About Aaron Russell Photography - Derbyshire Wedding Photographer
One of my earliest and strongest memories is standing on a white sand beach in Barcelona, using my dad's camera. I say 'using' but in all honesty, I didn't have a clue how it worked and I'm pretty sure none of the photos ever came out. But I was hooked. Fast forward more years than I'd care to admit, and I am still every bit as passionate about wedding photography - only now I know how the camera works!
So why wedding photography? 'Isn't wedding photography terrifying?' is something I hear all the time, and I guess from the outside it's easy to see why. You have one chance to nail everything you do all day. Imagine going to work in the morning and not being allowed to make a single mistake for 14 straight hours. That's wedding photography in a nutshell, but those are the conditions I'm used to. I thrive in it. Long hours away from home and on your feet, and even longer hours sitting in the office, the modern darkroom, sifting through thousands of wedding photos for days on end. It does sound awful but there's nothing else like it. There is certainly nothing else on this earth I'd rather do. You get to see the very best in people. I get to go to some incredible places and be there for people on the best day of their lives. What's not to love?
I've been taking photos ever since that fateful day on the beach in Barcelona, with the dream of one day doing it full time. When I became a father, however, my priorities changed for obvious reasons with the additional responsibilities, and the dream of being a professional wedding photographer was put on hold while the children grew up. My first child is properly grown up and my second is well on his way. The time to make the dream a reality came, and I seized it with both hands.
In 2012 I started photographing wedding professionally. The majority of my weddings take place in Derbyshire, Leicestershire and the surrounding counties but I now travel much further afield when the opportunity presents itself.
Are you getting married and would like to check out my availability for your wedding day? Contact me here and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.