What is your most memorable wedding?
My most memorable wedding with this summer. I had the pleasure of photographing a beautifully intimate wedding for a couple called Chris & Sarah. They had their reception at the newly refurbished West Bridgford Registry office which is a beautiful Georgian Building set in the lovely Bridgford park. Sarah & Chris chose to have their reception in their back garden in a village just outside Nottingham. Not only did they design and create a wonderful setting for their guests the whole day had a closeness and warmth to it.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Creative, Fun, Relaxed, Original and Dedicated.
What about your business are you most proud of?
I'm proud that I can work every day knowing I'm doing what I love.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Planning can be as enjoyable as the day itself. It maybe a cliche but it's not about the destination, it's about the journey.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
The entire reception being held in the Couple's back garden!
Describe your typical process with a couple.
After our initial conversation, I'll officially book you in and send across the info/contracts/deposit info etc. Then we set a date to have our pre-wedding consultation at your venue. This is where we go through all the details of the day and ask each other all the important questions. In the months running up the wedding I like to keep in touch to make everything is running smoothly and to add any ideas you have to my shot-list.
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
I don't think there is just one! Having said that, there is an "oh wow, we just got married moment" i like to try and capture that happens some time after the ceremony when everything has calmed a little.
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
So tradition states the Bride & Groom can't see each other before the wedding. I did a shot recently where the bride was on one side of the Bridal suite door and the Groom was on the other. They couldn't see each other but they held hands and it was beautiful.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Umbrellas, and an open mind!
Describe how you got into photography.
Both my parents were keen photographers when I was a kid and when I got to choose the next step after secondary school I choose to study photography. Fast forward 15 odd years through University, travelling, various clients and eclectic jobs and here I am still holding a camera.