What is your most memorable wedding?
I love "at home" weddings, with a marquee in the garden of the house where the bride grew up. I've done loads and one from last summer sticks out as the setting was beautiful in the rolling hills of Wiltshire, the weather was perfect, the guests had the best time and the band were brilliant. Not to mention the couple who were so chilled, so in love and the biggest laugh.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Unobtrusive, natural, honest, relaxed, fun
What about your business are you most proud of?
Building it up after a change in career (I worked in Broadcast Media producing and Directing telly)
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Don't panic, trust the process. The week before the wedding, go on a date night with no wedding talk - just enjoy each other's company.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Wedding tables named after Blackadder episodes "Oh look Darling, we're on the Baby Eating Bishop of Bath & Wells table".
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Initial email chat - meet face to face for a coffee ( no pressure) - booking and contract signing and deposit - engagement shoot (sometimes, again, no pressure) - pre-wedding consultations (schedule planning etc.) - site recce (for me) - wedding day! - bridal prep - ushers lunch - back to bride for first look - church - reception - dancing - leave when the bride and groom do
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
Either coming out of the church for the first time (just for the look of excitement - we did it!) or just the bride and groom where they take 5 minutes in late afternoon for a breather.
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
Every photo is different and original.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Always have a plan B for photos - discuss with your venue and photographer prior to the day after checking forecast.
Describe how you got into photography.
I spent 15 years in Broadcast Media, producing and directing programmes for Sky. Travelled the word, met loads of cool people but yearned to get out of the corporate environment. Redundancy gave me the nudge I needed and I've never looked back.