I’m Ian also known as Sidey…the joys of having Sidebottom as a surname. I’m a wedding photographer based in West London, but I shoot weddings all over the U.K and beyond.
Where do you Live: I live in Shepherds Bush, West London with my partner Jon who I met 11 years ago while travelling in Australia.
My favourite things: travelling, going to the theatre and Rupaul’s Drag Race.
When not shooting weddings: you’ll find me planning my next holiday or shopping for trainers, probably metallic silver ones.
Three things I couldn’t live without: my camera, Spotify and English Breakfast Tea.
What inspired you to become a wedding photographer: my love of capturing memories whilst traveling and realising how important it is to capture the good times. I’ve been a wedding photographer for 5 years and I can’t imagine doing anything else.
What’s the best thing about being a wedding photographer: I get to meet and hang out with amazing couples, their nearest and dearest, capturing the excitement, love, joy of their day and sometimes get to eat cake… I love cake.
Describe your style: my wedding photography style is laid back, relaxed, fun and unposed. I like to get to know my couples by chatting about their plans for the day and having a pre wedding shoot to get them relaxed in front of the camera. I’ll capture your day, the big and little moments, and let you get on with having one of the best days of your lives.
Describe your couples: my couples are relaxed and love documentary style photography. The last thing they want is a photographer who bosses them about with cheesy poses and makes them feel super awkward. They know the most important thing about the day is to have an amazing time with their favourite people and a few drinks
If this sounds like you and you’d would like to chat more about what I do, or where to get the best confetti cannons from, please don’t hesitate to drop me an email, complete the contact form, or give me a call.
P.S. Don’t worry, everything will go just fine, and you will be marking the last point on the ‘to-do’ list before you know it!