Immodesty Blaize Wedding Shot | Friday Photo

Last weekend I had the huge honour of photographing the marriage of the extraordinary Immodesty Blaize to her impossibly charming husband, Gregory, underneath cloudless Monte Carlo skies.  As you can imagine there are some spectacular images — and I will feature those in due course, when I blog the full …

Humour in Wedding Photography: Friday Photo

Humour in Wedding Photography Today’s Friday Photo (on a Monday) comes to you sponsored by the superior caffeine hit delivered by my new DeLonghi Scultura Espresso Coffee Maker (Black).  Even my internal organs feel jittery.  In fact, if my chest could somehow manifest the ability to think those thoughts would …

Life is Messy: Friday Photo

The message of this blog post is essentially, life is messy, photos can be messy too.  There’s a lot of information in this shot, a lot to take in.  It could be a portrait of the young blonde girl at its centre, or it could be a detail shot shot …

Shoot Everything: Friday Photo

So today I’m going to bang on about the importance of shooting everything.  We all have a tendency to self censor, to paint the most flattering pictures of ourselves and pretend that’s who we really are.  That we’re never grumpy, or lazy, or sitting here writing this in an old …

Humans in the Abstract: Friday Photo

Humans in the Abstract So I thought I’d go with something a little abstract this week.  If last week’s photo had a touch of Lee Friedlander’s America by Car about it, today’s touchstone is Stephen Shore.  What I like about this image is that there are so many lines in …

Composition and Character: Friday Photo

Honestly, I could have chosen any one of two dozen images from last week’s wedding for today’s Friday Photo (and may still do that in the future) but this one just edges it for me right now.  Tomorrow it might be different.  These things mean different things to you on different …

Château de la Goujeonnerie | Friday Photo

Wedding photos that aren’t immediately recognisable as ‘wedding photos’ always appeal to me.  What appeals to me is the sense that it is a party but there are no obvious wedding indicators.  The bride and groom are not in this shot.  But at the same time it’s very clear that …

My Kind of Image — Candid Wedding Photography

Candid Wedding Photography: When is a Candid not a Candid? There’s a school of thought within photojournalism and, by extension, candid wedding photography, that says you should never have the subject looking directly at the camera, engaging with the fact that they’re being photographed.  Because when that happens you get …

WPJA Contest winners 2013 Q2 | Award Winning Photography

Finding an excuse to list your Award Winning Photography is always a pleasant thing to do. Last week I received three awards from the Wedding Photojournalist Association.  What makes this particularly satisfying is the WPJA is a highly prestigious organisation which demands an incredibly high standard of photography from the thousands …