“Becoming a wedding photographer is more than choosing a profession, it is giving expression to a lifelong passion,” these are the words of Cornish wedding photographer, Tracey Warbey.
She continues telling the tale of how her journey initially started as a childhood hobby. She was mesmerized by the way how one can use light to paint the most magnificent images. As a child growing up in Cornwall, there has always been an abundance of the most magnificent scenes presented by the surrounding seascapes. She captured these images on her film camera, a 35 mm Halina.
“In 2007 I bought my first digital camera. Yet it was only in 2014 when a colleague asked me to capture her wedding that I started to focus on wedding photography. Although I am still keen on shooting landscapes and seascapes of the surrounding area, I now had a keen interest in shooting the landscape of the human face and emotions such as joy, sadness, euphoria and more and weddings are the perfect place to indulge in this kind of shooting,” Warbey continues.
Soon afterwards, she took a leap and quitted her day job to put all her focus and attention into building her business. A business she is fortunate to call her a full-time profession for the past five years.
“I would describe my style as a wedding photographer as a documentary of your day. I rely mostly on natural light to create a relaxed and fun setting where you and your guests can feel comfortable and at ease. When people are relaxed and trusting the photographer behind the lens, they are much more willing to show who they truly are. It is these raw moments of showing emotion and connecting with others which makes wedding photography special. Images which capture more than people, but also what they feel towards each other,” Warbey passionately describes her work style.
In what might seem to be a short period, Tracey Warbey managed to build quite a sought-after reputation for herself and her studio. A reputation reflected and supported by extensive portfolio featuring some of the most amazing celebrations of love taking place around Cornwall and Devon. “The benefit of working in the same area as I’ve grown up in is that I am familiar with most of the wedding locations. After a while you know the most amazing spots and the best visual features of all the places. I consider myself as very fortunate to be able to do what I love in the most amazing settings,” she leaves a lingering thought.
It all started in 2007 when I bought my first camera. It was the initial step in a direction which allowed me to live my passion. A passion for capturing magical moments for eternity, using light and shadows available to paint the emotions, the imperfections and the beauty of life onto a canvas telling your story of romance and love. I believe that the cornerstone of successful wedding photography is trust. The people you capture have to trust you behind the lens to truly expose themselves, their inner beauty and vulnerabilities. These are the elements which transform photography from imagery to art. Please feel free to peruse my portfolio on my website http://www.traceywarbeyweddingphotography.com/.