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Podcast Episode 133: This is Shane O’Neill

My guest this week is one of Ireland’s very best documentary wedding photographers: The fab Shane O’Neill. Winner of 6 Reportage Awards and 2 Story Awards, speaker at the inaugural Doc Day, and all-round lovely guy, Shane shares so much on the episode, including:

how he got into documentary at college, and getting his first wedding,
getting in the zone when shooting back-to-backs,
something we don’t talk about too much: group shots and couple time,
working with videographers,
the story behind one of his specific Reportage Awards,
workflow,
why images in 16:9 format can be so effective (like in one of his Story Awards),
tips for if you’re feeling a bit stagnant,
speaking at Doc Day (and why you should attend the next one)
and so much more…

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Podcast Episode 132: This is Olly Knight

Really excited to be chatting to one of the UK’s very best – and loveliest! – documentary wedding photographers today: The fab Olly Knight. Based in Canterbury and shooting weddings all over the UK and Europe, Olly has won 4 Reportage Awards from us, and also hosts his own workshops and mentoring too. We chat about loads on the episode today, including:

his background in the music industry and how he became a wedding photographer,
an amazing tip regarding the canapes,
a very unique – and surprising! – quiz,
why the documentary approach is so important to him,
embarrassing tales from weddings (and doing his own dental work at a destination wedding),
just why work/life balance is so vital, and what he’s done to achieve the right balance for him,
social media,
advice for capturing proposals,
the time he sang with Ed Sheeran at a wedding,
his Knight Class workshops and training,
the story behind his most recent Reportage Award,
and so much more…

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Podcast Episode 131: This is Kate Crittenden

Excited to be chatting to one of Australia’s very best documentary family photographers this week: The fab Kate Crittenden. Kate has won numerous awards on This is Reportage: Family, and was recently in our Top 100 family photographers worldwide for 2022. We cover lots of topics on the episode today, including:

why I love her website so much,
why she always zooms her families and often stays over the night before day in the life sessions,
the importance of always learning (and her top recommendations for education),
the story behind one of her specific Reportage Family Awards,
why she embraces social media, including her love of reels and tips for them,
getting comfortable in other people’s homes quickly,
our Netflix synopsis game,
and much more…

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Podcast Episode 130: This is Elodie Ruelleux-Dagorne

This week I’m joined by the fab Elodie Ruelleux-Dagorne, one of France’s very best documentary wedding photographers, and always an absolute pleasure to talk to. I’ve been fortunate to meet Elodie in real life numerous times now, and she’s always so bubbly and friendly; super to have her here on the Podcast. She talks about lots of things today, including:

why she meets up (and often has a drink with) her couples before the day,
the importance of being yourself,
McDonald’s menus in France,
top tips for improving your documentary work,
imposter syndrome,
how she used to work in the music industry and stalking the Stereophonics,
being social, and how that’s had an effect on so many things in her life,
the story behind her ‘Brad Pitt / toilet’ Reportage Award,
and so much more…

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Podcast Episode 129: York Place Studios on ‘Is This Something?’

The podcast is back with a special episode today as I chat to the wonderful duo that is York Place Studios, all about their brand new book, ‘Is This Something?’ I was incredibly honoured to have been asked to write the foreword for the book, and it also meant I was able to read an advance copy – and I can honestly say they have written *the* defining book about documentary wedding photography, honestly, it’s just brilliant.

We deep-dive into the book on the podcast today, but honestly, you don’t even need to listen because even if you have the slightest regard for documentary photography, then it’s a total must-read. Pre-orders are open right now, with the first books available on a limited first-edition print run in July. Head to seeminglyinsignificant.com to place your order.

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