Some potential wedding clients ask me about the cameras and lenses I use (it’s often a boy thing); some ask me how many photos I will take. I usually can’t answer either question very accurately – because my equipment is just a means to an end and I take as many images as I see for as long as I am shooting. For some clients these seem to be very important questions, but I can’t answer them very well because that’s not what I’m selling.
I’m selling a split second, a moment, caught in time forever. A discreet glance that is the look of love. The image that sticks in the mind after you’ve seen it. This is priceless. It’s not just a record of the day, it’s the emotion, living in the images long after the champagne has been drunk and the guests have departed. You cannot add it back in afterwards. It isn’t a Photoshop ‘plug in’.
The most important thing I do is to capture the emotion in the special moments of the lives of the people that populate my work and make them live forever. It’s a privilege. As the year draws to a close, I’d like to thank all my clients, both past, present and future for entrusting me with the task of capturing their perfect moments for eternity.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!