My name is Ami Robertson and I am a wedding photographer based in London. I have been shooting weddings for ten years now and love everything about my job. I primarily shoot in a documentary style and I am very driven by capturing emotion and the authentic story of a wedding day for my couples.
After photographing a wedding a few years ago where the groom sadly had terminal cancer my whole perception of my work changed. I realised that what I do is so important, there are very few times in people’s lives where they have everyone they love together and a wedding is one of them, so capturing the day and the people my couples love is always my priority over details.
Shooting with the Sony system allows me to do that to the max because of the focusing. This is my favourite part of Sony’s, it just doesn’t miss a thing which for a fast paced wedding day is crucial. Until 2018 I used Nikons which I loved but the moment I tried Sony and experienced the speed, I was sold.
My feelings around my camera gear are that I like to keep it simple. I actually feel like my creativity is killed when I have too much choice around gear so my kit is pretty light when compared to a lot of other wedding photographers.
For a wedding I take the following with me:
I love the Sigma lenses on the Sony system, they are super fast and have a fun feel to them as well. I spend most of the day with the Sigma Art 24mm f/1.4 and the Sony Zeiss 55mm f/1.8, then I break out the Sigma Art 35mm f/1.4 for the portraits. My flash comes out for the party and that’s my very simple wedding set up.
Working this way allows me to be a lot more ‘in the moment’ at a wedding as I don’t feel weighed down and it makes me more creative as I am thinking more about how I will be approaching each moment rather than thinking about what bit of kit I want to use next. I think when you know your kit inside and out it becomes a natural extension to how you want to capture the world around you.