What is your most memorable wedding?
Every wedding is memorable for different reasons, but the one that stands out most is probably when I was contacted by a photographer who had forgotten that she was booked to shoot a wedding that day, and asked me to step in with an hour's notice. As I arrived at the venue, I felt like a superhero, there to save the day.
I didn't have a cape though, or any brightly coloured, tight fitting clothing for that matter.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Relaxed, meticulous, stylish, fun, inclusive
What about your business are you most proud of?
I'm immensely proud of my clients' response to my work, and the high level of customer service that I strive to provide.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Never, ever be tempted to ask a family friend to photograph your wedding. Whilst it's tempting to save money, it amost always ends in tears.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
When the bride had secretly had her husband's late father's watch repaired to give him on the day.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
I provide a very personal level of service. Almost every couple enjoy a pre wedding portrait shoot with me, when we can get to know each other better. On the wedding day itself, I'm there for as long as you need me, at no further charge. So no need to stress about how you will use the hours you've booked.
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
Some years ago I was photographing a military wedding, and was told that the Red Arrows would be flying low over the venue on their way back from a show. I thought it could be a fantastic shot, but also a nerve wracking one, as I would have only a fraction of a second to get the right image, and needed to get so many variables in the right place.
I was quite relieved when I was told it had been cancelled at the last minute - although also disappointed.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
There's no need to stress over a rainy day. It's out of our control , so make the most of it. There's almost always a point in the day when the rain holds off and we can go outside, and it always results in great photos, using the reflections off the wet paving stones.
Describe how you got into photography.
When I was a student, I worked for Kodak, went on all their photography courses, and caught the photography bug.