We never tire of looking at the human face. It offers seemingly infinite combinations of features and emotions. For me portraiture is what photography is all about. I find the challenge of establishing a connection with my subject that uniquely translates into the image, a constant motivating force.
It's not called The Big Day for nothing. Not only do you need a record of how amazing you both looked, you need a record because the day flies by so quickly and you talk to so many people that if you don't have the photos you may believe that the whole thing was a crazy dream. The bride and groom are of course the centre of the event but it's also a day that brings together a group of people who may never be together again in the one place. I understand how important it is to capture all of it.
Social media has become a part of our everyday lives within the space of a decade. Any company worth it's salt knows how important it is to be doing it consistently and well with fresh information and images. I have experience across a variety of events and understand the need for fast turn around.
Never work with children or animals, goes the old adage. Children have a crazy tendancy to do exactly the opposite of what you want as soon as a camera is produced. The adorable behaviour you were hoping to surreptitiously capture either dries up in a fit of sudden shyness or turns in to a hyper-self-conscious version of itself. Not so with children engaged in creative activities! When a child's attention is fully focused on the task at hand they become oblivious to the outside world and a complete delight to photograph. I would do this kind of work for free if I didn't have to eat.
I love art. I love people. I love photographing people interacting with art.
Two of Us
There are people who might tell you otherwise but for me life is about relationships. It is meaningless without them. From the moment we are born until the moment we die they support us, mould us, define us The complexity of the modern world means that most of us exist within a vast network of relationships and yet that only serves to underline the significance of the links we have to those closest to us.