Photographs become heirlooms for the next generation and beyond. I am deeply passionate about real tangible prints and presenting them in what I consider to be the very best albums or print boxes available anywhere. It has taken a long time to source those products I think best complement my work and it gives me immense joy to hear the excited responses from clients who months after their wedding, look through their album and relive that amazing day with treasured memories.
You're back from your honeymoon and the thank you cards have been mailed, gifts put away. All the important decisions needed before the wedding now seem so long ago. The only things that remain are your wedding photographs. A single image can capture love, beautiful radiance, family, your first dance. All those emotions and wonderful beautiful moments of that one incredible day forever held still. The power of the photograph is truly magical!
Couples have so many different ways to get married today, from the very traditional English village church wedding to a large country house celebration, laid back blessing in rural Spain, a long weekend in a beautiful French chateau, barefoot beach ceremony or a modern elopement. There is a wedding style to suit every couple, represent their dreams and personalities and I love to hear my clients plans about making the day truly their own.
I have photographed weddings from many different cultures, faiths and backgrounds and I love how each couple bring traditions however big or small to the wedding day and tailor them to become their own. Some omit traditional elements and others are inspired by another's tradition. Always influenced, we see inspiration everywhere and the walls have come down. Now there are those who choose to create their own traditions and the modern wedding is beautiful and very personal.
Where possible meeting my clients in person in a relaxed setting over afternoon tea, so we can get to know each other, discuss the logistics of the wedding day and the photographic opportunities is a valuable experience. Also the perfect time to view albums and see my work in print (much better than on screen!). A great relationship with me from the start will make you feel at ease when you're with a familiar face in front of the camera on your wedding day and be reflected in your photographs.
Beauty is all around us with radiant smiles lighting up the day. Bride and groom portraits are some of my favourite things to photograph. The ceremony is over, all the months of planning have come to fruition and any nervousness has given way to elation and joy, so it's now the perfect moment that we steal a little time away from the celebrations to go somewhere quiet and with a little light direction, shoot the first portraits of you as a married couple.