What is your most memorable wedding?
Shooting Becci and Ashley Arscott's wedding at the beautifully scenic Highbullen Golf and Country Club and riding on the back of a golf car to the lakes to get some shots.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Documentary, Cinematic, Versatile, luxury, premium, bespoke
What about your business are you most proud of?
Offering a bespoke service and going the extra mile, staying or starting as long as necessary to ensure nothing is missed. Getting to know the couple and knowing when to stay out of the way and let people enjoy the day.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Don't skimp on wedding vendors, particularly video or photography. It's a once in a lifetime event and ultimately, as the age old aphorism goes, 'you get what you pay for' is as apt as ever.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
A cardboard cutout of the groom that caused a lot of laughs at the speeches.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
I like to meet if possible to get to know the couple, to discuss my process and see what they want, to make sure we're on the same page. If everyone's happy we proceed to contract signing and payment. After this I'll send across a short questionnaire with a few short questions including how they met and to get vendor names so I can ensure everyone that has been part of the wedding is credited in my shots, from the jewellers to the florist- this isn't essential but is great if possible. After this it's onto the wedding!
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
A creative shot. If you have a spontaneous idea for a shot, let me know! Although I offer mostly documentary style services, I'm also partial to the odd creative shot! Levitating rings, smoke flares..you name it, if there's any shots you want let me know! (I usually keep some smoke flares to hand but best to let me know in advance if this is something you would like)
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Getting the group shots in a well lit room or alternatively getting shots outside with white umbrellas, the white diffuses and softens the light whilst often making otherwise impossible shots possible.
Describe how you got into photography.
I studied hard at university and went from there, picking up freelance work where I could from music photography to commerical work and eventually picking weddings as my niche.