What is your most memorable wedding?
It's always the latest wedding I'm lucky enough to photograph.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
It's always nice when there's something sentimental included in the Bride's Bouquet.
What about your business are you most proud of?
I've always been interested in photography from being little when my dad let me use his old camera on a family holiday and I managed to take a better sunset shot than he did. I lost 20 years in a long unfulfilling career with Tesco and I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to start my own photography business and to start making up for lost time doing a job that I now love.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
A quick chat to discuss what sort of coverage you're thinking of followed up with a meeting ideally at the venue with the wedding co-ordinator so we can have a look around and get some ideas of where we can get those WOW shots of you both. Ar
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
With my style of photography I can't say that I really get asked to take a specifically "original" photograph, Brides have all sorts of ideas that they see on Pinterest and that's fine but look for a photographer that promotes that kind of thing on their website and social media.
Photography styles come and go wether it's colour splash, jaunty slopping angles, the Groom being dragged by the foot to church, even the Bridal Party being chased by a T-Rex! Would you really want that in your album when you're showing the your own children or grandchildren?
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Using one of my umbrellas to get some stunning rainy shots and a "let's do this" attitude!!
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
Documentary Candid Reportage Natural Relaxed
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
I'm not a fan of this question, I don't think you should be aiming to have the same photograph taken at each wedding. Every wedding is very different and I believe it's my job to reflect that in your photographs.
If I was pushed to choose though, it would be to make sure you have a photograph with parents and grandparents, it's really sad but it has happened where a relative has passed away not long after the wedding day and wether it was a Bride or a Groom they've been so grateful that they got that last photograph together that they can now treasure forever.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
The day is a whirlwind and the time flies, enjoy it and plan in enough time in the day to get those special photographs you'll want to keep for ever and ever.
Describe how you got into photography.
Sarah and Stephen's Military Wedding at Sandon Hall, Staffordshire.