What is your most memorable wedding?
20 years ago I just decided I wanted to be a photographer. I bought my first SLR for around £100, and never looked back. It turns out both my grand father and great grand father practised the art form, so maybe it's in the genes! ;o
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
I can already think of about 10 things but ...Heel stoppers for standing in grass are great!
What about your business are you most proud of?
omgosh, there have been so many. I couldn't pick just one!
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
The feedback I receive from customers. It's so important to provide good customer service, and leave clients happy with images they will love, forever. Although I'm actually quite proud of how I'm able to fit so much into one day. Weddings are like marathons!
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Rain on a wedding day can make for great photo's. A pair of wellies and some umbrella's plus a little shelter are all helpful. I've photographed MANY weddings in the rain, and I don't believe it is something to worry about.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
The whole day is just so personal, from the flowers to the gifts received and given, to the rings...each day is filled with personal and beautiful detail. This is something that I am focusing on capturing on every wedding day.
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
I'd usually receive an enquiry by email, and respond this way. If the client is happy to discuss things further on the phone I will give them a call, or even a video call if they're feeling brave! Sometimes clients prefer to keep to email. If they would like to book I'd send over a booking form with a request for further information and with details for paying a deposit. I'd usually touch base with the couple before the big day to gather the final bits of information needed to photograph their wedding, although clients should feel free to get in touch at any point leading up to the wedding with any questions or information they'd like to share. If I've not covered a venue previously I will take a trip to look around before photographing the day. If I am travelling a long way to cover the wedding, I might set off the day before to view the venue.
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
Documentary, editing, story telling, creative, natural light
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
I think that what works for one couple may not always work for another. I do love a bit of confetti though! The bride, groom and guests loose their inhibitions, and the face expressions whilst the confetti is being thrown are so happy and natural
Describe how you got into photography.
Honestly, you can never just pick one photo!