As you can see, I am active and love the outdoors, I enjoy bush walking, travel, which I do every opportunity I get and my photography is a major part of life. I have been shooting weddings for around 30 years. I love to create art, I love what I do and wouldn’t do anything else, but it’s about you so I thought I would give you my “why”. Why I got into and enjoy this profession so much.
What drew me to Wedding Photography, or perhaps the question should be: what drew me to photography in the first place.
I have loved photography for as long as I can remember. Probably going back to my early teens when I got my first “real” camera. It was so cool, interchangeable lenses and off camera flash (with a long cord of course). Back then I had no idea what I was doing, so I just played.
A number of years and a number of cameras later I was asked to shoot my first wedding. I remember thinking yeah, how hard can it be? Looking back, how wrong I was.
Later, I decided to undertake tertiary education in photography and art. It was really at that point I discovered my true passion: Black and White. I’d always played around on the edges of this medium, set up a make shift darkroom but never processed my own film. At Uni all that changed. I learnt different processing techniques, how to make a fine art print in the darkroom, lighting and was exposed to a wide variety of photographer’s works such as: Weston, Atget and Stieglitz to name a few.
Now, where is all this leading? Wedding and portrait photography. Why do I do it?
Easy, I love it. I enjoy everything about weddings, the emotions, the fun, the story, your story, told through images. Color, Black & White both used to tell the story of your day. I think Black and White has emotion and engagement, lets the viewer look into the photograph without the distractions color can have. Don’t get me wrong, color certainly has it’s place in the art world (where would we be without it), all paintings are color. In the photography world however, we have a choice, and for you, this means you get the best in photographic art. What I feel is honest, real and engaging.
And. like I said, I love to travel, so I will travel to wherever your love story takes you.
So, scroll down, send me a message, I’d love to hear from you, it all begins with a conversation.