What is your most memorable wedding?
year on year I get different favourites, not that one is better, just sometimes things are more recent. when you come back from a wedding and think wahoo - i love my job! its generally a good indicator
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
relaxed, chilled, spontaneous, natural, unposed
What about your business are you most proud of?
starting from scratch and 450 weddings in the bag and loving everyminute of it!
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
invest wisely in the most important elements - Rings and Photography are super important! Chocolate fountains and gimmicks are soon forgotten and a waste of dosh
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
parents who have grown flowers / or a knitted bride and groom , knitted by the grooms mum left at the church for another couple to pick up and share the love.....
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Firstly its nice to meet/ discuss the day/ talk through what timings they have and when things fit in best, all with a mind to the weather. Just get a feel for one another is important to, you need to feel comfortable. its good to share portfolios and if the couple proceed we sign a contract. I then have another meeting closer to the date to see if the plan is still the same and......
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
I think all candid is amazing.....but its nice to have a couple of portraits looking at the camera, with a squish of the dress, hopefully smiling! - just so its one for all the family to frame ( ie Grandma!) My portriats have laughter and emotion / movement and naturalness but people do like one when they are both looking at the camera!
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
4 blokes in a bed reading a paper, dont get asked that a lot....
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
well, an umbrella and a sense of humour.... i look to see where the breaks in the rain are and go into action station mode to get some outside stuff..... you need to embrace it and see what happens, thats one train of thought, inside portraits are fine but sometimes a bit restrictive depending on venue..... I have a fluid approach to find the right solution
Describe how you got into photography.
I have always photographed/ used to work in TV/ decided to bring my vision to life!