It is my profession to tell stories and to capture the moment for all to treasure. So my job is to be a moment catcher something a young girl called me once which has stuck in my mind and a inspiration to my work. I just don’t record the day I am looking and catching the moments that matter.
One of my favourite quotes from Ansel Adams; “You don’t make a photograph just with your camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved”.
Every wedding day is different so should be the photography, one of the most precious parts of a wedding the photography and one of the only things you are left with after the big day has flown by. I am there to capture the perfect shots for you and to be your story teller for the day. From getting ready to dancing the night away. As a photographer for me it’s about capturing your personality and style in a fun and natural and to have fun doing it. What I call the “Real feelings” are so important to creating the most amazing story book from the day. Every emotion you could possibly think of is present at a wedding the tears the laughter the embarrassment moments these emotions all tell a story of your day. The photographs live on pass you, you do not just have a photographer for a day but for a life time there vision and the story that they capture on your day is a forever memory. To enable you to share for generations to come.
I like to create a mixture of photographs that reflect your personality and style. So no template photographs, the idea is to create something a little different from the rest, which is fun and natural. The style works around you and your guests ensuring you have fun and great photographs to remember the big day.
Things to think about
There are many wedding photographers in Hampshire and the surrounding area and so much choice of styles and experience levels. So it is important to take your time and make sure you pick the right wedding photographer for you as there is only one chance to get it right. Go and visit as many photographers you can the right one will really stand out to you. It might be worth thinking about the following questions below as a starting point for your search.
- Are they qualified as a professional photographer?
- Is the photographer experienced at weddings, ask how many weddings they have photographed?
- Do they have the right equipment for the job and back up equipment?
- Is being a wedding photographer there full time job or do they have another job on the side?
- Does the photographer in question have the right insurances?
- Do they work on there own?
- What back-up systems do they have in place?
- Most importantly do you actually like them and feel at ease with them?
- Are they able to show you the last wedding they have photographed and all the images? (this will alway be a good guide of there standard currently)
- What are they actually giving you in terms of digital files?
- Do they offer any after care services printing,framing,album designs etc?