Chronicling people’s lives – the faces and emotions in all their joyful resplendence – as events unfold one second to the next is my favourite photographic subject. As a former professional musician, I know what it’s like to be in front of the lens and understand the importance of working with someone who is sociable, on your wavelength and above all, unobtrusive. After all, your special day isn’t a photo shoot, you should be free to enjoy it.
My inclination in work has always been to do what I love, to totally absorb myself into it but to keep things relaxed. This is a mindset and work ethic I acquired in the music industry. My life is very busy with family and friends, I surf, play music and write a lot. I try to make every day count for something and this attitude shows in my wedding portfolio. Every moment counts thus capturing yours in a fun, natural and un-fussy way is my mission.
When I started out as a wedding photographer I soon met a charming and seasoned professional – Mike Riley. Having seen what I could do with a camera, Mike put me in touch with one of the best in the industry – Paul Rogers – who was looking for an intern. After coming to one of my shows Paul saw my potential and snapped me up saying, “if you can take pictures half as well as you can play music Rex, I can retire!” That’s praise indeed although he hasn’t retired just yet.
Both Mike and Paul have helped me build my wedding photography skills to their current level. My 2017 portfolio sums up what I have to offer.
Your eyes are your windows onto the world and it’s you who chooses where to point them. A documentary photographer is no less subjective and the pictures he takes reflect events as he sees them. This is what makes one wedding photographer distinct from another – the lens of his imagination. When you hire me you’re not just getting the same camera bodies, lenses and flash guns that everyone has, you’re getting the personality and unique eye behind them.
The only thing I’m selling here is my joy and passion for capturing your day in image form. You’re not buying on a per-frame basis so you’ll get as many frames as it takes to tell the story of your day. There’s no hidden costs and no ‘optional extras’ that really you can’t do without. All your images are just that – yours – to do with as you please when I’m done. Fuss free and uncomplicated.
Simply put, documentary photography is the telling of a story in still image. As a documentary wedding photographer it my job to allow events to unfold organically and quietly obverse and ‘document’. More information about my approach can be found on my ‘Method‘ page or if you’d like enquire about availability and bookings, please get in touch.