What is your most memorable wedding?
My own wedding in May 2014 of course!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Creative, contemporary, subtle, reportage, friendly!
What about your business are you most proud of?
Our amazing client reviews: We are rated 1st on Freeindex in the wedding photographer category where there are over 7,100 UK wedding photographers, and we come first for Quality, Value for Money & Excellent Customer Service.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Plan your day around the time you get married and leave yourselves plenty of time after your wedding ceremony but before your wedding breakfast, not just for your wedding photographs, but also very importantly for you to have time with your wedding guests and time just together, to soak up the day and make time for one another.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Most recently, and at a Christmas wedding, a personalized banner laid in the aisle on the red carpet, with the couples names and wedding date, it looked really good, and you could walk over it.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
I like to have a consultation with any potential wedding couple, it's important to get to know one another and find out exactly what sort of thing you are looking for from your wedding day photography. I'll discuss your wedding day with you together with timings to work out an itinerary of your day, so that things proceed at a nice relaxed pace and you will never hopefully feel at all rushed, this is really important. We can meet at your wedding venue, especially if it is somewhere I haven't worked previously. On the day itself, I like to arrive nice and early for a good look around before starting bridal preparation shots with you, around 2-3 hours before your wedding ceremony. On the day I can be with you up until after your first dance, so it can be a really long day! I always aim to have your edited wedding images online in your private online gallery around two weeks after your wedding day, and your images on DVD(s)/USB will follow in the post. How long you then take to choose images for one of our stunning story book albums is entirely up to you, but I'll be waiting for your selections to start the design process of your album. Once I have a design ready for you, I will provide you with a proof which you can amend as many times as you like until you are entirely happy and ready for me to forward to Italy for production, the whole process then generally takes around 4-6 weeks, and your album will be delivered to your door.
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
A beautiful natural shot of the Bride & Groom showing their happiness and love for one another.
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
A couple in the snow on a toboggan holding an umbrella as the snow came driving down..... It just doesn't happen very often!
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Certainly working indoors has to be part of the plan, but if it's not too wet, then venturing outside with umbrella's has to be an option, perhaps even with wellies!
Describe how you got into photography.
I became interested in photography as a teenager when I could begin to afford some equipment, I love to photograph the diverse beauty around me, it's a real passion to record what goes on around us every day!