What is it that drives a photographer to keep pushing that shutter in pursuit of engaging images that hold the attention of the viewer? For me, it is more than just trying to capture a record of an event such as a wedding. I am always looking for ways to convey the emotions that people are showing in real time in front of me and condense that into a single frame.
Many photographers don't like shooting weddings - yes they are hard work, and yes there is a pressure to capture unrepeatable moments, but I love them. You are transported into the world of other families for a day or so and with this comes a real sense of responsibility. It is the reason you absolutely have to connect with your wedding photographer. I personally like to meet my couples before the wedding itself, at least once to get to know them a little and what makes them tick. I know other photographers that don't do pre-meets and it still works for them but for me, I think that investment in time is worth every second.
Here are some of my favourite past moments in time from recent weddings, they are images that immediately take me back to the story that was unfolding in front of me and I hope that the same is true for the couples who I shot them for. xx