‘This wedding is split across 4 posts to allow each part of the wedding to shine’.
The last post of the sequence is all about stillness, love and memory. The power of love is far more than a picture but if I am lucky enough to be able to capture just a small part of it frozen in time, then I am complete. A simple location, light and love set the mood. It is not about bells and whistles and over complicated imagery when it comes to this, but it is more about stillness and allowing love to come through. I don’t like to direct my couples, I just like to let them love each other in nice light that compliments them. I shot most of the location shoot and wedding preparations on film, on my Contax 645 using Fuji Pro 400H . Shooting film and the whole philosophy of capture, mirrors what we see in these images. Analogue chemistry is like what is happening at the moment of shooting the couple. The fact that a moment is really recorded onto a negative and can not be deleted is beautiful. It is for life, it is not code or photoshop, it is pure raw and organic, just like Amber and Duane.
Amber looked amazing in her J’Aton wedding dress. The light was to die for but the magic was when Duane embraced her as her husband and for the first time Mr and Mrs McLaughlin had their first shoot…… magic.