Experience has taught me that a modern wedding photographer is at their best when they find a sensitive balance between being a quiet observer and encouraging those in front of the camera. Curiously, a photographer is more likely to attain this balance as a listener than they are by constantly suggesting what they’d like to see. Part observer and part participant, a capable photographer walks a fine line between ‘fly on the wall’ and ‘experienced guide’.

Candid photographs of the bride’s wedding preparations in Shoreham, Victoria.