What is your most memorable wedding?
My favourite to date was at Hidden River Cabins, Longtown. The wedding party consisted of the bride, the groom, and their best man, their very handsome lab.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Natural, non intrusive, humorous, fun, bubbly
What about your business are you most proud of?
Couples ask us to meet them for their first anniversary back at their venue, I love when that happens.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
By the time the big day arrives, you've done everything you can, so relax and enjoy. Nominate someone else to worry xx
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
A few couples have performed a handfasting, which I think is just amazing.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Wedding fayre meet or phone conversation, first face to face meet possibly at venue, sometime facetime meet, discuss couple requirements, complete contract, pay deposit, agree payment schedule. Meet up in the fortnight prior to the wedding, go over contract confirm details, walk round venue, possible attend wedding trial, then on to the big day. My preferred wedding service is all day, you normally got me floating about, unobtrusively for 10 to 12 hours, totally love night time photographs, only available for all day weddings. During the quiet time, after your meal normally I will choose a selection of pictures from the day and run a slideshow for everyone to see, if any guests want a printed picture I can do it at this time. After cake cutting and first dance either, finish up time for me or photo booth time or maybe evening pictures. After the big day, I choose about 6 of my favorite pictures and send them to the bride, preferably next day, all pictures ready for you normally when you return from honeymoon or within 2 weeks. Couple choose which pictures them want in their wedding album and which picture they want printed and framed, normally allow 3 weeks approximately for this. Wedding album to you within 2 months of receiving your choices. Final meet up, if possible, or facetime, to be sure everyone is happy.
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
Every one is different but at some time during the ceremony your eyes will meet and you will be smiling into each other, possibly laughing, I love it !
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
The gorgeous dog as best man and ring bearer, he stole the show.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
We live in Scotland, choose your brolly well xx
Describe how you got into photography.
I've integrated photography into most everything I've been doing for many years, web design, brochure design, University lecturer, teaching Digital Imaging, and the time was just right to move permanently into this area, wish I'd done it sooner .