What is your most memorable wedding?
Probably the one where the first dance was on a trapeze. The reception was in a circus skills hangar in south London which was brilliantly converted to host the wedding breakfast and evening celebrations. The first dance was a secret (I knew!) and the guests were amazed when Jane and Sam lifted off and gracefully moved around each other.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Sensitive, documentary, creative, unobtrusive, natural.
What about your business are you most proud of?
I remain true to my values of observing and recording real emotion and my clients really connect with that approach.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Hire people whose focus is on you and making your day happen as you want it to be.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Just past midnight, the best man brought out a birthday cake for two ladies in their eighties who shared the same birthday. It was the idea of the venue owners who had picked up on the coincidence and I thought it was a wonderful thing.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
After getting in touch, I usually meet potential clients in person to look through some of my printed work and talk about their ideas and plans. I feel the better I know my clients and vice versa the more relaxed we can be on the day.
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
I think slightly differently. Choose the right photographer, trust them and they will capture your joy by creating memories of real feelings.
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
I'm rarely asked to do anything apart from do my thing, bar the occasion informal group photo. I once used my Kayak to paddle out to sea so I could photograph the couple and their guests on the beach from a different perspective.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Acceptance that the weather is something you can't control and lots of brollies.