Christin and Gareth
We are a husband and wife Wedding Photography duo from Belfast, Northern Ireland. You may be wondering "what happened to Christin White Photography?".... don't worry Christin is still here at the The Martins just with a brand new shiny surname name and a lush husband to boot!
With tying the knot ourselves we thought it only fitting to change things up within our business name to reflect how we have always worked, our ethos and the fact that Christin did the thing and took Mr Beardy's surname! We have always worked as a duo on weddings, it was only fair to give Gareth the proper credit he is due!
ALTERNATIVE, CREATIVE WEDDING & ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHERS, NORTHERN IRELAND
WHO ARE WE?
Hi! I’m Christin ( say Christine, its a long story but I’ll gladly tell you about it over a cuppa!). I love capturing details, raw and authentic emotions and I'm happiest photographing in natural light!
My love of capturing moments between people is what got me into wedding photography. I studied Fine and Applied Art, specialising in lens based media at university and I am also a qualified Art teacher. I’ve been a freelance portrait photographer for over 10 years and after photographing my first wedding in 2015 I was hooked, the fast paced, emotive world of weddings is so very addictive! After losing my dad in 2016, photos have become ever more important to me and taken an even bigger role in my life. I feel incredibly lucky that I get to capture life’s moments for others to treasure forever.
When I'm not photographing weddings or rad couples you will find me continuing to follow and adventure with couples as they journey through the next stages in life and grow their families! All things Newborn and Family related are over on www.thesnugsessions.com
Hi! I'm Gareth otherwise referred to as "Mr Beardy". When not photographing weddings I am a bespoke woodworker at Wishbone Dagger, prop maker and occasionally lend my skills to the tv & film industry. Growing up I always had a camera in my hand as my father owned a photography business, so joining Christin on this adventure was an easy decision. I studied Fine & Applied art at University with Christin specialising in Printmaking ( she actually bought one of my prints 5 Years before we even started dating!). As Christin runs around getting all the epic couple portraits, I am there switching on my super stealth mode to capture all the moments you might have missed out on or not even realised were happening, getting alternative angles and following your partner's journey on the day from prep to throwing shapes on the dance floor.
Since our first date we have pretty much done everything together, working together came really naturally to us and we make a pretty badass team! Occasionally the boss tables are turned and Christin joins Gareth at Wishbonedagger on big advertising builds in Northern Ireland, like the time we spent 5 days in a field building an 8M straw sculpture for Harp Lager! We live in Belfast with our two Maine Coons, Mr Marshall Bravestarr & Zelda Puff ( you can come over and snuggle the kitties if you like!). Creativity runs through our lives with Gareth using his skills to add bespoke pieces to our house and building custom props and furniture for couples on their wedding day, although Christin is still waiting on that wardrobe....
We love a good gin, collecting tattoos, sitting around the fire pit listening to old tunes and letting our hair down when we can. We're big kids at heart and still get excited when one of us brings a kinder egg home! We are big believers in surrounding ourselves in love, positivity and joy and like to make sure we are having a laugh along the way.
Our style of photography comes from the heart and sits in a little pocket between Alternative, Fine Art and Documentary/Lifestyle. Christin focuses on the couple portraits and details, while Gareth revels in the documentary approach to capturing your day. Its honest, authentic and fun with a deep focus on colour and composition. We always like to get a little creative when capturing images so you might find us holding random objects in front of the lens... trust us there is method to the madness! We document your day as it happens naturally, add some creative twists to your portraits and let you get on with having the best day ever.
We live for the real people. Fun couples who are laid back and don’t take themselves too seriously. We love details, alternative venues, rockin’ after dos, adventurous couples, tattoos, bearded fellas, geeks, the quiet and the loud, boho babes and couples madly in love with each other who like to go against the rule book.
If you’re wildly in love and all about marrying your best friend, don't mind getting your shoes dirty or running barefoot, dancing in the sunset, windswept moments, don’t care for stuffy posed photos, like having the craic and ready for throwing some shapes on the dance floor, I think we’ll have a blast, lets do this!