What is your most memorable wedding?
I remember them all!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Real, love, honest, true, classic.
What about your business are you most proud of?
Delivering important photos and making happy people even happier.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Just allow yourselves to enjoy it.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Photographs of those that can't attend or flowers from the family garden.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
I like to meet couples before booking, a wedding photograhper's job is very personal so it's important to get to know each other a bit! I like to show my albums and talk about photography ideas and how I work. Some book now and meet later! If the couple wishes to book, I send them the T&Cs, take a deposit and meet again (if possible) around a month before the wedding and go through the day in more detail, discuss any group photos etc. After the wedding I give an estimate delivery time then I'll be in touch with the Gallery via email....!
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
Just married, walking back down the aisle (in an unobtrusive, photojournalistic way of course).
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
Replicating an old wedding photo of the bride's grandmother, sipping saucers of champagne.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Always have a wet weather plan B. Shoot inside when you don't want to get wet and shoot outside when you do! Always have a big umbrella for the bride to get about (white is good for light) just in case but most venues have them. Everything can be shot indoors if needed but there is usually a window of opportunity to go outside for groups and couple portraits. I will always talk through a wet weather plan with every couple.
Describe how you got into photography.
I think I was around 7 or 8 when I got my first camera, free by collecting coupons from a pack of Shreddies. It didn't have a flash and shot square frames on 35mm film. More cameras and years later I moved up to Edinburgh Napier University to study Photography and Film. After graduating I was asked to photograph a relative's wedding as an "unofficial" photographer (they also hired a pro). I enjoyed it, they loved the photos and I carried on!