by Dorset Wedding Photographer Linus Moran
Having spent around 16 years working as a Fleet St news Photographer and then a spell as a photojournalist working the Balkans region, you could say that telling stories was something that came naturally to me.
My former career is a lifetime away from my present path as a Dorset Wedding Photographer which developed following relocation to the UK.
Business skills, marketing and the sourcing of fine products, albums and materials, which were all new to me, had to be fused together to create my brand.
I perceived that the creation of a distinctive brand would be paramount in distancing myself from the over saturated and price led wedding market suppliers
This along with a product that most photographers either couldn’t make or couldn’t be bothered to learn would be my way of standing out from the crowd.
Seeking inspiration from resources such as Creative Live, I considered videofusion but at that time having an aversion to videography, preferring stills for their impact and drama.
My new approach came in the form of seeing the work of Neale James, a documentary wedding photographer with a background in radio production. I watched one of his photofilms and was bowled over. They really delivered a huge punch of emotion, and I instantly seized upon this new genre that added so much more to our abilities of story telling as documentary wedding photographers.