What is in my bag?
Skills and experience
Apart from the umbrellas, raincoats, an extra pair of shoes (which a bride actually borrowed) and wedding-day emergency kit, I carry my camera bag, ladder, and sometimes even a chair with me on your wedding day. Not only do I need one camera, but also lenses, tripods, memory cards, batteries, a backup camera, lights, flashes and gadgets to take with me to every wedding. One of the reasons I need to have an assistant with me on your wedding day is to help me with all the gear. You can give all the same equipment to someone who has little professional experience and they may take one or two nice shots. However, a professional photographer with years of experience will take a whole album worth of stunning shots that tell a story.
This is what you are paying for. Someone with years of experience, someone you can trust to make the most of your wedding day. My work is not done when the wedding day is over as I then have the responsibility of choosing the best quality photos and making adjustments where necessary.
What gets me excited about your wedding day?
Quite often I glance around to see the reactions on peoples’ faces during the day, and I love to capture the teary eyes or the big, heartfelt smiles. I also enjoy capturing the beauty in the details, whether it’s the lace on a bride’s dress or beautiful flowers – it’s so important to preserve these special details you took months to plan!
I love to wait for great moments. Waiting for you to lock eyes after the first kiss as Mr & Mrs, or the bride glancing in the mirror after getting dressed or the family congratulating you after the service.
What is my style all about?
My style is light, airy, fine art wedding photography. I have a very relaxed approach on the day, and I love shooting natural images and moments for the most part. Together with a few minutes of more formal photography for the families and bridal party, but I like to make this as brief and enjoyable as I can! When the sun has left the celebrations it is time to take out the flash – I love getting creative with a few shots of the newly married couple after dark with some additional light to add to the romantic atmosphere.
Have fun and let me worry about the photos…
I love searching for beautiful moments. As a photographer, I love to prove that life is beautiful by looking for unique moments at every wedding. This gives me the pleasure of saying I do not have one favourite wedding – but rather favourite moments of each wedding. There are no cookie cutter weddings.
Happy wedding planning