THE STORY OF A PHOTOGRAPHER
My photographic style is built around a variety of hands on experience from my lifestyle work in food, fashion and still life photography (www.sonjaread.com)
For me though it is working with real authentic people and capturing their true emotions that make photographing weddings so unique. It gives my work photographing weddings meaning beyond anything else that I experience in the commercial photography world.
I am lucky enough to live full time on Waiheke Island where I know the wedding vendors and venues like Mudbrick, Poderi Crisci, Batch, Casita Miro (plus others) exceptionally well and many secret spots around the island. I also come across to Auckland and further afield for a small extra fee.
My couples tend to be open to me capturing the bigger picture for their wedding day. Their nearest and dearest family and friends, the atmosphere unique to their individual day, capturing authentic candid moments and also my trade mark beautiful, natural portraits. These editorial style portraits portray them at their best whilst still retaining their own unique personalities.
But that is not their only reason that they go with me as their photographer, I am also there with them as a support and friend on their wedding day and have been told that I relaxed and fun to be around.
Congratulations on your coming wedding and it would be lovely to hear from you and what you are planning for your day together. Get in touch :)