What is your most memorable wedding?
White umbrellas work well and make a good light on the faces underneath. A well lit place inside for the groups. Too much flash looks artificial.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
A personal photoshoot, in a lovely setting just for the newly married couple
What about your business are you most proud of?
Communication between people, beautiful composition, technical excellence.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Plan everything, but be flexible if changes are needed, perhaps bad weather or some change at the venue. Don't worry too much.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Bride and groom, walking into the sea. She held her dress up, but it all got very wet and she scattered flowers on the waves.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
We meet at a place of their choice to discuss possibilities. I visit the venue for the ceremony and if possible the reception. Photoshoot before the wedding if you want it. Sometimes hen night, or family parties before ceremony. Photography all wedding day. Photos ready by the time you return from honeymoon!
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
I went to Art College in London and worked painting backgrounds for TV., Blue Peter, Captain Pugwash. From there to props and some photography for Ken Russell films. Set up print workshop and made fabrics for the Royal Shakespeare Co. and sold to Liberty and Sachs in New York. The designs involved photography, which I then taught in Art Colleges, and later decided to go freelance. I was invited to do weddings, and enjoyed the experience.
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
Quality of my photos, unobtrusive photography, rapport with bride and groom. Photos ready within 10 days.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Just the new couple straight after being married
Describe how you got into photography.
One at Highcliffe Castle