I never thought I was into shooting weddings. Afraid of falling into the cheesy wedding photographer title or worse yet, actually taking cheesy wedding photographs. However, the more weddings I shoot, the more I understand that that doesn’t have to be the case, at all. Shooting weddings is actually a really spiritual and emotional process for me. Not only am I capturing someone’s life changing day, I am also exposed to a flurry of love and family and friends and a connectedness that only a day like that can bring. I have also learned that you don’t have to be ‘the cheesy wedding photographer’ because my wedding photos aren’t cheesy and neither are quite a few wedding photographers I follow. However, I am not a wedding photographer really, I am a documentary photographer and on someone’s special wedding day, what I am doing, is actually documenting their day just like the stories that I record through my lens for my documentary work. So they are usually candid, emotive and diverse photographs.

But I feel very blessed to be a part of something purely built on love, on the need to be with someone for the rest of your life. To bear witness to someone’s wedding day, well that is always a very special thing.


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