DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
Documentary Wedding Photography London UK and Worldwide
This is me. Motiejus. I am destination wedding photographer. I tell stories. I am very lucky. I weave narratives of love, of light, of people – happiness.
Stories are how we understand ourselves. And in life, your wedding is the brightest, happiest, most intimate moment. Two beautiful people in love. Colour, laughter, tears. I love weddings, not as a stuffy rule-bound thing with timetables… I love telling stories of weddings as a coming together of people, with all the quirks, all the joy, human and beautifully unexpected moments.
Working with you on your wedding is much more than just telling a story. It’s about getting to know you, learning about the things you love and admire. It’s about creating a friendship, a trust between you and me. And I genuinely care about it. Let’s get in touch and have this journey started.
Everyone of us is unique. So is each and every wedding. I love this. I am committed to weaving together all the moments in your day special day. All those fleeting, intimate, joyful, lost-in-the-blink-of-an-eye moments that pop out and illuminate when you bring so many amazing people together. Magic always happens.
And I mean it - call me, email me, Skype me, write me a letter, whatever best works for you. This is your big day. No waiting. I will be here for you from the very start of the process to the end. I am a support for you to lean on so that you can focus on what’s important. Each other.
I genuinely believe that there is no better creatively fulfilling pleasure than by bringing your creative eye to new places.
I try different things. I look for new ways to see. It’s your day. It’s unique. So: I’m all about - capturing the human, creating stories. I am not about - a formula, a set of poses, repeating someone else’s wedding. These images and stories grow out of your personality, your your quirks and your happiness. And me? I take something from every story I create, every wedding I attend, every day.
As a photographer I’m curious and spontaneously creative. I have a lot of experience but sometimes the best results come from ideas that just happen on the spot. A moment, a look. I love the histories and the stories that unfurl between people. Here I kind of meant histories of people in their lives, then the stories that happen between them on the day - diachronic and synchronic. There are still so many things I haven’t seen and so much of it surprises and delights me everyday.
The stories we will tell will be about the things that matter - not the glossy, over-the-top, ostentatious, but the about the people, the connections, the tenderness and history, the emotions, the unexpected moments : love.
It’s your wedding. However you feel to do it. It’s a lot of fun. Just be yourself. Trust me - that’s when it all looks effortless. Portraits work best when people forget themselves in the moment. I help people unwind and relax into it - dress, talk, eat, drink, laugh, cry. Enjoy yourselves. I’ll take care of the rest.
High end or handmade, the only thing that matters is that your wedding is about you and the unforgettable memories we’ll create.
The best thing about my style is that when we are not talking portraits, I will not be in the way. Your people, your love, a celebration of your life. The sunshine between the people closest to you. Happiness. So no heavy equipment and light umbrellas. No staged moments. because the best things always happen spontaneously.
They actually help me see better. Some people say they suit me too.
But seriously, I have back-ups of everything, and my back-ups are backed up. Equipment. Images. Insurance. You name it. Everything. My camera is my easel, paints, and brush. The memories I record are beautiful and absolutely priceless. Let’s keep them that way.
This is not a just a job, I love what I do. I work tirelessly to create a seamless and pain free experience from our first meeting to our very last one.
I live by a simple formula. Be nice. Appreciate people. Smile. What else matters?