What is your most memorable wedding?
I was lucky enough to shoot a 2-day wedding celebration this year that was truly a labour of love for the couple: the groom's father performed the ceremony and only 20 close family members attended but then the reception 3 days later was almost like a wild house party at the stunning Parsonage Gardens in Didsbury!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Creative, Relaxed, Offbeat, Dramatic, Soft
What about your business are you most proud of?
How I've worked so hard whilst being a wife and mother of a toddler and built a successful business from the ground up, maintaining close relationships with other wedding professionals
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Listen only to yourselves and plan a wedding that celebrates YOU and your relationship without bending too much to anyone else's will!
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
A polaroid guestbook!
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
A good dramatic, full-length portrait showing off the outfits and the venue! (trickier to do than it sounds)
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
a good clear bubble umbrella and a bit of courage
Describe how you got into photography.
I am an American who found her new hometown in beautiful rainy Manchester. I moved to the UK in the Autumn of 2010 after spending my post-university years living in Hamburg, Germany where I met my lovely English husband. The daughter of an artist, I grew up in a household that always encouraged creativity and finding one's path through self-expression.
At university I variously studied painting, theatre, and film but it was a semester spent in Florence where I learned about photography. I learned the history of the medium and how to process and develop my own film whilst living in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. I began collecting vintage and antique cameras, playing with 35 mm and Poloroid film and ultimately discovering the magic of digital photography.
Upon meeting my husband, I proceeded to photograph every detail, every event to the point where we now have a photographic archive of our relationship. With the birth of our daughter, the archive now has a (huge!) new chapter.