…and I take pictures of people! Originally from Blackpool, I now live in South Manchester with my lovely husband, Trev, and our rather cute pup, Nancy.
I used to spend hours and hours in dark sweaty clubs and music venues all over the North West photographing bands. Photographing weddings is a doddle after that – I don’t need to dodge people throwing pint pots with dubious contents for a start. Seriously though, my past musical photography life has given me a perfect grounding for thinking on my feet, shooting fast and working in all sorts of crazy conditions. Pretty perfect skills for wedding photography.
I didn’t realise there was such a thing as documentary wedding photography until I got asked to shoot a friend’s wedding a few years ago. Their gamble (and mine) paid off and they loved their ‘in the moment’ photos so much they started to recommend me to people. Thanks guys! From there, the rest is history.
A few years ago I spent 12 months wandering the world, camera in hand, documenting charity and development work. I also climbed a glacier (soooooooo cold), dived with great white sharks (soooo awesomely terrifying), and spent a lot of time camping, kayaking and having the most fun ever. I popped home in-between all that to shoot a load of weddings (keeping my hand in) and loved the storytelling element my travels had brought to my work. Now Trev and I still love to travel but we tend to take shorter trips… we’re home birds at heart.
We could end up spending a lot of time together on your wedding day so I’ll leave you with a few of my favourite things…
A few other reasons why we might be a good fit
The photographs on the this website are making you laugh/cry/feel pretty flipping excited about your day
Bold, bright and full of life. That’s my style and if that’s what you’re after then great! I treat every wedding individually. I tell the story of YOUR day. That way you get the photos that no one else has.
You’re super laid back and know that some traditions are made to be broken
Don’t fancy cutting the cake? Don’t! Want to turn your first dance into a mass danceathon? Go for it! Whatever you do on your wedding day I’ll be there to shoot the heck out of it. Want to keep some of the traditions? That’s great too! Whatever makes your day work for you then I’m down with that.
I’m a real person, not a huge studio
Basically, I care. I’m the one that you’re going to be dealing with so it’s me you get to know, and I think thats super important to make sure that you trust me on your wedding day. I don’t want you to worry about where I am and what I’m photographing. Enjoy yourselves and just know that you’re going to love the photographs you get after your day.
You’re after a photographer who will get stuck into your wedding, not hide on the sidelines
I promise you, I’m not going to skulk around the sidelines ‘unobrtusively’ looking like a weirdo with the worlds biggest camera lens. I’m going to be in there, amongst the action. Be part of everything that’s going on. There’s no better way to experience and photograph all the energy and moments that make your day unique.
You want your images to be completely individual to you
I’m a sucker for Pinterest. I love seeing other people’s ideas, but I also know that trying to recreate anyone else’s day is not going to work for you. You are are not that couple, you’re bringing your own personality to the day.
Your wedding day is a party to celebrate you guys and your love
This sums up everything I believe a wedding is. It’s about you two. Your love and the celebrations that surround that. Whether those celebrations take place in a church, a field, a local pub or a beach, all that matters is that you’re surrounded by the people you love the most and I’m going to take photos of that.
Shoutouts and claims to fame…
It’s a cliche, but I’m really proud to describe myself as an ‘award winning photographer’. And by that I don’t mean I took part in a ‘get as many people to vote for me as possible’ social media frenzy. I’ve got some proper nice ‘she’s not bad at this photography lark’ awards. I’ve been named as one of the World’s Best Wedding Photographers by the prestigious Junebug Weddings. 20Collective called me their ‘Emerging talent’ and I was one of only 200 photographers worldwide who was shortlisted for Rangefinders Rising Stars of Wedding Photography. Basically, awards like that mean I’m pretty darn serious about what I do. I work hard at it and I’m going to continue to provide the very best service and photography possible for you guys.
None of this matters though unless the important people – the couples I’ve spent the day with – are happy too and you can what they’ve got to say in my lovely brochure.