What is your most memorable wedding?
Apart from my own (yea I have to put that, it's in the contract), it would have to be Kirsty and Dean who married in a castle just outside Florence. The light and location were perfect and of course, the bride was beautiful.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Simple, happy, fast, unobtrusive and good.
What about your business are you most proud of?
Photography is a highly competitive business and I am proud to say I have been a photographer from the day I left college and am still earning my living doing what I love.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
It will never work out quite how you planned but that's OK the unplanned version will probably be better.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
I like it when I or other people working at the wedding get properly swept up in the day and share in the emotions just like every guest.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
There is no typical process and if that ever happens it's time to move on. I treat each and every couple like it's my first wedding, after all, it's (most likely) their first wedding. Everyone is different (thank heavens) and I want to hear from you first, who you are and what you like before I start telling you how things are going to be. All I will say is that I would want to sit down with both bride and groom as soon as possible and talk, take it from there.
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
Similar answer to the last. I think if you start thinking that way you are already shutting the door on the creative process.
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
Sorry to be boring but see my last answer.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Don't fear the rainy day wedding, embrace it. I have spent my whole career dealing with weather of all kinds and the two things I've learned is that you can't change it and there's no use worrying about it. The pictures might be different than if it had been sunny but sometimes bad weather forces you be to more creative and very often you end up with a really unexpected set of stunning images which you wouldn't have had if the weather had been sunny.
Describe how you got into photography.
It's the same old story. I hated school and learning from a book (dyslexia). It was only when I discovered photography and that learning a new skill didn't necessarily mean reading a book that suddenly everything came together and made sense. And then I discovered I could make my living doing it, happy days!