I'm not just your photographer... on your day, I'm your confidant, organiser, friend and general helper.
Just think of me as an extra bridesmaid you don't need to buy a dress for.
This is a mildly relevant but mostly random list of things about me.
For a better idea if I'm the photographer for you, you should skip straight to call me or send a message and we can talk about you (more interesting and a lot more relevant!)
Best thing about being me - I like everyone
Something I thought I’d love but actually hated - Bouncy castles in the sea *shudders* Never again!!
I like shoe horns
I don’t like tin openers
I get too attached to browser tabs
Toothpicks are weirdly addictive
Not so keen on public swimming pools or public toilets for similar reasons :-/
Most embarrassing wedding worky moment - erm not sure I should confess this but I asked the best man to take his phone out of his pocket but he didn’t have anything in his pocket ;)))) oh we laughed (my face was quite red!!)
I have a mild northern accent and pronounce glass not glaRss and bath not bARTH and AFTER not ARFTER (you get the picture). When I first moved South I asked in Blockbusters (yes it was yonks ago) if they had Mask. The guy literally had no clue what I was saying until someone translated for me and asked for MaRsk. This makes me chuckle because I think the way I say it is right and Southerners should speak properly hahahahaha! Sorry, not sorry ;)
Seeing as southerners put R’s in everything I adapt my accent to whoever I'm talking to like a verbal chameleon. Just don't arsk me to say grarss because I sound too ridiculous.
My super powers are: Super sonic hearing. I can cut hair really well. I can resurrect dead house plants. I know when cats have fleas (that’s not so super because I get bitten more than the cat so it’s a pretty crap power really!) I can cure headaches with my healing fingertips, true story!
If I actually had a super power I would control time
I have a few superstitions like I always salute a single magpie and if I see two magpies I’m really happy. Oh and I have lucky stones. My favourite stone is shiny and black and shaped like a heart.
Favourite childhood moment.... watching Greece. Well, it was more the journey to and from the cinema. We took a group of friends in our VW camper van. No-one had seatbelts on because I’m old enough to have lived through that era. We were kids bouncing around all over the camper on the way there and after the movie... omg!! I flicked my hair to one side, kicked out my hip and strutted on that bus like Sandy with big heart emoji eyes for Danny. Life changer!
In a next life I’d come back as a seagull and eat everyones chips
In my past life I was a Graphic Designer and worked on Twinings Tea, Financial Times and The BBC. Agency life was amazing fun and a real 'work hard - party harder' environment that I remember fondly.
I make lists for lists. Even this is a list. If I lose my list I’m lost.
Who do I most admire. That’s gotta be my mum. She’s really lovely and kind but she’s also a bad ass hard as nails granny with ninja reflexes. She was the warm up dance act to The Beatles and a Kung Fu teacher. And everyone says she’s lovely x
I'm not scared of Snakes. Also not scared of spiders I just really, really, really don’t like spiders.
I am scared of flying. I used to like flying and have travelled all over - short and long haul, even old Russian war planes in Cuba with no navigation systems that relied on the pilot remembering which hill to turn left at!! But since a pee pee moment landing in Hong Kong’s notorious Kai Tak airport I’m not so keen!
I hate making beds and have a total inability to tell a single from a double or double from a king! Bleurgh! King sized duvet mushed into a double duvet cover, poppers done up, looks bumpy as hell, why do I even have a double?? Sod it, it’ll have to do until wash day comes round again.
I did actually suffer a mildly serious finger injury from making the bed that required surgery, so maybe I’m psychologically damaged and it runs deeper than just a hatred of housework (or I might just hate housework) If the entire household had matching bedding and socks, life would be a lot easier.
Things I collect. Lucky stones
Things that frustrate me. Mainly people who just stop. walking. for. no. reason.
I’m happy when I wake up and I like Mondays.
I like to talk, I'm a bit of a chatterbox.
I really like weddings. Especially the bits where people do the dancing.
I’m really bad at singing and not sure about my dancing either so when it comes to the partying it’s probably best that I take the photos
I’m really good at cutting hair. I’ve never been trained but my folks say it’s because my Nan was a hairdresser so I get it from her. How bonkers is that??!! Haha, like if she was a pilot, I’d be able to fly a plane :))
I’m not a cat or a dog person, I like both… I do prefer dogs but don’t tell my cat. My dogs are just nicer - simples! And my cat swipes at my ankles when he’s hungry but my dogs just look really cute.
I'm not perfect, I make mistakes usually when it comes to invoicing. I might invoice you twice or not at all! Thankfully you don't book me for my book keeping. If I forget to invoice you please tell me or my I'll get hungry.
So that’s me…
Your turn. Tell me about your wonderful weirdness.
There’s nothing more incredible than finding the one person you can’t live without. Your true best friend.
I want to photograph this connection. I want to capture the true versions of you two. Don’t hold back. You be you, I’ll be me. Let’s create something real.