What is your most memorable wedding?
Every wedding is unique and I truly love them all. I had a wedding a few years ago where the bride sang for the groom as a surprise and completely blew everyone away! There were certainly a few tears!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Relaxed, Honest, emotive, documentary and natural
What about your business are you most proud of?
Being able to document some of the most precious days in a couples life. I love my job so much and that makes me super proud of myself for following my dreams.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Give yourself enough time to enjoy every part of your day. I think that the industry puts a lot of pressure on couples to entertain guests all day long but sometimes this becomes quite restrictive and doesn't allow a great deal of time to just 'BE'. It really does go by in a flash so having a bit of time to just relax and enjoy the day is my definate top peice of advice.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Personlised vows. Que the tears...
Describe your typical process with a couple.
An initial chat to check we're both on the same page followed by the official booking info and then the fun. I include an engagement session with every booking as quite honestly I love them. I think it's good for building a report with my clients and on the wedding day, it's a little less daunting! After this communication and a clear timeline of whats happening when. Following the wedding day, I will send a sneak peek of the day. Finally, personal editing and the final gallery is available around 6-8 weeks later.
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
I don't think I can pinpoint this down to 1! This is very dependent on personal circumstances and the quests involved. The image that I get excited about could mean a lot less to my couple in comparison to a fleeting moment with a loved one. If I had to choose one moment from my point of view as a passed bride, this is a confetti shot. It often includes your lovely guests and you as a newly married couple just looking super happy! So I guess if I had to choose one shot to get then that would be it.
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
I tend to be mostly documentary so capturing the moments as they happen, I have got some lovely images in the rain but I rarely get asked for a particular shot due to most of my couples being very laid back and preferring me to focus on the real moments as they happen.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Wellies and allowing yourself to get a bit wet for some fabulous rain images. I always have umbrellas so if my couples are up for it i'm ready to go!
Describe how you got into photography.
I was a wedding florist for many years and although I adored it there was something sad about my art disappearing after a wedding day. I couldn't give up weddings and when my Father told me my Grandfather was a wedding photographer before he sadly passed away it all made sense. Weddings are my passion and so I trained as a photographer and I haven't looked back! I now get to document beautiful moments every week that last forever. To me doing something you love is the key to a happy life and I'm so, so grateful for every client that loves what I do.