“I love it that weddings are a perfect occasion for photojournalism”.
“real moments, real memories.”
Don’t misunderstand me, posed photos have their time and place, they just don’t need
to take over the day. When asked what separates me from other photographers I would
have to answer my vision of what’s important at a wedding. Firstly my favourite images
from the day are always the documentary style images ... it’s the look on mum’s face
as you walk into the church, it’s the tear in dad’s eye as he walks you down the
aisle, it’s how you laugh with your partner during the ceremony, it’s how all your
family and friends give you a hug and a kiss afterwards. It is impossible to pose
these moments - they are automatic - and once they’ve happened, that photo is all
In 50 years’ time, it won’t be the photo where the groom is bending the bride backwards
out the front of the church, kissing her neck that you will cherish - it will be
the shot where your Dad has his arm around his new son-in-law welcoming him to your
family. These are the images I love and capture, these are the ones that tell the
true story, the ones that you will share with your children and their children, and
the ones that you will cherish for years to come - real moments, real memories.