Thom and Erin got married at the wonderful Scampston Hall, a gorgeous wedding venue just outside of Leeds. Scampston Hall is a Grade II listed regency building built in the late 1600s. Before Thom and Erin’s wedding I’d not photographed at Scampston before but after having a look I knew they were going to have the best wedding.Read More
Working in the wedding industry I’ve met and worked with so many strong, inspiring women. Not only do I work alongside some incredible women, my brides are also so inspiring. I love getting to know them and seeing the diversity - business owners, bloggers, mothers, doctors, lawyers, businesswomen, artists. On International Women’s Day let’s celebrate the inspirational women in our lives. Let’s work together and celebrate our successes and help each other through our difficulties. Let’s be each others’ loudest cheerleaders! I’m so grateful to have these amazing women in the industry.Read More
Olivia and Glenn got married at the amazing Tyn Dwr Hall in Wales. As we drove further into the countryside, you could tell how amazing this venue was going to be.Read More
I'm not sure if there's a phrase that fills my heart with more dread. Obviously as a photographer I'm far more inclined to protest the absolute necessity of a wedding photographer on your big day, but it's for good reason. As a bride-to-be myself, I'm regularly chatting to fellow brides about their planning processes and all the little stresses that come with planning a wedding (do we really have to feed people this super expensive menu? What on earth are wedding favours for?). Something that crops up sometimes is the question "why do we need a professional?", which is then followed with "I'm pretty sure Ryan/Adam/Fred has a great camera - surely he can just snap away at the wedding".
First of all, let's give Ryan/Adam/Fred a break. He's meant to be a guest at your wedding, not a supplier! Secondly, Ryan/Adam/Fred might be a fantastic landscape photographer but you're not a landscape. Your wedding day contains heaps of different lighting conditions and events that you can't repeat - why risk leaving it in the hands of someone who's used to photographing mountains that rarely move?
Once the cake's been eaten and the guests have gone home you're left with your photos. Your kids and grandkids will delight looking at all the dodgy haircuts and questionable suit choices. You'll laugh at the best man breaking out his best dance moves. Don't you love seeing wedding photos from the 60s with the short babydoll dresses? The amazing wallpaper choices of the 70s? You're paying to preserve this moment, this memory for generations to come.
If you've been told your wedding day will go by in a flash, it's true. I've not had my wedding yet, but I know from attending many many weddings that they go by so quickly. I've had countless brides tell me that they're so happy they have the images to remember what turned out to be an amazing, fleeting day.
You're not just paying for a photographer. You're paying for someone who's seen it all - someone who can suggest last minute ideas for first dance songs, someone who can help arrange flowers and can help work out the best timeline for your day. We've got your back.
A while ago I wrote about how I was changing my business name as I'm getting married in May. To me, it made most sense to change all my branding while wedding season wasn't in full swing yet to make the change as smooth as possible. Today is the day it all changes - and on Valentine's Day too!
As well as announcing my new logo, beautifully created by Joyce of Artsy Nibs, I'm announcing a competition for you to win your wedding photography. Yep, you'll win the whole photography package. It doesn't matter where you are in the world, I'll be there!
All you need to do is head to the Facebook page and share my post, comment below where and when you're getting married and you're entered! Alternatively, enter by emailing the details of your wedding including date and location to email@example.com.
Good luck, and thank you so much for being part of this exciting change!