And yay, we’re back into 2018 with a big ol’ bang. Over the next few weeks, we’re going to be introducing you to some of the super fab suppliers who we just LOVE. If you’re newly engaged (yay!) or smack in the middle of planning your big day, you really can’t miss our Festival Brides Love series so bookmark it NOW! Right, today we’re meeting the wonderful, brilliant and downright lovely wedding photographer, Emma Vincent. Based in Devon, Emma travels everywhere with her cameras capturing weddings and her images give us all the feels. All of them, we tell you.
So, here’s the ace Emma Vincent herself…
Tell us a little about yourself…
Firstly, you should know that I am not a fan of talking about myself! I like to instead spend my time getting to know other people and trying to help them in some way! I grew up in Gloucestershire and climbed up the corporate ladder pretty fast but it wasn’t too long before I realised I needed a creative output and to see the sea as much as possible. So, we relocated to Devon in 2016 and we haven’t look back.
What got you into wedding photography?
I have been into weddings for a really long time. It started way back when I was in school and I did my business project on opening a wedding dress shop. In 2012 my parents opened a wedding venue, The Barn at South Milton, and I was fully addicted! Photography has always been something I have loved, always using my money to buy camera bits & bobs and being the one who would always be uploading photos to social media. Having moved to Devon without a job it seemed a natural path for me to take, again, I haven’t looked back!
How would you describe your photographic style?
I’m a lifestyle photographer and this is really hard to define but I basically take relaxed photos which tell the story your day. I don’t bark orders or force you to stand in a certain way but I will offer some direction if you want it. I will be up in the thick of things, capturing tears, ‘I-haven’t-seen-you-for-so-long’ hugs, laughter and moments you might miss. I will also document all the tiny details of the day so you can remember them forever.
Posed family photos – yes or no?
This is your choice. I am really happy to get everyone together to do some portrait work but they will be relaxed and natural to fit the vibe of your wedding, again this comes down to being a lifestyle photographer, which means I am fluid in my work and happy to do what works best for your wedding.
What are the must-have wedding photos that you feel every couple needs?
The confetti shot… some think it’s overdone but its by far my favourite! I also think its really important for you to get away from the wedding and spend a little time alone. I’ll join you at first to take some photos but will then back off and get some wide angles of you spending your first moments alone as husband and wife!
Do you have any great stories or special memories from weddings that you’d like to share?
At a wedding this summer, the couple had their dog with them and during the ceremony it decided to get a little over excited with a child who was running around with it in the field. Luckily it was a super relaxed wedding and everyone was falling about laughing!
What’s your favourite part of a wedding day to photograph?
This is a really hard question… I love every moment I can get a good angle on something or when it just ‘works’. Every wedding is different and I love trying to capture the story of each day.
What do couples need to consider when they’re choosing a wedding photographer?
Meet the photographer… It can sometimes be really hard to get together, for example, I am in Devon and you could be in Scotland, but at least have a Skype conversation to make sure you get along. I personally think its important that they are excited for your wedding rather than just showing up and taking the photos.
What do couples need to do if they’d like to find out more about you and your services?
Can you sum up what makes your photography so special in five words?
Finding beauty in every moment.
If you could go to any festival at all, which one would you choose and why?
I love a local festival, one that pops up now and then and is super relaxed and natural. If it’s on the beach – I’m sold!
Finally, what’s your life motto?
Go for it, no matter how it ends, it was an experience.