What’s in your bag?
Main Camera Canon 5D Mark II Back-Up Camera 5D Lenses: I use prime lenses
I find ‘favourite’ questions difficult…I really like variety. I use the Canon 85mm 1.8 & Canon 24mm 1.4 a lot.
Your Pick! Who would you most want to photograph and why?
My grandparents…I never got the chance to photograph them.
List some of your favourite photographers
So many! To name a few..Wedding photographers Sean Flanigan, Jonas Peterson, Nordica Photography, Jose Villa. Landscapes David Burdeny, Chris Friel, Christian Chaize
Your inspiration on a daily basis? What is your muse?
Favourite photographer dead/alive?
I really can’t choose.
Tell us a little bit about your work flow/editing process?
I try to keep my photos as natural as possible; I don’t want them to look too processed. I use Photo Mechanic to sort the photos and then import the keepers to Lightroom for basic adjustments like exposure/white balance. Finally a bit of Photoshop.
Film or digital camera?
Digital. I have a few film cameras but they are just for fun.
The Big Picture (where do you want to be in 5 years? 10 years?)
Shooting portraits and weddings with a successful business. Most importantly I hope that I am happy and still feel energized by the work that I do.
Magazine of choice?
I like many different magazines …W magazine and Frankie are two of my favourites.
Again I like a lot of different artists….I’m really enjoying the Yeah Yeah Yeahs right now.
Best coffee table/photography book?
I can’t say I have a favourite.
Describe your dream photoshoot (location and all):
In Australia, on the water, at either sunset or sunrise, with a really cool couple in love.
Favourite lighting to shoot in?
Best part of being a photographer?
People trust me to document some of the most important times in their lives and I have the opportunity to witness incredibly special moments. The best part is definitely the emotion and connections between people.
Trying to differentiate myself from the hundreds of wedding photographers out there. I try to be true to myself and my style.
Breakdown a typical day-in-the-life?
A typical wedding day is 8-12 hours. It is fast-paced and high adrenaline – I’m very focused on documenting everything and providing clients with the best images that I can.
Most memorable moment as a photographer so far?
Too many to share….First-looks are one of the most memorable wedding moments for me (when a bride and groom choose to see each other in a private moment before the ceremony).
Your personal favourite photo you’ve taken to date? (yes, I’m making you pick):
The moment you knew you were meant to be a photographer, any one in particular?
I don’t think it was one particular moment. The interest has always been there and I’ve always been passionate about it…I lose track of time when I’m shooting and editing photos. I love it.
Tips/words of wisdom for aspiring photographers just starting out?
Shoot as much as possible, experiment and follow your instincts.
Best advice you’ve ever gotten?
And there you have it…! Probably the most you’ve seen me in the past year on my blog :P, hope you enjoyed it, keep an eye out for the next photographer spotlight coming very soon! xo
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