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Honest, natural and creative wedding photography with exceptional service to help you relax on your big day!
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Products and Services
Back-up Equipment
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Last-minute Orders
Online Proofing
Online Shop
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-wedding Consultation
Pre-wedding Venue Visit
Second Shooter Available
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Wedding Albums
Photography Style
First Look Photographer
Modern
Reportage / Documentary
Pricing & Costs
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Prices start at
  • £550
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Full Description
  • I believe that everybody is an individual, every couple is different and every wedding day is a one of a kind celebration. I aim to make sure that every single wedding I do looks and feels different and completely reflects the story of the day. As a documentary photographer I make sure that I capture the real moments rather than forcing a couple or loved ones into poses they don't feel comfortable with. At the end of the day a natural laugh looks so much better than a forced smile. At heart I am an explorer so this means when I get to a venue I will always look for a little nook, cranny or location which isn't commonly photographed so that your photographs looks like no one elses. I move mountains for my couples, I wear so many hats on a wedding day to help take the stress of the day away from a couple. I've been a seamstress, a baker, a venue decorator, a hair and make up artist, a babysitter and once a bouncer. I believe that if I can take the stress away from a couple so they can enjoy every moment of the day it is absolutely what I will do.
  • Experience
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    Between 10 and 30
    # Of People In Team
    1
    Public Liability Insurance
    Yes
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    • Address
    • Solihull, West Midlands, England
    • Nearest Town
    • Solihull
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What is your most memorable wedding?
Lucy and Chris's gorgeous festival wedding. A young couple so in love and such a unique wedding. The gorgeous location was turned into a stunning festival wedding with tents, a beautifully decorated marquee and wonderful homemade decor, including candle holders made from copper pipe! The whole day was relaxed, fun and thoroughly enjoyable. All the little touches were as important as the bigger things and with the speeches delivered outside with the guests on picnic blankets it made everything feel so relaxed and different.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Honest, natural, unfussy, real and creative.
What about your business are you most proud of?
My 5* reviews. I know that I work hard, but knowing that the couples notice this and appreciate it makes me love this job more and more everyday.
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Do what you want! It's your wedding day at the end of the day so every detail should be exactly what you want. Don't worry about other people. It's your love story!
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
A 'Guest Book Wall' built by the groom to go into their summer house in the garden. All of their guests are now a permanent part of their home. I've also seen, and tasted, some absolutely beautiful homemade cakes!!
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Everything will usually start via email to get the basic information, I like to then meet up for a coffee or a drink and have a good chat and get to know each other. I like to make sure I have met all of my couples at least twice so on the wedding day they're more relaxed. I think it's vital to get on with a couple on a personal level as this will really reflect in the photographs and will help the atmosphere on the wedding day.
What is the #1 photo that you think every couple should take?
Every wedding I do is totally different and each couple ends up with a shot which is totally 'them'. Sometimes they don't even realise it at the time. I do love playing with shadows and have a few little tricks up my sleeve to bring a little bit of something special.
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
It's not very often I get asked for a specific photograph but there has been a 'stag do' photo which was pretty memorable. All of the stags had old army figures which they had to recreate whenever anyone shouts "ATTENTION" they had to get into that pose. No one told me this until they were throwing themselves on the floor!
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Don't be afraid of it. I love photographing in the rain, this is why I always pack umbrellas and wellies!
Describe how you got into photography.
My grandpa had an old Instamatic 33 when I was a little that I was fascinated with. He left this to me in his will when he passed away when I was 9 and since then I've always had a camera in my hand and a viewfinder in front of my eye.

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