Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Friendly, fun, candid, cheeky and creative.
What about your business are you most proud of?
Flexibility to accommodate most requirements in an inexpensive way. Innovative and unique products such as my signing canvas and wedding mosaic.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Plan!! No really, I know that is obvious, but everyone will have already told you that your day will go really quickly. Thinking about the photographs you want, (candid, fun, groups, posed, fashion style etc) will help me to ensure you will not only get the pictures you want, but that they are taken quickly and efficiently on the day. Your pre-wedding consultation will help with this and many other elements of the day.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Jam, homemade by the couple. I love jam! ...and cake!
Describe your typical process with a couple.
A few weeks before the wedding we meet to discuss your day in detail, the timings, the photographs you'd like, where and when we're going to take them, what we'll do if it the weather is against us. The meeting is an opportunity to tell me your requests and I'll offer help and advice that will help your day go smoothly. The pre-wedding meeting can be in person, via Skype or by phone.
Your photographs will be available to view on a private online gallery around 2 weeks after the wedding. You will receive a separate password to your guests so that you can choose to hide some photographs if you wish.
You will also receive your 'White Box'. This contains your images in high res (no watermarking) on a USB stick and your Preview Book - a handy A4 sized hardback book with all the images as thumbnails.
If you would like an album, we meet up to discuss the various options such as the size, cover material, design style. You receive a proof of the design before it goes to be printed. As albums are individually designed and hand made they usually take around 4-8 weeks to be produced.
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
A big group of everyone.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
A couple flying off in a hot air balloon.
Describe how you got into photography.
Watching my Granddad processing and printing from film in his bathroom/darkroom when I was six.