What is your most memorable wedding?
It's too hard to pick just one, they are each unique, but the most unusual was a Russian Orthodox ceremony which was a totally new experience for me.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Unobtrusive, friendly, photojournalistic, adaptable, professional
What about your business are you most proud of?
The personal touch, every couple is special to me.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Make the day your own, don't get caught up with feeling like you have to do 'what most couples do' if you don't want to. And if it's a winter wedding, remember that it gets dark early, so a late ceremony reduces time for photographs.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
I'm a sucker for the Cornish Kilt and a church congregation singing 'Trelawney'.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
After initial contact I like to meet up in person over a coffee and a chat to get to know them and talk about their plans etc. Once they decide to go ahead with me I am available to contact about any issue at all, even advice on other aspects of the wedding (I have helped a couple design a last minute Order of Service). After the big day I attempt to get their photos onto a password protected online gallery within 8 - 10 days. As soon as proofs are approved a disc can be on their doorstep within two weeks of the wedding day.
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
At least one romantic shot (taken away from the guests) as that time gives the couple a little time to be alone (except for the photographer of course haha) and a memory of true love in a photograph to keep forever.
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
Hard to chose but perhaps the bride who hiked across a muddy field in her wedding dress for a picture of her with her horse.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Big umbrellas! Some venues have great indoor spaces so all is not lost if it rains, but a good photographer will be willing to get wet as long as the couple are!
Describe how you got into photography.
I was given a Kodak Instamatic and a box of Magicubes for my 10th birthday (if you're under 40 you probably won't know what that is!) but my passion for photographing people (rather than landscapes etc.) grew after travelling around India with a camera.