What is your most memorable wedding?
I have lots of memorable weddings that I have covered. But I covered one over at Shrigley Hall, The Bride said....go as crazy as you want.....we had fireworks, sparklers, flares, and Golf Buggies...that was a fun wedding!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Relaxed, Fun, Creative, Un-obtrusive, Friendly.
What about your business are you most proud of?
In the times that we live in, I feel that coming out this side of the Covid-19 Pandemic, to still be fortunate enough to have a wedding photography business. Its been tough to keep the morale high enough to persevere with all of the social media planning, running of the business, and still be able to book clients. I think past weddings in which we built such high rapport with our clients have helped hugely with the survival of my wedding photography business. I'm most proud of the foundations that we had laid in the past.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
To simply enjoy the process of planning your wedding. Get the very best you can with the budget that you have.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Not so much an intended personal touch, But Dave at Stirk House is phenomenal with the couples that get married at this venue. If you haven't seen him in action. or have booked this venue for your wedding, you are in for a treat.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
1- Initial Consultation to discuss your requirements.
4 - Wedding Day
5- Your images and/or Film is edited
6 - Choose your images for your wedding album via the online viewing gallery.
7 - presentation of your Wedding Album
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
Take as many images as you can with family and friends. In this day and age, I feel that this is incredibly important.
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
It wasn't the most spectacular of images with dramatic lighting and impressive sunsets. However one couple had booked a venue in Clayton Le Moors, 1 week before the wedding itself, they had discovered a photo from many years ago where the bride's father (that had passed) and unbeknown to the couple, had a photo taken as a child next to a young tree......many many years later the tree was humongous, the couple really wanted a photo by the tree...I was more than happy to oblige.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Don't be afraid of rainy days, they can produce some of the most stunning images. PLUS...WE BRING UMBRELLAS!
Describe how you got into photography.
Back in 1998, I was tasked to photograph reflections for an art project at school. My mum pulled out a Kodak ....can only be described as a chocolate brick Film camera with a huge glass flash on top. It was so nice to spend time with my mum that afternoon.......But it also gave me the Photography Bug. Time went by and in 2004 whilst serving in the RAF I was asked to photograph a friend's wedding...I happily said yes and settled on a crate of Fosters Lager as payment. The rest they say is history.