How to master your wedding speech

Planning and Delivering the Best Wedding Speech If you’re not a public speaker then your wedding speech can be a bit of a stressful moment. As a wedding photographer I’ve seen my fair share of speeches, below are some of my top tips for nailing it! Practice Practice, practice and practice again! If you’ve rehearsed your speech, you’ll know which bits are coming next, improving the flow of the speech overall. Feeling confident in knowing what you’re saying will really show in the way you present yourself – there’s nothing worse than a speech read in monotone, directly from a page, with no...

What to do if it rains on your wedding day

brides veil blows in the wind while she cuddles her groom

What to do if it rains on your Wedding Day   If you’re getting married in the UK, even in the summer, the reality is there’s a chance it could rain. Rain on your wedding day is definitely not the end of the world. In fact, it’s meant to be good luck! Rain can lead to incredibly romantic images and also means there’s no risk of overheating – nobody wants to be a sweaty mess on their wedding day! My Rainy-Day Top Tips:   Don’t obsess There’s no point checking the weather way in advance. Long range forecasts are rarely accurate and stressing for weeks about what the weather is...

Maximising your Confetti Moment

How to get the best out of your Wedding Confetti Confetti walks are a wonderful thing. Filled with love, joy and that We-Did-It feeling, I absolutely LOVE ‘em! Here are my top tips for getting the best photographs during your confetti throw:   Check your Location The first thing to do when planning where and when to do your confetti is to find out whether your church / venue will allow you to throw confetti on-site. Find out whether there are any restrictions. For example, some venues have rules about only using natural, biodegradable confetti. We’ll need a spot where we can line...

How to Choose Your Wedding Venue

How to Choose Your Wedding Venue You’ve just got engaged – woohoo! But now everyone’s asking where and when you’ll have the wedding and you’ve no idea where to even begin! The best place to start is always your venue. You can’t plan anything without a wedding date and you’ll never know what date you can even book your wedding until you’ve found your dream venue. So, here are my top tips for choosing the wedding venue that’s perfect for you.   Size One of the most important factors to consider is the size of your venue and how many guests it can hold. Without finalising your wedding...

Why Have an Engagement Shoot?

Most people feel apprehensive about getting their photos taken but we all want pictures of us on our wedding day looking beautiful, happy and relaxed. Having a pre-wedding shoot is a great way to ensure this happens. Firstly, an engagement shoot gives us a great chance to get to know each other and gives you the chance to start feeling relaxed with me and in front of my camera. I can get to know your personalities and you can get to know mine. I want it to feel like I'm an old friend when I turn up on the morning of your wedding, not a stranger with a big scary camera in your face! An...

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