What is your most memorable wedding?
Every wedding has memorable moments. Spending the full day with a couple and seeing those moments, capturing them beautifully for all time is what makes the job of being a wedding photographer so special.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Real Moments, Unobtrusive, Natural, Candid, Documentary
What about your business are you most proud of?
The quality of work we produce at every wedding and the fact that we are always unobtrusive and our couples really appreciate that.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Don't judge your wedding photographer on price. Ask to see at least 3 full weddings and see if that photographer can reproduce the same style on images over and over again. On the day itself - the best thing you can do is to relax and enjoy your wedding. That makes for great images.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Couples that enjoy their wedding day and are in love.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
After the initial booking, when the wedding is approaching I like to meet couples at their venue and give them a quick walkthrough of the day and what to expect of me. On the day itself, there is nothing they need to do to improve their pictures - they simply need to enjoy their wedding.
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
No photo is more important than any other. Great wedding photography is about a set of images - not one image. I never promise any certain image to a couple - it might not happen. First Kiss for example, I've been to weddings where they've not kissed - my job is to record what happens - I never ever pose a picture. Even couple portraits are shot in a very relaxed way. Images should be natural - not forced.
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
I really hope my couples don't feel the need to ask me to take any particular image. My job is to document their day - not pose it. So I'd really rather they let me make beautiful images from what I see in front of me. The one's that forget this and do ask for something - it's never original, wedding photographers have seen it all before.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
A large white umbrella and a pair of wellington boots (nice clean one's).
Describe how you got into photography.
Got interest in photography at a serious level at around 20 years old. At age 23 I left my office job to travel to Italy to study to become a fashion photographer at a college there. Then spent around 7 years assisting some of the world's top fashion photographers, followed by 16 years shooting my own work for UK fashion and Wedding Magazines. Started shooting weddings 14 years ago. Paul has been a professional photographer now for 29 years.