What is your most memorable wedding?
An outdoor wedding when it poured down with rain! Wonderful people, great images with a great sky!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
fun, natural, unobtrusive, classic, relaxed
What about your business are you most proud of?
Becoming a "qualified" member of the Photo guild. A very rigorous test of skill and service.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Allow time for yourselves during the day. It's all about you, take time to step back and enjoy the day and moments that happen. And don't sweat the small stuff!
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
A wishing tree where guests write lovely messages to the bride and groom and hang it on a tree.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Meet for a chat to understand your day. Send out T&C's and confirmation letters. Book a date for the engagement shoot (great to get to know each other and what you like and don't like!)
Chat about group shots (give help and advice if needed)
Shot through prep till first dance..........
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
I don't think there is one! Every single couple is completely unique, as is every wedding. I wouldn't dream of doing the same shot at every wedding. You want your wedding photos to be personal to you not the same as your friends last week!
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
A couple that were running a marathon the following day, running down the road in trainers and full wedding attire.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
I carry lots of brollys - rain makes for great pictures!! It brings the colours out of flowers and trees. At night time you can play with lights in the rain. It makes puddles for reflection shots - (I love the rain can you tell?!)
Describe how you got into photography.
My parents were both photographers so very natural for me to go the same way. We had a dark room at home and as a child to watch pictures appearing as if by magic when they were getting developed will stay with me forever.