Welcome to Mavric Photography!
My name is Kirsten and I was born in Zambia, to a Yugoslav father and a Scottish mother (it’s hell when Murray plays Djokovic!). (When I was rebranding recently, I wanted to include copper in my logo because I was born in what was then known as the Copper Belt in Zambia. Little bit of trivia for you there!)
We moved to Harare, Zimbabwe, when I was two, and that’s where I spent my early years before moving to the UK in 1991. My father was head of his Photography club at the University of Cape Town in the 60s, and took many photographs of us four children as we were growing up. My mother died unexpectedly when I was nine, and the photographs we have of her are so, so precious now. They’re a constant reminder of the value of capturing moments that can never be repeated. I still stare at those images and thank heaven that my Dad took so many of her. Now the same is true of all the pictures I’ve ever taken of my father, as we lost him in January this year.
Every wedding day is so unique and so special, because for each and every couple, it’s the culmination of months of planning, designing and dreaming. I feel truly honoured to be asked to record this day for them, and for posterity. I take very seriously the trust that couples place in me and I’m super prepared for every eventuality. I think I’m a calm and unobtrusive presence on the day, and I’m often told afterwards that the families barely noticed me moving around, and yet there are many photographs of moments that they weren’t aware of themselves. Getting married is an amazing choice for two people to make and to capture that moment still makes my heart sing every single time (and my eyes well up!).
If I had to categorise my photographic style, I would have to say that it’s a mixture of reportage and editorial photography. The images that stand out for me from a wedding day are the ones that really capture the way the couple connect with each other, and the relationship they have with their friends and families – the authentic emotions of the day.
I currently live in Muswell Hill, North London, with my press photographer partner Leon, and our Doctor Who obsessed six year old son, Maximillian.
If you’d like to book me to photograph your wedding, please send me a message via the Get In Touch button above. I look forward to hearing from you!