So here’s a slice of what my first ever paid wedding gig looked like. Helen and Tom’s beautiful wedding at Kelmarsh Hall was back in 2012. The thing is, I really, really loved it all. Although I wasn't the main photographer, I loved the fact that I could get paid to photograph people - it felt like a dream. So much so that it felt too good to be true and so I shied away for a couple of years. Isn't it silly that the thing that you often want most seems too unobtainable that y
Emma and Tim, thank you so much for giving your all to my camera! Your energy was so infectious and it was a blast photographing your wedding at Curradine Barns. Although I was only with you for a short time, your kindness penetrated me and I came away buzzing. I love the romance, the 'hold-me-tight' kisses the beauty and the friendship in your relationship. As I am with many couples - totally spoilt. Plus you're ruddy beautiful people so it makes my job too easy really. As I
There are two main things that come to mind when I think about wedding photography for me this year. The first is community. This year has been an incredible learning curve for me and having shot a mixture of my own, first shooting for others, second shooting and even third shooting for others, it's safe to say that my growth as a photographer has come from a community that have inspired, transformed and pushed me to work as creatively as I can; allowing me to really tune in
During our initial meeting, Lisa and Steve explained to me that they were after some really relaxed, candid photography on their wedding day and weren't too keen on any formal, posed photographs. After hearing this, I knew we'd be a good fit and I felt confident that I would be able to use my soft, documentary approach to its fullest. On the day of the wedding, I met Lisa in one of The Ardens hotel rooms, whereby I was greeted by a merry bridal party, all whizzing around with
I get excited by all of my work. I love what I do, I'm so lucky. What makes it really nice is when a couple really 'get' what you do and enjoy the ride with you. I shot Laura and Adams Birmingham wedding with the very talented Darren Gair Photography. He blew me away with his contribution, as always. Infact, it was Adam saying 'You two are the dogs b****cks' whilst we were working on their couples portraits at The Plough and Harrow that gave that extra reassurance that it was
On the 15th and 16th September I had the opportunity to photograph Randy Fenoli's one off visit to the UK at New Hall, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham. The event was organised by The Wedding Bells of Four Oaks and I had the pleasure of working with Nicola from Daffodil Waves Photography, documenting his talk with both brides and other wedding industry professionals.
Randy's TV programme 'Say Yes to The Dress' is huge in the States and currently airs on Sky's TLC over here. It