What is your most memorable wedding?
Every wedding is different. Clients become friends. I can't choose, honestly.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Candid, creative, smiley, hard-working, fun
What about your business are you most proud of?
The reaction I get from clients when I present their wedding photos to them. That and the great feedback. Oh, and the fact that my customer service is seriously unbeatable.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
You tend to get what you pay for, and research pays dividends.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Enquiry. Meet for an initial coffee and cake to chat and understand the basics of what the clients wants, create a bespoke package, take booking fee, visit the venues, meet again for more coffee and cake to go through questionnaire and nail the details, take final balance, check nothing has changed 1 week before, shoot the wedding, lots and lots of post-processing images, give client link to private gallery and usb stick in presentation box, mop up tears of joy, let them live with images for a couple of months, they choose faves and I create and deliver the finished wedding album if they've specified one.
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
A creative shot of the married couple that captures them looking their very best.
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
I tend to suggest shots to the clients based on their personalities and likes. I've shot pre-wedding with herds of cows, visited clients' ponies en-route to the reception and have stopped traffic in a High Street in the drizzle to shoot a sassy bride!
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
There is usually a gap in the rain, so be flexible with regards to the day's timings. I bring umbrellas and the rain is an opportunity to get creative. I've shot in several named storms, successfully.
Describe how you got into photography.
I started as a way of recording my extensive travels in the Middle East and Asia back in the 1980s.