A wedding is not a photoshoot.
A wedding is about a commitment and about families, not about the photographer being the center of attention. I am a quiet witness, not the director of your day. My gift is to be able to capture beauty in what is.
My couples think heirloom art photography is one of the highest priority for their day, and favor candid/authentic imagery over posed, formulaic wedding photography.
They also prefer to be followed rather than to be led, in life in general, and by their photographer on their wedding day in particular. I am interested in making images that truly represent the essence of you and your unique wedding day, not in imposing to you a generic vision of what a wedding is supposed to look like according to other people’s wedding photographs. When I walk into your wedding, all the weddings I have seen before yours are forgotten. I see it as a basic form of respect.
Simplicity is the highest form of elegance.
Not adding stress/drama/complication to your wedding day is one of my highest priorities.
I usually work on my own, dress like a guest, and keep my equipment to a minimum (usually a couple of discrete Leica cameras). The reason I work this way is to gain access to real moments. People open up and grant emotional access only when they are able to relax. My main focus in the opening stages of a wedding day is to behave in a way that makes everybody comfortable and accept the presence of my camera.
Know when to be invisible and when to be in control.
The family formals session is the part of the day where I will be more assertive to make sure everything flows smoothly. I will also guide you gently during the couple session…don’t worry, you will feel relaxed in front of my camera and it will be a lot of fun!
Trust & vulnerability
The way I see it, a wedding is not about a spectacle. It is not about orchestrating moments or things for the purpose of photographs. It is about being present and mindful, immersed in the emotions of your commitment, surrounded by your loved ones.
Inviting me, a stranger, to photograph you during these vulnerable moments is a dig deal. Trust will create a special bond as we’ll go through a unique experience together. We’ll manage to let our guards down on both sides of the camera and create the kind of images that will have the magical power of bringing you back to the emotions of your wedding day.
These images will be passed down in your family and become part of your legacy. This idea remains on my mind throughout your wedding day and later on in the editing room.