How would you describe what you do?
I’m a photographer, working predominantly in weddings, and have been for the past nine years. It’s a full-time job for both myself and my husband Pete.
Our job is a real mixing pot. We photograph weddings but this is probably only 5% of what makes the job. Around shooting weddings, we are culling, editing, creating slideshows and albums, skyping our clients, designing and updating our websites, updating our social media, booking and planning travel and accommodation, packing and unpacking our equipment, emails, accounts and so much admin!
For the past six years, we’ve also been running our own workshops called ‘Welcome Home’. We also get invited to speak at a number of photography conferences around the world.
Other work around our weddings is pretty varied. I do a few commercial jobs and have worked with various companies including a bridal shoe designer, a French activity centre, Pineapple Dance Studios, a luxury B&B and an international development charity in Africa. I’m also currently working with an arts organisation called Multistory and producing a bi-monthly podcast called Sandwell Stories.