northland wedding photography... and much more
What can I say... wedding photography is my favourite thing.
So who am I?
I'm Greg, an early 30s guy who grew up in Orewa north of Auckland and now I live in Mangawhai with my wife and two cats. I have a Geology degree and a post graduate diploma in primary school teaching and I actually worked in 30 different jobs before I found my calling… wedding photography!
It's about capturing authentic natural moments. As a wedding photographer I try to walk a fine line between being almost invisible, capturing moments as they happen and not disrupting the occasion, yet at the same time being bold enough to direct when necessary and not miss any crucial shots of the day. I want you to feel relaxed and happy.
I'm not big on asking people to say 'cheeeeeese', I'm more interested in catching genuine emotion and making sure the bridal party and guests are comfortable and having fun.
My photographic journey started as a hobby 15 years ago while traveling in Central America. In those days I had a basic film camera, but the seed was planted. I have since professionally worked with stock photography, child and family portraits, event photography and freelance photography for publications such as the New Zealand Herald.
After several years of photographing just about everything, in 2010 I shot my first wedding - and found my mojo! I realised while shooting my first ceremony at Stanmore Bay all those years ago, that I was providing a service that really meant something to me and others. I felt energised and alive, and I knew that I wanted to do this again. The best part is, I still have those same feelings now!
Want to hear what I've been up to recently? Have a listen to The Snappening, a weekly podcast I host with my good friend Tom Stewart. We talk about our experiences as wedding photographers as well as all sorts of other random stuff.
And now you know me!
Oh yeah, there's one more thing... when I'm not shooting weddings, I'm chasing tornadoes...