- Jack and Georgie
‘We actually planned our wedding date around her availability because photos were SO important to me and I wanted the best of the best!
She puts so much into her work, getting to know the couple, their vision for the day AND their doggos, most importantly.’
Yeah, sunsets are pretty and all, but regular ol’ pretty isn’t really what I’m about. Anyone and their granny can shoot one of those. I also don’t like the idea of being a fly-on-the-wall, or lurking around in the venue bushes with a hyper-powered zoom lens, ninja-style....and neither should you, by the way - just stop for a second and picture that on the peripheries of your wedding: Creep central.
That is simply not my vibe.
This is the 21st century, people! The era of stiff poses and uncomfortable, forced smiles is long gone. Ain’t nobody got time for robotic moves (except when I’m rockin’ the robot on the dancefloor, amiright?) and constant demands to smile harder, better, faster, stronger. I want to get right in amongst your guests, allowing them to feel comfortable with me and my camera. That’s how we get the best results. After all, I’m a stone cold wizard at candid guest photos. At least that’s what my dogs always tell me, and they could probably shoot a bitchin’ sunset with their eyes closed.
i'm NOT LIKE THE OTHERS
If you’re shopping around for a garden variety wedding photographer who shows up and snaps the typical fare you might find on Pinterest, we probably won’t jive. If you’re on the hunt for the cheapest deal, I ain’t about that either. I mean, Pinterest and specific budgeting are totally fine by me. Who doesn’t love a good bargain? You deserve to have a photographer at your wedding who matches your desires.
But for me, I’m all about creating timeless memories. I aim to shoot photos that will become heirlooms for generations to come, creating an irreplaceable treasure of an album that is absolutely priceless.* (*My lawyer has told me to explain that this does not mean I’ll shoot for free).
My style is about the true and authentic moments that naturally happen. This means no staged moments, no posed or forced emotions. And certainly no awkward half-smiles that don’t quite reach the eyes...it’s the real, organic, authentic stuff that I’m digging for.
When it comes to portrait time, I will be your guide. I’ll make sure you’re not standing awkwardly, suddenly painfully aware of your own hands. However, it’s also important to me that you two are completely yourselves when you’re in front of my lens. I will chat with you whilst we walk, and prompt you to have 'normal' conversations with each other so I can capture the essence of who you are.
It’s all about your story.
Let’s be honest here, I'm not going to make you do poses that make you look awkward AF. *vommmm*
We don’t want to just ‘get the photos out of the way’. We will create something together, built upon foundations of connection and trust.
We are all different, with DIVERGENT stories to tell
I'm super relaxed in all communications and interactions, ensuring my approach and shooting style is a reflection of who you are and how things actually felt in that very moment. It’s not about me, or my photos, or getting Insta-worthy snaps (although trust me, they will be). These are your memories, not mine. Trust me when I say, I care so much about that. My ethos is driven by quality over quantity, so we can focus 100% on creating a beautiful collection of memories that are everlasting in value.
Once I’m in, I’M ALL IN, BABY! I’ve learned that this method is preferable by doing the exact opposite way for the last three years, shooting on average, over 80 weddings per year. It sounds incredible (and it truly was in some ways), but it also had the nasty side-effect of turning me into an unhealthy, obsessive workaholic.
Overbooking myself isn’t fair to my couples (or my dogs). In the end, I don't want to be physically and creatively exhausted, like a sack of flesh blobbing around, that is mentally non existent. Okay, that was a bit grim, but it's honestly how I can feel when I'm overcommitted. By taking on fewer weddings, I have more time to invest in my education and skills, as well as your relationship. All of this means that when it comes to the big day, I can give you the best of me and my photography.
Speaking of ‘the process’, my role is to create an atmosphere of comfort for these moments to happen and to capture it effortlessly and creatively. The LOUD moments, The quiet moments, The unscripted moments. The discrete, hidden moments and the joyous, ebullient moments.
'We were very impressed with how she navigated so many humans with her ability to command a space/group with such care and some cheeky comedy.'
"Ash was the ideal mix of relaxed and organised in the lead up to our day, which we really appreciated when we needed a bit of a guide. She managed to perfectly capture each special moment and was a pleasure to share our favourite day. "
'The easiest and best choice we made for our wedding day was getting Ash to be our photographer. She is genuine, professional, passionate, the hardest worker and obviously and incredible photographer – PLUS SHE LOVES DOGS!'
'This shoot made it easy for us to connect as a couple. It felt so natural and easy, and Ash made us feel so comfortable and we had a blast! It felt like we were hanging out with an old mate!'
'Ash is a MAGICIAN at letting you feel the moment, and capturing it perfectly. She is a genuinely gorgeous human who you can't help but feel comfortable around. She's also insane at photographing dogs.'