My style of photography is primarily documentary, capturing those candid moments that express true emotion. I also add in an element of luxury editorial style portraiture to give my couples those showstopper images that will capture the heart and the imagination. I truly love capturing unique moments and over the years I have come to realise that capturing these singular moments can turn a collection of pixels into a treasured memory that will last forever.
WHAT EXACTLY IS THAT?
Well, quite simply, a documentary photographer should be all about telling a story.
You may look at this website and see that my work is different from “the traditional photographer”. I will explain my thought processes and methods for obtaining the images that I do get for my clients.
This genre of photography has several different names;
photojournalism, documentary photography and reportage photography.
I don’t believe there is any difference between the names generally, apart from, perhaps, what the magazines see as the fashionable way to describe natural, storytelling photography.
As a Documentary Photographer I love stuff like this, for example:
These types of moments are what drives me as a visual storyteller.
None of it is contrived. None of it is staged but all of it is real.
AS A DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHER, I AIM TO MAKE YOUR PHOTOS VIBRANT AND MEMORY FOR GENERATIONS TO COME.
Each and every photograph goes through precise and technical post-processing re-touching exercise.
I personally edit every one of the selected shots so that you are presented with only the very best photographs of your special day.
I shoot with digital equipment, but my love of film images has led me to develop a post-production style that allows my photography to resemble that of the timeless film photos.
My photographs are purposefully edited to look like film images.
I use natural light and many people come to me because they appreciate the time and effort I put into the production of my finished images.
They often have an appreciation of film style imagery, and not the clinical, over-processed digital images that you often see these days.
Wherever possible, I shoot with small cameras and short lenses.
The power of photography and that tangible element is real and is meaningful. It’s visual documentation that we are here. We experience life, love, receive love, accomplish great feats, endure, and are a part of history within our family and communities.