How did you get into photography?
One of my earliest memories is being amazed by my grandparents’ new Polaroid camera but I didn’t really start taking photos properly until university where I had access to a darkroom. After graduation my job as a graphic designer meant that I got to go on photoshoots and shadow professional photographers until I started to take over!
How long have you been photographing weddings?
I shot my first wedding back in 2004 and it was for my then boss. I only agreed to do it as it was in Scotland and he agreed to pay for my travel and give me an extra day off so that I could explore Edinburgh Castle. I loved the whole experience and weddings have become my life ever since.
What’s the best thing about your job?
Weddings are never boring – no matter how many I go to. I love meeting so many people, the challenge of trying something different for every couple, getting the best from venues and even working in all weather conditions! I’ve learnt to lace up dresses, tie cravats and I know how to pin buttonholes so no one gets stabbed. It’s all part of the job.
What should a couple be looking for in a wedding photographer?
I think it’s really important that you get on with your photographer. They’ll be around for hours and if you can relax with them then you won’t feel like you’ve been trailed by the paparazzi all day. Also don’t be afraid to tell them what type and style of photos you are looking for, as they should be able to tailor their style to your requests.
What makes you different from other photographers?
Weddings are my life and I'm totally dedicated to making sure your day gets captured in a way you'll look back at and smile. One of the main differences is that I often stay until well into the evening (not just until the first dance) and I provide a proof book for you to flick through all the finished images and show friends and family.