“There is no beauty without imperfection
and it is this vulnerability that I find so beautiful”
Hi, I’m Chris.
When I photograph, I do so as if I’m documenting and preserving your memories – not necessarily for this year or next, but with your children in mind, and your grandchildren. What I love about photography is the emotion it can bring back even after so many years – so when I photograph I imagine those people who might not even be born yet, those people that you will want to share every detail with eventually. And I imagine you two, the happy couple, in ten, twenty, thirty years time looking at these photographs and feeling excited, happy, and possibly even sad given that not everyone will still be with us – but I want us all to feel something through photography.
I grew up with cameras everywhere, the walls of our house growing up were decorated with my Mother’s photographs, and our family photo albums don’t fit in one room! Some people might say I was destined to do this! I say, I just love what I do!
If I can contribute to even just one photo album in your house I’ll be immensely proud to have been given the privilege of sharing that special moment with you and the ones closest to you. When I think of photos, I still think of book shelves full of photo albums, of real holdable photographs that can be brought out and shown off when people come round. In a digital age I think there’s something even more special about taking the time to curate a memory in this way.
That’s why this is more than a job, this is an invitation from you to me: you are inviting me into your world for a brief moment and in return I want to give you memories that last more than a lifetime.