What is your most memorable wedding?
I've always been a creative person, which began with drawing as a child. Unfortunately my imagination began to expand faster than my drawing skills, so I took to photography to fill that creative void. I'm also a hugely sentimental person and love to document and keep everything! Because of this, photography is a perfect medium for me to preserve things forever!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
The fact that I get to do something I genuinely LOVE as my job. It's taken alot of hard work to make photography my full-time career, but I couldn't be happier or prouder of what I have :)
What about your business are you most proud of?
Even if you really don't like having your photo taken and want mostly natural & candid photos; thats totally cool but do allow some time alone to have some couple shots. They don't have to be posed or cheesy (I hate cheesy photos!) but I think a few good couple shots are essential.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Firstly it starts with an e-mail for my availability and some info about your day. Once I've replied to say I'm free, we'd either arrange to meet or have a Facetime/Skype call if your far away. I think its important to meet, so we can find out if we're going to be a good fit for each other before you book.
From then, you'd fill out a booking form and pay a deposit. This secures the booking and your date in my diary. We'd then have another meeting nearer the day (or tie it in with a pre-wedding shoot) to discuss final timings, group lists etc ahead of the day. After the day itself, I aim to have a few preview images with you within a day or two of the wedding. After that you can expect to receive all the images within 4-6 weeks.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Natural, Honesst, Creative, Friendly & Fun!
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Do things YOUR way! Although weddings are steeped in tradition, if you don't want to do something, then don't do it! Don't be swayed into things just to please friends & family either, it's your wedding day, and you only get to do it once (hopefully!).
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
Anything that reflects something about the couple and their personality/interests. Anyone can plan
'a wedding', its the things that make it 'your wedding' that I love the most.
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
Bring an umbrella! After all, we live in England, so there's always a chance of rain. It's not something that phases me, in fact I've made some of my favourite photos on cloudy & rainy days. It's very rare that it'll rain ALL-DAY too, so theres always a compromise to be made...