Connection is Key
I want to make photographs that will show you looking amazing and create a sense of nostalgia that will bring you back to those moments for years to come. The more we trust each other, the better that collaboration will be, and the better the end result. So please look around at other photographers and make sure the connection is there with whoever you choose.
This isn't a Photoshoot
I like to tell my clients that I’ll be there when you need me, but out of your way when you don’t. If you feel awkward, chances are that it will show in the photos. I know how weird it can be to be in front of a camera and I make things as laid back as possible so you come away with photos that feel like you and not some preconceived pose we saw on Pinterest. I’ll never be one of those “fly on the wall” types, but I also won’t be the one to make you put on your shoes 5 times for better angles.
Creating a visual history
I’ve been a wedding photographer since 2016 and in that time have photographed hundreds of weddings and couples in love. Being a wedding photographer is absolutely an honor. Over the last 5 years as a photographer, I’ve had the amazing opportunity to document the lives of couples around the Maldives and help create part of their visual history. What gets me out of bed in the morning is much more about creating photographs that will bring you back to the feelings that you had at the moment when looking through your photos in good times and in bad.
There are generations of relationships and more depth than any one person could experience. The longer I’ve lived this life, the more I understand the importance of these relationships in my own life and the more I’m honored to document them in the lives of others. I love taking a beautiful, romantic photo that will look amazing on your wall, but I’m much more concerned with the candid photographs that will mean even more in 20 years than they do today.
Since 2017 I’ve been taking weddings in almost every situation imaginable. All types of venues, locations, lighting situations, weather, and cultures so photographing a wedding is almost second nature to me at this point. Equally important though, I’ve grown a lot as an individual.
I went from dating to engaged to married all while maintaining this business and those experiences have drastically shaped my ability to empathize with the people and situations around me. I approach every wedding as if it’s for a close friend or family member’s wedding. I photograph grandparents like I’d want my grandparents photographed and parents how I’d want to be photographed at my kid’s weddings someday.
The great Outdoors
I’ve lived in the Maldives my entire life and love being surrounded by Palm trees, Ocean and Beaches. One of the things that were the most difficult for me when I became a wedding photographer was giving up the weekends that I used to spend out camping with friends and family. While I photograph plenty of weddings around Maldives every year, I feel the most at home in the great outdoors.
My surroundings have had a massive impact on my work and I work hard to do justice to the venues and locations that I’m able to photograph.