What is your most memorable wedding?
I have a few that stand out in my mind for different reasons, but my most memorable so far was Josie & Liv from September 2022 at Florence House, Seaford.
They are such a lovely couple and I instantly had a connection with them, which always makes it special, but their day was just incredible. It had everything! Not only was their intense love for each other almost overflowing, but there were also several incredible 'from the heart' speeches, and a surprise Karaoke 'lip sync' battle style competition that every guest was 100% invested in!
I feel so privileged to not only have witnessed but to have been a part of their day. It will live with me forever.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Relaxed, Creative, Modern, Story-focussed, Unobtrusive
What about your business are you most proud of?
I take a huge amount of pride in my work and craft, but the aspect of what I do that makes me most proud is the experience that I deliver to my couples. I'm not just there to take photos, I will do whatever is needed to make the entire process as smooth as possible. Making sure you're informed and prepared before the big day, then gently guide you through the day to make sure that you have as little stress and as much fun as possible. Whatever is needed, I'm there to be leaned on.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Plan the day that YOU want to have. Don't let any external pressures force you to compromise your wants and needs - whether that be tradition, family/friends, expectations, or something else.
It's YOUR day, do it your way.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Without a doubt, it has to be a rose sculpted from metal that one of my grooms made. It was originally made to display the engagement ring (which he also made! Show-off!) when he proposed, but on the wedding day, it was encased in a glass-domed display case (just like from Beauty and the Beast) on the table with their wedding cake.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
I want to get to know you, and you to know me. I find that with that comes a trust, understanding, and comfort level that makes all the difference on the day.
Where possible I like to (and highly recommend) having an engagement shoot so we can build that rapport, get you comfortable in front of the camera (if you're not already), give you an idea of how I work, give you some lovely photos to enjoy, and not to mention, have a good laugh. It's the perfect no-stakes practice run.
I carry over that relaxed and fun vibe to your big day
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
I don't believe there is one 'single' photo that every couple should have taken.
Every couple is different, every wedding is different, and every story is different.
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
I'm very much a person who likes to have a plan B (and C, D, etc) so that there's nothing to stress about on the day.
What that is exactly will depend on the couple's personalities and vibe for the day.
Whether it's umbrellas, wellies, dancing in the rain, or keeping things inside, we can 100% work something out that works for you and tells your story.
Describe how you got into photography.
Short answer, my Dad. He was a professional photographer for pretty much my entire life. I grew up in a house full of cameras, lenses, and studio lights. We even had a portrait studio and darkroom at the bottom of the garden.
It did take me a while to realise how much I loved photography, spending most of my teens & early 20's chasing my dream of being a professional musician, but once I was reunited with photography, I fell hard, I fell deep, and I haven't looked back!