Being responsible for the most important set of photographs, most people will ever have taken, is a pretty big deal, yet I wouldn't change it for the world
weddings are not just about you. and they are not just about the wedding day itself. i truly believe that a marriage is the joining of two families. two small or large groups of people coming together to celebrate and encourage the happiness of two special individuals. it is the symbolistic bond which ties two people together forever, and my photographs need to reflect that. my photographs need to document the coming together of two families, mothers shedding their first tear together, fathers emotionally hugging as they embrace a new family member, friends holding hands, couples appreciating and relating to the special vows said before everyone. as a photographer you know when you've documented something special, something raw and real. i often find myself smiling behind the lens of my camera, truly appreciating someone else's happiness or little moment of fun. knowing i've captured it bring me such a sense of joy.
i totally understand that weddings involve months of planning and preparation, from invites and seating plans to cake design and dress picking. I like to think a photographer should be involved along the way. I encourage pre-wedding shoots, pre-wedding consultations, Skype calls, phone calls, emails, and continuous contact with my clients.
The relationship you build with your photographer helps to create a beautifully natural set of photographs.
weddings are not predictable, although they are highly planned, they rarely stick to schedule, its helpful to have a photographer that is ready for anything with precision and composed skill. i strive on being a photographer that can both blend into the background to capture beautifully candid shots when they happen, but also someone who is able to take charge and organise 200+ guests for group photographs.
you deserve to sit back, enjoy your day with the confidence that your whole day gets documented!
i love the individuality of weddings, how unique each couple are. the years and months spent planning every tiny detail. it is so often said by brides, that the day passed so much quicker than they expected. that when they received my photos, it helped them to relive the day all over again, remembering things that had forgotten, or revealing moments they had missed.
its a beautiful pleasure to be part of someones wedding day, something i take with pride, i wont be everyones cup of tea, and so you should be certain you have the right person for the job.
ask as many questions as you need.