : Sara & Simon
Wedding Photographer Cornwall
Ceremony Location : Pelynt Church.
Reception : Trevenna Barns
Wedding Date : 22nd December, 2013

Tell us a little about yourself??

My name is Dan. I’m just a storyteller with a camera living out of Cornwall, UK.

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How do you think or would like people to describe you?

Just that, a storyteller, though photos

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Tell us a little bit about the wedding day?

The couple contacted me only around 3 months before due to get married having orgnanised the wedding in relatively small amount of time due to Simon’s Navy commitments. The wedding was quite an intimate affair with only nearest and dearest attending.

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How did you get into wedding photography?

I used to play drums in a band in my younger days and always wanted pictures of us. From there I picked up my first camera and just never really stopped shooting!

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How long have you been a wedding photographer?

For the past 3 years. I have been building on my wedding business slowly for this time.

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Can you share how you've made your wedding photography business a success? Any mistakes you made along the way?

No real mistakes, but lots of things I would definitely do over others. I would recommend anyone working on their style as much as possible in the beginning. It’s what makes you who you are and your work noticeable.

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What do you think a bride or groom should be looking for and not looking for in terms of wedding photography packages?

I think the bride and groom should be more worried about what they want from the package in terms of photos, rather than extras. I rarely ever hear ‘I would love to have this style of photo on my wedding day’ or the like.

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How do you advertise yourself and what for you has really worked?

I don’t really do masses of advertising. I find your photos often speak for you, and just sharing them on social media networks does the rest!

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Why do you think people hire you?

I think people like the photos I create and want the most important day of their lives to be remember that way.

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How many weddings do you average per year?


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Whose wedding would you love to shoot?

My parents. I’ve seen photos from it all my life and just wish I could have shot it myself.

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If you were asked to shoot a destination wedding, where would you hope it would be?

Thailand – So pretty.

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What equipment do you have for a typical wedding day?

2x Canon 5dmk2’s, 2 x 580exii, 35mm F1.4L, 50mm F1.2L, 17-40 F4. 70-200 F2.8L IS.

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What is the most challenging thing about a wedding.

Restraining myself from shooting far too many photos!

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Do you have an approach to a wedding?

I tend not to, I go to every wedding with my eyes open and with one step back from everyone. I want to photograph things as they happen, not how they are set up.

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Who or what inspires you?

Just about every photograph I ever see! But I love Dylan and Sara Photography. Jordan Voth is always a firm favorite.

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Best & Worst marketing idea so far?

I think anyone bragging, boasting or slating others is horrible marketing

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If you weren't a photographer, what would you be?

A business man. I am an avid entrepreneur and marketer.

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Share your favourite image of the day and why?


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Do you have any goals for the future photography related or otherwise?

I would love to do this for the rest of my life and keep progressing and never standing still.

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What do you think is key to being a successful wedding photographer?

Dedication, time and a good business mind. I often find a lot of the work I undertake isn’t even with a camera in my hand.

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Are there any other wedding photographers whose work inspires you, can be a well know photographer or somebody you've stumbled across?

Rosie Hardy. She does the most awesome conceptual photos, everyone should check her out.

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Proudest moment so far. Photography related or otherwise?

Getting my work featured in Wed Magazine.

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