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Wedding Photographer Northamptonshire
Aaron Storry Wedding Photography
Couple: Emi & John
Wedding Venue: Villa Eva, Amalfi Coast, Italy
Wedding Reception: Villa Eva, Amalfi Coast, Italy
Wedding Date: 21st May, 2016
Tell us a little about yourself
I’m a creative wedding photographer from Northamptonshire. I document weddings from the inside out and I love nothing more than getting up close and personal and capturing the action from this unique perspective. Shooting in this style has opened up creative opportunities and helped me make beautifully honest and interesting pictures which tell my couples stories. My aim is to make the viewer feel like they were actually there, in that place and at that special moment in time.
How do you think or would like people to describe you?
Eccentric, legitimate and deep passionate.
Tell us a little bit about the wedding day
Emi & John both got ready in the small fishing town of Amalfi in separate hotels – to get the day moving I headed out with John and the lads on a short walk up the coast to enjoy the spectacular scenery whilst Emi was starting to get ready. The lovely thing about Amalfi is that everything is a short distance from each each other so moving back and forth between the boys and the girls was easy. After documenting the Emi and her bridesmaids I headed up the mountains to Ravello. Emi & John had a first look which was very emotional and then some portraits. During this time guests were starting to arrive and eventually we found ourselves at Villa Eva, the venue they had chosen for their special day. The wedding itself was followed by a wonderful 4 course meal and then the more intense dancing I’ve ever witnessed. At roughly 2am we all made our way back down to Amalfi.
How did you get into wedding photography?
My first wedding was for an old school friend, from that one job I picked up loads more bookings and the rest (as they say) is history!
How long have you been a wedding photographer?
I’ve been a full-time professional photographer for 4 years.
Can you share how you’ve made your wedding photography business a success? Any mistakes you made along the way
I put everything I have into everything I do, and weddings are no exception. I’m very lucky to have found a job which I love, most people go through life hating their choice of career – so whilst I’m on-top of the world I want to continue to try my best in creating original and inspiring art.
What do you think a bride or groom should be looking for and not looking for in terms of wedding photography packages?
I think fundamentally it’s the connection they’ll have with the photographer. When you find somebody you can jive with, it all comes together.
How do you advertise yourself and what for you has really worked?
I don’t 🙂
Why do you think people hire you?
Because I try my best and I’m deeply passionate with creating legitimate beautiful photos, and I’ll go entirely out of my way to achieve this.
How many weddings do you average per year?
Whose wedding would you love to shoot?
My brother’s wedding.
If you were asked to shoot a destination wedding, where would you hope it would be?
I would love to shoot a wedding in Palestine.
What equipment do you have for a typical wedding day?
2 Canon 5D3’s and a myriad of L-Lenses. Typically I get most of my work done on the 35mm and reserve the 135mm for portraits, but there’s no rule to this thing and I continually mix it up. Each wedding demands it’s own set of rules, and sometimes a 35/135 combo just isn’t appropriate. I also carry a few flashes, variety of prisms and backup equipment (just in-case) and for destination weddings I slim down my equipment and travel light. I always use the Spider Belt which was a total game changer, it means I’m more capable of reacting to things quickly which has been immensely helpful when working in fast paced situations.
What is the most challenging thing about a wedding?
The British weather!!!
Do you have an approach to a wedding?
I approach my weddings with honestly, fun and with with an open heart. I remain mindful and observant in the moment with is very helpful for pre-empting and reacting to the variety of situations that can occur during a wedding.
Who or what inspires you?
I take my inspiration from sources generally outside of wedding photography. From paintings to movies (Stanley Kubrick if you’re asking) 🙂
Best & Worst marketing idea so far?
Except from showcasing real-life weddings, I don’t really have a marketing plan, I make it up as I go along.
If you weren’t a photographer, what would you be?
Share your favourite image of the day and why.
I *LOVE* this moment. On the other side of that wall is a sheer drop (my heart skips a beat to even think about it). I asked Emi & John if they felt brave and it fell into place. I remember saying: “High risk, high reward”… This picture is a statement of how Emi & John’s relationship is, strong, sturdy and with a beautiful outlook. I was privileged to be with them both during this important time on their wedding day.
Do you have any goals for the future photography related or otherwise?
Yes! I’m currently making a documentary, following the refugee crisis back from Syria. So far I’ve travelled to France (The Jungle in Calais) and I’m soon off to the Island of Lesvos in Greece. It’s obviously very different to weddings but also immensely inspiring to see moments of joy and happiness through such terrible circumstances.
What do you think is key to being a successful wedding photographer?
Keeping it real (to yourself)
Are there any other wedding photographers whose work inspires you, can be a well know photographer or somebody you’ve stumbled across?
Ross Harvey always produces consistently beautiful photos, he’s a great story-teller.
Proudest moment so far. Photography related or otherwise?
Watching my daughter being born.
Wedding Photographer Northamptonshire Aaron Storry
Villa Eva, Amalfi Coast, Italy