Shootinghip by Robert Burress
I’m Rob Burress from Shootinghip, a Hampshire wedding photographer based in Petersfield. I’m an over 20-year transplant from the US who has learned to embrace the finer elements of British life. Rainy days, long walks and losing on penalties every two years.
I believe that wedding photography should be more than just pretty things. It’s about people. Their connection, love and emotion all captured in a brief moment that when combined lead to a fabulous story. I don’t try to pigeonhole my style. Instead, I simply describe it as ‘Wedding Photography in the First Person’. My hope is that if I can show you a slideshow of images from a wedding you’ve never been to and feel like you were there, imagine how it feels for your own wedding.
What makes your business special?
I believe that one of the main qualities that makes my business special is how I always try to make the entire experience of finding, loving and using a wedding photographer EASY. Easy to contact, easy to meet, easy to book, easy to talk to. On the day I don’t want the photography to ever feel forced or artificial. Yes, I want it to be easy. Easy to get on with other suppliers, easy to make friends and family happy. One word? You can guess it already.
Why do your customers fall in love with you?
I feel that my customers fall in love with me because I blend in. I have no diva requirements, I don’t believe that what I do is any more important than any other supplier in their day. We are all there to serve the same purpose; to make the couple as happy as possible. Of course, great images and a fantastic experience don’t hurt either.
From the first time of meeting Rob, his easygoing, friendly, but professional nature was really encouraging. We had such fun on our engagement shoot with Rob – he made us feel really relaxed in front of the camera and the quality of the pictures and his rapport with us filled us with confidence for our wedding day photographs. We are absolutely delighted with our wedding day photographs – Rob’s photos captured so many special and memorable moments. He has really managed to tell the story of our big day perfectly – from getting ready before the ceremony to our first dance, all those little unseen moments, Rob managed to capture brilliantly. We came back home from our honeymoon two weeks later to our photo USB waiting for us – we were so impressed and grateful for the quick turnaround and Rob’s reliable communication throughout the whole process. We would highly recommend Rob!
Rob was truly excellent photographer at our wedding. He is professional and has a lovely manner and the quality of the final pictures was superb. He managed to pull of the perfect combination of being completely unobtrusive while at the same time capturing all the key moments and people with complete clarity. We highly recommend him.