How long have you been working as a photographer?
I bought my first camera in 2006 and that’s where the journey started. I got hooked as soon as I saw the first results. After a few months I realised that the kit lens was not good enough and slowly started upgrading my equipment. Before I knew it I started to spend most of my savings on new lenses and then thought that I could potentially become a professional photographer. I did a one year course at London College of Communication in 2007 and shortly after that I had my first paid photo shoot. I have been shooting weddings since 2009 and I have a true passion for it! I cannot see myself doing anything else, I feel so lucky to do what I do.
What is the style of your photography?
There are a few different styles of wedding photography, I would call mine creative reportage. I like to capture the special moments as they happen and when possible add a little twist to them. I love shooting through someone’s shoulder or a door frame just to give it that more natural look. Don’t worry if you need a little direction, I can do that too!
What equipment do you use?
It is not the camera but the photographer who takes the pictures, but having a decent kit can certainly help to get better photos! I’m a Sony shooter. I love my toys and can’t help looking for something new, adding to my list of equipment. Just a little geeky talk for those who have a passion for photography 🙂 I use prime lenses as I love the quality and the shallow depth of field.
Can we meet you before making the booking?
I would love to meet you before you book me! Actually, this is one of the most important things to do before you choose your wedding photographer – get to know them! They will be with you for one of the most important days of your life, so you want to be sure you have a rapport. Of course, in some cases it’s tricky to arrange a meeting, if you are in another country or traveling, but I always try to do my best to meet every couple.
Do you require a meal on the day?
Yes, please! Weddings are beautiful, but at the same time, it’s a long day for a photographer so please order me a meal.
Do you provide wedding albums?
Yes I do, they are stunning leather storybooks – click here to check them out!
I am camera shy… can u help?
Of course I can! I know most of my clients have never been photographed before and I will give you little tips to make sure that you will look your best. I strongly believe that everyone can look great in photos! I recommend an engagement session with your partner before the wedding, as it’s a great way of getting to know me, the way I work, and feeling more comfortable in front of the camera. Click here to find out 5 reasons why having an engagement shoot is so important and how to make the most out of it.
What happens if you are ill or can’t make it to our wedding?
It has never happened to me before, a little cold or sore throat will not stop me from getting to your wedding and taking awesome photos! Unless I literally have some serious health problems, I will be there. If under some unfortunate circumstance I cannot make it, don’t worry! I have a large network of photographer friends and I will provide a wedding photographer with equal skills to capture your special moments.
Are you insured?
Yes, I have public liability insurance. I would rather be safe than sorry!
Do you travel?
Yes, yes and YES! I love travelling and I’m happy to go anywhere to take awesome photos! Travel is free within 100 miles radius of South London. If your wedding is within driving distance in the UK I will charge a small fee just to cover the petrol costs. For Destination weddings I would require accommodation the day before and after your wedding. I’m really easy going so you don’t need to splash out on 5 star hotels (unless you really feel like it!).
When will the photos be ready?
I don’t want my couples to have to wait long for their wedding photos, so I always aim to have your images edited and your album layout ready by the time you are back from your honeymoon. It also helps with those ‘post holiday blues’!