What is your most memorable wedding?
One that sticks in my mind as being particularly wonderful was a wedding I shot at a lighthouse in Dungeness. The landscape reminded me of a scene from a western and the couple were so relaxed, fun and an absolute dream to be around.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Documentary, cinematic, honest, natural and timeless
What about your business are you most proud of?
That I am friends with all of my couples. I love that I only seem to attract like-minded people who put photography high on their list of importance when it comes to wedding planning.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Don't stress about the small stuff, have fun and make sure you ask to test out the wine and food before the day (my favourite day ever of wedding planning was the day we had a menu tasting!)
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Instead of exchanging rings, the bride and groom got matching tatoos (in the run up to the wedding). And the same bride made her own wedding dress, it was beautiful.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
After the couple book me I send them a questionnaire to find out more about the day, then closer to the date we'll plan a day to meet up and chat over coffee.
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
'First look' photos are becoming quite popular in the UK (when brides and grooms meet up before the ceremony) and I highly recommend it to take the nerves away on the day of the wedding.
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
I don't usually get 'asked' to take a photo as I capture moments as and when they happen. But one of my favourite photos was during a ceremony when a couple took a selfie with their guitarist and singer during their performance (which is already funny) but as the groom walked away he managed to get the singer's hair caught up in his jacket and they spent the next ten minutes untangling themselves all while the singer and guitarist are still performing. I don't think I've ever seen a room full of people laugh so hard during a wedding.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Umbrellas! We live in the UK, embrace the rain.
Describe how you got into photography.
I started out studying film photography when I was at college and decided pretty early on that I didn't want to do anything else.