What is your most memorable wedding?
Don't worry about 'tradition' or 'how it should be done' ...do it YOUR way. Besides the legalities of having an authorised person marry you, signing the documents and having two witnesses, you can pretty much write the rules yourself. You only aim to do this the once, so make it right for you
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
At one wedding, the couple had written a personal note to every single guest on each of their name cards, telling them how special they are to them, memories they had shared etc. It was such a lovely moment when you could see a wave of people realising the message was there...there were tears, there was laughter....it was just amazing
What about your business are you most proud of?
I initial like to respond to their email or message in a friendly way and if I still have their date available, I invite them down to my studio for a cuppa and a chat, and I show them a full wedding so they can get an idea of my style every step of the day. If their date is not available, I ask among my photographer friends if anyone does have the date free and go back to the couple with recommendations...I hate feeling like I can't help in any way. Then once they have booked I let them know I am always here to help with ideas or recommendations for anything, but the next official meet up is the week before the wedding where I go over details like timings, family members etc. On the day I go and join them at 10:30 in the morning and stay right up until the third dance. I help out throughout the day with all sorts of things and basically act like the bride's personal assistant, doing any running about needed as well as taking great photos. While the couple are eating their meal, I edit a sneaky peek of photos for them to see before their evening guests arrive and then when I go home I upload these to social media so my couple can share them the next day. When the photos are finished I invite them back to the studio to watch them on the DVD slideshow and then when they are happy with everything, that is when I take final payment.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
I'm mosts proud that all of my customers give me a 5 star review and when I ask is there anything I could have done differently either before, during or after their wedding, the answer has always been no. Happy customers = happy Em x
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Get creative with textures and mirrors etc inside, but also remember, you only get one day at this, so towards the end of the day, grab a brolly and head outside. Your dress may get a little wet at the bottom, but you bought it to wear this day and this day only, so make some memories in it x
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Probably Thomas & Tracey's 50's themed wedding at Art in Glasgow. We got to ride around Glasgow in an old style cadillac which was great for photos.