"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail"
- Benjamin Franklin
Although based in London, I work across the UK, Europe and beyond, being constantly inspired by new experiences and surroundings. Each destination offers a unique perspective with different customs and details to capture. To date, my work has taken me to many spectacular settings, including The Cotswolds, Scotland, Mykonos, New York and The French Riviera.
My approach focuses on conversation and preparation. Following your enquiry, we can connect via video call and discuss details about your celebration. Providing we’re a good fit, I will then share a bespoke quote, followed by my booking form and contract. All bookings are secured upon receipt of the signed booking form and deposit payment.
Every celebration is truly unique, and with that comes its own requirements. Therefore, my detail oriented approach means each quote is bespoke. Gathering as much information as possible about your plans is essential to providing an accurate quote. That being said, a large-scale full days wedding coverage starts from £3,500.
In short - Yes. Whilst some more intimate celebrations do not require a second shooter, for larger celebrations with a guest count over 100 I always recommend opting for one. With so much happening on the day, sometimes in tight timescales, a second shooter enables two sets of eyes on the ground at any given moment. This is especially valuable for couples interested in capturing both bride and groom preparation. Also, this allows for candid guest coverage during the drinks reception, a time where my primary attention is focused on family & couple portraits.
A personalised, password protected online gallery is created for every client, where your photographs can be viewed, downloaded and shared with family and friends. I strongly believe that photographs should be tactile. Printed and enjoyed in the home; on walls, in frames, albums and print boxes.
Whatever the event, I always focus on quality over quantity. Adopting this holistic approach means that aside from the main objective of capturing couples feeling and looking their best, emphasis is placed on documenting the location and mood. The outcome; 500+ photographs for a full days wedding coverage.
Your chosen setting sets the tone for your celebration. I pride myself on the pre-shoot process, familiarising myself with all new venues in advance. There are so many variables on a wedding day, being familiar with the layout enables my team to be fully present on the day itself. Additionally, scouting potential backdrops for couple and family photographs in advance, means we are able to work efficiently and maximise photographic opportunities on the day.
Absolutely! My process focuses on building strong relationships with my couples ahead of their celebration. Having an engagement shoot is not only a great opportunity to document beautiful, intimate moments to cherish, but familiarise yourself with being in-front of the camera through subtle, calm direction. Learning more about your love story only strengthens the authenticity of the photographs on your wedding day.
I shoot on Canon R-Mirrorless camera bodies, with a variety of lenses including my go-to 50mm & 35mm primes. A lover of the authentic and romantic feel that natural light offers, my focus is to capture the ambience and feeling of every celebration. Therefore, I rarely use flash until the dancing starts.
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