I have been a wedding photographer for over 16 years, photographed over 150 weddings and learned a lot in that space of time.
Since I was very small and found one of my Grandmas old polaroid cameras lying around I have never been without a camera, I remember using that polaroid and each time I pressed the shutter I was so excited to see what I had captured, and as soon as I had taken one I was ready to create the next photo, needless to say this cost my family a small fortune in film!
My family were incredibly relieved when digital cameras became a thing. My dad bought me my first digital SLR camera in 2004 and I can vividly remember this opening up a whole new world to me, I was able to take as many photos as I want and if I didn't like how I had taken a photo I could re-take it and adjust things and create exactly what I wanted. It was about this time I also discovered photoshop and well, it was a love love relationship.
Weddings are always beautiful! The excitement can, however, be overwhelming for the happy couple, appearing almost like a haze to them afterward. Through photography, the day can be documented and experienced in lovely glimpses again and this is where I come in. I love to document my own life, I am always taking photographs and have always shared them and used them as my storytelling, so to document someone else's special moments comes very easy to me and is something I enjoy thoroughly.
"I’M THERE TO CAPTURE THE EMOTION AND BEAUTY OF YOUR WEDDING DAY. I LOVE IT WHEN MY COUPLES GET TO RELAX, GO WITH THE FLOW AND ENJOY THEMSELVES."
One thing I truly enjoy about weddings as a photographer is that there are always moments to capture and new, interesting situations to adapt to. I am an observer, but also a partaker. Being a great wedding photographer isn't about just turning up on the day, it's about being part of it. Not only do I blend in, but throughout the day I mingle and chat with people which gains trust and appreciation for the work that I’m doing. I’ve learned to do this subtly and at the same time letting events unfold as they would naturally and waiting for the perfect moment, leaving you with timeless memories.