What is your most memorable wedding?
All weddings have something unique about them that makes them memorable. If I had to pick one I'd go for a recent wedding that took place at Christ Church in Brentwood. The couple had a few hymns during the ceremony, normally there's a few singers and everyone else mumbles along but not at this wedding! All the guests gave it their all, belting out the hymns with gusto. It was beautiful and fantastic, a pleasure to be part of it.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
IMPERFECT. Perfectly imperfect, perfection doesn't exist, It's freeing to let go of this, being perfectly imperfect is wonderful.
HAPPY. My work is full of hugs and smiles, you're smiling I'm smiling, everyone's happy.
TOUCHINGLY. I'm drawn towards touchy-feely people, from subtle reassuring guiding hands to hugging like you mean it.
STRANGE. To quote Jim Morrison "People Are Strange" (in the nicest possible way). It's the strange, the differences between us that help make life interesting. It'd be boring if we were all the same.
HONEST. In my portfolio, what you see is the real deal, nothing staged, faked or set-up. Just honest photography.
What about your business are you most proud of?
I'm proud to have been trusted with so many weddings, intimate behind the scene moments, and the fact I'm genuinely creating a family heirloom for someone! that's a bit crazy when I think too long about it tbh. I'm also proud of my longevity, not many small businesses last a year or two and here I am over 10 years later, still loving what I do.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
It's a bit of a cliche but it's your day, so do it your way! Let go of the small things, your day will be perfectly imperfect, embrace whatever comes your way and enjoy it x
Describe your typical process with a couple.
When possible I do like to meet up with my couples or at least have a video call over Zoom before booking. It's nice to have a chat about what you have planned, I get to find out a little bit more about you and you get to find out if I'm the right photographer for you.
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
Forget about the photos. What every couple should do during the evening reception is to take a moment, step back, admire what they've created and achieved on the day, and soak it all in.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Smiles, a great attitude, umbrellas.