Nice to meet you.
Hello new friend. I’m excited to get to know you. Let me share a little about myself so that you can get a feel for the kind of person who will be photographing your wedding.
My goal is
To take you back to those crazy moments every time you see your photos…
Hey James, why is getting to
know us so important?
I’LL BE THERE EVERY STEP OF THE WAY TO ENSURE YOU HAVE THE BEST DAY EVER.
It’s your day. I’m the master of just allowing people to be themselves. No fake posing or cheesy smiles. I want to take the photos that are meaningful to you. I will surprise you with images that you didn’t even know you wanted, until I showed them to you.
You want photos that get to the heart of you and the people you love, not photos that reflect a photographer’s favourite pose. I get that and that’s what I want for you too!
So, for 95% of the day I will simply capture artistic images that will take you back to the moment. For 5% of the day I will give you some helpful direction… like, “Hey, the light over here is really nice…let’s take that shot of you and your grandma… if you’d like to squeeze her a little tighter, then go for it.”
Basically, the better I know you as a couple, the better I’m able to tell your story.
Because I’ve been photographing weddings full time for 17+ years, you can rest knowing that you’re in good hands. There isn’t a situation that I haven’t been in before. I can give you the guidance you need, while keeping it relaxed and stress free.
Oh, and James, why is it so important to
authentically document our story?
DAD SPORTING HIS STANDARD KIT: PLAID SHIRT, FLOWING LOCKS AND A LENS ALMOST BIGGER THAN HIS HEAD.
MY GORGEOUS MUM ENJOYING HER MORNING MUESLI: CAPTURED ON THE IPHONE 7+ (PORTRAIT MODE)
I’m inspired by people who are in love. I look intently for the moments in people’s lives where a choice has been made to truly love one another. Not just the feeling that we call ‘love’, but the moments in which love is expressed.
I remember a conversation with my father, it was the night before he passed away. I was 14 at the time, sitting by the hospital bed holding his hand as we shared the last conversation of his life. We talked about the future.
We talked about what I might like to do when I grew up. He told me not to do what everyone else thought I should do, but simply follow my dreams.
We were best mates. We went to camera clubs together and enjoyed family holidays. Dad always had his professional SLR camera in-hand. There would always be competition between us for the camera. I would want to photograph the people I met in the streets, their connections and emotions, and he would want to photograph the landscape. When he passed away, I inherited his camera gear and his passion for photography.
Mum picked up where dad left off. She was my biggest source of encouragement and support during the tough times as we learnt to live without dad. In the beginning mum would sit by my side as I put together wedding albums for my clients around the dining table and she would match me dollar for dollar so that I could afford the best camera gear early on. To this day, I talk to mum every day and I am continually reminding her of how loved she is.
I understand that this day is more than just ‘important’ to you, that you’ve never married each other before, and that you might want some personal recommendations in the planning of your wedding.