My Story - Toby Ogden
From childhood memories of weddings, where I witnessed the magic of love and the raw vulnerability of couples, my fascination with capturing these emotional moments began. The sense of spirituality and the overwhelming joy of celebrating with friends and family left an indelible mark on my soul, igniting a passion for wedding photography.
My journey through the realms of photography and filmmaking led me to collaborate with numerous companies and magazines within the surf industry. Yet, the dream of becoming a dedicated wedding photographer and videographer remained seemingly out of reach, a distant aspiration.
In 2008, everything changed when I photographed my first wedding. The experience was nothing short of amazing, and I knew right then that this was my calling. Though I intermittently ventured into wedding photography over the years, it wasn't until 2014 that I wholeheartedly embraced it as my profession. Since that pivotal decision, I've never looked back.
With over 500 weddings under my belt, I still approach each wedding with the same excitement as that first one. While the nervousness has subsided, my career has evolved to a point where I can truly focus on capturing the most significant moments.
It's a dream come true to be a part of the journey of countless couples, witnessing the formation of these profound connections and documenting such pivotal moments in their lives. I am eternally grateful for this remarkable journey.