This weekend I had the absolute pleasure of capturing a wedding of two friends of mine who I went to school with and it made me realise how much I love what I do. I have photographed pretty much everything from professional studio shoots taking pictures of biscuits from Korea to the Red Bull Soapbox Race a few weeks ago. One type of photography always stands out... weddings.
To be part of someone's special day is a huge thing and I think a lot of photographers and videographers forget the impact they have on people in terms of capturing and making memories. I LOVE IT! To build a relationship with a couple and then to document what's meant to be the best day of their life is really special and I only wish I could do it more.
Wedding photography does have its challenges however and I think that's another reason why I adore it. You need to be prepared for any situation from horrendous weather, the dreaded Uncle Bob's with their cameras getting in your shots, the magical unrehearsed flower man to those special moments when the couple first see each other at the ceremony.
The main person I have to thank for introducing me to this world would have to be Tom Halliday. A couple of years ago I did some work experience with him and it really opened my eyes on what it takes not just to be a brilliant wedding photographer but to be a fantastic all-round photographer (and person). I spent a week with him where I was shown how to manage your workflow, edit efficiently and how to approach a wedding.
This man is incredible and I highly recommend you check his work out: www.tomhalliday.com
I also have to thank my good friend Kris Lissimore who taught me how to get the perfect candid shot and how to pose couples. I still work with Kris quite a bit as he fancies me and is even taking me on a date to France later this year to shoot a wedding. You ol' romantic you.
Check out his work here: lissimorephoto.co.uk
If you'd like to see more of our work, go to www.capturehouseweddings.co.uk
Have a lovely day people.
Lots of love,