Each week we chat to a wedding photographer and find out a bit more about them and life behind the lens. This week we talk to Rebecca Frost, a photographer based in Hampshire who tells us how it all began and shares her passion for what she does.
How long have you been photographing weddings for and how did you get into it?
I have been in the wedding industry for 7 years now. I studied photography at college ( back then it was still film) I then decided to go to uni, although not to study photography. I quickly learned that uni was not going to be for me so I left to persue photography. I started out shadowing a photographer and after some time started working for her photographing weddings on my own. The rest they say is history! 3 years ago I started my own business and it’s been an amazing 3 years!
What do you particularly like about photographing weddings?
I love being a part of peoples special day, everyone is always happy at weddings and it’s a wonderful place to work. The best bit though is showing the couple the photos after the wedding!
How would you describe your style and approach?
My style is very colourful, young and beautiful. I make sure I have a good relationship with the couple before the wedding, if you have a good relationship the couple are so much more relaxed which makes for fabulous images!
What advice would you give to couples looking for a wedding photographer?
The key as I said above is to make sure you have a good relationship with your photographer, they are such a big part of your day and are close by for most of it, it’s lovely if you can all have a giggle with eachother while still having the upmost confidence they will do an amazing job!
What tips would you share with couples to help their day go more smoothly?
Make sure you allow your photographer to advise you on timings, particularly in the morning, if there isn’t enough time allowed for those important photos they will have to be done later in the day which will take away from your afternoon. A good photographer always uses time wisely.
Finally… Whats the best moment you’ve had as a wedding photographer?
I had the pleasure of photographing a forest wedding in the dead of winter, they spent the morning on a pheasant shoot and had the ceremony in the afternoon. As the registrar asked “does anyone object” I saw a lady walk in the back door who then announced “I object !” I had been let in on a little secret earlier in the day, the brides best friend had come over from Canada to surprise her! The moment the bride turned round to see her and the groom realised there was nothing to worry about was amazing and made for the most amazing photographs!
Many thanks to Rebecca Frost for taking time out to speak with us, if you would like to get in touch with her about your wedding day or wish to view more of her work then do head over to her profile page here.