Page & Holmes
What does a typical day look like for you?
Coffee, first, of course! We spend most of our weekdays in front our screens editing but weekends are spent adventuring around the country capturing beautiful wedding celebrations in breathtaking locations.
Tell us a bit more about your creative process?
We recognise that togetherness comes in varying shapes and forms, and therefore approach each wedding day with the aim to capture meaningful exchanges and interactions that flow naturally. Authentic moments, captured instead of staged or posed, are the ones that retain real value and feeling. It’s the honesty of an image that makes it extra-ordinary.
Our approach to photography and each wedding day is personal and low-key. We love using natural light and try to interfere as little as possible, focusing our attention on documenting candid moments, movement and the details and people that are significant.
Adventure is important to us. We seek out natural surroundings and scenic locations to photograph in, so our couples need to be prepared to walk through a field or forest, stand on a rooftop, or hike along the mountains!
How did you get into wedding photography?
(AJ): My dad was into photography so I grew up taking courses and learning from him.
(KRIS): AJ and I actually met over photography about 10 years ago. At the time we were living in Hong Kong and I had just bought my first camera – AJ showed me how to use it!
Little did we know all those years ago, that our shared-passion for capturing honest moments would be the early beginnings of Page & Holmes Photography. Now, we find ourselves married, doing what we love (telling stories through our lenses), finding and crafting beauty in the everyday and capturing some of life’s more significant events.
How has your work evolved since you began?
As they say, you learn the rules, so you know how to break them. Our style has definitely involved from how were initially taught to shoot into a style that presents our love for capturing moments beautifully and honestly.
What is your favourite part of your job?
Capturing beauty and connection. Love has a way of creating a unique connection between two people, one that is much bigger than what we can see. It has a vibrant life of its own, an individual, invisible colour and song. We are fascinated by this connection and how an image turns a fleeting moment into a trapdoor of rediscovery, taking us back to the simple beauty and emotion of a moment.
What do you say to couples who are shy in front of the lens?
We try to keep our distance initially, and encourage them to focus on each other and not look at us. Once they feel comfortable, we slowly move closer. It helps that Kris is one of the funniest guys you will ever meet, so that helps a lot to keep things fun and light heated.
How early do engaged couples need to book?
It really depends on the date, by any anything from around 18 months to as little as 4 months for midweek celebrations.