I am currently working and learning from James Day who is one of Australia’s leading Wedding Photographers.
It all started with James looking for someone to help carry bags at weddings, I thought to myself this could be an awesome opportunity to get my foot in the door and start learning about what goes into shooting a wedding properly.
I started off by attending engagement and family sessions with James where I would set up off camera lighting and help in any other way I could. I learnt heaps about how off camera light works and how to use it effectively in different circumstances.
After numerous sessions like this, James invited me to a wedding with him. I was beyond ecstatic. I remember trying to type notes in my phone throughout the day. I had a blast watching the way that James interacted with the couple and wedding party.
Fast forward 8 months:
I have attended nearly 30 weddings with James now and I have learnt so much. I definitely want pursue this as my career.
I have learnt so much about directing couples, reading light and selecting the right gear for different situations. I will forever be grateful for this opportunity.
I now take my own cameras along to weddings and shoot my own images in between assisting James. I have noticed a big change in my images from when I started to now. I can’t wait to see where the future takes me.