What is your most memorable wedding?
Gosh, it's so hard to pick! I suppose it would be my first wedding as a professional photographer. I was so nervous that I barely slept then night before, but it went incredibly well - the bride and groom were so cute and in love, and the bridesmaids were really fun. The speeches were hysterical and the venue looked beautiful. I was well and truly hooked on wedding photography from then on!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Beautiful, natural, joyful, fun, relaxed
What about your business are you most proud of?
Winning 'Best Wedding Photographer' at the UK Wedding Ideas Magazine awards and then winning a similar award (for the UK & Ireland this time) from Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Abroad magazine!
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Enjoy the process and involve friends as family as much as possible! The day goes quickly, so try and relax and enjoy the planning as well as the actual big day.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
One couple put little details on their guests place names, under the names (e.g. "Has a crush on Craig David" or "My favourite (and only!) aunt") which was a great conversation starter for tables where people didn't know each other well.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
They email, we speak on the phone/meet, they fall in love with me (!) and book, we talk through details like timings, they get married, I capture beautiful memories for them!
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
It sounds cliched but every wedding is different - there are lots of 'standard' shots that obviously I capture but my favourite shots are often little asides or moments that can't be planned in advance.
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
Unfortunately it's a bit rude (and shocking!) to mention on this nice website! Ask me if we meet and I'll tell you!
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Don't get upset - the rain won't ruin your wedding but a grumpy bride and groom could do! If you're happy and having a lovely day then you'll get beautiful photographs.
Describe how you got into photography.
After university I joined a bank in their marketing department, but always loved photography. I built up the business at weekends whilst taking evening classes in photography until I got so busy I didn't have time for the day job so I quit the office job! I'm now lucky enough for my dream job to be my 'day job' too!