Earlier in the week i watched the ITV perspectives programme, The People I Have Shot, in which actor David Suchet of Poirot fame follows in the footsteps of his Grandfather, Fleet Street Photographer James Jarche.
David remarks ' “What strikes me, are all these front covers. They’re all people. And that is how I remember him. He was really a people’s photographer.”
This very much reminds me of myself. I trained as an advertising photographer and when i left college i worked in an advertising studio. I soon realised it wasn't for me as i wasn't inspired to photograph things which don't move. I was very lucky to be offered a job as a press photographer on my local newspaper and immediately knew that photographing people was for me.
With wedding photography i'm able to really capture the emotion of the day and tell a story by recording the reactions of not only the bride and groom but their gusests aswell.
Even when i'm on holiday i like to photograph the people in a place to help tell a story of where i have been.
And although i have used this picture as an example before, it really does show what i love about being a wedding photographer, being able to capture an emotion in a split second !
I met Graham and Katy this morning at Swinton Park and we had a walk around the grounds in the glorious sunshine and discussed their plans for their wedding in July. Here are a couple of the pictures, i'm looking forward to seeing them again in July.