Hello, My name is Deji Johnson, a professional wedding photographer based in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire. I am married to an amazing woman and a proud father of two amazing daughters. In my spare time, I love spending time with family and friends, traveling and discovering new places, both here at home in the UK and abroad.
My work is inspired by getting to know you, your character, stories and relationship. Specialising in documentary wedding photography, I use light, composition, symmetry and creativity amongst many others ways to tell your wedding story. I will help you capture all the special moments of your wedding day as you've planned it. Your story will be told in timeless images you and your family will cherish for years to come.
I would love to hear what you have planned and how I can assist you.
THE WAY I APPROACH MY WORK AND EVERY WEDDING
My style is documentary with some direction in between for formals photos. Most weddings seem the same because of the agenda and timeline that is set, BUT....the people are very different and this make every wedding including yours, unique. Prior to your big day, I will arrange a wedding consultation with you; where you can tell me all you have planned and what is important to you. I work well by myself and dependant of the size of your wedding, would normally work with a second photographer. This allows me to focus on the big moments that are precious to you with complete attention.
On the day….
I start the day by assessing the light around us and the overall mood of the day. I explore the venue and start setting the scene for your wedding. I look at your wedding as a story that has a beginning. I always strive to take photos that, years from now, transports you back to that day. Each image I deliver has a reason behind it.
Getting ready & details
If you want the details, the dress, the shoes, the suit and tie you picked out; I’ll capture it beautifully. After we have photographed your venue, I’ll gather up your details and photograph them. I will generally have you hold or wearing your details because we love the connection between you and the things you love.
Ceremony & Reception
During the ceremony, I document everything that is happening around us. The crying, the laughter, the happiness. I do not direct anything during this time. Directly after the ceremony we have the official announcement for family, friends and bridal party formals.
I will spend around thirty minutes photographing you both. I will have scoped out some beautiful spots the day of, but usually prior and take you around to them. We can adventure all around and chase the light. I will take a few formal photos and the rest are you all loving on each other. I pick up the vibes of each couple and run with it, some need more direction and some less. With my experience, I will help you both feel comfortable, so you enjoy yourselves.
I allocate around thirty minutes for photographing you and your wedding parties; separately and together. I also take individual photos of you and each party member on your side. All of this is covered during your wedding consultation and finalised a couple of weeks before the big day.
After we take family formals, couple photos, receptions and speeches, it’s party time! This ends all formal photos and I/we just photograph all the moments that unfold in front of us from there on. We use a mixture of flash and no flash, depending on the mood of the party.