So I feel these images require words. You know when you get something in your head and it won't go away. This shoot was one of those things. I'm a lover of lots of American photographers who's regular shooting locations are places like Death Valley, Nevada or the Appalachian Mountains... you know the type of grand American landscapes that just blow you away? I've had road trips through these places and felt totally in awe. Since becoming a wedding photographer I've often thought 'if only I could shoot there...' Then. I took a trip to Glencoe. I had passed through here many a time in my 'pre-wedding-photography' days, and yeah I suppose I thought it was pretty amazing but this time I saw something really different. I saw how glorious sunshine can turn into mean moody skies in a matter of minutes. I saw the clouds come in and the rain create a mistiness that felt almost eerie. It was just spectacular. Come in Lisa & Stewart. Lisa and Stewart are one of the loveliest couples. Due to get married this July they wanted a pre-wed shoot but we had yet to confirm the location. With this idea in my head I decided to put it to them. It would mean a 2 hour drive EACH WAY! and a whole load of their time. But thankfully they were up for it and totally trusted me. So with lots of great chat and chocolate munching we headed up to Glencoe in the glorious sunshine one Sunday evening. This is the result. I feel really proud of these photos. I've taken a few risks in them and not stuck to what's expected of me. I kinda like it.
So finally I am able to welcome you to my new re-jigged, re-crafted and majorly re-considered website.
‘This is what has taken you months” I hear you holler. Well, yes and…well, no.
I actually took my website down back in September (yes almost 5 months ago!) In the vain hope that I would whip up a new site in oh… ‘a couple of nights.’
What was I thinking. I was bang in the middle of one of my busiest months and there was no space in the diary until November for me to even consider spending time oggling fonts, designing icons, creating galleries.
The other website quickly got popped back up and I got on with things. I did manage to design my new logo though which clearly set the tone for how I wanted things to look and feel from now on. Clean, simple and minimal.
I want it to be all about my photographs. Hopefully my photographs give you a better sense of who I am and what makes me tick than a logo, icon or frilly border ever could.
So this is it.
It will most certainly evolve and develop. I get bored easily. But I hope you like it and appreciate that white backgrounds aren’t always just a cop out, simplicity can be complex… and heavily considered!