What is your most memorable wedding?
My most memorable wedding actually has to be my first! I was incredibly nervous, but I remember knowing without a doubt that it was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. That was years ago and I still remember it very fondly, and the couple have become great friends since!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Pure, natural, captivating, true, fresh
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Enjoy it! I tell every couple this. Don't get stressed, don't worry about everything because it will work out in the end and you will have the best day ever. Enjoy the planning process, take in everything that's on offer but make it about you (not about having something just because someone else does!)
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
It's impossible to choose, every wedding I've been to has had such wonderful personal touches! From personalised M&Ms, to mementos from their parents wedding, to personalised champagne glasses for each guest!
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Once the couple have made contact with me, whether it be by email, phone or at a wedding fayre, we will often meet up for a coffee, or Skype/Facetime, to chat properly about what they are looking for, both for their wedding in general and from their photographer.
Once the couple have booked, we do a pre-wedding consultation roughly 4-6 weeks before the wedding to run through timelines and photo lists with family members. If it's not a venue I'm familiar with and it's within 50 miles of Swansea, I will also do a venue visit with the couple. This can be done at any point during the wedding planning process and is simply a means of us knowing what the photo option locations are and where the couple would prefer to go. This part is not compulsory however, and if they would rather not do the venue visit I will go alone.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Embrace the weather! I always come prepared with some umbrellas on the day, but failing that there is always somewhere sheltered we can find for photos, whether it's a covered area outdoors or a corner of your wedding venue.
Describe how you got into photography.
It's always been a passion of mine, and turned into a hobby in my twenties, and my hobby turned into a business in 2009. At the start of 2014 I gave up my full-time job and became a full-time self-employed photographer, and haven't looked back!