What is your most memorable wedding?
All of my weddings are memorable in their own way, but the one that sticks in my head right now is parading through Liverpool City Centre with Genevieve & Matt, dancing in the street with all their guests to the amazing musical stylings of their brass band. Such a good day!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Fun, documentary, relaxed, alternative and colourful!
What about your business are you most proud of?
Every last bit of it! My business is my baby, and I've built it up from nothing, into an incredible, thriving business in less than five years. Having shot well over 100 amazing couples, I've made friends for life, and take great pride in capturing amazing memories that they will enjoy throughout their lives together. It's an absolute privilege to be invited into a couple's wedding, and I love every last minute of it.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Do it your way. Nothing is too 'you', and don't let anyone tell you that you can't do something. Your wedding should reflect the two of you as a couple, not a picture perfect, cookie-cutter ideal. Rock your day, your way!
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
I love it when couples include their personalities in their day- one of my favourites was when Lizzie & Lee included their love of skiing and snowboarding in their day, including an alpine themed cake, ski resort table names and even a shot ski- a ski with two shot glasses attached, which when they drank from them together revealed "Mr & Mrs Inkpin" underneath!
Describe your typical process with a couple.
I like to have a video call with my couples during the booking process so that we can have a good chinwag and get to know each other- as you might be spending a big chunk of your wedding day with me, it's super important that you get to know me and feel comfortable. Then, you'll recieve a digital booking pack from me, as well as a lovely welcome pack through the post.
Between booking and the big day, we'll chat lots- I'm always on hand for advice, recommendations or just as a sounding board! The next time I'll 'officially' be in touch is 8-10 weeks before your wedding. I send over a questionnaire to plan in all the logistics of the day, and we'll plan in another video call to chat about everything together so that on the day itself you don't have to worry about a thing!
After the wedding you'll receive some lovely previews within a few days, and then your full gallery will be with you in around 4-6 weeks.
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
Again, every couple is different and there are no rules! But I think all couples should take 15 minutes away from their guests to have a couples session- it gives you chance to catch up. Have a cuddle and decompress away from prying eyes. Plus you get some lovely shots of just you two!
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
Ohhh sooo many! I've been out for tractor rides with couples, climbed mountains, headed to the beach... i've even had the entire wedding party climb on tables to get an epic shot under an unexpected rainbow! I'm up for anything. You name it, I'll shoot it.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Don't sweat it- I'll always find a way to get you some awesome shots! And buy an umbrella, just in case.
Describe how you got into photography.
I've always been a creative type, studying Contemporary Applied Arts at Cumbria Institute of The Arts (Now University of Cumbria), and embarking on a career in Textiles, before spending many years teaching. I first picked up a camera to photograph my little brood, but got 'hooked' on capturing the joy on people's faces, leading me to decide on weddings and events as a focus. My husband bought me my first 'proper' camera (along with an uncharacteristically romantic post-it note stating "My best investment x", and the rest, as they say, is history!