Portia loves photographing weddings. The anticipation and excitement of the day. The extravagant and sometimes gloriously outrageous outfits. The smell of fresh flowers. The special bond she makes with her clients. The emotional response to true love and of course the adrenalin! Portia feels very strongly that in order for good photographs to be created people need to "click" with their chosen photographer. This is why she likes to meet with her prospective wedding couples to show them some more of her work and album design and discuss their wedding plans but most importantly to check that they feel she is the photographer they want to share their special day with. Once a connection has been established the engaged couple and Portia will meet somewhere picturesque for a pre wedding photo shoot. This is invariably in the grounds of where the reception is to be held or somewhere they might like to stop off, like the moor or sea to have some bridal photographs on the big day. Portia finds this experience often allays any fears of being photographed especially when they see the beautiful images they have created together. It also gives everyone another good chance to get to know each other better over a coffee as they finalise the wedding photography strategy.
With regard to the big day itself Portia is very much a reportage photographer, capturing candid moments as they happen. Her philosophy is to create real time photographs that have authentic special memories attached to them. She encourages the bride and groom to enjoy their wedding safe in the knowledge that she will record the emotions, connections, events and the details that made their day so special. From the jittery groom before the ceremony, to the mother of the bride's tears of joy as the happy couple share a moment that seems to transcend this world.
Think you might like Portia to photograph your wedding? Give her a call or send her an email and she would love to chat about whether she is the right photographer for you.