Paris, late 90s. I'm a law student at the time, spending most of my time commuting in the endless corridors of the busy Parisian subway. I do not love it, but law is as good a career as any, I tell myself. It'll pay the bills, and make my parents happy.
The beauty of life, however, is that it rarely turns out how we plan it. If someone had told me that a few years later I would be a wedding photographer on the other side of the world, I would have laughed quicker than it takes to say "get out of here". But I picked up a camera along the path of my corporate years and here we are now, 10 years in and counting.
The more I photograph, the more I'm drawn to simplicity. There's so much elegance in simplicity. There's something magnetic and beautiful about images that flow, that are easy; the ones that just "are". They show people's essence without trying. They silently say a thousand words; your words, your story, sublimed by the magic of photography.
I LOVE NATURAL, I LOVE HAPPY. I LOVE MYSTERIOUS, GRACEFUL, CHARMING.
I LOVE COMFORTABLE SILENCES, HALF SMILES AND ENTWINED FINGERS. I LOVE WIND IN MESSY HAIR AND A TANGLED VEIL. I LOVE CHEEKY AND SILLY JUST LIKE I LOVE DEEP AND THOUGHTFUL.
I LOVE THE PROUD LOOK OF A FATHER, THE TEAR IN A GROOM'S EYES, THE IRREVERENCE OF THE RING BEARER.
I LOVE HUGS THAT HURT. I LOVE LITTLE BLACK DRESSES, CORAL LIPSTICK AND SALTED CARAMEL MACAROONS.
I LOVE THE UNSPOKEN, THE ALMOST, THE UNEXPECTED.
I LOVE SUNSETS BEHIND A KISS.
I LOVE SHOOTING WEDDINGS AND IF YOU WILL, I CAN PHOTOGRAPH YOURS.
The ultimate alarm clock and afternoon pick-me-up.
Independant, Arthouse, Foreign... A must for ongoing visual inspiration and getting lost in the moment.
The best way to open ones heart and mind, and get some perspective on life.
Classic French photographers like Henri Cartier-Bresson have been a great influence.
Pictures, books and candles. Lots of candles.
Because they're mini luxuries in a stick, a touch of bottled up fun and a tonne of glamour.