And now for something completely different…
I guess it’s good to stay on your toes as an artist. It’s so easy to fall into a rut and just get used to doing the same thing over and over each time. I honestly felt a bit like that a few months ago, I was physically and emotionally exhausted and my creativity needed a bit of a kick. Doing something out of my comfort zone felt like a bit of an adventure and I was trying to figure out what that could be. Thankfully an opportunity came from a nearby source. My friend Nick who happens to be the brother and groomsman of Rachel and Karl, one of the most visited weddings on my site, is a brilliant architect. He is part of a small but super talented firm called Branch Studio Architects that designs innovative and beautiful houses that are effectively pieces of art that integrated into their surrounds. When he asked me to photograph his own house and two other houses which he’d designed for cousins, I warned him that I’d never done anything like this before . Nick responded that was exactly one of the reasons he wanted me involved.
While I honestly had no idea what I was doing from a technical perspective, I must admit, it was a lot of fun and a hugely rewarding challenge. I’d like to think I have a reasonable sense of aesthetic so perhaps that’s what got me by but I photographed what I saw and how I saw it – and seemingly (and according to the most important person in this instance, Nick), it turned out really well. So maybe there’s a lesson in this for all of us – never be scared of an adventure, who knows what’s around the corner.
It feels like such a long time since I’ve written anything on a blog post. It hasn’t been that I’ve had nothing to say, simply, just too much to do. The weddings that I’ve blogged in the last few weeks have been some of the most awesome experiences for me as a photographer, and more importantly, as a person. And they’re not things that I’ll ever forget.
But I’m slowly getting my head (and heart) back into blogging. Hopefully in the next few weeks I’ll be able to speak a little more about the weddings and people that I’ve met along the way. But in the meantime, I’ll leave you to enjoy the wedding of Claire and Mitchell, two absolutely awesome people with hearts of 100% gold.