What is your most memorable wedding?
There are too many to choose from - every wedding in their own right is memorable due to the people being involved; everyone is different, and that is what keeps the job being so interesting and much fun after 8 years of shooting weddings!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Quirky, Textures, Composition, Different, Fun
What about your business are you most proud of?
My Testimonials - these reflect what my work means to those where it counts - my clients!
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Always physically meet your photographer before booking - people underestimate just how much their personality will influence not only the photos, but also impact on your day... Unlike all of your other wedding suppliers, you're stuck with your photographer for pretty much most of your day - you MUST look at their personality just as closely as their style of work to ensure that you're happy that you'll be sharing your special day with that person. Make sure it's someone that you like and 'want' to share your day with you, otherwise they could have a negative effect on your day.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
A pet dog being the ring-bearer
Describe your typical process with a couple.
I always advise them to come and meet me at the studio to look through my sample albums and also vet me as a person before they decided to book
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
The bride and groom portrait - this is the #1 photo that you will find in any married couple's homes on the wall or the mantle piece. Yes I love reportage like everyone else, but it's always one of the formal/composed portraits of the couple that generally gets showcased within a home, which i my eyes means that those shots are the most important from the day.
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
To photograph a couple amongst some gravestones in a church graveyard....
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Bringing a white umbrella, and picking a nice venue that has lots of indoor options!
Describe how you got into photography.
I was a graphic designer originally and worked with professional photographers. I just fell into it - I'd always been a keen photographer from a young age, and got roped into photographing family and friends' weddings. It just grew from that, and the rest is history.