22 April 2016
I love being married.
I have been married for over 30 years with two sons, one grandchild and an amazing family. We are always there for each other in the good times and the bad. Like everyone, we have had our fair share of both and I am so grateful that, all those years ago, she said yes.
I love weddings.
They are big days all about love and commitment. We meet up with the important people in our lives, have a lot of fun and make memories that last for years. The weddings I have been to have all been different: religious, civil, big and small, in church's, hotels, registry office, or the middle of a field. The couples have spoken many different words all making one of the biggest promises there is.
I love photographing weddings.
I love taking photographs of people at the special moments of their lives and you don't get much more special than when people get married. The range of emotions shown by the couple (and family ;0), nervousness, intense concentration to joy, sometimes all just moments apart, is a wonder to photograph. It is also such a privilege to be a part of the planning that goes into making the day look and feel just so. It feels good to be a part of, and I strive to take better photographs partly because of this emotional reward.
Of course I have a job to do, and I always get nervous before a wedding. The nerves keep me honest and reminds me that I am there to make good on my promise to take the very best images I can to capture the spirit of the day.
"We love the venue, we have booked this wonderful car, and by the way we hate having our photo's taken."
"Take pictures as it happens, make us laugh."
"I love Bideford and really want pictures that reflect this."
"It would be great if, on the day of the wedding, we could have a picture with the cattle"
"Did I tell you we hate our photos being taken?"
"Please, nothing formal"
"And please don't forget my vicar"
I do love a good wedding. If you think I might be the one to tell the story of yours, I would love to hear from you.
All the very best
As always, comments welcomed