This Modern Love are Tim & Claire, husband & wife, photographer and studio manager, settled back in the county Down wildness after years of wandering.

We have two kids, one dog, backgrounds in fine art and painting (Tim) and writing (Claire), and a multi-coloured gmail diary to keep all the plates spinning. Our journey into the wedding world was accidental, a favour for a friend here, an event needing photographed there, and before we knew it, we had a new calling.

We’re probably not typical wedding photographers, and don’t really believe in perfect fairytale weddings. But we love people – the glorious diversity and creativity, humour and messiness of you all! People are what make us excited about weddings, and it’s a complete privilege to photograph your dad mid-belly-laugh, your best friend having a teary moment and your granny on the dance-floor.

Tim is the photographer. Think of him as a painting nut with a camera in his hand. This is probably why the photos look the way they do.

On the day, it’s about being as quiet and observant as possible, not interrupting the natural flow of things. Tim doesn’t try to tick this photo or that photo off a list. He works in the moment, creatively responding to what he sees going on around him. I guess you could call this documentary photography. But it’s far from a random point and shoot. Framing, colour, light and moment are always in his mind. Hopefully this means you end up with a pretty unique set of photos of your day.

We’ve won some awards for our photography, our most prized being one of Rangefinder Magazine’s 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography. This matters to us because it’s an international thing, but mostly because you have to be nominated and judged by your peers, which we’re super proud of.

credit: first two family pics by Campbell Photography

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