Category Archives: Thoughts and Rambles

The Slacker’s Guide to Wedding Planning

  OMG it’s you’ve still got your wedding to plan! Everyone tells you that you should have got it all in the bag months ago but, well, life gets in the way and trawling wedding websites gets a bit much sometimes. There really are much more exciting things to do like getting on with real…

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Throwing the Bouquet – Crazy or What!?

  As weird wedding traditions go, throwing the bouquet has to be one of the strangest! Just think about it for a moment, you’re expected to throw possibly the most expensive bunch of flowers you have ever bought over your head at all of your friends who, dressed in their finery, will probably scramble over…

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Help! I Need a Wedding Photographer!

  Well, let’s start off by saying that nobody actually really needs a wedding photographer! We’d love to think that we’re vitally important and an indispensable part of any wedding but, all you actually need to get married is love, a registrar and a witness or two. The rest of the paraphernalia associated with weddings is…

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Wedding Photography Contracts – a Bride’s Guide

The small print…..do we agree to the terms and conditions?…….yah, yah, blah,blah! How many times do we just tick in the box or sign at the bottom without reading it at all?!   It’s so easy to do but wedding photography contracts are there to protect both parties and to make sure that there is…

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Do I Need a Wedding Videographer?

  It seems to me (although it would do because I’m a photographer!) that most couples prioritise photography and then possibly think about having a videographer afterwards or later in the planning process. I guess that if I was a videographer I might have a different view as I’m sure that there are couples that…

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Photo Fear!

  “We really don’t like having our photograph taken” – I hear this so many times from couples chatting about their wedding photography and I can really empathise – I’m not too keen on it either! And I suppose that could be seen as a bit wierd! – is it not like being a chocolatier…

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Fly on the Wall

  It’s sometimes a bit difficult to describe my style of wedding photography quickly and most importantly without sounding a bit pompous and self indulgent. I always think that using words like “photo documentary” and “reportage” is a bit off putting and you see them over used all over photographer’s websites anyway. If asked what…

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5 Top Timing Tips for a Stress Free Wedding Day

  Weddings can be a bit stressful at the best of times and there is nothing more likely to cause problems than timings running out of hand! Here’s a list of the top five times when things might go a bit awry!   1) Hair and make up – allow ample time to do your hair…

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Seven Pointless Wedding Traditions

  Weddings are crazy events in many ways – when else would you wear a massive dress or full suit and eat a hot three course meal in the middle of the day at often the hottest time of year!   Inevitably over the years we have inherited a number of wedding “hand me downs”…

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Why Censor your Memories?

From an early age we are all conditioned to “smile for the camera”. Just think about it for a moment, most of the time, when anyone points a camera to take a picture the photographer’s subject or victim will freeze with a silly grin on their face. We all do it and there is something…

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How to Make a DIY Photo Booth

  I love my job and generally go home with a happy little glow of satisfaction in my heart at the end of a wedding day. This is usually accompanied by aching legs, mental fatigue and an almost overwhelming desire to put my feet up! Therefore, if you are going to ask me if I…

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How Many Pictures Will We Get?

  “How many pictures will we get from our wedding?” This is an extremely common question and is sort of a “how long is a piece of string” type issue! Bear with me for a moment whilst I skirt around the question a bit and then I promise I will quote some actual real numbers…

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