Welcome to The Last of the Light - Wedding Photography by Darren Gair
So I’m guessing that if you’re reading this, there is a good chance you are looking to get married in the not too distant future. Having a connection with your wedding photographer is key in my opinion so here is a little bit more about me, why I do what I do and how I do it.
My name is Darren and I live with my wife Clare, who I unfortunately gave a rhyming surname to as a wedding gift. We have 2 children; Amaya, who was named after a beach close to where we got married in Sri Lanka and Albie, who was named after my late Grandad.
Having lived and grown up in the City of Birmingham, we recently took a different path and chose to move to the countryside. We found our perfect family home, well, it will be once we are finished with it, on the outskirts of a little village called Romsley in Worcestershire. First impressions are; it’s very quiet and very dark at night!
When I’m not shooting weddings, I love nothing more than being with my family, my children are growing so quickly now that I want to savour every minute I can with them. I also love taking my wife out on date nights where we spend a good portion of the evening discussing the children and worrying whether their grandad managed to get them to bed!
I have always been a people's person, people fascinate me, the way they behave and respond with one another, I guess that's why I make a good wedding photographer, I consider myself an observer. And as with all great observers, it's very important to blend in and go unnoticed so that the story can naturally take place. That's why my style of contemporary, romantic wedding photography stands out. It's unobtrusive, honest and truly documents an event through the media of photographs as it happened.
Every wedding is unique and that's why I bring no preconceptions to wedding venues others have been to before. It's not about static objects, but the people and their emotions at that very moment that emanate through my work.