What is your most memorable wedding?
I particularly enjoyed shooting a wedding in Somerset where the whole day was extremely relaxed and so much fun. The day involved a lot of hay bales, a tractor, beautiful flowers and the rolling countryside which made the most romantic setting.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Artistic, captivating, dramatic, polished stylistic.
What about your business are you most proud of?
A local venue using one of my pictures on their front cover and within their wedding brochure.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Relax, have fun and remember to take some buffet food to your room for later!
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Little packets of M&M’s with the bride and grooms picture on...... sweet! No pun intended!
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Once I have been booked, I like to meet my couple for a coffee to go through their plans for their day. This is also a good time to arrange engagement photos (if they are having them). I will always visit the venue at least once close to the date even if I have shot there before in case anything has changed. On the day, I like to spend the morning with the bride for preparation shots, then some of the groomsman, bride arriving, ceremony, signing the register, bride and groom leaving, then onto some details of their reception, group shots, bride and groom portraits, speeches, cutting the cake, first dance and lots and lots of candid moments in between. After their day, all images will be beautifully edited in my style and delivered on a USB stick. If my couple are having an album, once images have been selected, these are then sent away to be professionally printed and bound into a bespoke handmade fine art wedding album.
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
Definitely couples portraits and family portraits they are always very popular.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Just to go with it, you can’t control the weather plus it makes for some great shots!
Describe how you got into photography.
I always had a passion for photography, so I went on to study photography at college for two years.