The challenge for the modern wedding photographer is no longer about just having pictures to put in an album. Today the challenge is to capture the essence of an occasion; to accurately and successfully document one of the most momentous celebrations in a couple's life. It is to provide a photographic record that not only immediately delights, but continues to delight for years to come.
Experience has shown me that trust is critical. My style and approach is totally unobtrusive, not directing or dictating the day. Like a good waiter, who will fill your glass without you noticing, I aim to take my pictures by drawing as little attention to myself as possible. This is where experience and being prepared pay huge dividends. By understanding the structure of the ceremonies and by having researched the venues I'm able to anticipate my shots in advance and can ensure I'm perfectly placed and ready to capture the moment.
Each image needs to be a beautiful composition in its own right but it must also record the essence of the moment. Many of the Asian/Indian/Pakistani weddings I've documented are noisy, lively, bustling celebrations. They're filled with color and life, warmth and joy and it's so vital to capture it all. I aim to capture for posterity the images that people remember; the glance to the side, the nervous smile, the natural beauty and those delicate finer touches that have been so long in the planning.
I'm a visual storyteller, my work is timeless, I want everyone who looks at my photographs to enjoy them for what they are, but for each couple I want my photographs to spark even more wonderful memories.