The hour or two before the ceremony is one of my favourite parts of the wedding day to photograph – so much is going on. My job is to observe and make pictures that tell a story in an interesting way.
Around the bride or groom, who often appear the calmest of the wedding party, swirls a rising tide of activity and excitement. As hair is fixed, make-up applied and shirts ironed, mums, dads, sisters, brothers, best men, bridesmaids and the rest all dash around glancing in mirrors, making last minute adjustments, confirming and re-confirming plans for getting to the ceremony on time with everything and everyone in the right place.
It’s the perfect environment for me as a documentary wedding photographer to tell the story of what I see in a sensitive, relaxed and unobtrusive way.