What is your most memorable wedding?
I was photographing a beautiful wedding last year in Dukinfield. The bride and groom wanted a big group shot. There were no options for me to get high up, as I would normally do, so I had this bright idea of climbing up a nearby fence to get the shot. Not being the most nimble of people I got stuck! In a kind of bent over position! I had to be rescued by a couple of the groomsmen. Not my most elegant moment - but I got the shot!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Fun, relaxed, professional, organised , enjoyable.
What about your business are you most proud of?
My customer service. Before starting my business I worked in customer based roles, and I like to bring all I learnt to my business. I like to get to know my couples and see what makes them tick. I'm still in touch with many of my previous couples via social media, and that's just the way I like it!
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Make time for your photos. Factor it into your day when arranging dining, etc. It may seem obvious but many forget.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
The groomsmen at a recent wedding put together a slide show (with a projector and everything!) of photos of themselves and the Groom, over the years. On a day that is typically mostly about the bride, I thought this was a lovely touch, and it brought much laughter to the occasion (as well as much embarrassment!).
Describe your typical process with a couple.
We have an initial meeting where we get to chat. And another meeting at the venue a few weeks before the big day if faesible. In between I like to keep in touch where possible, and am always available if my couples have any questions that might pop up. Communication is key.
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
I believe every couple should make time for some couple portraits - even if it's just 15 minutes or so. You'll be glad you did.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Wellies and my bridal brolly! But if you really don't want to brave the rain, I will always have a plan B for indoor photos.
Describe how you got into photography.
For years photography was my hobby. When I was made redundant I decided to try and make a go of it as a career. And the rest, as they say, is history.