Your photographer will play a huge role in your special day and I believe a wedding photographer’s job is not just to take beautiful photos but to ensure that you and your guests have the best experience possible. I try to make sure the photos are not only enjoyable to look back on but also to create. At every wedding I shoot I feel a huge sense of pride to be entrusted to take such important images which will be looked back at for years to come.
What I love about photography is the ability to capture moments and, a year or ten down the line, be able to look back and use them as a springboard to memories that would have otherwise slipped away.
Rightly or wrongly, I also love that through the use of selective and well-taken photographs we can even improve our conscious recollection – taking photographs of the smiles and laughter of the wedding day and forgetting the stress that came before. So years down the line we can fondly look back at the catalogue of our finest moments, made even finer through the use of great photography. Isn’t that what we want when we reach our twilight years? To be able to feel that we used our time on this planet wisely and lived a happy life. Consequently, for me, the balance tips the way of creating engaging and quality photographs over exact replication of what sits the other side of the lens… but all in moderation.
Photography is my passion and consequently I still feel incredibly lucky that I call it “work”. Actually loving your job, not pretending to, is something I’ve always strived for and saw my twenties as a period of time set aside to fulfil this goal. An audio file of Alan Watts that has done the rounds on social media cemented this belief, and he articulates it better than I ever could. Ultimately, if you turn what you love into your work then it will shine through in the quality of the work you deliver. And I hope it does in mine.