Wedding Photography: An Interview With Blush & Pose!
WTW readers would love to know about you and your photographic journey…
We are a husband and wife wedding photography team, originally from Tasmania, Australia. We started photographing weddings in 2015.
In January 2018, we packed up our lives, including our wedding photography business and made the move to Manchester, UK. Since settling in, and now based in Greater Manchester, we have been capturing weddings throughout the North West, including areas such as Cheshire, Lancashire and Liverpool and have been fortunate enough to have worked in some beautiful venues.
Since starting our photographic journey 5 years ago, we have never looked back. Our skills have even taken us to Paris which is every photographer’s dream.
Who or what inspired you to become a wedding photographer?
Our journey into photography initially began when we first started providing our photo booth hire services at weddings. Meeting new couples every weekend and being a part of a couple’s day, even in a small way became something we looked forward to. From there, we soon realised just how much we loved weddings, that we wanted to make it our full-time job. We’ve put our heart and soul into building up our business, so much so, that we could never go back to a 9-5 daily job.
How would you describe your particular style of photography?
It’s important that you like the photographer’s style since these images will be with you forever. Our photography style is natural and modern, without all the heavy processing, ensuring our images always look timeless and classic. Natural light is our favourite so that our images always look beautiful and soft because this never gets old. However, we’ve also developed a love for those moody photos too.
We aim to always capture your wedding as it unfolds on the day. This involves a good mix of candid photos, or documentary style, which avoids too much interruption, allowing you to enjoy your day more. However, we also offer traditional photos, consisting of posed couple and group photographs, should this be important to the couple.
If you could go anywhere in the world and photograph any couple who would that be, why and where would you go?
If we could turn back time, we would have loved to have photographed royalty…Prince William and Kate of course.
It’s one thing to watch a royal wedding on television, but to have been there in person, meet them and to see all the details and watch their day unfold, would have been an amazing experience, as well as being a great addition to our portfolio.
What’s your most memorable wedding moment so far?
It’s hard to put into words or to pick a favourite moment because there are always so many.
However, one thing we love in particular is the first dance. To be more specific, a first dance which involves the bride and her brother, who takes the place of the Father, who unfortunately was not able to share in this moment.
Many times, these moments have brought tears to our eyes. To watch the close bond between the bride and her brother is really special and not to mention, the song chosen for the first dance usually gets the waterworks happening too.
Give us 5 facts about you…
We’re both Australian born and raised
We’re laid back, relaxed & easy going
We hold, Australian, Swiss & French passports
We love to travel, especially in Europe
We love cooking new recipes together and are vegetarians, at least most of the time :)
When it comes to selecting a wedding photographer, what advice would you give to brides and grooms?
Always arrange to meet your photographers, as this is a great way to get to know them a little. Your photographer/s will be with you the whole day and given that your wedding is such an intimate event, it’s important you hire someone that you feel comfortable with. One thing that is good about a husband and wife team is that the wife can be with the girls as they get ready and the husband can be with the men. That way everyone feels more comfortable. In addition, it’s a great way to discuss how your day will run and what matters to you in terms of photographs, as well as the opportunity to see more of your photographer’s portfolio. Seeing the photos in print is also a good idea because it means that the photographer knows what their images look like in print as well as digital form.
I’ve absolutely loved getting to know Caleb & Jasmin from Blush & Pose Photography a little more – hope you have too! Why not hop on over to their website to see even more of their perfectly captured weddings!