About Chris Fossey Photography
Creative & Contemporary Wedding and Commercial Photographer
Hi, I am based in the beautiful Cotswolds just outside of Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire and live with my partner and three cats. I grew up on the south coast where I was inspired by dreamy seascapes and the cosmopolitan buzz of London and Brighton with their endless street photography opportunities. Photography has always been part of my life and has inspired me to travel, explore and visually document the world around us.
I have an absolute passion for wedding, event and commercial photography and feel very privileged that it is my full time job. All the images on this website are from real weddings taken by myself. When you book me you can be rest assured that I will be the one capturing your wedding day as I don't sub-contract work out. For most of your big day I will work tirelessly and unobtrusively in the background working in harmony with your family and friends when required, posing only where necessary in order to capture those 'killer' shots.
My work is all about Now – and it’s all about telling Your Story….
As a Warwickshire based Wedding Photographer, I want to naturally and unobtrusively capture those key magical moments of the day, from a loving glance that reveals true love to a joke shared with friends, using a combination of photo reportage and fluid relaxed contemporary portrait photography.
Most of the images taken on a wedding day are unposed, but what about those portraits? Most couples who book me love both photo reportage and natural portraits. Couples always remark how relaxed they felt during the portrait sessions and how I made them feel at ease. For the couple, a few moments away from the heart of the wedding day allows for some intimate and quiet reflection together, and of course, for me the opportunity to capture some stunning imagery with natural flair and romance for the biggest love story of them all... yours!
I combine pure professionalism with an unobtrusive friendly approach in order to produce comprehensive, yet intimate and personal imagery. For me it is important that my work captures emotion. My work is therefore both expressive and innovative so I can produce images that clients will treasure forever. It is my aim to capture my subjects naturally with dignity and refinement, avoiding the numerous clichés in wedding photography.
Through developing a wide range of high profile publicity and promotional campaigns for many years I have developed an appreciation of aesthetics and have a keen eye for detail.
I am able to cover a wide range of portrait and event based assignments, either corporate or personal.
Featured online and in print:
Creative, experienced and ready for anything…
All the wedding photography featured on my site is from actual weddings with real people whose big day I have had the absolute pleasure to capture. This site also includes those very important Testimonials – feedback and reputation is so important which is why a lot of the work I do is generated from personal recommendations.
When I am not busy shooting weddings, I love to explore the world and have a passion for travel photography. I’ve included a few highlights from all four corners of the globe so if you fancy a bit of inspiration feel free to have a look around!
I would love to hear from you…
Kind Words from my Clients
“We can’t thank you enough for the wonderful photos of our wedding, you captured the spirit of the wedding perfectly. I loved the way you made the photo taking so effortless, yet such stunning results. I have never had professional photos taken of me before and was a bit worried that nobody could possibly capture a good photo of me, but you did a fantastic job. I love your individual style which I am glad to say comes through in our photos too. They will be treasured forever, can’t recommend enough, thanks again! xx”
“The amazing photos that Chris took of us on our wedding day mean we have so many memories we can treasure. His professionalism was amazing. He just didn’t stop the whole day. He worked so hard to achieve some beautiful pictures. We also faced a number of amusing obstacles when we had our photographs in some public places, which he dealt with with great humour and calm. I can’t recommend him highly enough.”
“The photos are fantastic and we are both very happy with them! We had obviously seen a lot of your work from the other weddings you have done so knew what you could do but the quality of the images has excelled our expectations. The portraits are all excellent but it’s the more informal shots where you have caught people in a natural pose that we both really like – Kate also particularly likes the detail photos of her dress and the decorations etc. I cannot thank you enough for all your hard work and helping our day to run smoothly.”
“You have captured our day beautifully, from some excellent reportage shots of the service and wedding breakfast to big group shots and portrait sessions. The portrait shots are stunning, and the reportage shots are just what we wanted – we didn’t realise you were taking many of these shots until we went through the photos afterwards. You blended in throughout the ceremony and wedding breakfast and showed good knowledge of the venue. Your experience showed in a number of key areas, not least in the photography itself but also from the way you staged the large group shots to the way you kept Zoe’s dress in good condition throughout the day. Once again, thank you.”
“Thank you so much for all your hard work on our very special day. You captured both our personalities and the ambiance of the day perfectly. It will mean we have a faithful representation of the day’s events to look back on and show our loved ones. We could never have dreamed that the finished photos would look so beautiful. From the day we first contacted you to now, you have been professional, prompt and helpful in your responses to our emails. On the wedding day you applied your previous experience brilliantly, made us feel completely at ease and you were as excited as us to get as many interesting photos as possible. We know our photos are a credit to your skills and we will recommend you very highly to future wedding planners. Many many many thanks.”
“Thank you so much for helping to catch our special day in such an authentic way! There were so many wonderful photos, it was really hard to narrow it down for the storybook. Thank you for bearing with us through the never-ending requests for informal group photos, and for making it such a pleasant experience. Myself and my husband are not the most camera happy people, and you made it feel so natural and easy. When we look back at these photos over the years, we will do so knowing you captured everything the way it was, and that the smiles and laughter were genuine, and not forced for posed pictures! You did an incredible job.”
“Wowzers…….what can I say, these are absolutely fantastic! There are some amazing photos in there and you’ve captured everyone of our guests and every single special moment and there are some gorgeous portraits, how are we going to choose? We thought you worked so hard on the day and managed the guests really well, we were very pleased to have chosen you and worked with you. We absolutely loved the day and just can’t stop talking about it, thanks again for capturing all of those special moments that made it perfect.”
“We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for capturing every special moment of our big day. You’ve really done an outstanding job for us and every time we look at our photos we are so pleased we picked you as our photographer. All the photos are truly beautiful, with a lot of unexpected ones that only a professional like yourself would have had the creative mind to come up with. Thank you also for being so easy to work with, you made the whole process painless.”
“We would highly recommend Chris Fossey Photography to anyone! We had an American wedding in England during April 2017 in Stratford-upon-Avon and found Chris through a simple search of photographers in the Cotswolds area. Our initial decision to go with Chris was because of his amazing portfolio and very reasonable pricing. We’re so glad that we chose Chris for our wedding! He captured so many wonderful memories for us. His professionalism was second to none. We couldn’t be happier with memories of our special day we can now relive forever! He was with us the whole day and did an amazing job!! On the back end we received all of our photos very fast! Chris is the man! ”
“You are an absolute genius! We are so happy with our photos. Thank you so much. You worked relentlessly to get the shots and you are incredible at what you do. Booking you was the best decision we made! I love how you’ve captured the day unfolding and really brought to life the orange and grey theme.”