What is your most memorable wedding?
Apart from my own?!! Ummm...... there's always at least one part I remember from each wedding that's stand out. I know that sounds like a politicians answer, but it's true!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Honest. Composed. Relaxed. Subtle. Thoughtful.
What about your business are you most proud of?
Getting the first proper booking..... I filmed for some friends before, but that moment of really having to commit to doing this was a biggie.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Get a videographer. Kidding. Make time for yourself on the day - speaking from personal experience, it's epic.... maybe a little too epic! Get a notebook and the day or two after, just scribble down all the little things you remember- it's amazing what your forget until you re-read it all.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Mum making the wedding cake is always a good one, isn't it?
Describe your typical process with a couple.
It's all about what you want- some couples just want to book up- send timings and that's okay. Other couples like to meet up and have a bit more of a relationship beforehand, which is my preferred approach. It's always nice to meet up before a couple has booked- it's such an important decision, that I think meeting up for a chat with no commitment is a good start- even if it's half an hour with a coffee. Nice and relaxed, and go from there.
After that, things tend to be come a little more objective, timings etc, but I always say that I'm around if there's any questions, not just from a filming perspective, but even the little things. When we planned our wedding, it's the little things that throw a spanner in the works, so if I can help - great.
The wedding day, I try to be as subtle asa possible, particularly in the morning . when the bridal party are getting ready. It's a strange thing if you think about it- a bride is getting ready with a handful of nearest and dearest, but also with the make-up person, hair, photographer, videographer... it's important to keep it all relaxed and try and blend in to make sure everyone feels comfy!
After that- guests arrive and I can hide!! But subtlety is key and I want to give each couple the best film I can with the minimal amount of intrusion and fuss.