Hey! We are Kristian + AJ Holmes – a married photo-taking team,
based in Canada + South Africa (available worldwide).
We met in a small fishing village called Sai Kung just outside the bustling metropolis of Hong Kong. Discovering our shared interest in photography led to many adventures in and around our new city. We wandered far and wide, documenting our surroundings and the unfamiliar activities that took place within them.
Towards the end of one of these trips, our conversation changed from discussing the intricacies of light, to sharing stories from back home (for Kris, Canada and for AJ, South Africa), eventually landing on the matter of love. Little did we know all those years ago, that our shared-passion for capturing honest moments would be the early beginnings of Page & Holmes Photography.
That was 8 years ago. Now, we find ourselves married, doing what we love (telling stories through our lenses), finding and crafting beauty in the everyday and capturing some of life’s more significant events. For us, life is about connection. We believe that time spent traveling, creating, enjoying good food and wine, and being with people, is time well spent. We try to live our days “awake”, pressing pause to reflect on each day’s hilarity or hardship, instead of letting it all go by.
Your story does not begin and end with your wedding day, but it is an occasion worth celebrating and once it’s over, it is certainly worth remembering. We document special moments in our lives so we can revisit them and reminisce. Photographs simply record the passage of time. They tell and enrich our family and personal narratives, and are tangible memories future generations will cherish. (They will also quite possibly laugh about our haircuts and the style of our wedding dresses!)
Love has a way of creating a unique connection between two people, one that is much bigger than what we can see. It has a vibrant life of its own, an individual, invisible colour and song. We are fascinated by this connection and how an image turns a fleeting moment into a trapdoor of rediscovery, taking us back to the simple beauty and emotion of a moment.
OUR APPROACH: NATURAL MOMENTS, RICH IN MEANING
We recognise that togetherness comes in varying shapes and forms, and therefore approach your wedding day with the aim to capture meaningful exchanges and interactions that flow naturally. Authentic moments, captured instead of staged or posed, are the ones that retain real value and feeling. It’s the honesty of an image that makes it extra-ordinary.
Our approach to photography and your wedding day is personal and low-key. We love using natural light and try to interfere as little as possible, focusing our attention on documenting candid moments, movement and the details and people that are significant to you.
Adventure is important to us. We seek out natural surroundings and scenic locations to photograph you in, so be prepared to walk through a field or forest, stand on a rooftop, or hike along the mountains!
In 2018 we decided to take a portrait a week. A photo project more for us than anyone else, but follow along if you want to share in our lives. The adventures, our home life, our sunburnt faces, the various stages of Kris’ facial hair, our good and our bad. Take a look!