Meeting the heart behind the camera: Agnes Black
Some wedding suppliers simply ooze positive feelings, sunshiney vibes and just a general feelgood energy that makes you feel like not only is every thing going to be alright, but it's going to be bloody fantastic to boot. Couple that with an incredible photography talent and a swoonworthy portfolio, and what have you got? Agnes Black, that's who. And where can you find her? At Most Curious as one of our premium exhibitors, obviously.
An old romantic with a super sentimental soul, Agnes' storytelling photography is whole-hearted and whole-headed too. Constantly seeking those tiny details that will serve to make up those teeny gaps for further on down the line, she's less of a photographer and more a wizard, taking you back to the best moment of your lifetime. An über generous wizard at that, too, as she's offering every couple that books through the fair a free Instagram video of the portrait-shooting part of their big day! We caught up with her to find out more about the heart behind the camera...
Tell us a little bit about your business
I'm a city girl with a major travel bug, and a massive foodie! I love to read fiction and get lost in them. I love tattoos, bikes, fashion, coffee, gin, music & movies (I'm a bit of a nerd). I'm right handed but I bowl with my left. I have two girls who I adore - they are both super stylish with sassy attitudes to match - and I'm majorly family-orientated. I love going out with friends, getting lost in forests, relaxing on a beach, dancing under the stars and snuggling with my girls on the sofa...
What's been the coolest/best moment of your career so far?
This is a hard one to answer as it's been a crazy, emotional and epic journey so far. I've met some truly amazing couples who have become great friends. Every time I get a new couple I'm totally stoked that they love me and my work and trust in me enough to shoot their wedding. I am travelling all over the world, which is a major dream come true of mine. I've also worked with some truly awesome people and the opportunities and dreams have not stopped growing.
Who or what inspires you?
I get inspiration from so many things! Music, films, books, photographers, emotions, life experiences and the people around me...I try to utilise everything i see or feel to Inspire me in my career and life.
Who is your fave famous wedding from history and why?
Nikki Reed & Ian Somerhalder, Solange Knowles & Alan Ferguson, Poppy Delevingne & James Cook Part deux, Cristina Ricci & James Heerdegen to name a few that I really love. These weddings were all super cool and fashion forward, as they all used a bad ass stylist to create their perfect day making sure all the details and the vibe was just right. From backyard bashes, city vibes, chic dinners to wanderlust weddings, they were meticulous in their planning and new exactly what they wanted. Having a good team around them helped them to style everything and ensure the day ran smoothly, allowing them to focus on the three things that were of value to them: food, love and dancing.
What do you think the most Curious couples will love about your work?
It's so important to me that my couples find an authentic connection with both myself and my work. I don't want to tell them what to love, I want them to feel it. I want them to feel like they have a friend with them throughout their whole wedding experience and not just on the day. I want them to feel comfortable, trusting, fearless and relaxed. I want them to believe that I am the most perfect person to tell their story. That I will tell it with the heart and soul that a friend would.
Describe the type of couple you are hoping to meet at Most Curious.
The book nerds, the foodies, the lovers, the dreamers, the wanderers, the soulful, the stylish, the creative, the passionate and the awesome!! Those who want to seek some adventure...
Why did you decide to set up your own business?
When I decided I wanted to be a photographer, it seemed the only way to be able to do it my own way and be the photographer I wanted to be, to shoot what I wanted to shoot and remain true to myself.
What do you love most about your job?
What don't I love about my job?! I get to spend my time with such crazy wonderful people on the best day of their lives!
SEE. Total bundle of sunshine with an increeeed portfolio to boot! Catch Agnes and her infectious lust for life at Most Curious in March - not long to go now! - by grabbing your tickets from our online shop.