What is your most memorable wedding?
Ooo this is a tough one..... I guess this changes all the time but today I'll say one I recently shot in Sydney, Australia. I've always wanted to shoot a beach wedding and my dream finally came true at a truly stunning location with an awesome couple.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Natural, friendly, classic, colourful, reportage
What about your business are you most proud of?
I'm most proud of the awesome feedback I get from the couples I work with. They seem to love what I do and it's a real pleasure making them happy.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Do whatever you want. It's your day. Be as traditional or untraditional as you like. Don't spend tons of money on stuff just because everyone else does. Be creative. Get friends and family involved in making things. And remember that only the photography will last forever. Everything is just from one (amazing) day.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
We meet up at a cafe or have a chat on Skype first of all. It's really important to get to know your photographer a bit so that you can feel comfortable with them on your day and vice versa. I take careful note of their vision for their wedding and how I fit in with that. On the day I respect their need to enjoy their day without a camera in their face yet somehow magically get amazing shots of them enjoying every second and their guests enjoying the day too. The first thing I supply is a slideshow with nice music designed to make you cry (happy tears of course!). Then you receive a lovely looking memory stick with loads of amazing photos on in colour and black and white and a link to where they all are stored on an online gallery for sharing with your friends and family. Finally some couples ask me to make them an awesome looking album because photos always look better printed and displayed.
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
I don't think there is just one. And I'll be taking it anyway. Strange question ;)
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Umbrellas! They keep you dry and look awesome in photos!
Describe how you got into photography.
I've always loved taking photographs. I've used to shoot film as a kid of everything around me. Later on with a digital camera I started getting noticed for the shots I was taking of my friends performing at gigs. This led on to me shooting for a music magazine and festivals. It wasn't long before friends started asking me to shoot their wedding and it all grew from there!