Drinks receptions can be funny things. Often people tell me how they’d hate to spend theirs wondering around for the sake of photos, whilst their guests get hungry and bored! And it’s true, that happens to some people as I’m sure we all know… What I admire is people who are happy to simply do things the way they want them, and even prioritise the time spent with the people they care about. As that’s what it’s all about, surely? Having a great time and taking in the occasion? Rather than running around repeating the same ol’ standard wedding photos that suck into your day. [… read more] [… more images]

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" - Maya Angelou

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" - Maya Angelou

Do you still enjoy photography, or take your own photographs?

Short answer: More than ever!

Less short answer: It’s something that clients and friends ask me from time to time, and I think the idea is that we all take photographs, and because I (possibly) do it more often than other people, and for other people, that might someone lessen the interest or enjoyment for me on a personal level. Which is a perfectly reasonable idea, right?

What I’ve found is the more people I meet, the more places I visit, the more I learn – the more my love for photography grows.

Genuinely…

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" - Maya Angelou

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" - Maya Angelou

I spoke to a lovely bride-to-be last week and who shared how she felt a little overwhelmed with planning her wedding. What exactly to have and choose, where to put everyone, what to do?!

I think we’ve all been there?

It’s sort of like thinking about “Where can we do the photos?” before you’ve hired a photographer.

I feel it’s a little premature but I understand it is easy to get ahead of oneself. If it were me, I would think less about the Where and the What and more about the Who and the Why. As once you understand these, everything else will be easy.

I’ve found there is a bit of a myth out there suggesting wedding photography is almost entirely about the location.

I find it completely understandable that most people might think this… as I’ve lost count of the number of times people tell me other photographers “just take the same photos”. “It’s like looking at the same image over, and over again”. And you know something they almost always have in common? [Read More…]

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" - Maya Angelou