~ More than anything, I love the look and feel – the ambience – you get from classic movies. The way that great directors and cinematographers tell a visual story by creating different emotions and moods through the use of light and composition. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always found these guys to be an infectious influence. So when it comes to it, I do like my photos, when they can, to look like film stills. ~
I believe that it’s all about how you use the available light. I’m always looking for it and I’m still learning about it. I love the challenge of following it throughout a wedding day to see if it might create something original, interesting and possibly a bit different too.
It’s about photography with emotion. Where atmosphere, sentiment, and mood are front and centre. I look for the in-between details – like a final deep breath before walking down the aisle or the way the groom plays with his new wedding band.
So when I deliver a gallery to a couple I don’t just want them to “look” at the images, I really want the photos within to take them right back to their those amazing moments.
And while I’m always keen to take a selection of formal photos, I prefer a more hands-off approach, documenting each moment as it happens. I want everything to be as relaxed as possible and I believe it’s important to maximize your time with the people that really matter, rather than monopolising it by taking large numbers of group shots.