An Adelaide Wedding Photographer Has Had Enough.
Shooting more personal work was something I told myself at the start of the 2017 Adelaide winter. I wanted to work at building connection with my subjects and take them to a place where they were completely open to sharing heartfelt moments with me. Jesh Derox an American photographer and speaker suggested the idea that people often believe that photography is mainly about how you LOOK and while this has some truth to it, photography is about how you FEEL. This idea was one that completely flipped my mindset and helped me to work out WHY I do what I do as a photographer. I'd found myself striving to 'get the shot' to 'stand out from the crowd' in the overly saturated wedding photography industry but in doing this I was doing the exact opposite of what I really have always wanted my career as a photographer to be about. CONNECTION.
My time with my friend Imogen was my way of kickstarting a new approach. Perhaps not a completely new approach but certainly a more refined one. I knew what I wanted to work on so I set out to do it. We decided to hit up Aldinga in the southern suburbs of Adelaide, more specifically the incredible McLaren Vale Wineries and fields which are nestled just between Sellicks Beach & Willunga.
We set off mid afternoon and made the short journey through the stormy weather to be greeted by the incredible yellow fields of Aldinga. This gorgeous lady made my job an absolute breeze, one of the most awesome humans I have ever met. I set about letting her soak in the unique geographical beauty as we frolicked around snapping away and building that connection I was seeking.
Here’s how it went down.