INMATRIMONY: WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
Hello, this is our first blog post as we enter our wedding photography career. Well, where do you start? I guess I should I explain what and who inmatrimony is for starters:
Inmatrimony is currently made up of one wedding photographer (that’s me) based in sunny Manchester (ok maybe it’s not that sunny) and my amazing fiancée. She will be assisting me with everything none photography related. Although, I am trying to persuade her to take up photography so maybe one day you will see her with a camera rather than just carrying bags! We both share a house with 3 wonderful cats (no children just yet). We have a dream to own something of our own. Which is exactly why I am here writing this.
Photography has become a great passion of mine over the last few years. Not that it’s just a recent thing but defiantly more serious. For one I remember begging for a camera when I was young to take to Australia with me on my travels (I forget the make and model). Even as a young boy I knew that life was about documenting moments, but I guess the bug has grown more recently.
I was searching for something creative and worthwhile to do with my life. Something I knew I would love to do every day. This is exactly the feeling I got when I picked up a camera for the first time in years. So, I began my research learning quickly that if I wanted to make a living from photography then wedding photography was the place to be.
However, I was not originally interested in doing wedding photography. Perhaps that was because I was terrified. A wedding is a once in a lifetime (for most) and I wouldn’t want to be the one responsible for messing it up. I guess every wedding photographer feels like that at the beginning of their career. This is why I am very thankful to my friends. They allowed me to partake in their weddings not only as a guest but as the wedding photographer.
I was very new to photography when I did these first weddings. I was more used to shooting landscapes and cats than people! My friends gave me a shot nonetheless and I knew I couldn’t turn it down. I loved every minute of it and that is when I decided to start inmatrimony.
My images of now will certainly look different as cameras change, techniques get better and editing styles become perfected. What does not change is my passion. I really enjoyed photographing these weddings. Granted I still have a lot to learn, but every photographer can say that no matter how many years they have been doing this. This leads to me now.
It has not been easy trying to practice with the cameras, start the business, buy a new house and work a stressful full-time job all at the same time, but here I am. It is July 2017 and the wedding season is in full swing so it is the right time to take my two Fuji X-T2s (in case you want to know what cameras I use) and launch inmatrimony fully. Below are some of the images from those first weddings I mentioned earlier. It will give you a sense of who I am as a wedding photographer.
From these images, I hope you see that I intend to capture the raw emotions on the big day whether its fears, tears or laughter. It’s all about the magical moments for me that are not posed. Although I do believe there is a place for epic posed shots so I will happily include these in the day. Group shots though are definitely not something I’m into. If you feel the same (as well as love black and white photography) then have a look at the gallery, our pricing and then get in contact so we can talk about your big day.