Most newly engaged couples looking to find a wedding photographer will peruse the Internet for local photographers. They will look at their work, and make a decision based on what they see. All wedding photographers have their own style in terms of camera angles, editing, posing, lighting and colours. There is not necessarily a ‘right’ choice, or a ‘best’ photographer. Couples will make a choice on whether they like a portfolio, and the photographer as a person.
However, when Qiraat and Wil saw my portfolio, they asked if I could do something a little bit differently…
Qiraat and Wil are massive fans of Wes Anderson films. His direction, camera work, colour palettes and use of symmetry make for captivating and easy watching. If you haven’t seen The Grand Budapest Hotel yet – load up Netfilx now!
They asked me if I could match his style for their wedding photography, which was booked at Highbury Hall, Moseley. I watched a couple of Wes’s films and loved them straight away…and decided I could at least give it a good go.
Unlike Anderson, I don’t have a team of assistants and lighting technicians around me. I don’t have months to stage every shot. It’s just me. I knew I could replicate some of his trademark touches, but I wouldn’t be able to create entire sets or backdrops. Highbury Hall would have to be used in its current resplendence.