My Approach to wedding photography
Every wedding is a unique story worth telling. Great characters who share deep connections and an engaging story that twists and turns its way through every emotion. I love every little bit of that. That’s what drew me to capturing weddings in the first place…
I see weddings as big collections of special moments that add up to much more than any single image ever could be on its own. Conversations between old friends, hugs, kisses, tears, laughter and wild dance moves. I want to put all of that in my camera to create a heartfelt account of each and every couple’s special day. My entire approach to wedding photography is centred around telling your unique wedding story, showing the real spirit of the people present and capturing the energy of the day itself.
If you're not having fun, what are we even doing?
I've been doing this for long enough to know that weddings and wedding photos are way better when everyone is having the time of their life! The best photos always happen when you least expect it and it's usually because somebody was laughing their head off at something funny. That kind of natural positive energy is something that I always try to project because I believe weddings are meant to be fun above all else. There will always be time for some intimate moments along the way and I will be all over that stuff as you would expect. That said, if your goal is to simply have a big party with your nearest and dearest and say "I do" at some point along the way, we're definitely already on the same page.
The magic of keeping it real
I think the pictures of your day need to be genuine moments captured as they actually happen so you see your day just as it was. Even when there is time to make some creative portraits together, I’ll be looking for natural expressions and genuine moments that show who you really are. Hopefully you can see this approach reflected in the stories on my blog.
I’m pretty sneaky for most of the day. I hate the idea of getting in the way but I will always be there for you when you need me. I’m not into posing people in silly, awkward positions that were cool in 1982. Let’s just allow the day to take it’s natural course, knowing that I’ll be there to point a camera at all the important moments whenever they happen. The best stuff always goes down when you least expect it.
Always a collaboration
When all is said and done, no matter how sneaky and unobtrusive I am, great wedding photography is always a result of a fantastic photographer & couple collaboration. The trust that results from connecting quickly with couples and guests allows me to see and feel what’s really going on from a relaxed and natural perspective. The more we connect, the more comfortable everyone feels and the more accurately the pictures reflect the ‘real you’ and everything else that makes a day like this so special. My aim is that every single person I spend a wedding day with simply sees me as a friend who happens to have a camera.
Endearing. Honest. Expressive.
Although it’s hard to describe my style with words, I think it would be fair to say that it’s mostly creative documentary storytelling with a dash of fine art and a huge amount of heart. Endearing, Honest & Expressive. I’m always focused on making images that really mean something. Rather than go on and on, I’d much rather you take a look at a few real weddings on my blog and the following video so you can make up your own mind. If what I do truly resonates with you, let’s have a chat about your big day soon. It all starts here…