What is your most memorable wedding?
One I feature heavily, where the bride and groom made almost everything and sourced everything from tea cups for their afternoon tea, the dresses, suits, ring pillows, flower arrangements, and all on a miniscule budget. Their heart and soul and wishes could be seen in everything featured in that wedding.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Varies between couples, I adapt to the couples needs. As it stands I get a lot of couples coming from all over the world to get married in Scotland, and their needs are very different to someone living in my home town.
But I find the conversation the most important, without knowing it couples who think they have no answers give little clues as to what is important. From matters of family, time, photography preference, little bits of their own story like an homage to family members not present or interest in arts.
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
One that is important to them.
I as a photographer would love to go for the biggest most beautifully crafted, staged and artistic of shots, and I do bring some of this passion this to every wedding, but point it at what is important to the client.
Example being a client from New Zealand, their interest was to have a shot with an old croft not having anything back home, so I worked with them to develop that creative vision of theirs.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Flash, its a cornerstone of photographic understanding. Used right it can either create a shot fitting of a magazine cover, or blended in with the native lighting of the venue making an image clean and flattering.
Describe how you got into photography.
Time spent traveling the world and selling photos was where it all started.