How will it feel to be photographed?
‘We’re super awkward in front of a camera’ - that would be the thing that I hear the most from my couples. And honestly, I would be a little surprised if you weren‘t feeling at least a little awkward. I totally get it. I too, do the weird turtle smile thing when ever a lens is pointed in my direction. It’s jarring being instantly cast into the spotlight.
My remedy to this is to be as un-frightening as I could possibly be behind the camera. I talk, I joke, I observe and I direct. I’ll never leave you standing around uncomfortably, ever! I’ll ease you into the shoot and within minutes, you’ll relax, and you’ll start having fun. My aim is to capture beautiful, authentic photos of you. I zone into who you are as a couple and draw inspiration from it. No stiff posing to be found here.
Here's some feedback from clients who thought they were awkward and unphotogenic, too:
‘I am very cynical about how I look in photos and generally don’t enjoy having my photo taken. You made us feel so comfortable. The relaxation is so evident in the photos you could swear we were professionals!’
' I just want to thank you again for how comfortable you made me feel on our wedding day. Not for one second did we feel as though we were ‘posing’.
‘On our wedding day, she didn’t miss a beat, and my husband and I felt really comfortable in front of her lens.’
'Her energy and enthusiasm just enhances your happiness and she makes it so easy to be in front of the camera (which definitely does not come naturally to everyone!).'
‘Moira was simply effortless with her work and never made us feel uncomfortable and like anything was staged.’
'She is incredibly professional but has such an easy- going vibrant personality that she puts everyone at ease.'
‘We knew nothing about what to do for good photos, but immediately realised that we need not have worried. You told us everything, and all we had to do was relax :)’
'Moira makes you feel so beautiful during the process that it puts you at ease and you simply enjoy every minute as it unfolds.'
'Your energy and your lovely personality immediately just puts one at ease. By the time I actually arrived at the aisle, I was so relaxed!'
'Moira just makes you feel so very at ease on the day, and it is just a pleasure to have her around.'
I could go on... I love, LOVE client feedback and have pages full that I have collected over the years, but I think you get the gist!
My way of shooting
During moments where more direction is needed (like couple shoots and portraits) I’ll be there, ready to hand it out in bucket loads. But during times like your wedding ceremony, reception and getting ready moments, I’ll hang back more and be unobtrusive. I want to catch the moments as they happen naturally. I won’t ask you to repeat or fake anything. Instead, I’ll watch, and anticipate moments. I might make small suggestions about light and location but that’s about it!
The real story of your day
The photographs that move me are the ones that I’m after. It’s what I love most about my job - witnessing the human connection. Un-posed moments allow the day to unveil naturally. The memories I catch for you will be the real deal. Every wedding has it’s own character and I want to translate the essence of your day from feelings into photographs.