Starting a new series, dedicated to split-second moments captured by my faithful 2nd camera body (Canon 1DMarkIV) with the much raved about Canon 135mm f2.0. The 2nd body stays slung on me throughout shoots so anytime a moment pops out, screaming for a snap, I switch bodies and fire away – almost feels like target practice.
Thankfully, I’ve nailed some bullseyes. Here’s the first from a recent wedding:
This lil’ one looking rather pleased with succeeding in getting grandpa to carry him instead of being within the confines of the pram.
What a cutie, may you grow up whilst retaining the joy you’ve exhibited in every one of these shots:)
It’s been a blessed journey thus far. 2014 has opened many doors and brought amazing clients who’ve become friends. That said, the greatest joy, and privilege, has to be the process of listening to their journeys, the ups and downs, but more importantly, that deciding moment that ‘put a ring on it’.
I’ve never been much of a writer, despite clocking some time as a young graduate writing press releases and responding to media queries. Images always hit the spot though, be it for that moment or as a recollection of a journey.
So for every couple who comes into the office, I tell them to forget the conventional scenic spots or looks they’ve scoured over Pinterest, Google, Instagram, etc. And just, tell me their story – How and Where they’ve met, What was that defining moment, Best and Worst memories and more.
Here are some of my interpretations of their stories in snaps:
Soccer fanatic meets Ballet Beauty | feat. Melvin & Elizabeth