How did your career start?
I photographed my first ever wedding for a friend 19 years ago, and nowadays I'm at my happiest when I have a camera in my hand.
As well as using my own creative flair to capture a set of truly special photographs for you, my technical knowledge is strong so your photographs will be of a high quality.
What photography packages do you offer?
I offer a 7 hour package for £895. However, this is flexible to suit every couple's timetable. Extra time can be added on (or it can be reduced, if you require less coverage). Photobooks can also be included on request.
Can we have the high-resolution photos?
Yes, I provide a USB stick (in a personalised presentation box) containing your high-resolution photographs for you to keep and use as you wish. These can be used to create your own album or photobook, or order prints and enlargements from.
What is your style of photography?
I love to depict the story of your incredible wedding day - the interactions, the atmosphere and the little details, the way you have designed them. Typically I won't spend the day posing you and your guests. However, I will tailor the photographs to suit your requirements, so if you would like more emphasis on formal poses then all you have to do is ask.
Being a published garden photographer too, I cherish natural light and use this to the best advantage. So if you're in a room with light pouring in through the window, or enjoying your champagne outdoors at sunset then I'll be in my element! My style of photography lends itself particularly well to outdoorsy venues, perhaps with green spaces, pretty courtyards and country landscapes.
What areas do you cover:
I photograph weddings all over East Sussex, West Sussex, Kent, Hampshire, Surrey and the south. A selection of my favourite venues include:
- Dorset House School, near Arundel
- Angel House, Brighton
- Wadhurst Castle, East Sussex
- Swallows Oast, Ticehurst, East Sussex
- Wiston House, West Sussex
- Brighton College
- Stanmer House, Brighton
- The English Wine Centre, Alfriston
- The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne
- The Secret Barn, West Sussex
- South Lodge Hotel, Heathfield, East Sussex
- Bartholomew Barn, nr Petworth
- Ghyll Manor Hotel, Rusper, West Sussex
- Hotel du Vin, Brighton
...If your venue is further away, that shouldn't be a problem. Just ask!
What albums or photobooks do you offer?
Loxley provide a stunning, high quality photobook called the 'Bellissimo' album, which is my product of choice. If this would be of interest as an add-on to your wedding photography package, I can provide a quote. I also offer less formal hardback photobooks, which couples often purchase as gifts for their parents or bridesmaids.
How do we see your portfolio and product samples?
I would be delighted to arrange a meeting with you, and discuss your ideas. I believe you must feel comfortable with your chosen wedding photographer, and it is important to shop around for the right one. I will bring along product samples and my portfolio so you can get a proper feel for my creative style.
Do you have qualifications?
I have achieved the Licentiateship Distinction with the Royal Photographic Society. I have also won an Award with the International Garden Photographer of the Year, and my images are regularly published in gardening and lifestyle magazines. Much of my work is through client recommendations - which is always a wonderful compliment. I also have oodles of experience and as well as taking gorgeous photographs, my aim is to help guide and support you through the whole process.
Do you work at particular wedding venues?
I have worked at a large variety of wedding venues over the years, which keeps me on my toes. Inspiring venues include Wiston House, Wadhurst Castle, Herstmonceaux Castle, Bartholomew Barn, Hotel du Vin, Ashdown Park Hotel, Ghyll Manor Hotel, Brighton College, Ditchling Cricket Club - and I look forward to many more.
Do we need to pay a booking deposit?
If after we've met you feel you would like to book me, a 25% deposit (or a minimum of £100) is required to secure your wedding date. You will receive a contract and booking form in the post to sign and return. The remaining balance for your wedding photography is due 6 weeks prior to your wedding.
How does the online gallery work?
All of your edited photographs will be uploaded to a beautifully presented online gallery. You will receive your own link to your private gallery, along with your password. You can share this with your wedding guests, friends and family at your discretion. They can order prints and products directly from the website.