I’m all about capturing emotions, feelings and candid images of people sharing the joy of two souls that finally found each other. It is these photographs that will be handed down through the generations. Let me tell your story.
I’m a Christchurch Wedding Photographer, but I offer wedding photography all over the South Island where possible. Every wedding I shoot looks unique, because each couple is unique. I shoot both posed and candid wedding photography: the unplanned gestures, a look on the father of the bride’s face, etc… I believe beautiful candid shoots are the essence of wedding photography but I also love posed wedding photos, just was well you can have both!
I’m easy to get along with and I can deal just fine with pressure- it’s one of the many things that make me a great choice for your wedding photography. It’s important to me that you’re more than satisfied with my service and what I have to offer, I’m always approachable and will work with you to ensure everything goes smoothly before, on and after your wedding day. I believe that it is an honor to be asked to photograph such a special day in people’s lives. I take it very seriously. I want to give every couple a set of photographs that they will love in 20 years, as much as they love them today.
This quote from photographer Anne Almasy explains why I love shooting weddings:
I love a good party.
I love a bride in the most elaborate, fancy, princess-y dress you’ve ever dreamed of.
I love custom chuppahs and embroidered aisle runners and matchy-matchy bridesmaids dresses.
I love to photograph flowers and shoes.
But you know why I REALLY do what I do?
To photograph your parents, who will hold hands and cry on the first row of the chapel. To photograph your sister dancing with that boy she will marry in three years. To photograph those kids who will grow up so, so quickly. To photograph your grandfather, who will pass away next spring. To photograph your first kiss as a married couple, your best friend busting out her signature dance moves, the flower girl asleep under a table, and maybe even your ex looking pretty wistful as he hugs you a little too long in the receiving line.
You already know: your cake will disappear in less than an hour, your flowers will wilt before the ceremony ends, and that uncomfortable tux will go back to the rental place in the morning. But those photos… they’re gonna be there forever. You’ll have them when your own kids are born, when you have the biggest fight ever with your partner and need to be reminded of how much you really love each other, when your parents pass away and you realize the last time you danced with them was at your wedding…
So, nothing against the wedding magazines and blogs and their endless, passionate quest for “perfect” detail shots. PLEASE: throw the party of your lives with every. single. detail. EXACTLY as you dreamed it would be.
But my job — MY job — is to see past all that. My job is to give you photos that will remind you why you had that big expensive party in the first place.
If you’re planning your wedding right now, please just close the magazine. Log out of Pinterest. And look at the person you want to grow old with. Remind yourself of why you’re doing this. And really CELEBRATE when that day comes. Don’t stress about your shoes or your cake or your flowers. Don’t stress about anything. When it’s all over, you will be married, and surrounded by the people who know you and love you most in the whole wide world.
I promise: that is the Perfect Wedding.
If you’re looking for a Christchurch Wedding Photographer that will capture your unique story, either in Christchurch or beyond, please get in touch for a non-pressure chat about your wedding day and wedding photography.