My name’s Karl Drage and I’m the resident wedding photographer at the Shout Weddings & Events Emporium in Kettering.
I’ve been a professional wedding photographer since 2016 but have a further 11 years of digital photography experience behind me prior to that.
I love photographing weddings. It’s a real privilege to be allowed ‘behind the scenes’ on what can be one of the most stressful, emotional days of your life. Rest assured, though, that my aim will be to ease those stresses rather than add to them.
I’m quite happy to talk to anyone who wants to talk to me on your wedding day, which usually results in a very relaxed atmosphere, allowing very natural pictures to flow.
My style primarily involves capturing the action as it unfolds rather than trying to force things, but there obviously are stages during the day where I get a bit more proactive. Aside from group shots, I would also hope to take you and your new husband or wife away from the crowd to get some pictures of just the two of you. Depending on the duration of the booking and the time of year, that might extend to playing around with portable lighting once the sun has set. Don’t worry, though, I’m not going to force you into any situations where you’re not comfortable!
I regularly work with couples who tell me they hate being in front of the camera before they book me, but you would be amazed how many of them are directing the action before the wedding day is over!
Thank you for taking the time to read this. If you like my work and think we might get on, I’d love to talk to you about what you have planned and for you to consider allowing me to be a part of your big day.
We are also one of the wedding businesses who make up Shout Wedding & Events, a shop in Kettering: