PATRICIA + JOHAAN
WINCHESTER COLLEGE & GRAND HARBOUR HOTEL
NICHOLA + WILLIAM
ST ANDREWS CHURCH & THREE CHOIRS VINEYARD
CAROLINE + NICHOLAS
McDONALD ELMERS COURT, HAMPSHIRE
WHAT IS STORYTELLING WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY?
One of the questions I often come across is to describe my approach to capturing a LOVE story. I prefer to say LOVE story rather than wedding day because I just don’t capture your big day like a photojournalist, I capture a whole story. From the beginning of the day to the end, focusing on the smallest details, those who are almost unnoticeable and others can’t see. And not just on the wedding day buy also on the pre-wedding or engagement session. I don’t try to be unnoticed on your big day, I simply am. I’m just another guest and I will be hidden among them. That’s the method I use to capture beautiful and unrepeatable moments you will share with your loved ones for a lifetime. Additionally, I do believe in casually posed portraits. After the ceremony, I like to spend an hour alone with you both (depending on the available time) taking some artistic candid shots.
LET'S TALK ABOUT LOVE
If you take a look at my logo it says in Latin “Si vis amari ama” that means “If you want to be loved, love”. I know what it’s love, I love and I’m really fortunate to be loved in return. I do love wedding photography because thanks to the love stories I tell through my images, I've at last found something completely meaningful to work with, something that could thrill with just a glance. That’s my aim, to thrill and to be thrilled by my clients, being a witness of their love story.
I'M NOT THE TYPICAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
I don't take the typical shots (except "family formals"). I'm always pushing myself to go the extra mile, to stay fresh. I love to shot through different objects and play with reflections, light and shadows to create artistic and dramatic images. Additionally, thanks to my fashion background I know how to find your best image and I have a clear idea about how to use and control the available light.
On the other hand, I believe in giving to each of my couples an all inclusive and dedicated experience, with special care on the albums, prints, canvas and frames I deliver to them. All my products are from high-end companies, designed to impress and thrill.
ORGANISATION AND COMMUNICATION ARE KEY
When we meet for the very first time I will want to know some details of your wedding day and overall, what aspects are important for you both. Days later, if you decide to give me the privilege of documenting your wedding we will start the experience. A contract and a form are sent to you to fill online. On the form you will find some questions about you both: how you met, details about your wedding, required "family formals" etc...
Then, a timeline is designed and discussed two months prior your wedding. Two weeks before your big day we go through the timeline again to adapt it for the last time changes. And finally, after your wedding, we will meet for the last consultation where you see all your wedding images for the very first time. I will help you to make some decisions for your wedding album and we'll pick the most beautiful images. One month later you will receive your beautiful wedding album but I will stay here for you. Ultimately, from the first consultation to years after the wedding... I will be here.
HOW IS MY IDEAL COUPLE?
They are people who appreciate photography and they are willing to invest in memories. Some of them are shy, some of them don’t like to have their picture taken while others are more extroverted. They come from different countries, they have different cultural backgrounds and finally, they love his/her partner regardless of gender. They have one thing in common, they have never worked with a professional photographer before but they want to have their LOVE story documented in a unique, extraordinary and artistic way.