What is your most memorable wedding?
It's impossible to chose just one wedding as I genuinely get so much out of each and every one I've photographed. The most unusual wedding however was probably where I was the only guest, and acted as witness and photographer to a couple who had met later in life and didn't want any fuss. Needless to say I was very moved and had to hold my camera extra steady!
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Buy plenty of confetti! order 3 times what you think then you should have enough!
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Father of the bride had embroidered his daughters' and son-in-law's names onto the inside of his jacket.
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
I like the big group shot. It's a way of saying thank you to everyone who came especially if they aren't included in the formals.
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
It's usually me who instigates the unusual shots, as I enjoy the bizarre as well as the traditional! I will be the one up ladders and leaning out of windows to get the photo, but recently I was asked to photograph the bride and groom cutting the cake with a genuine naval sword which was pretty cool. I've also snapped couples playing golf, rowing a boat, and buying ice cream from a van in the street. Great fun!
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Carry on regardless! and bring some nice big umbrellas. The best shots can be had when things don't go according to plan..
Describe how you got into photography.
Photography was always a passion first and foremost; the idea of becoming a professional only came about after spending time in Paris where I took some classes with a wonderful teacher who became my mentor, and I never looked back. Aside from weddings I do a lot of photojournalism and my work is currently on exhibition in Holland.