My professional approach is warm, engaging and enthusiastic, I'm outgoing and a strong communicator. I think it's the connection and energy between the photographer and the subject/s that ensures good results. Anyone can learn the technical skill of photography, but the creative instincts and people skills are what really counts when photographing people.
Photography is limitless now with regard to the manipulation of images. I learned with film, technically trained through a tertiary system to ensure I understand how to read the light and use my equipment manually. Now, you can test things and see immediately if they work, so you can be more creative and you have the ability to tweak the images as never before, so that dull overcast day doesn't mean flat images.
Weddings are a visual feast with the clock ticking and light disappearing fast, you need to be able to work fast, work well with people, think on the run quickly, not get in the way but still get the shots. You would not notice me for most of the day, but during the bridal shoot we'll have some fun, try lots of things, but ultimately it's about what feels right for the client, everyone is different, and it's your style, your personality that will drive this, there is no standard set of shots. My style represents a combination of photojournalistic and classic wedding photography. I like to capture as much as possible in real time, in the moment, but I also like to ensure that we take some control where we can for the best composition, lighting and artistic feel, but those shots are still free flowing and natural, I just manage 'the set'.
Love to play, bounce ideas off my clients, work in natural environments, do lots of things and provide a tonne of images from the session! Generally it's best for decisions around location to be made based on the look you're after, so we talk this through first, then plan around the weather if necessary, but a free flowing style of shoot with candid images as well as structured portraiture. I absolutely love working in twilight light, that warm yellow golden glow of the late sun going down, would have to be the most romantic and flattering light to have the privilege to work in.
COMMERCIAL / LIFESTYLE
I'm equipped with lighting and tools to shoot still life, or corporate head shots at your office, property interiors and exteriors, I can handle most anything. However, with many years experience covering big events like weddings where time and lighting are running out, I've learned to work fast for great candid results, so very much suited to any kind of event or function where my client is after emotive 'story telling' shots.
I hope this gives you a feel for who I am and my approach, feel free to call me and talk to me about your plans or ideas, I'd love be able to help.