Weddings

Feel it first

I’m far less interested in a technically perfect shot than I am in an image which captures how the moment felt. One of the things that bores me to tears when I’m talking with other photographers is when the conversation veers off into Nikon, Canon, focal lengths, shutter speeds and ISOs etc etc etc. Which […]

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Capture the real

Couples say to me all the time that they don’t want posed shots, they want their wedding pictures to be spontaneous and fun and natural with real smiles and genuine emotion. And very early on, I realised that what they actually mean is that they want the photography process itself to be spontaneous, natural and […]

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My thought process

This particular bride & groom portrait was taken on George Street, outside The Dome. I love it! It was just after the ceremony and my thought process went something like this…ok first off, how much time do I have to work with? 30 minutes with the bride & groom before dinner. So basically 5 minutes […]

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In between takes

What do I do in between takes? Sit and have a breather? Swig some lucozade? Nope, I keep on clicking. That’s when you catch the real moments of the wedding. The behind the scenes shots that brings a smile to every face. Don’t get me wrong, posed shots are a must-have at every single wedding. […]

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Experience is key

I was asked in an interview recently what is the secret to capturing perfect moments? The answer is simple. It’s all down to hard earned experience in the real world. It’s all down to making thousands and thousands of mistakes as you ply your craft. And then learning from them. There is absolutely no easy […]

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Dalhousie Castle

Ah, another must-have shot. And for good reason. The bride & groom in front of the venue. But what if it’s night time and all dark outside? Then even better. The best time to do this kind of shot, as evening approaches, is when there’s still a hint of blue in the sky. You probably […]

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Big & bold

As much as I love quiet, discreet black & white imagery that packs an emotional punch, I can’t resist the lure and the sheer WOW factor of the big, the bold and the beautiful! The all singing, all dancing set piece bridal portrait or the knock-out bride & groom shot. It’s not lost on me […]

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The quiet ones

Quiet moments often make for powerful pictures. That’s why I’m always, always on the move, even throughout the ceremony. Ministers never believe me when I tell them that I will deploy my cat like ninja skills acquired through 18 years of silently negotiating church pews. I am practically invisible. They’re worried I’ll detract from the […]

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The in between moments

At a wedding, you’ll find me always on the move and clicking constantly, come rain or shine. Many of my best shots have been the fly-on-the-wall candid moments in between the must-have wedding shots. The moments when no one really expects you to be clicking. The real storytelling shots. Especially when it’s persisting down with […]

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