Hi all and welcome to my latest blog. Well this year has already been pretty crazy with several weddings already captured and numerous shoots upcoming. Last month I ran a successful promotion with 10% off all weddings and photo shoots, and due to it being so popular I am also running it again in April. So if you know anyone getting married (maybe it’s yourself) or would like to get some fantastic family photos captured then get in contact! Stay tuned for more stunning sneak peeks coming up from weddings at Gosfield Hall, The Essex Barn in Great Yeldham, Crondon Park and also Hedingham Castle. All amazing wedding venues in Essex.
Well this blog is going to talk about something a bit different – it’s all about those magical moments which happen during weddings and my creative spark! Now if anyone has read my previous blog on how I became a wedding photographer you will know that I liked my own wedding photos, but didn’t LOVE them! I believe there is a very fine line between taking staged photos and taking photos while they naturally happen. I always take the approach of making those staged photos look as natural as possible. If you have been one of my couples, you will know that I am not shy by any stretch of the imagination, and you will also know that I like to have a giggle during shoots and make it as fun as possible. Many people hate having their photo taken and this is where my approach makes it as light hearted as possible. The best way to capture natural photos I have found is making the shoot about the people involved, and how they interact with one another. It’s really not about me and the camera.
Over the years my creative spark as a photographer has grown, and it’s helped with the advent of new and improved technologies. As you can see from my website and social network sites I enjoy shooting when the sun goes down and if it rains on your wedding day, I always think the best way to approach it is to embrace the weather. I also love to use light painting in my work, and I am generally ecstatic when a couple are open to trying something new or getting outside in all weathers to capture an amazing photo for their wall. Many times these shots are in my mind before the wedding day, or on occasion I get an idea whilst doing something else creative.
Of course some of these moments can just happen naturally anyway, and I am always poised to capture them. These are the best moments of course and when I come to edit photos this is when I get excited to show couples what I have got, and how amazing it looks. I can never resist a little sneak peek to them during the process.
There are so many other photographers out there, all with their own styles and approach to photography. Trying to stand out from the crowd and be different is something I am striving to do, and with that here are a selection of some of my favourite magic moments captured…….some staged………some not. Enjoy.