Me & My style

HOW WILL I COVER YOUR DAY?

It will be relaxed, natural, in a mostly documentary/ narrative style designed to tell the story of your day.  I have a fresh modern approach but still happy to cover the traditional aspects of weddings.  I hope that you can see from my photographs that I will approach your wedding with warmth and happiness, as a friend and guest, and I aim to capture and reflect this in your photographs.  My photographs will show you and your guests in their most beautiful light 'bella luce' and with soul.

If you are expecting to be dragged around your wedding venue for 2 hours being posed into 101 positions, that's not what I do.   On the day we'll take a little time during a natural pause to take some couple portraits,  I keep these as natural, flattering and as relaxed as possible; using natural light where possible to get the best results.  The rest of your wedding day is about spending time with your guests whilst I move around in the background and capture the fun and laughter.  I listen and watch to anticipate the moments.  Of course if you want a much longer portrait session then we can break this up around your day so we do not disrupt the flow of the day.  Crucially I do not work to a list or formula nor do I have a forced style or approach - this means that your photographs will look unique to your day, and not just like everyone else’s.

I capture weddings,loving ceremonies and partnerships of all denominations (religious or non-religious) I am an LGBTQ ally and am based in and around the East Midlands, but I'll travel anywhere in the UK or Europe on request.

I feel that a female wedding photographer, can bring a different approach to photography.  When covering a wedding I can appreciate that the little touches make a big deal to a couple, and appreciate just how much thought has gone into making the big day happen.  I’m a natural planner.  I prepare ahead for all eventualities to make life less stressful!  I’ll have a bunch of back up cameras, lenses, batteries and memory cards. I hold Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance. I am also a member of a network of professional photographers so if (heaven forbid) I get run over by a bus, you will still have a photographer on your day. 

I'm a bit of a history buff;  loving antiques, classic novels and our beautiful English Heritage properties.  I'm a real foodie and quite an experimental eater when on my travels.  I'm also a bit (a lot) of a gin connoisseur.  I am passionate about working with children, their natural honesty and openness is the most brilliant thing in the World.  (I also hold Enhanced CRB status).

I have two fantastic boys, Lucas and Jack.  Lucas is Airfix and aeroplane mad, he's determined to become an aircraft engineer one day and a he's a fine portrait photographer already, definitely a second shooter in the making.  Jack is bright as a button, full of cheeky charm and regularly has us doubled-over with laughter at his witticisms. He's also rather good with a camera but he definitely has an eye for interesting compositions rather than people.  They'll make a good team when they're older if they ever want to follow in Mum's footsteps.    

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If you'd like to find out whether I am available to join you on your special day please contact me on the link at the top of the page.  My average packages for 2016/2017 start at £1500 and I can offer weekday and Winter discounts as well as shorter coverage packages on these dates.  I can sometimes accommodate short notice weddings.

I am always happy to put a bespoke quote together, so let me know your budget and what you are looking for coverage wise and I'll put something together for you.

I look forward to hearing about your plans.

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