What is your most memorable wedding?
My most memorable wedding and favourite to photograph was Leah and Joes at Whitbourne Hall in Worcester. Everything was beautifully hand made, Leah suprised her husband by singing Fix You by Coldplay; the song which marked the moment Joe first told Leah he loved her. Their son also sang for his parents and they partied the night away on a bouncy castle.
What about your business are you most proud of?
Every moment in my business I am proud because I love what I do. Watching my business grow and for clients to love my work as much as I do is the greatest feeling.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
My favourite moment ever at a wedding was when the fathers speech consisted of a Ukele and a comedic song that made everyone in the room cry and laugh at the same time.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Bright, Classical, Natural, Personal, Candid
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
& don't always think expensive means good quality. Research who you are booking!
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Firstly I will discuss over email the couples wants and needs from a photographer. Once discussed and a rough quotation has been sent I will ask them if they would like to meet me for a coffee and consulation to discuss the quotation and their wedding day. I find meeting couples is the best way to connect and for them to feel comfortable they have chosen the right photographer. After this meeting, I will finalise a contract and take a deposit payment which secures the wedding date in my diary. When convenient I will arrange a secondary meet, usually a couple of months before the wedding for a pre-wedding couple shoot (if requested), a location scout of the venue. During this meeting I will finalise any questions, ask for a family and friends group photo list and any other specific photos the couple want me to capture on the date. During this entire time, I am available to contact via phone or email! When the big day comes I will make sure I am at the venue early and ready to capture every moment.
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
I loved it when the Brides horse was outside the church, waiting for her, as a surprise (although I knew)! They had dressed the horse in matching flowers to the bride's bouquet and her emotion was just stunning.
What is the #1 photo that you think every couple should take?
Something fun and personal... a photograph that represents them as a couple.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Big white umbrellas - which I take with me to every wedding just in case! Photos can look stunning, especially at night when lit up!
Describe how you got into photography.
I have always had a passion for art and as a teenager, my Dad taught me 35mm film photography. When I was doing my A level art exam, it became apparent my love and talent for photography. This led me to study photography at University where I developed my skills and style!