I like to create for you beautiful images that are also real.... with a bit of an edge, like you..
They are editorial in style, and beautifully edited, but always with your real content. I am a total product of the new generations, believing and celebrating inclusivity on every level. My wedding clients are truly diverse and I love this. The thing that connects them all? A love of fun, creativity and style.
My 10 years plus background in fashion and film, means all my work is a little creative, stylish with that sassy edge......I celebrate all love, and joy. I love to see your rock and roll edge peep out and record memories for you that you will want to hang on your wall and cherish with friends and family.
I suppose its whether I would suit you? Do you want informal images, that record the moment but that also look like they could have dropped out of a magazine? I like you to be the star of your own story. I like it to always be fun, laid back and unobtrusive photography. How I frame and edit your beloved memories give it that super cool editorial style without making you do any awkward poses or bossing of guests :)! I will guide when you need me to, advise guests, organise your confetti shot, do the group photos because they are so important to mum and dad, but also blend like a ninja. Mostly I will silently record your story in all its true rock and roll glory. I will gladly be your go to for advice and biggest cheerleader on the big day
Eva approached the venue, hesitant she felt every emotion running through her like fierce rain.
Eva did not feel nervous, rather so overwhelmed with every happy, sad, earned moment that led to this 30 minutes. This was not so much her day, it was the celebration of her life and those who made it. That was nerve wracking, but in all the best ways.
Eva's Story, dire editing.
Eva approached the venue hesitantshe.
Felt emotion running through like fierce rain.
Eva did not feel nervous although, so overwhelmed with every happy sad earned moment led to this 30 minutes. This was not so much her day it. Celebration of her life and those who made itas nerve wracking but in best ways.
The Same Story, Little Differences Make A Huge Difference.
Your wedding photos no matter how informal how reportage need collating into a visual story. Every story needs a story teller. How the photographer edits those pictures are your punctuation marks, your annotation. You may think this is not important but with visual photos it is EVEN more important. A photographer will shoot around 3,000 images potentially on your day and then edit down to around 400-600 images to tell your story (depending on the hours) What they pick is essential to how your story is covered.
If this wasn't enough the photographer will decide if your image needs cropping, contrast changing, colour balance correcting. Visual editing of these photographs are like the annotation in the story above. The photographer will often choose what element of the photograph will have your focus by how they edit it. For example they may darken the colours around you or lighten you to ensure you are the main focus of the photo.. These edit's should be subtle, you the subject will never know it has been done. But just because it is subtle does not mean it isn't imperative. A bad or lazy edit is the difference between receiving the visual equivalent of a shopping list rather than a great novel.
I was so lucky to have been educated in photo editing by Celina Dunlop (picture editor for The Economist) at The London School Of Publishing. I could write pages and pages on the emotive use of editing in photos. Some of your most memorable news features? The photos told the story right? More so than the written word. How that photo was taken, then why that photo was chosen, how it was delivered and when, are why it created such emotion in you. Its fascinating and how pictures are composed and edited forms entirely how we receive our view on the world. Strong stuff.