The warm, candid style of my wedding photography is mostly inspired by editorial fashion photography and analogue film photography.
I have an array of influences that have curated how I make my work, how I edit it and what I take photographs of. I am inspired by love and human emotion - through photography your memories become tangible. My wedding photography is a means of isolating a moment, personal to you, that becomes a reminder that lasts a lifetime. I adore wedding photography for this reason. It is a collaborative effort of everyone at your wedding, intrinsically linked through my camera.
Aesthetically, I am inspired by the nostalgic, unposed photographs that we all have from our childhood. These images weren’t constructed, and they are the ones that we look back on the most. This is where my love of 35mm film photography comes in as I am inspired by the unique, timeless and unposed nature of old analogue film photographs. Infuse this with a hint of editorial fashion photography, the romance of a wedding day, and you will have one dreamy set of wedding photographs that tell your love story.
ANALOGUE FILM PHOTOGRPHY
What is film photography and why does it play such an important role in my work?
Firstly, I was a film photographer before I ever used a digital camera. My photography education started with me shooting on black and white film and then developing it by hand in a darkroom. I have since moved to working on colour 35mm film.
I am in love with the process of film. Unlike digital photographs you cannot see the images you have taken on film straight away, it's less instantaneous and I guess this has always stuck with me. Maybe I’m just old fashioned! There is something different about the way emotion and romance is portrayed in a film photograph and that is why I think film and wedding photography are a match made in heaven.