“But the eyes are blind. One must look with the heart.” - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Sometimes I struggle to describe what kind of photographs I like to take but this very much sums it up. There are photos that are visually perfect, but if the memory is not in it, nobody will come back to them. Then there are photos that speak directly to the heart and those are worth waiting for and taking. I've been documenting weddings for 8 years, started in Europe and eventually moved to the west coast of America, and I like to think I've seen it all when it comes to weddings. From rainy mountaintops and luxury villas to small backyards weddings and courthouse elopements in small towns. Every wedding is so unique and different but they all have one thing in common - they're full of memories. Old and new, beautiful ones and some messy ones too. I believe those are worth documenting. Not in a predictable tacky way, but in a honest, raw and simple way instead. With all the chaos and beautiful mess. The pretty flowers but also the rain. The hugs, the sunsets but also the spilled wine. Memories over visuals. Documenting over creating. That's my approach.
ANALOG PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO
We love using film for photography and video as well. It's timeless, it's unpredictable, it's magical. My wife loves making analog videos that look like they're from the 70s. They're blurry and grainy and full of magic - think home video over big production. We always experiment with vintage cameras and lenses, it's hard to describe, but film photos somehow feel more "real" and authentic and we absolutely love that.
← sample from a super 8mm video