About the beard

Inviting a photographer to share one of the most personal days for you both as a couple is both special and significant, so it’s not only important that I get to know you, but that you get to know me too.

I get obsessed with things.  Cameras & Bikes has always been the mainstay.  Both of these passions get me excited in very different ways; Cameras because of the feeling you get chasing that perfect moment, that perfect light and the perfect setting.  Bikes because of that feeling when you are all alone climbing a mountain knowing how incredible it’s going to be on the other side flying down with nothing but the wind in your ears.  Catching your breath and feeling your heart beat out of your chest, sticking to the wheel in front of you and just that feeling of climbing on your bike just before a big ride out.  You can’t measure both but it’s the same feeling.

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Me in a nutshell

Born & raised in New Zealand, I moved to the UK twenty years ago.

A cycle enthusiast both road & track.  My pride and joy is my FIXED GEAR (pictured below)

CRISP addict, Pizza Lover and always in the mood for RAMEN.

My dream car is a Land Rover Defender.  

I love an Old Fashioned (especially with Japanese Whiskey) & any craft ale with a fancy can.

Carhartt & Sneaker obsessed.    

Huge Wes Anderson fan.  Love all his films especially The Royal Tenenbaums & The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Would love to tour Japan & North America.  The dream would be in a Landy! 

I cycle toured New Zealand in 2016.  3OOOKM in 30 days climbing lots and lots of mountains!

I feel in love with Iceland in 2014. Been FIVE times now! I travel there for a music festival called Iceland Airwaves.  Check it out! 

Film Fanatic.  For style, colour palette, soundtrack & cinematography Blade Runner is my number 1.

Music.  Couldn’t edit your wedding photos without it! Currently in my ears are: Sigur Ros, City & Colour & Ludovico Einaudi. 

 

While at first I didn’t picture myself ever being a wedding photographer, it felt like too much of a cliche, but that was before I discovered how to capture the experience of a wedding in my own way. I genuinely enjoy connecting with my couples and building relationships, as much as I love capturing their special day. I know I’ve done a great job when I can see the delight across my clients faces when they have that first look at the images we’ve created.

Thanks to my film background, my style is distinctly cinematic. I use this to add a unique and innovative perspective to the scenes I see before my lens, capturing what feels like candid but perfect moments that all together, tell your own story. With a subtle documentary style that is unobtrusive, without being posed, it feels natural and makes you at ease. A lot of my couples are camera shy, so having this kind of approach to my photography makes you feel more comfortable, and that makes for the best photos! If you want to follow what I’m up to and see more of my personal/travel antics I’m on instagram: @gingerbeard_photo

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