Today in our interview series we catch up and chat with wedding photographer Steve Bootle.
How long have you been photographing weddings for and how did you get into it?
I’ve been photographing weddings for over 10 years. I started off as a newspaper photographer but when I went freelance I started weddings and haven’t looked back
What do you particularly like about photographing weddings?
Obviously every wedding is different, but I love the fact that everybody is there to have fun and enjoy the day
What is your favourite part of the day?
I generally like all aspects of weddings, however, I particularly like candid parts of the day where you really can get some quirky pics, speeches etc
How would you describe your style and approach?
My style is probably best described as reportage or documentary style and I’d like to think my approach is very relaxed – if you’re chilled out so will your subjects be
Who, or what inspires you?
My family inspires me. However, if I were to choose a photographer that inspires me, it would have to be Henri Cartier-Bresson
What advice would you give to couples looking for a wedding photographer?
Find a photographer that suits you and meet them several times and get to know them
What tips would you share with couples to help their day go more smoothly?
Be relaxed, enjoy yourselves and the photos will say that
If there was one place in the world you would love to capture a wedding where would it be and why?
Israel or Greece, both countries I love and the scenery could be used with great advantage
Finally… Whats the best moment you’ve had as a wedding photographer?
Just being part of a day that is truly magical is pretty perfect really and capturing images that people will cherish forever can’t be beaten