What is your most memorable wedding?
As a Wedding and Equine photographer it has to be the ones where the bride or groom bring their horse. Combining these two is always a joy and you can't beat a fantastic bride and horse shot. I can't say I have a particular favourite wedding, they are all special. As for memorable - that would be the one where there was a fire and the fire brigade had to be called.....
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
articulate, gentlemanly, organised and calm
What about your business are you most proud of?
My quality of service and the great comments I get back from my clients
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Meet with your wedding photographer before you book them. You have to like their photography and them as they will spend all day with you and your friends and relatives.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
I photographed two teachers who's school children had designed and made many of the decorations. They were stunning, unique and very personalised
Describe your typical process with a couple.
For me, wedding photography is all about relationships and delivering outstanding customer service. The better I understand and relate to my couples the better the photographs will be. So, I tend to approach my wedding photography in three stages; Pre-wedding, The Wedding Day and Post Wedding.
It generally takes about 5-6 weeks for your album to be delivered after you sign off the design.
From the time you book me to delivery of the last album or product, my team and I will support and work with you throughout. Please take a look at my social media sites as these will help you better understand who I am and give you an opportunity to see more of my work.
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
The bride and groom alone, in each others thoughts and arms, with a beautiful backdrop.
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
not at the wedding but as part of the pre-wedding shoot the bride was a fan of "Game of Thrones" so we did this photograph and I photoshopped a a massive dragon landing behind them as they looked in amazement. The image was printed in large format and beautifully framed and presented to her by her husband on the day.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Don't be afraid of getting a bit wet. I always bring a selection of umbrellas and there are some great photographs that I can capture on wet days. Reflections i puddles, backlit rain drops and brides in wellies all look great. What ever nature throws up for the day it's important to capture it as it will always part of your wedding day.
Describe how you got into photography.
I started as an underwater photographer and this eventually moved to on-land. I loved the effect my images had on people when I presented them. You can read the story here: http://www.anthonyballphotography.co.uk/blog/commando-to-cameraman/