Bride and groom walking down sunlit corridor - Picture by David Walters Photography

Getting to Know – David Walters Photography

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Company Name: David Walters Photography

Interview with: David Walters

Location / Coverage: Liverpool / North West / UK

How did David Walters Photography get started?

I kind of fumbled my way into the wedding industry with a wedding video company. I was assisting a video guy one day and I knew the photographer. She was working for a company that was very busy and was looking for a photographer, so she got me a start with them.

I took to it instantly – the whole buzz of the day – and discovered I had a talent for it. I set up my own business the following year.

Bride and groom walking down sunlit corridor - Picture by David Walters Photography

Had you always wanted to be a photographer?

No, not at all. I was a sound engineer in the 90s and was doing a Masters degree when I started photography professionally. I had always been an amateur photographer though.

Woman wiping tear from eye - Picture by David Walters Photography

Can you remember how old you were when you took your first picture? What was it of?

The earliest memory I have was of a family holiday in Torquay. We had a Polaroid camera so you really had to make the shots count. You had 10 in the cartridge and they were hideously expensive!

My younger brother was trying to stand up all day (he was a baby, of course!) and I waited and waited to catch him, which I did! It’s quite funny that it was my first ‘documentary’ photograph!

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Bride in the Painted Hall Old Royal College - Picture by Gomes Photography

Getting to Know – Gomes Photography

Iain Gomes of Gomes Photography

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Company Name: Gomes Photography

Interview with: Iain Gomes

Location / Coverage: London, UK and Worldwide

How did your business get started and who works at Gomes Photography?

I’ve always enjoyed photography; I mean, who doesn’t? Back in 2009 I decided that I wanted a career which would allow me to be creative, see the world and meet new people. I enjoy watching natural interactions between people so wedding photography was an obvious choice.

Bride and groom on mountain in Zermatt - Picture by Gomes Photography

Had you always wanted to be a photographer?

No, I wanted to be a civilian airline pilot. I was going to join the RAF and become a transport plane pilot and then convert to civilian aircraft.

Bride in the Painted Hall Old Royal College - Picture by Gomes Photography

Can you remember how old you were when you took your first picture? What was it of?

I remember having an old Kodak Instamatic 333, but that’s about all I can remember.

Which areas of the UK do you cover?

I shoot weddings across the UK, but as I am based in London and on the outskirts of Kent and Essex this is my main area for weddings.

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Getting to Know – PhotosBooths

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Company Name: PhotosBooths

Interview with: Patrick Sampson

Location: London, covering weddings all over the country

What is PhotosBooths?

PhotosBooths is a professional photo booth provider. We cater to all types of events, including weddings, parties and corporate functions. We have a range of different booths available, and offer a wide selection of customisations so couples can tailor their photo booth to suit their theme.

Picture of wedding guests with hats and glasses taken in Photosbooths wedding photo booth

How did PhotosBooths start and how long has the business been going?

PhotosBooths began in 2011 as photo booths started to gain popularity at weddings and parties around the UK. Several of our team members were professional wedding photographers, and noticed that booths started to appear at the weddings we were covering. We decided to start offering photo booth services, with an emphasis on great quality photos and affordable pricing.

Who works at PhotosBooths and what are your roles?

We have a small team of six attendants and assistants. All our team members have at least three years experience in the photo booth industry, and extensive training on every aspect of our booths.

Picture of wedding guests with hat, moustache and glasses taken in Photosbooths wedding photo booth

Which areas do you cover?

Our main coverage areas are London and the Home Counties, but we have provided booths at weddings all over the country. We always try to accommodate our clients, wherever they need our services.

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Bride and groom standing in front of ruin wall - Picture by Emma-Jane Photography

Getting to Know – Emma-Jane Photography

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Company Name: Emma-Jane Photography

Interview with: Emma-Jane Lewis

Location / Coverage: London, Devon rest of UK and abroad

How did your business get started and who works at Emma-Jane Photography?

I started in Devon photographing weddings and fashion, relocating to London just over three years ago. Weddings and fashion is now my business focus, and love the overlap that the two provide.

I am behind Emma-Jane Photography, but I hire second shooters and creative teams when needed, and I also have the backing of a PR team.

Bride and groom standing in front of ruin wall - Picture by Emma-Jane Photography

Had you always wanted to be a photographer?

Not originally. I was looking at becoming a vet, but I did some work experience and just wanted to cuddle everything rather than cut into it! It wasn’t right for me. A bit of faffing later revealed a talent in photography and I have never looked back.

Bridal party with coloured smoke flares - Picture by Emma-Jane Photography

Which areas of the UK do you cover?

I mainly cover London and Devon, but I do travel the whole of the UK. I also have weddings in Malta and Atlanta this year.

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Getting to Know – Libra Photographic

Nathan Eames of Libra Photographic

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Company Name: Libra Photographic

Interview with: Nathan Eames

Location / Coverage: Based in Dorset, UK but cover internationally

How did the business get started and who works at Libra Photographic?

Libra Photographic started in the Millennium, when all I could think of was making my mark and a change in Y2K.

The business consists of myself as primary photographer and a few select second shooters who work alongside me at times.

Bride and groom on jetty at Christchurch Harbour - Picture by Libra Photographic

Had you always wanted to be a photographer?

I’d wanted to be a photographer ever since I picked up my mum’s Kodak Instamatic (which I still have on a shelf in my office). I can remember picking my first roll of processed film up from the lab – it was a magical feeling.

Wedding sack race - Picture by Libra Photographic

Can you remember how old you were when you took your first picture? What was it of?

I was seven years old using the Instamatic I mentioned earlier and it was of my friends skateboarding. I still have the image now.

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