What is your most memorable wedding?
So many to choose from, but one of my favourites has got to be helping out another photographer friend at South Farm. We went into the pig pen with the couple and as the bride sat down with her dress laid out, all the piglets came over to her and sat on her dress. Some even fell asleep!! We had to tell her to wait when she was getting up as all the piglets were falling asleep on her dress and needed to be taken off! It was so cute!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Relaxed, heartfelt, modern, fun, colourful.
What about your business are you most proud of?
I am so proud that I have built this myself, turned my passion into a job that I love!
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Your day goes by so quickly, that your dream wedding should be whatever you want it to be! Not what everybody else wants, so have fun planning it!
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Personalised photo cufflinks and bouquet charms, of loved ones that sadly could not be there on the day. It was such a beautiful personal touch and I'm sure quite comforting having them there on the day in some way.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Once you get in touch, I'll send across my brochure for you to look through and we can set up a video call to chat properly! Here we can make sure we are the right fit for each other, and I can hear all about your exciting plans! If you like what you hear from our chat and the brochure and decide you want me as your photographer then its time to book!
Contracts signed, retainer paid…You’ve got me! I’m now your photographer, here to chat all things wedding and fan girl over it all with you! We’ll schedule your engagement shoot in, I’ll meet you to go over your wedding day timings and I can also help with any recommendations. Basically, you’ve got a friend for life now!
My style is very natural and relaxed. About 90% of the day is just me capturing the day as it unfolds. From happy tears at the ceremony, the group photos of all your loved ones together with genuine smiles, laughter during speeches to everyone busting their moves on the dancefloor at the reception!
I try to do the same with your private time too. I think it’s important for you to be able to sneak off for time alone together for some private shots. I try to only take you for 10 minutes at a time, at different points during the day. Especially when you get an amazing golden hour or the venue is lit up in the evening! But once I've finished, I leave you to walk back just the two of you, to actually take a moment to let it sink in that you just got married!
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
Golden hour, it is the most beautiful time for couple photos!
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
Quite a few with pets or animals! There's been piglets, owls (it was Harry Potter themed, I am so here for it!), horses, dogs. All sorts!
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Keep smiling, it's more opportunities for different photos!
Describe how you got into photography.
I started photography at sixth form and funnily I said I would never do weddings as it's so much pressure. Then I did a couple of family friends weddings. And as I was waiting for guests to check into their rooms before the evening reception, I stood there and realised this is exactly what I was meant to do. I had so much fun and loved it. Then the rest as they say is history!