What is your most memorable wedding?
I am not self-centered, but my most memorable wedding was the one to my wife, Sharon, in 1998. Call me an old romantic, but it was an amazing day and we are still very much in love.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Relaxed, Happy, Friendly, Versatile and sometimes just a little bit Quirky.
What about your business are you most proud of?
Doing something that I love, and being able to share such a momentous occasion with so many people is awesome. I built my business from my passion for photography, and I love every single minute.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Do what makes you happy.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Firstly we meet for a coffee. This helps to find out if we get on as this is an important part of getting great photographs. If we are all happy to proceed then contracts are signed, and you pay the deposit for your photography.
If either, or both, of you are nervous in front of a camera then we can arrange some pre-wedding shoots to help you feel more comfortable on your wedding day. These are relaxed and informal, and can also include some posing tips if you want them.
During the run up to your wedding day I am always available for a chat, either by phone or over coffee, and I keep in touch with you by email. I also phone you a week before your wedding just in case there are any last minute changes.
After you wedding I edit your photographs and endeavour to have them ready for you within 2 weeks, where they will be available in your online gallery. If you are having your images on disc or usb, then this will usually arrive in the post shortly afterwards, or I will deliver it by hand if you are local.
If you have ordered prints, coffee table books, or albums then we will meet up to finalise your choices, and design the album together.
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
Every single wedding should have at least one quirky shot which shows your true love and personalities.
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
I have never been asked to take an 'original' photo, but at a recent wedding I got all the kids to run at me while I took some shots... they were fantastic and the kids were no longer bored (even some of the adults joined in).
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Umbrellas, but I always carry some with me just in case.
Describe how you got into photography.
At the age of 6 I was bought a Kodak 110 Instamatic for Christmas. That is where it all began, and I have never looked back.