Aside from being an invisible photo ninja, you mean? Seriously, I do try to be as stealth-like as possible during the ceremony and speeches, when the focus really shouldn’t be on anyone but you! The rest of the time (while you’re getting ready or having your fun couple photos done) I try to be like just another friend hanging out with you, except that I take pretty pictures too. I’m a naturally enthusiastic and chatty person, and I love weddings, so expect me to arrive and be super excited by your dress, your hair, your shoes, and all that stuff! I’ll even be excited about your snacks! (sometimes for photo purposes, and sometimes just because I think they look yummy).
On nom nom.
I’ll let you in on a secret – ALL my couples feel awkward.
All I want you to do is concentrate on the ridiculous fact that you just MARRIED the fantastic person you’re with, and everything else will just fall into place.
Yes, of course! If you don’t live close enough to meet up in person, we can do a Zoom/Skype thing. I’m going to be around a LOT on your wedding day, so it would be nice if you like me, you really like me.
It’s not included as standard, but I recommend it, because it’s great to have someone else there, capturing things from different angles, or photographing one of you getting ready while I’m with the other. Plus it’s nice to have someone to travel home with, and to eat with. Which brings me to…
If I’ve been there longer than 5 hours, or it’s after 8pm, then yes, please. I will love you forever. A hot meal is so amazing after a non-stop long day. I will love you forever. And a day.
Um, yes please. I love engagement shoots (or any couple shoots, really!). You get this amazing, relaxed time together, where you don’t have to rush because dinner is being served in twenty minutes, and we all just chat and get to know each other. Plus you can tell me about the wedding plans! (Did I mention I get excited about weddings?)
I don’t include an engagement session with all my wedding packages, simply because some people just aren’t keen to do it. But I love to do them, so if you’d like to take the wedding day pressure off a bit, do have one! Plus you can use the photos in your wedding – as table names, for the guestbook, or even printed out extra large to cover some…well, fugly paintings in the reception hall (yes, I’ve seen that done!).
Then you’ll get “Ooh-I-love-seeing-new-places” Kat! And, hey, I didn’t grow up in the UK, so going anywhere is an adventure for me. However, I don’t take bookings outside of Greater London (or nearby cities easily accessible by public transport) for fewer than 5 hours. If it’s very far and I won’t be able to get home that night, I’ll need a place to stay. And if it’s freakishly, ridiculously far, I’ll need a place to stay the night before, too. I am not deterred by this! My kitty will be just fine with my spouse there to cater to her every whim. In fact, please save me from my kitty. She’s a monster.
Look at that monstrous face. LOOK AT IT.
Yes! I have two options – a simple photographic album printed on matte photo paper, or a more fancy-shmancy one (the coffeetable album), with a host of cover options and colours. They are both square 12×12 albums, which I design myself and have printed through the suppliers. Click on the pics to see more!