I’ve worked on a few weddings in my time but there is one that always stands out in my mind.
I can’t put my finger on what made that day so special. It could be the beautiful, young couple who got married. It could be the lovely atmosphere of family and friends celebrating together. But something made it unique.
The couple chose to capture every moment of their day, and I imagine they must have put a lot of thought into who they wanted to give this grand task to. They had a team of videographers on hand to get every speech, every dance and every toast on tape, and of course they had a photographer ready to snap those precious moments.
Carl was straightaway incredibly approachable, which makes such a huge difference to me as manager of a venue to have a photographer you can really work with! And the bride and groom seemed so at ease working with him to capture their special day.
Carl was able to grab the standard shots of the happy couple and all of their guests, but every time I saw him with our bride and groom he was working to capture some unique moments and gorgeous snaps of the dresses, the rings and all the tiny, perfect details of their day. Not to mention when he brought out the drone and started to get creative, getting beautiful overhead shots of the crowd with their confetti! There was something about Carl which made him different to any other photographer I had come across before.
Initially focusing on live music, Carl began photographing weddings for his friends. In his own words he loves taking on the challenge of being part of a busy wedding, and having the chance to meet so many wonderful people. Now offers come in from further afield as people are noticing his work and making enquiries just for the love of what they have seen. And in the meantime, Carl continues with his portraits (which are pretty rad themselves, might I add).
His work is beautiful, sometimes moody and incredibly atmospheric. Check him out for yourselves on Instagram, on Facebook or on his website.