This week we chat to Leicestershire based wedding photographer Ed Brown Photography in our interview series, where we chat to the people behind the camera.
How long have you been photographing weddings for and how did you get into it?
I have been photographing weddings for 5 years or so now and run the business with my amazing partner Victoria. We have been in the photography industry for ten years each and have shot over 12,000 shoots in our careers 🙂
What do you particularly like about photographing weddings?
The emotion and people celebrating a great day. There is so much negativity in the world I am pleased I have a positive career.
How would you describe your style and approach?
Now you have me there… If I knew I could bottle it and sell it! I am about the people not the technology, I prefer to have a mix of traditional images and quirky as with an all traditional style it gets boring and if it is all quirky there is no story…. After all that is what you are doing documenting something wonderful.
What advice would you give to couples looking for a wedding photographer?
Book a photographer with a personality and style that you LOVE. You spend a lot of time and money making the wedding day happen you want to remember it with beautiful images. If the photographers images are not making you excited about getting married, move on.
Meet the photographer, see a mixture of work and also full weddings, and lastly please please please whatever you do don’t just get a friend or someone really cheap to do it because there is a reason that good photographers charge what they do [myself included]
What tips would you share with couples to help their day go more smoothly?
- Do not try and stick to time, something always alters on the day, go with it and trust your suppliers to do their thing, after all you booked them because they are awesome and experienced.
- Remember to eat as it goes so fast/
- Enjoy it – just let go and get lost in the moment.
- Book me obviously
Finally… Whats the best moment you’ve had as a wedding photographer?
I have so many amazing moments – i think its seeing people shed genuine tears of joy that you did an amazing job, it gets me every time.
Thanks to Ed for chatting with us, if you would like to find out more of get in touch then do head over to his profile page here.