I found my love of photography when my parents gave me a vintage Kodak Brownie and a roll of 120 film, around the age of 9. I loved the idea of freezing a moment in time and being able to put a photograph in an album to look back on. I love the emotion and nostalgic attachment to photography, taking photographs which show the relationship between people, capturing simple moments, telling a story. Photography gives me an artistic freedom which I wouldn't otherwise have.
I set up Daren Baler Photography in 2015, got myself two Nikon D750's and some wonderful fast lenses and set about turning my passion into something more!
Setting out to tell you my style doesn’t really count for much, so I like to think my images speak for themselves and provide a better idea of my style than I can put into words. After all a picture speaks a thousand words! I like to think I’m versatile and adapt slightly with the client in mind but generally if I have to put my style into words, I would say I have a more documentary, candid style.
My main aim is to let the day flow, for you to not realise I am clicking away and capturing all the little moments that I can then sew together to tell the story of your day. Other than organising a few group shots and gently posing some couple shots, I don’t want to distract from what is real and your day should continue as if I wasn’t really there. I love capturing candid unaware moments, which you wouldn't have even noticed.
In my spare time I love music, the sea (I live right next to it!), messing about with my two children and catching up with my wonderfulf family & friends. If I'm not photographing a wedding or another shoot, I'm often found wandering and taking in the landscape. My image "The watering hole", seen below, was listed in the final 3 of the nature category of National Geographic Traveller and printed in the April 2017 edition of their monthly magazine.
People say I have an easy going nature, friendly and approachable, with a professional outlook. See my words page to see some of the kind things people have said.