Today we’re in East Yorkshire, shining a light on the lovely Aaron,UNVEILED NetworkMember and the man behindBeyond The Frame Photography, to find out what keeps his passion for weddings ticking and how he ended up in the job he loves.
Aaron’s career began the day his sister got married. With only substandard photos taken by the professional she’d hired, she would’ve had nothing to show for her nuptials had it not been for her brother snapping away casually whilst still having fun and celebrating with friends and family. Luckily his shots were so good he saved the day, and this laid back, friendly attitude to enjoying himself as one of the guests, all the while being armed with his trusty camera, is still his approach today.
We’re hearing all about what else Aaron still loves best about capturing a couple’s special day, and he tells us about how, withBeyond The Frame Photography, he’s carved his own contemporary path in the industry, rather than be categorized into someone else’s box, to give his couples the best finished shots.
We find out how family now comes above his career in terms of travel, and how he reckons we should be spending more time with our own family and friends, looking at tangible photographs rather than digital ones on Facebook – in the post-Covid world obviously! Go on then Aaron, over to you…
你对摄影的热情来自哪里 - 它是如何变成职业的？
My sister had an awful wedding photography experience and ended up with cheesy, naff photos. Unfortunately, I was just starting out back then but I still took a few photos here and there, candid and in amongst the action. Turns out she absolutely LOVED them. She told me this is what I need to do and that people will love it too. She was right! Fast forward six years and I’m doing this full time and having a blast.
What do you love about capturing a couple’s big day?
The fun, laughter and little moments shared between grandparents and guests when they’re absolutely loving the day.
How would you describe your style of photography?
What’s your approach like on the wedding day?
这是年代imple; I’m a guest, a friend and an expert with a camera. I’m super chilled out and often get mistaken for a distant cousin.
How do you build relationships with your couples?
I like to think it’s my sparkling personality… but I think the key is to not take yourself too seriously. It’s a wedding, not a stuffy boring boardroom event. Let’s have fun and enjoy ourselves!
Beautiful pictures are beautiful pictures, and there are a lot of great photographers in the UK, but for me it’s about how you get to the end result. The journey is what is important, the memories behind the pictures. I remain friends and build lifelong relationships with my clients and their families. I think this shows that the process behind wedding photography is as important as the end result.
另一件事是我是超级旧学校并打印所有的照片。所以我在婚礼之后给我的客户提供一盒适当的印刷照片，然后在网上或任何数字画廊看到任何东西之前。在Covid之后，我说让我们花更多的时间与家人一起分享照片并在一起做回忆。想一想 - 有多少人来到你的房子里，并在你的Facebook照片上恭维你？他们没有！但是你家里有婚礼照片吗？是的，人们会爱他们！所以那是我，我喜欢印刷照片，当我的客户花时间与他们的家人一起享受他们时，我喜欢它。
Where does your work take you?
I’ve been lucky enough to have traveled all over the world, having worked across three continents and in eight countries, however, since starting a family that has taken a back seat and I’m sticking to the UK exclusively for the next few years.
Please pick someone who you actually like and can see yourself having a drink with at the pub or going on a dog walk with. They’re going to be with you all day and you don’t want to find out that they’re super bossy or annoying!
What options do you offer when couples are booking you?
How can couples get in touch with you and see more of your work?
You can reach me on my website,www.BTFP.co.uk