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6 SQUARES™ | CREATIVE LONDON WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

MY 2014 REVIEW | THANK YOU

2014 was an interesting year for me and I put this post together to say thank you to everyone that was part of it.

FUJIFILM X100S TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY REVIEW

My Fujifilm X100S Travel Photography Review.

HNY | 2015

Happy New Year to you and yours, all the best for 2015. Have Fun!

DEVONSHIRE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY | SARAH & KARL

The wedding day was lovely. The Scottish contingent was my favourite, especially at the free bar during the reception!

MONTEGO BAY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER | ASHLEY & GARRETT

How do I put into words all the things that took place during Ashley & Garret’s Destination Wedding in Montego Bay?

RAKHEE & JACK | HINDU WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER LONDON

Three days of awesomeness with these two...

Fujifilm X-Series for Wedding Photography | X-Pro-1 & X100s Review

After shooting weddings exclusively with the Fujifilm X-Pro 1 and X100S cameras for about 19 months, here are my

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During a period of reflection, I asked myself how could I make the body of work I create stand out? Specifically in regard to weddings, I compete in a market where there are some truly inspirational photographers from all over the world and if I am to make it, I need to have something that stands out, I need my own unique signature, something for brides & grooms to associate me with.

After jotting down a few ideas, I really liked the thought of “cutting people in half and then sticking them together as one final image.” I wasn’t sure how that would work or even if I could pull it off, but I took a pen to a paper and started messing around and eventually ended up with what I call “6 Squares.” Initially it was called “Half Frames” because the plan was to carefully cut the bride in half – top half, middle half and bottom half, then do the exact same for the groom. And then somehow put those frames together to make a complete image.

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the initial sketch –  ½ frames

Refining the idea:

So I now had this idea I want to bring to life but I had a wait of around 4 months before I could implement it. This gave me enough time to refine the initial sketch of 8 “half frames” to 6 frames.

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a refined version of the idea now consisting of 6 frames as to the 8 of the initial idea

The idea to life:

Isabelle & Florent’s wedding remains one of my favourite days ever, I mean what more could you ask for when a client tells you that “whatever you want to do, we are up for it.” With that in my mind, I said “guys I want to try something – I have never done it before, it could work out great or it could be terrible but I want to give it a shot anyways.” So we did, it wasn’t perfect but it was a start, it brought the sketch to life. I learnt from the mistakes I made and pushed to make the next ones I created better.

“6 Squares” is almost 2 years old and during that period I have only managed to do 5 of them. A much lower rate than I will like, but different factors play a role in me pulling it off on weddings days ; such as the amount of time allocated for portrait sessions since each single frame requires an accurate framing as possible for it to work.

My ideal goal will be to create “6 Squares” for each of my clients, and not only that, but for the clients to have the individual frames printed and hung on their wall to make one complete picture!

Let’s see how it goes, Creative London Wedding Photographer.

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Published in Asiana Wedding Magazine

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Out of curiosity, I purchased a copy of Asiana Wedding Magazine around 3 / 4 years ago and one particular wedding in that issue caught my eyes. Fast forward to 2015 and the second copy of the magazine I buy features Rakhee + Jack’s incredible 3-Day Hindu Wedding.

 

I must admit, It is an awesome feeling to see my work published in the number 1 Asian Lifestyle and Wedding Magazine in UK. However, none of this would have been possible without Rakhee, Jack, their families, friends and all the other vendors involved. Thank you!

Oh and the wedding that caught my eyes all those years ago was that of DJ Neev, a Mid-morning & Kisstory show presenter on Kiss FM who happened to be one of Rakhee’s bridesmaids. How cool is that?! I think the first words I said to her were, “I could be wrong but was your wedding published in an issue of Asiana Wedding Magazine by any chance?” “Yes it was, a little while ago” was her reply.

This is how Rakhee and Jack’s wedding looks in the latest issue of the magazine – if you were at the wedding, I recommend you get yourself a copy to check out Rakhee and Jack’s lovely story.

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