Couples Portraits in City Park

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Capturing the Essence of  a relationship is all about anticipating the  moment that  the elements will come together and capturing it  in a unique image that resonates deep within us.
 
 An image can remind us of who we are , who our family is and why the bond is so strong.
 
The fact that I get invited photograph peoples families is a very humbling thing for me and I take the responsibility and trust that these families have put in me and my skills very seriously.  and over the years I have worked hard to hone my skills to a point where I can now deal with just about anything.  You can’t rattle me, not even with preoccupied Dads , opinionated 2 year olds , or 6 month old labradors ( Although I would prefer that they don’t all happen at the same session! ) The secret for me, is to engage with each of my subjects on their terms, and to give them enough time and space for their real personality to shine through -I get told a lot that I am a patient man!
 
On this shoot I had none of the above, just two people who were very much in love with each other and who wanted to celebrate their relationship with a piece of art for their wall.
 
I believe that what we do is important, and the results of our work, the images, will grow in importance every year. In 2 years time, in 10 years time in 100 years time , the single moment captured will take on more and more meaning. It is therefore vital that the photographs we produce are made in such a way that they can stand the test of time, and that their archival integrity remains intact over time.
 
In this age of selfies and snapchat, a beautifully shot, archival produced art print is a rare thing, but that’s okay , because the  true moments  that describe a relationship and which form the basis of memories are equally as rare to capture in a single image - its something I have been training for my whole life.
 

 

 

Black and white Photography