What is your most memorable wedding?
There are a few!
But one that is pretty recent is where the bride was drinking Prosecco from early during the bridal preparations, by the time she arrived at the church she was tipsy, By the time we had chance for photos she was falling all over. She fell over during the photo shoot and took her new husband along too. I had to capture the moment and it was a great shot. If you look through my profile photos you will find the photo!
The day continued and she continued to fall of her chair during the speeches and at every other opportunity. The guests was laughing and despite the by now a very drunken bride it was a great day had by all.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Fun, Relaxed, always looking for different opportunities, Professional and engaging.
What about your business are you most proud of?
It is all mine, built up with a solid reputation which can be seen in my reviews.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Once your venue is booked, book your photographer. Most photographers take bookings years in advance.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Plain marquee in the middle of some farmers field.
It was decorated throughout with the theme for a royal jubilee celebration theme with flags and bunting. with a touch of vintage and pastel colours. Afternoon tea with beautiful personalised jams.
Outside was bales of hey for guests to relax in the warm summer night and a large troth filled with beer. Everything was so personal yet simple and it all looked amazing.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Following our initial meeting we shall meet up again for a pre-wedding photo shoot. Communication is kept throughout until the wedding day itself. After the wedding there will be more communication before I then personally visit to supply images and or albums. I always like to personally say thank you and wish you happiness.
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
The No.1 photo that has to be taken has to be that first look as the bride or groom walks down the isle and see's there waiting partner turn around for the first time and that Wow look followed by maybe a tear or two.
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
Being original is hard these days, But I guess the best is when I was asked to photograph the bride and groom stranded in a ford. The groomsmen rolled up there trousers took of the shoes and waded in to push the car. This was all setup but it did make for a fun photo.
Another was when the groom wanted a photograph fishing but this never happened.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Do not be put off with the rain. Be prepared and expect it. Take some umbrellas including a nice wedding umbrella for yourselves.
Some of the most beautiful images are in the rain.
Describe how you got into photography.
I always had a passion for photography which stemmed from school where we was blessed to have had a dark room back in the day of film, Oh they was the day's. I never took photography as a career and it was not until 2000 when I got my first job which was to photograph a friends wedding.
That became another and another and suddenly I was being asked by random people who had heard about previous weddings I had photographed. Suddenly I found myself giving up my job at the time and putting everything into photography. I have never looked back since.