Every time I post my travel photographs here, I ask myself a question – is that something I should do on my wedding photography website. I know a lot of my friends in the business are 100% against it, saying that you should never mix your personal and professional live. The thing is though, when you hire a photographer, it’s not like hiring a plumber or buying a TV. Your photographer is the person who will spend more time with you during the wedding than anyone else. Actually, if you’re a bride, you’ll spend more time with the photographer during the wedding that with your own husband, so I guess from that point of view, there’s nothing wrong in posting something else than the wedding photos on my own blog. Now, I’m really against showing the whole world what I have for breakfast, post 50 photos a day of my dog, or check in on FB at every restaurant or airport I visit. What I mean by personal is showing what, apart from photographing people and emotions moves me in photography. Travel and landscape. That’s what it is. I love to travel and photographing landscapes is the reason why I picked up my first ever camera. Now, I’m not a pro landscape photographer, I don’t camp in one place for a week to wait for the perfect light to appear. I just shoot what I see and ad some minimalist approach to it – less is more, which is probably the way I’d describe some of my wedding photos.
Below you can see a few photographs from Crete. They’re nothing really special, just a few frames that I tried to extract from the chaos around that beautiful greek island. When I was making the selection of the photographs I’m going to use, one think that came to my mind is that a local photographer would never use this images. What I found interesting and beautiful in a way, would be something ordinary to him, something he sees every day, and not worth a photo. I guess, from that point of view, if you’re getting married abroad, and you want your photographer to record the most important day of your life the way you see it, the perfect way would be to hire someone who doesn’t live there as well.