What is your most memorable wedding?
Toughie! We've shot a lot of memorable weddings. I think it may be one of my most recent weddings which was the wettest day but the couple and their guests were amazing. At the end of the evening, as a surprise to the bride, her dad had arranged a Gary Barlow look-a-like to show up and sing. One of the guests thought he was the real thing and got a little overexcited!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Modern, relaxed, creative, authentic, beautiful
What about your business are you most proud of?
Nothing makes me prouder than heading to facebook and seeing lots of my couples use my images as their profile picture. Making people happy makes me proud.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Do it your way. Weddings can get ridiculously expensive and complicated and if this is stressing you out - just remember it doesn't have to be that way. Do it the way that makes you happy.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Too many to think of here. Lots of my couples choose to incorporate personal touches. The bride who left her bouquet on the seat where her mother should have sat if she hadn't passed away from cancer. The 15 year old son of a bride who gave the best man speech for his mum, the handmade cakes, invitations and decorations that friends and family have spent their time creating.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
I aim to make the process as simple or as indepth as you desire. I have a small studio where I meet with couples and discuss their plans but I'm also happy to arrange a telephone call or skype if that's easier. My booking process consists of a booking form and e-contract which can all be done online. I arrange a final consultation about a month before the wedding to run through everything in details.
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
I think every couple should allocate sometime away from the guests to have their couples shots. Even for couples who aren't particularly fond of the camera I think it's so important to get these images and a good photographer will get some amazing images for you which you'll be so glad to have.
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
A group shot at a Mad Hatters Themed wedding - where all the guests had been asked to bring headwear. We did a huge group shot with everyone throwing their hats in the air.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Choose your venue carefully in the first instance - are there places for shots inside? Be flexible with your plans. If is is terrible you may not be able to get that whole group shot you wanted. Finally - brave it. You can get some amazing images in the rain if you're brave enough to risk going out in it.
Describe how you got into photography.
I've always been a creative and I've tried my hand at many things. When my daughter was born I brought a 'proper' camera and realised I had no clue how to use it. Cue a college course and meeting some great people and my little business was born. 5 years on I solely shoot weddings and I love it!