Ok, a few bits about me.
I take photos. Why?
*Please insert usual contrived love story with excessively grandeuse language here*
It's a lifestyle choice really. The idea of a 9-5 job sounds about as appealing as scratching nails on a blackboard. Random road trips on a Wednesday afternoon are much more important to me than regular pay-cheques. Plus, being a self employed wedding photographer, there's rarely ever a need to set alarms or get rush hour buses. I generally start work at the office (The Building Block - A feckin incredible alternative to working from home) at a comfortable 11am. I tend to doddle about, editing photos, replying to emails, listening to podcasts, and working on some random bits and pieces (I also run a clothes company with my mate) until I feel obliged to go home around 10/11pm. The long hours at certain points also lead to loads of time off. Working until 11pm is totally cool when you can take 2/3 months off per year for some adventures.
What more could you want really. It's as close to my dream job as I can imagine.
As you can probably tell by now, I like to avoid stress wherever possible. This philosophy influences how I shoot weddings quite heavily. With good communication leading up to the day, events always tend to run smoothly. With a cool easy going couple who just want to get a nice documentation of their wedding day, there's nothing to add difficulties really. When it comes to the couples portraits (the scary part for most people), I'll offer some guidance & direction, but don't be hoping for any Calvin Klein-eque poses. I don't expect anyone to have a professional modelling contract on their CV so we'll shoot accordingly! No pressure....seriously!
So I guess that should give you a basic idea of how I operate. There's obviously loads more I could say but you'd be reading all day. If my chill-at-all-costs attitude scares you away, that's totally fine. I'm not expecting to be the perfect match for everyone, but if you're some laid back people with a love for fun and a tasteful amount of shitetalk, I think we'll get along great!
If you'd like to get in touch, head over here and fill out a quick form and we'll have a chat.
Maybe check out my Instagram if you want to get a feel for what I'm like on the daily.