I find it hard to talk about myself. I am more of a listener and observer. On wedding days I’m helping the guys tie their ties, pinning boutonnieres, and bustling the wedding dress while documenting all the mayhem and fun. My favourite part of a wedding day is either when the couple sees each other for the first time or when they’re exiting at the end of their ceremony–the joy during those moments is so great to witness. On a day off you can find me relaxing at home reading geeky blogs, or camping/hiking. I’ve also recently become interested in the art of crafting cocktails.
Tell us what your one must-have piece of gear is and why:
Holdfast Money Maker. I shoot with two camera bodies and am able to hold both them and a bag with extra lenses clipped to the back.
Tell us what your one must-have piece of software is and why:
I’ve recently started using 17Hats and it’s helped us to get really well organized. It is great to be able to see all of our client information at a glance and we are using the workflow feature to keep track of where we are with each client in the process, versus having to keep it all in our minds. It is saving our sanity.
What’s your advice for someone just starting out?
Be brave. Be assertive. Your clients have hired you to be there on the wedding day–they want your professional opinion. Don’t be afraid to jump in to a moment to get a great shot or ask them to move to a spot with a better background/light.