What is your most memorable wedding?
I think every wedding is special and unique in it's own way, but if I had to pick one, I think it would have to be an intimate wedding in Venice – it was just so relaxed and oh so romantic!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
relaxed, natural, authentic, heartfelt and beautiful
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Start planning early to avoid that last minute stress, and if all doesn't go quite to plan on the day, go with the flow – most important is that you enjoy your special day being with the people you love the most.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Mini cactus wedding favours – they were just so cute, and I loved the idea that all the guests would have a living keepsake to take home with them.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
I get it – choosing your wedding photographer is a big decision. So I always suggest first meeting up for a cuppa and a chat about your wedding plans to see if we click. This is also the best time for you to ask any questions, to see a sample album and discuss which of my wedding packages fits your needs best. This conversation can also happen via FaceTime or Skype – whatever is easiest for you.
For more information about my approach, the booking process, wedding coverage and packages available, please get in touch and I will send you my brochure.
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
I think every couple should schedule at least 30 minutes for shots of just the 2 of them. This is partly to give you time to relax into the shoot making for the best photos, but often this is the only time on your wedding day that you get time to yourselves. It's a really precious time.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
If you're getting married in Britain, then the chance of rain on your wedding day is pretty high, whatever the time of year. However, it's very rare it will rain all day long, so it will likely just mean that photo timings may need to change slightly, and when there's a break in the rain, we make a sudden dash for it. Failing that, there are usually doorways and other undercover areas that can be used instead. Mostly I find that with umbrellas and the right attitude you can still get some beautifully atmospheric and moody shots. Clear umbrellas are often very handy to have, and the bridal party may want to have a pair of wellies at the ready just in case, as well as towels to put down to avoid the worst of the puddles. Often wedding venues are well prepared for rainy days with umbrellas etc, but it's always a question worth asking when you visit them.
Describe how you got into photography.
My love for photography really goes hand in hand with my love for travel. I used to travel alone quite a lot for work, which gave me the perfect opportunity to go out and explore and lose myself in a city with my trusty camera in hand. Then in 2015 I got the chance to live in Vienna and work with a portrait photographer for a year. It was a wonderful experience, and while studio portrait photography wasn't quite my cuppa tea, it made me realise that I wanted to take my photography further. I truly got the wedding photography bug after photographing a few friend's weddings and I haven't looked back since!