So this is me and these are some things that I love: Mr. P, Badger the dog, Nathan Fillion, Firefly, stationery, Ru Paul's Drag Race, Polaroid cameras, Marmite, turquoise, Italy, festoon lights, cheese, Castle (more Nathan Fillion), Christmas, snow days, carousels, ranunculus, peonies, NYC, Pot Noodle (curry), thunderstorms, pick & mix, that song from the opening scene of Guardians Of The Galaxy, David Tennant (the best Doctor), arancini, proper coffee - the stronger the better, autumn colours and finding a perfect pair of sunglasses.
And I do actually love raindrops on roses AND whiskers on kittens.
I’m based in Chester UK but shoot weddings all over the world... I want to tell the story of your wedding, wherever it may be, through real, natural, romantic, creative images. No forced smiles, no formal line ups and no cheese of the cringe variety. I LOVE what I do... I’m not just talking moderately enjoy, but all out, borderline inappropriate public displays of affection level, head over heels in love with the job. I hope it shows.
Random fact - I once received a surprise video message from Nathan Fillion thanks to Jessica, one of my wonderful brides. ACTUAL MOTHER-FUDGING NATHAN FILLION! (See 'Things I love')
I have watched it too many times to count. No matter my mood, one viewing of this will have me grinning like a fool.
Anyway... if you're still reading... well done! Here's my story. In a nutshell.
Worked in marketing & event management, met a boy online, fell in love, got married, returned home from honeymoon, sold my wedding dress, used the money to buy my first DSLR camera. And now I shoot weddings. Destiny!
My first wedding was 2011, I got made redundant from my day job in 2012 (and immediately wished it had happened a decade earlier). Since then I have been regional finalist twice for the Best Photographer award at the UK Wedding Industry Awards; I was invited by Junebug Weddings to join their 'hotlist' of the World's Best Wedding Photographers and in November 2014 I was named by US magazine Rangefinder as one of the 'Top 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography' in the world.
If you can't wait to tell me all about your wedding plans then do! Tell me your story. Let's talk.
Here's what I've been up to lately....