Howdy. Thanks for stopping by!
Thanks for dropping in on your way through. . . I bet there've been a few stops already before you rocked up here.
I get it. It's no easy thing to choose that ONE person you'll entrust to capture the moments of your day with the same commitment, passion, attention, joy, spontaneity, determination, freedom, emotion, that you will be living moment to moment. It's a decision that could shape the memories of your day forever.
I get it. So, I want the memories I collect for you to carry the mood, emotion, quality, feel, light, shade, and colour of your day forward to be given back to the future you. REAL, FELT, and EXPERIENCED moments; not a make-believe version of your life.
That's it. In simple terms, I want my images of your day to be the best kind of wedding present you could give to yourself.
I'm not going to direct, interfere, point you here/point you there, pose you, and so on; the day should be yours, not mine. See, I’m not big on making a fantasy out of a something real and intimate and emotional. I want what you see inside the frames I capture to let you experience that moment again, like a witness after the fact. My thing is grabbing what's honest and real and putting it in images shaped through my point-of-view. And that, to me, is what makes a photographer: their way of seeing. A photographer's style or quality should enhance the real thing being captured. I don't let style overwhelm substance, though.
a moment in time + reality + style = future memory
Memory's a funny thing. It's slippery. That's why we love looking at old photos and videos; they're proof of what happened in our lives. And more, they let us live some of that time/moment again. That photo of you, or someone you love, or hated, or anything, dragged out of a box, a cupboard, a hard drive, the cloud, recolours and revives the past.
Memory triggers. . . . . that's what I want my pics to be for you. An opening to memory across the years. To let you laugh and cry and feel it all again.
what I stand for
It's simple: I'm for the union of you two human beings who love each other and want to make that love a lifelong commitment. And along with that, I'm for the bringing together of family and friends; estranged relatives and your best mate you haven't seen in forever; loved ones and enemies; the (not always) near and (always) dear, who come to witness that union and celebrate it and live it with you.
I'm for those things. For your humanity. Anything else isn't my concern. Just you as people.
. . . . . . .what else?
Maybe, just maybe, you found your way here and you want something else out of a photographer, but you like the way I see things and want to know if I can do anything else.
Photography is about seeing reality and making a choice on how to shape its image. Of course, technically, there's a bit more to it than that, but not so much as can't be thought out or problem solved. Everything I do I give my utmost care to. I find it hard to do it any other way.
If you think you might like me to do something else for you, take a look at >> THIS << selection of some of my other images.