A little while ago, I had the very lovely privilege of photographing Ashley Banjo (Britain's got talent and diversity fame) getting married to his beautiful wife Francesca.Read More
Anna & Simon,
A beautiful autumnal colour, wedding flower headbands and long walks in the woods wearing a wedding dress! Both a traditional and alternative wedding mix. Beautiful church followed by the most intimate of marquees.
Craig George – Why I use film.
I have the width, I needed more depth…
The answer is simple; it produces the results I’m looking for. – over the last 5 years I’ve been a wedding photographer, and always on digital, at the beginning of 2016 I started to get a churning feeling in my stomach, a yearning for more depth to my art, you see to produce the images I’m passionate about takes more than what is produced, its coupled with how!
Digital photography has provided me with a platform to move, digital technology is progressing so quickly, it’s hard to keep up, not being a technically minded person, I soon fell out of touch with the modern capabilities and intricacies of each camera model. However, the release of focus shift technology stirred up a question on my mind
– “where’s the skill gone?”
The more I pondered on this question, the more I found it hard to be proud of my photography, why?
Firstly, because I didn’t feel it was a skill anymore! (or at least I wasn’t challenged) – within a large parameter of scope any in camera mistakes could quite easily be rectified in post-production by shifting the 1’s and 0’s around to produce the final corrected image. A huge safety net, creating lazy photography on my part.
Secondly, whilst editing digital images for hours on end, in the coming weeks post wedding, I found myself looking to emulate the look, and ever elusive feel of a film photograph, once this epiphany occurred, the simple question was – “why don’t I just shoot film?”
I have reignited my passion through the challenge and results of using film, exploring new techniques and communities enroute. I’m proud of the part I’m playing in preserving a traditional art, I’m proud of the work I’m producing for myself and my clients, and finally I’m proud when I say “I’m a photographer”
Words cannot express our gratitude for these! The photos are stunning, but most importantly they really captured the essence of the ceremony spot we chose and the country we were in. Each photo manages to convey so much emotion not only from us but from the landscape around us. I know you will do amazing things in this lifetime with your unique talent, and I am just happy to always be able to look back at these photos and remember, not just the love we felt that day, but the people who made that day spectacular. The wonderful thing about such a small wedding is that you will forever have a part in that wonderful day in our lives. Please never forget you are always welcome in our home and hearts. I am proud to hold a small step in what I know will be an amazing journey of your career and work. May your passion always and forever meet your talent!
Anna Marie x
Thank you to Emma at Timeless White wedding planning x
Thank you so much for watching, it means so much...
Ashley Banjo & Francesca got married in London on 4th July 2015, Obviously, it was a huge honor to be asked to cover the wedding of such a creative couple.
Married in a small church in Essex, followed by a beautifully designed and staged setting in the flower gardens on the embankment.
A pure emphasis on family and close friends made the perfect start to married life, real family values.
Planner - Suzanne James, caterers of distinction London.
kind words -
"Hey Craig, so good to hear from you, man. Francesca and I are currently in the middle of writing you a thank you letter, but here's a quick summary.. you were the perfect choice for us! Your calm and collected persona, your extremely artistic eye, your experience and intuition for that 'perfect moment' and not to mention the beard and tats.. lol. Honestly from the beginning until the end you were unbelievable Craig. The pictures speak for themselves. you captured the most magical day of our lives flawlessly. Those pictures will keep the memories fresh for the rest of our lives. thank you doesn't cover it... much love"
Ashley & Francesca
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