Nearer the time of the wedding, Helen asked to meet us at the venue to have a look around together and talk more about what we hoped to see in our photos, as well as meet Tom and our girls, she wanted to make sure the girls in particular felt comfortable with her on the day. Helen took the lead (in the most loveliest of ways) and made suggestions and asked questions as we walked around the venue. It was very clear from the outset that Helen knew her profession very well and her passion for it oozed out of her.Read More
I decided to do a little round up in this blog post of my top ten wedding venue's within a 100 mile radius of Lichfield. I cannot say that one venue is better than the other, they all have some amazing attributes, attentive and helpful staff and wedding co-ordinators as well as stunning grounds and buildingsRead More
Most people, when asked, dislike things about how they see themselves in photographs. A pre shoot does give me a heads up before your wedding day about anything you dislike or feel insecure about. I ask my couples to be open with me about anything they are worried about, it's not something to feel embarrassed about. Honestly, I have my own insecurities and I sure as hell am not going to ignore or make fun of someone else's. I will take any concerns you have very seriously and I will do everything within my capabilities to ensure you feel comfortable with the camera and happy with the end results.Read More
The question often arises: How do we choose which groups we would like for the formal photos after the ceremony?
Firstly, formal does not have to mean 'too formal' - I approach my formals in the same way as I approach any part of my photography. People need to feel relaxed. If that means they are having a laugh together and not looking straight at my camera, then to me that is fine, that fits with my style and it creates a photograph that I would be far more likely to put in a frame, than one where everyone is looking too rigid, straight faced and serious.Read More