Portrait & Wedding Photographer. Photographic Artist.
Qualified Multimedia Practitioner. Mental Health Advocate.
My approach & philosophy to photography:
- Authenticity -
I don't capture cringe-worthy posed traditional photography, I believe in helping my subject(s) become as relaxed as possible. I will always support people in accepting themselves for who they are, by representing their true self through my lens. My approach is documentary and candid, although I find it difficult to describe my way of taking photos using simple "buzzwords" like these. I refuse to edit in a way that manipulates what isn't there, although I still do edit with extremely natural and layered digital refinements.
- Nature -
I started my photography business by capturing wildlife and flowers. I still do this, so it's a massive part of my style and aesthetic. Nature has become the foundation of all of my inspiration. The other reason I love the great outdoors is that I only work with natural light. I'm also a huge fan of golden hour (the last hour of light before sunset).
- Emotion -
I want to see lots of natural giggles and smiles while I'm taking photos, however, I'm never afraid of raw emotions. I always end up building a friendship with my subject, because often they begin to open up in front of the camera and share their story with me. This is so important to my approach to photography because it's all about narrative. I love working with all people, so no matter your story, I would love to capture it.
To learn more about my story and see more of my photography please check out my website! emilyedgarphotography.com