What is your most memorable wedding?
All my weddings are memorable for various reasons. Sometimes its been the speeches, other times the way friends and family interract with each other, sometimes the venue. All have been special days in their own way.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Clear, Sharp, colourful, timeless.
What about your business are you most proud of?
When a bride books me for a wedding in 2 to 3 years time, she can be confident that I will still be in business when her big day arrives.
With photography and the wedding photography industry being saturated with newcomers each year, I am proud that my business has stood the test of time and is still going as strong as ever.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Pick a photograqpher whose work you like, and also who you like. Your photographer plays a big part in your day, make sure they can work unobtrusively with you and your guests
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Knowing which side buttonhole the groom should put his flowers in :)
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Weddings can be stressful both planning and on the day. Underpinning everything I do I ensure you have total confidence in the service I provide you and that you are assured of a consistent, reliable, experienced person be it at a pre-planning meeting, at your rehearsal on the day. and delivering your beautiful and memorable images on time after your big day.
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
One that shows how happy they are and something that is personable to them that will trigger a wonderful memory every time they look at it over the years to come.
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
A photo of 2 dogs being led down the isle with the rings attached to their collars by ribbons. The wedding was in a church and the isle had a metal grill running down the whole length. I had a pair of long nosed pliers tucked into my bag just in case one of the rings fell off and fell through the grating.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Enjoy it. Its my job to make the most of any weather and capture amazing images of your happy and beautiful day. I use a post production process that enables me to present your photos in a bright colourful way, no matter how dull the light on the day. I also have very large white unbrellas should they be needed, and using backlighting to capture rain drops through an open doorway whilst the bride and groom stand in the dry just inside is a wonderful shot.
Describe how you got into photography.
Usual story to a lot of photographers. My dad was a keen photographer and I got my first camera at the age of 8. In those days you waited weeks for the black and white photos to come back from the lab. At that age, a lot were over or under exposed, but it was still a magical experience. I still sometimes look at a picture I have just taken on a digital camera and am blown away by how it looks except this time they are perfectly exposed.