What is your most memorable wedding?
That would have to go to Tam & Chloe's wedding as they had the most magical sunset at Lyde Court in Herefordshire overlooking the beautiful rolling hills.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Natural, Candid, Storytelling, Reportage, Friendly
What about your business are you most proud of?
I am most proud when I see the reaction my images get from my couples, when they use them for their profile photos and most of all the heart-warming reviews they leave me.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Wherever possible, always try to choose a photographer because you love their work and you feel comfortable with them rather than solely on price. The photos (and videos) are one of the only 'physical' things you take away from your wedding day. So once all the food is eaten, the drinks are drunk, the flowers have wilted and you've said goodbye to your venue, what remains are they beautiful photos that you will treasure forever and can be passed down through the generations to come.
(Also, make sure your photographer shoots exclusively on cameras with dual card slots so your images are always written to two independent memory cards just in case of a card corruption and also they have multiple backup cameras. I have heard a lot of horror stories over the years!)
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
At a recent wedding the B&G used photos of them with each of the guests from throughout their lives as the individual name cards on the tables.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Introduction to my work and style.
Zoom call or meeting to get to know each other and discuss their wedding day.
Booking form creation and signing.
Engagement shoot if selected.
Wedding planner form to enquire about timings of the day, group shots and any special details I need to be aware of.
Zoom call a week or two before the wedding to go over planner form.
Wedding day itself.
Sneak peek photos the day after.
Beautifully edited images sent to couple within 4-6 weeks.
Wedding album and videos to follow is selected.
A follow up conversation to check everything has been received and all parties are extatically happy :-)
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
I always feel the candid/natural photos of people laughing and enjoying themselves are the best photos because these are so genuine but for a posed shot that is always lovely I would recommend a form of 'reveal shot' whether that's to a father of the bride or mother of the groom or simply to the rest of the bridal/grooms party.
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
Whilst not strictly at a wedding, for a couple's engagement shoot they wanted me to go rock climbing with them. We got some great photos there.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
In one word, flexibility!
So firstly, it rarely rains all day in the UK, there are often 10 minute pockets when we can pop outside to get some beautiful photos with your venue but secondly, embrace the rain. There are loads of cool shots we can do with umbrellas in the rain and also shots inside your venue are beautiful should we not be able to go outside.
Describe how you got into photography.
I have always had a passion for capturing the moment and I feel photos are like windows into the past and only increase in value as we age.
I made the conscious decision to go into wedding photography full time back in 2016 as so many people were asking me to shoot their weddings after seeing my images from friends and family weddings I attended simply as a guest and remarking they were often better than the actual main photographer. So why not follow your passion for your career... and I have never looked back.