What is your most memorable wedding?
My mother was a documentary director in East Germany when I was growing up. Her equipment and passion for capturing and telling a story through her films inspired me early on. I was given my first camera when I was 10 years old, and have basically never stopped taking pictures since. It's completely in my blood and part of my personality.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
I see all sorts of handmade details, but I loved one of my brides' handmade paper flower bouquets. She had made it together with her husband to be and they both loved it. She had made boutonnieres and bridesmaids bouquets to go with it and still had the bouquet on display when I went to deliver the album. Beautiful!
What about your business are you most proud of?
relaxed, fun, real, emotional, documentary
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
A groom and his best man, who was also his best friend since childhood wanted me to take a photo of them with their mouths as open as possible to compare who has the bigger mouth. It is no contest at all, but it was great fun to take :D
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Plan plenty of time to chill and have fun with your guests. And also for photos of course. It's crazy how many couples plan their day down to the last minute and then miss half of their day because they are so busy with the 'programme'.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
I absolutely love making people feel beautiful and happy in my photographs. I love that my photos are real and show real emotion, even if that means that I have to make fun of myself throughout the shoot in order to get my couples cracking up :D
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
I don't really think there is one photo that fits all. I work with many different couples and for me it's about the essence of what it is between you and what makes your connection so special. It is different for every couple, and so will your wedding photos be.
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
Bring some funky wellies, a pretty brolly, depending on the time of year a bolero or a pashmina, and just have a laugh. I'll make it look fabulous, I promise!
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
I shot one of my friends' wedding in Copenhagen (I know, don't mix business and pleasure), but I absolutely loved it. Apart from the fact that everyone was just hilariously fun and great to be and celebrate with, but the quirky traditions of a Danish wedding had me floored. Also, the light in Scandinavia is simply to die for, so this one definitely comes to mind very easily!
Describe how you got into photography.
Depending on whether couples want to meet or not, after the initial contact we will usually have a chat about your wedding and what you are looking forward to and for in your photos. I include a complimentary engagement shoot, so that is when we have a thorough chat about how your planning is going and what's still outstanding. About a week before your wedding, we will have a pre-wedding consultation to chat through any last things that might have changed since the engagement shoot. And then on your wedding day, I'm there from the getting ready in the morning until the wild dances and loud songs on the dancefloor and I love every minute of it.