There is so much noise going on around us these days – storytelling in any form is a beautiful way to block out all of that noise and allow yourself to get completely immersed in another world. I love how the basic structure for every wedding is relatively the same but how working within these contraints, I have to try and find a way to tell each one differently. It’s super challenging and incredibly rewarding. When I was young I wanted to be a Park Ranger so I always have that as plan B!
My philosophy has always been simple – create something special for the couple or client. I try to be as receptive as possible when I encounter environments, people, places that I’m shooting. I try to leave my own ambitions and ego at the door and do an amazing job for my client – one that captures a tiny window into another world.
I guess I would ask people how they would like to be treated…I mean properly treated in every moment of their waking day. If we genuinely treated each other the way we want to be treated in every encounter, every action, then the world would be a different place. We would listen to each other, we would clean up after ourselves, we wouldn’t hurt anyone, we would be kind, we would make products that didn’t give people cancer or steal their life-savings through dodgy insurance scams. Mind you, the world would probably tell me to feck off ye preachy twat…so I would most likely forget all of the first stuff and just tell people to ‘stop flipping moaning, set your fecking phone down, and lastly…has anyone got any good Netflix recommendations?’
Be kind. That’s all you need.