Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Filled with emotional, precious moments
What about your business are you most proud of?
Taking the plunge! I originally decided to do freelance photographer 2 years ago but only part time around my other job. It was hard and I could never put as much time in as I wanted. It was 2 weeks ago that I decided I really disliked my full time job; it was making me unhappy and I really started to hate getting up in the morning. It was then that I quit and told myself to follow my passion. No one else was going to make it happen than myself so here I am, a full time photographer with a new and exciting challenge ahead...
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Be yourself! Make sure your day reflects you and don't be easily persuaded by common themes or what all the magazines say. This is your day after all, a day that should highlight the love you have for each other and the memories you have already and will be creating. It's the personal touches people will remember...
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Whenever photographing couples, my main aim is to ensure they still have the control- it is their big day after all. My job is just to guide them to making the right decision for them. From first hiring, to the last purchase I ensure my clients feel at ease. I will get to know the couple and the style of images they want before their big day, that way not only am I organised but the Bride and Groom are assured they will be getting the style they want. I ensure that I use take as many pictures as possible and try and get images of all the guests- that way the couple can look back on their day and remember who were part of it.
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
There's nothing like a photo that captures that overwhelming love between two people. My go to shot is one of the Bride and Groom facing each other; the Groom will either be kissing their new wife on the forehead or the Bride will have her cheek resting on her husbands chest. Both photos deliver that perfect shot which is simply filled with love and emotion.
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
Most weddings I photograph normally have their own stand out image but there is one that springs to mind... It was one of the first weddings I photographed and the bride requested that I take a picture of her and her bridesmaid's bottoms (strange I know). They all bent over and showed off their pink knickers, embellished with bright pink sequins saying 'wife' and 'bridesmaids'! It certainly was different but made for a good image! Definitely something out the movies!
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Don't let it worry you! Trust me, most photographers will agree with me here; some of the best photographs are taken when its overcast. We don't have to worry about unwanted lighting or glare. Also I have a man (or lady) with a brolly so you don't need to worry about getting wet!