For me, it’s a real privilege and honour to be part of something so special and precious as someone’s wedding. This is precisely the reason why I put heart and soul into making sure that nothing is left to chance. We’ll be there with you every step of the way and we’ll help you plan every shot from your preparations before the ceremony through to the reception and celebration afterwards.
I have always felt that in order to properly capture all of the events during a wedding, the photographer needs to be skilled in many types of photography. Don’t be shy about asking your photographer what experience they have in the following areas as it’s your wedding and you want the best results. In my opinion, the photographer needs to have skills in areas such as:
Balancing light such as in landscape photography. If any part of your wedding, such as bride and groom shots, will be held outside, your photographer needs to understand how to get the best out of the available light or perhaps adding flash if it’s needed
Using Flash and external lighting, as a significant portion of the wedding might be in the evening and possibly indoors where natural light simply isn’t available. I recently had an experience where a photographer boasted to me that he only used ‘natural light’ but I was dissapointed to find later that the reason for this was that he actually didn’t know how to use flash
Being able to blend in and take photo-journalistic shots without anyone knowing that shots were being captured. This provides some wonderful, relaxed and natural images
Conducting themselves professionally and being skilled in talking to people to make them feel relaxed. When your guests trust your photographer, they will relax around the camera
Above all, shooting people since many of the shots will be individuals, couples and of course, groups. Your photographer should know how to assist with posing and how to get the best out of your big day
I’m usually not a huge fan of lots of formal, posed shots however quite often we do get asked for these. Normally most of the people we shoot are not too comfortable in front of a camera so we always offer a bit of guidance to work through these. We’ll also be showing you the back of the camera as there aren’t any secrets to what we do.
Interestingly, the shots that we are asked for more than most nowadays are a little more towards a photo-journalistic style and we absolutely love these. We’re always looking for expressions and moments that really capture the atmosphere and essence of the day and it’s these types of shots that tend to provide the best memories of your special day. Journalistic style images tend to look quite timeless and can also look good in a coffee table style of book or on your screen saver down the track.
Below are some recent wedding we’ve done - feel free to browse through the galleries.
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