I LOVELOVELOVEtaking photographs – it’s hard to stop me most of the time. I have a camera with me pretty much all the time.
My Dad bought me my first 35mm film SLR camera when I went to University, thankfully it replaced my 110 Instamatic from Woolworths (showing my age now – yes we’re talking early 1980’s!)
Secret confession time - when looking at most things, I see everything as a potential image, I think in f-stops, ISO & shutter speeds (other photo-nerds will know what I mean – at least I hope it’s not just me!)
I’m happy to look stupid to get the best shots – lying on muddy floors, climbing trees & ladders, rowing boats & getting in the lake/river up to my pants – no problem! I’ll probably look a tad messy by the end of the day – but I’ll still be smiling.
I’m not going to take over your wedding and start ordering everyone around, it’s your day not mine! Any family & group shots you’d like can be fun (I have my ways of raising a laugh) but it’s good if we can keep them to a minimum so I can carry on with my reportage ninja-style to capture all the love & happiness with everyone having a great time [Best compliment: “How did you get that photo? I didn’t even know you were there”]
In the lead up to your wedding I’ll help you come up with a timings plan for the day so that you won’t feel rushed and I’ll have time to capture all the essential moments & details. On the day I’ll gently keep things moving according to your plan so that you can just relax and enjoy yourselves.
I love exploring new places near & far (with camera in hand of course) and when I get the chance I’ll head off on my own or with a few other like-minded photographers to far flung places like Canada, Iceland & the Faroe Islands – I have a few of my favourite travel photos in my portfolio if you’d like to have a look…
On a completely different note, before I discovered the world of weddings, I worked as a Mineral Exploration Geologist, mostly in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Indonesia & Oman, looking for Gold, Copper and other shiny stuff, then back in the UK as an Engineering Geologist for the Weymouth Relief Road & the new Plympton bridge over the A38 – I have a BSC (Hons) in Geology and a MSc (with Distinction!) in Mineral Exploration - bet you didn’t expect that…
The only thing I really fear (apart from gun-wielding maniacs and swimming with hungry sharks) is missing a perfect shot – so I work extremely hard to make sure that doesn’t happen!
If you are still reading this and I haven’t scared you off completely – please check out my package prices – if you still like me - then head over to my contact page and send me a message – I’d love to hear from you…