What you would normally find in a photography “About” section is a long story telling you all about my passion for photography and my life story. While my passion and dedication allows me to create timeless images that capture your moments, I realised that the whole reason why you are reading through this is because you care about your photography on your wedding day. It isn’t about my story. It’s all about your story. It’s all about you.
While reading this, you are in the middle of planning the first day of the rest of your lives together and I know how important it is to you to make every aspect of your day perfect, not only for you, but for your friends and family who you want to enjoy the day. This is one of the reasons I work the way I do, unobtrusively, allowing the moments to unfold naturally, without forcing poses and especially without taking you away from your day.
The reason I do what I do is because I believe that out of all the different puzzle pieces that make up the structure of your wedding, the photography and the photographer has to be something more than just capturing an image. I believe that you don’t want someone who will just stand there and take one image after another until every person present has a headshot of themselves. I believe that that there should be a connection between you and me. I will be there during some of your most emotional moments, not as a statue staring at you, but as an integral part of the workings of your day, capturing, documenting and helping where possible to ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible.
You both have a number of big decisions to make while planning your wedding. You both know the value of keeping the memories of your day, captured not only for you to revisit in the coming months and years, but for your friends, families and grandchildren to find and gaze upon in decades to come.
I mentioned before about the normal things you find in a photography “About” section. I hope that you have an idea of my philosophy when it comes to your wedding photography already after having looked through my website. I wanted to take the opportunity not to bore you with the standard “I am passionate” but to explain to you a bit more about who I am, before we meet to discuss your wedding plans.
I am an international photographer. Not just because I love shooting weddings that are outside of the UK, but because I have lived all over, being born in Germany and living in California, England and Paris. I see this as an advantage. I love different cultures, traditions and people and I truly believe that experiencing all these places and people has made me who I am today.
My degree in Mathematics and my passion for photography may seem like a strange combination at first, but I think it is a benefit to my creative vision. It helps me be more analytical of a scene and the technical aspects allowing me to get the best out of my equipment, be that the settings on the camera, positioning of a light or mastering the digital darkroom on the computer. This means I don’t have any weak links throughout the process of creating your image, from capture right the way through to print, I am involved in every stage.