Tony & Siobhan probably hold the record for booking the farthest out. Siobhan contacted me over two years ago in March 2014. That was so long ago that I’m pretty sure the images I make today are vastly different from those she’d seen when she booked (in a good way). Back in 2013 and 2014, my style was more editorial so I put a lot of emphasis on the details of the day rather than emotions and moments. Over time I’ve learnt that ‘moments’ are more important because they work like memory pegs. If you see a beautifully captured vase or perfume bottle, it may be pleasing to look at but it doesn’t give you that feeling of reliving an experience.
With ‘moments’ however, they’re wonderful because just one image can set your mind racing and when you see it, all the memories surrounding that event come flooding back. I think that’s a key element in feeling like you’re reliving the day. So now, whilst I still shoot all the details, my aim is to bring you back every time you revisit your wedding album and I hope that’s what you now see when you look through my weddings.
Tony and Siobhan were married at one of my favourite Swan Valley venues, Caversham House. They chose to share the day with a close group of fiends and family with a small relaxed ceremony followed by an emotion-filled reception. and here are my favourite images from the day.
Thanks again to my right hand man Adrian for shooting this alongside me.