What is your most memorable wedding?
I became fascinated with photography in high school, studied Applied and Industrial Photography in college, worked in a research laboratory, shot loads of weddings, portraits, theatre productions, musicians' promotional materials, CD and DVD covers, advertising, commercial and news projects. I am currently the House Photographer/Videographer for The Gateway performance venue in Seaton.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
An informal meeting with the bride and/or groom to discuss the proceedings and their specific requests. Then to verify times and locations, permissions to photograph in the venue and the logistics of the day.
What about your business are you most proud of?
My insistence on customer satisfaction.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
A wedding that had an entire "Through the Looking Glass" theme, from the cake to the flowers, to the place settings, etc.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Well, an indoor venue would be ideal, but covered outdoor areas do provide very nice soft light on a rainy day. I wouldn't recommend planning an outdoor wedding without a 'Plan B' in place. This is England, after all.
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
The one that they really want. Every wedding is different and shouldn't be set to a template.
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
A particularly festive affair several years ago in midtown Manhattan. It was a real blast!
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Don't leave ANYTHING to the last minute. It just increases your stress. Do everything well in advance and then relax and enjoy the day.
Describe how you got into photography.
Candid, discreet, responsive, polished, professional.