A wedding is a theatre. A theatre of little scenes, words, moments and emotions that if I am lucky enough I am right in the middle of.
Photography is a tool for recording moments and most of the world has access to this tool, its how we record those moments and use the tools that gives the photographer their value. Most of the guests at your wedding will have a camera, I need to make sure that I am constantly thinking of what I produce can be nothing like what anyone else at your wedding will produce. I thrive on the constant challenge to shoot a set of pictures that falls away from the obvious recording of events with a mid range cheap digital camera and gives you a set of pictures that resonate and will do so every time you see them.
In whatever project i am doing I always try to creatively tell stories , to walk into every wedding with eyes open. Seeing the moments of the day that may last a split second in front of me and trying to capture them. I am always trying to push the ideas of how to achieve these images.
Risk is part of creativity and to push this idea is really the challenge of going past the obvious into a set of images that is completely unique to us. In every wedding I do I try to tell the story through a collection of images that by themselves or together create something that me, you, your families and friends make together.
I often make a point that the value of your wedding pictures are not necessarily when you receive them but 5, 10, 20 years down the line. To evoke a memory past the visual image to a moment in time where the possibilities were endless.
A gritty, art inspired mindset with a natural flair for documentary is really the backbone of the strengths and look of the work I do. By letting the day unfold minute by minute building a collection of real moments is the only honest way to tell your story. I would never ask you to symbolise what is expected by creating something that does not naturally happen.
I never really do weddings that I am only there for a part of a day. I have never been to a wedding that has lasted less than 12 hours. If I commit to a wedding – I commit to a wedding. Any ideas you have I would love to hear. To work with you together as a team. To have ambition to go beyond the obvious to something that is really special and most importantly tell your story.