About Faye Wilde Photography
Having pivoted from a decade in education teaching languages, Faye Wilde’s relaxed editorial style is informed by years of cultural immersion, reading a room, and knowing just the right thing to say to help people relax. Her style is considered and laissez-faire all at once, perfectly suited to couples who prioritize both experience and detail. Based in the UK but shooting worldwide, Faye shoots both digital and analogue film photography.
Behind The Brand
What draws you to wedding photography?
I adore the fashion. It has the power to change the whole narrative of the day, whether it’s ready-to-wear, couture or tailored pieces. Within seconds of seeing a couple, I’m thinking about how the fashion makes them feel, the texture of the fabric, and how it moves and catches the light. I also love the togetherness of it all and paying attention to the details that tell the story of the day, from the quiet moments between our chosen few to the wild chaos at the end of the night. Being a wedding photographer is a huge privilege and responsibility – there is always so much to document! I never take it for granted that I get to capture it all.
How would you describe your photography style?
My style is relaxed documentary with a touch of nostalgia. Even before I introduced analogue to my wedding photography, people used to think I shot on film because of how I edited photos – the focus on details, richness of colour, and grainy finish. I use my digital camera to shoot portraits and hero moments and my analogue camera to create artistry in between. I love the crazy light leaks, burnt rolls and quirks that make analogue so unique. Outside of weddings, my style is high-concept editorial, producing iconic imagery for bridal and fashion brands that would be at home in a magazine.
What inspires you creatively?
I’m so inspired by fashion, travel, and colour. Even when I am incredibly busy, I will always carve out space to create. Alongside shooting destination weddings, I run educational and content-based workshops for photographers, which allow me to experiment with my take on a recent trend, colour palette or style I’m obsessed with. I love that these concepts inspire my couples to get creative on their own wedding day, too.
What is it that makes an image magical?
The magic is all in the emotion, personal connection, and interactions between loved ones. I spend so much time getting to know my couples and I make the effort to know the names of their immediate family and closest friends, the details they obsess over, and exactly what to say to help them relax. Capturing these special moments with our chosen few can transport us back to a never-to-be-repeated moment. It doesn’t get more magic than that.
What advice would you give couples when selecting their wedding photographer?
Think about the elements of your day that are most important to you. You’ll see from portfolios which photographers are excited about shooting the same things. You should also consider how you personally feel in front of the camera and whether it’s important you work with a photographer who helps you to relax. You can often tell how relaxed couples and guests are within the images. You’ll also get a good feel for knowing if your energies are aligned after a discovery call.
Finally, choose a photographer you genuinely get on well with. A photographer isn’t just there to point and shoot; they’re there to be your cheerleader and help you relax, keep an eye on the timings, be assertive when needed, and deliver a gallery that will help you relive your wedding for the rest of your life.
Your dream location to shoot a wedding?
As a Spanish speaker, I love shooting all over Spain and the islands… but my number one bucket list destination is the Dolomites. I love how epic the location is and am so excited to create magic there one day.
Why we love Faye…
Intuitive and creative, Faye Wilde romantically captures the electric connection between couples. Her beautiful blend of documentary and editorial, and of analogue and digital, tells heartfelt stories through gentle yet bold imagery, infused with poetry.
For the couple…
For couples wanting someone who has mastered both the art of creating evocative photographic memories as well as being someone who is able to connect, making couples feel at ease in front of the camera and being able to create magic as a result.
Get to know your photographer as best you can prior to your wedding day, so when the time comes you’ll feel like you’re hanging out with another friend. The result will be more intimate and meaningful moments captured.