What is your most memorable wedding?
I have lots of memorable ones, the ones that really stick out for me are some of the couples that turned into friends not only clients, from meeting them before booking, to venue visits, random meets for coffee cake and wedding chatter plus engagement sessions its not unusual for me to be friends with couples long after their wedding is over. Its one of the best bits about my job, I love seeing what happens next for them!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Real. Natural. Beautiful. Fun. Relaxed.
What about your business are you most proud of?
Everything, I absolutely love what I do and I think I do it well, I get good reviews from my couples and most of my bookings are via recommendation which is something I'm incredibly proud of. I was nominated for The Wedding Industry Awards this year which is nominated and voted for by real couples - one of my proudest achievements to just be nominated was so lovely.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Chat to your suppliers and choose the people not on price, offers, sales etc but on who you get on with, trust your instincts!
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
I once had a wedding where the bride's brother was in a band and had recorded a whole album of love song covers and they were played throughout the day, that was really lovely.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
From the first enquiry I send over some more information about me, ideally meet up over coffee & cake to chat some more. When a couple books I send them a little welcome package, keep in touch with them and meet up again around 6 weeks before the day to go over their timeline and plans for the day. After the wedding I post a sneak peek within 48 hours and I aim to return their full gallery within 4 weeks.
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
One of the two of you exactly how you are, not posed, not set up just a sneaky shot where you don't know its been taken, whether its playing about, cuddled up together, just walking hand in hand. You have to trust your photographer to give you the space to do that and that they will take that shot at the right moment. Its an art in itself just to capture people in their true honest form.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Wellies, a brolly and an open mind ;)
Describe how you got into photography.
I've always loved photography, my mum should have been a photographer and we always had tons of family albums and were in front of the camera a lot. I never thought it was something I could do as a job as surely a job is something you don't love but you have to do right? Well turns out I was wrong, you can absolutely love your job!