What is your most memorable wedding?
At the time of writing, it's probably going to have to be one of the most recent weddings I shot, up at Woodhall Manor in Suffolk back in December '17. Clear blue sky, snow on the ground, amazing couple, lovely families, beautiful light, beautiful venue...heaven!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Documentary, Unposed, Photojournalism, Fun, Creative
What about your business are you most proud of?
Staying true to the way I want to shoot. I'm a photojournalist because I love capturing genuine moments between people and I love being able to shoot storytelling pictures that people will love for many years to come.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Don't stress! it all gets done - make your list(s), set up your spreadsheet(s) and make sure you're splitting the load, but don't get worked up. When it arrives, it really is an epic day...the planning should be just as much fun as the day itself. Trust yourselves and plan the day YOU want, not anyone else...and book suppliers you actually like and want to spend your day with. That way, you'll be more relaxed and everything will be smooth. I think that was my top 3 rather than my top tip, but hey, they're all relevant.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Great question. I'll have to come back to that one...
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Meet, chat over coffee and cake (or a Gin if we're meeting in the evening), have fun, explain my process, answer their questions. The most important thing is that there is a 'connection' between us. If we have fun and get along, we can have a load of fun on the day. Keeping things simple is my mantra
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
One that they'll be proud to show their Grandchildren. I'm not a fan of having 'lists of posed photos' (other than any formal group shots of course) so I tend to let my couples do their thing with their guests so I can capture lovely natural moments.
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
Same as the last one really. I don't generally get asked to shoot specific lists of pictures, people book me to document their day in a very natural way, so this kinda goes against the way I work.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Embrace it! There's no changing it, so embrace it and make the best of it. low light/night time portraits with some creative lighting and a bit of rain actually look pretty amazing, so I'm game if you are!
Describe how you got into photography.
Intrigue! My Father has always been into Photography, so I picked up one of his old cameras one weekend when I was home from University for a break and went out and shot some pictures. After going through the "I just want to shoot wildlife and work for Attenborough" phase, I started shooting pictures of people, and that REALLY got me hooked. The rest, as they say, is history...