I LOVE to smile, it genuinely makes me feel happy, so I pretty much do this all the time!
I also love family, not just my own but watching other families and the bonds they have between them, I love capturing that on camera.
I’m in my element snuggled up by a warm fire, watching a good film with my fiancé, and with, of course, a big dollop of salted caramel Häagen Dazs!
I’m a fan of character properties, sandy beaches, hot chocolate on freezing days, Netflix originals, Space NK and date nights.
I make lists for lists, I’m actually pretty obsessed with lists.
I have a beautifully blended family with Ryan - my fiancé and my rock, my awesome 17 yr old inbetweener; Kian, Ryan’s two; Ava and Harry who keep us on our toes, and our baby girl, Amélie, a ball of giggles and craziness who wears goggles on her head EVERYWHERE! Life here is often an organised chaos but I wouldn’t have it any other way. That said, my office is my haven, where I come to escape and get in the zone, making beautiful images even more beautiful!
My job is the best - I get to take pictures of people at their best (or their worst depending on the time I leave in the evening!), having fun, being affectionate, and most of all - couples in love. All this combined with the drama, anxiety, tears, relief, the fun and the happiness, I honestly couldn’t imagine another job that could bring so much emotion, give such a privilege, and one that could leave me with such a sense of achievement.
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Having studied photography at A'Level and Degree level, run my successful photography business for nearly 14 years, and having taught photography privately one to one and in small group workshops for 7 years I have plenty of experience and confidence in my field. My clients need not worry about the outcome of their photos, they can rest assured that they will receive a beautiful gallery of wedding photos, and a friendly professional photographer for tips and advice throughout.
Whether or not you choose to add a second photographer to capture your wedding day really is personal preference and most of the time down to wedding budget. I have them as part of my á la carte add-ons which can be added to your package up to 3 months prior to your wedding day.
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Every photographer works differently, we each have our own style and therefore may have different requirements from a second photographer. For me, a second is not there to get me drinks or carry my bags, they are professionals in their own right and I hire them to capture specific shots including; morning prep for your groom or bride, another ceremony perspective from the back capturing lovely full length shots up the aisle, if your venue/ church has a balcony then they can take some from above too (I shall be at the front capturing your expressions as most vicars/ Priests and registrars prefer that we stay in one place during the service). During group photographs, my second shall focus on your guests and the aspects of your day that you will be missing.
Another perspective on your romantic portraits meaning double whammy!
Over the last ten years I've had approximately 10 second photographers second shoot at weddings for me. These all freelance although also work as main photographers in their own right and just filling their spare weekends with second shooting. I only have second photographers who are to the same standard as me, experienced professional photographers and they all have their own equipment which is to the same standard (or better) than mine.
Oh yes, definitely. Unless referring to my comments in the previous question where I think a second photographer is needed, I can honestly say that having photographed over 400 weddings, approximately half of these I was the sole photographer, and those clients still LOVED their photos. You will still have loads of beautiful photos and your day documented to a high standard.
A second photographer needs to be booked in, a minimum of 3 months before your wedding. If you are one of my clients and unsure whether you need one, please do get in touch with your timeline in hand and we can discuss what will be best for you and your wedding day.
I would not recommend a second photographer in this instance. With a small wedding, these are more intimate, in which case two photographers can be a bit much when there aren't many guests, we become more noticeable, and I can capture candids of the guests alone as there are less of them.
My clients who have booked a second photographer have been over the moon with their photographs and often speak of how great the second photographer was and how they love being able to see what the fiancé was up to on the day and have those "up the aisle" shots, as well as the added bonus of having both wedding parties mornings documented in their wedding album.
Equally, my clients who have not hired a second photographer for their wedding day have been just as happy with their photos, and have never said to me that they regret not having one.
Read more here about my second photographers or please do get in touch with your timeline in hand and we can discuss what will be best for you and your wedding day.