What is your most memorable wedding?
My very first Wedding was a voluntary shoot for a man with terminal cancer. It took place in the hospital, but despite the horrendous situation and the bleak surroundings it was a beautiful and emotional ceremony. They were the most amazing family and there can be no greater honour than being able to capture some of the last ever photos for his family to look back on in the tough times ahead.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
I would describe myself as having a fun, informal, documentary style. I am good at staying calm and I am exceptionally dedicated to doing the best job that I can.
What about your business are you most proud of?
I am so incredibly proud that I have been able to use my business both to provide for my family, and to give back to people in the most difficult of circumstances. I am without doubt the most proud of the photos and memories that I have been able to capture on a voluntary basis for the children of a terminally ill parent. To be able to give them memories to look back on is absolutely priceless.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Book me as your photographer! lol
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Oh my!!!!! One of my bride's had part of the lace from her mummy's wedding dress sewn into the inside of her dress beside her heart. Her mummy had passed away and she wanted to feel like she was with her on her special day.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
This is a difficult one to answer because I let the couple lead me with what they want to do and when they want to do it. I make sure we get some time away for individual shots, but I base this entirely on what the couple want. That is why it is always good to meet couples beforehand to discuss their individual thoughts on their big day.
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
One of my favourite shots was when i just asked my couple to put their foreheads together, close their eyes, and just take a moment to breathe. It was so tender and so precious and I try to incorporate that into every wedding now. It nice to give them a moment to just be still and connect, amongst the madness of the rest of the day.
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
I was ecstatic when a couple asked me if i would take a photo of them from the roof of the Europa Hotel. It was amazing!!!!!!!!!!
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Umbrellas! The photo i described above, where the couple touched foreheads and closed their eyes. This tender moment was captured in the pouring rain, under a lovely giant white umbrella. It rained on them for all but half an hour of their big day. we had already taken indoor group shots, but everyone was happy to nip out and get some more during that teeny tiny dry spell
Describe how you got into photography.
I have always loved to take photographs, but my obsession really started when my father passed away when i was in my 20's and I realised I had only one photo of the two of us on our own. It gives me such great pleasure to be able to capture special moments for other people and the ones they love