One of Jess Yarwood's first professional pictures of her daughter

Getting to Know – Jess Yarwood Photography

Company Name: Jess Yarwood Photography

Interview with: Jess Yarwood

Location / Coverage: Based in Cheshire but cover the whole of the UK and Beyond

Had you always wanted to be a photographer?

I never set out to be a wedding photographer. Originally I worked in the wedding industry as a wedding planner and just had a passion for photography that I decided to pursue. I have been a wedding photographer for nearly four years now.

Bride and groom holding hands - Picture by Jess Yarwood Photography

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

This is one of my first images I took when I started my photography business. It’s of my daughter when she was playing in the park. It’s an image I always refer back to; I love it.

One of Jess Yarwood's first professional pictures of her daughter

Which areas of the UK do you cover?

I am based in Cheshire but I cover the whole of the UK and also destination weddings.

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To Have and To Hold Wedding Decorations from Regal Wedding Supplies

Getting to Know – Regal Wedding Supplies

Company Name: Regal Wedding Supplies

Interview with: Lauren Manning

Location / Coverage: Nationwide

Tell us a little bit about Regal Wedding Supplies.

Regal Wedding Supplies is a small online business specialising in wedding table favours and decorations.

To Have and To Hold Wedding Decorations from Regal Wedding Supplies

How did the business get started and who works at Regal Wedding Supplies?

So far I am the only member of staff. I have been thinking of venturing into the wedding industry for a long time and thought now was the right time.

Ring Cushion from Regal Wedding Supplies

Why is your business called Regal Wedding Supplies?

I wanted a business name that would stand out from the rest, and which promoted a higher quality of products.

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Bride and groom seen through the window of wedding venue - Picture by Martin Dabek Photography

Getting to Know – Martin Dabek Photography

Martin Dabek of Martin Dabek Photography

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Company Name: Martin Dabek Photography

Interview with: Martin Dabek

Location / Coverage: Bristol, South-West, UK

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

I photographed my first wedding for friends of mine, which happened to be in Mexico. The Mexican wedding was so much fun that I decided to look deeper into wedding photography. Here I am today having worked as a Bristol wedding photographer since 2009.

I’m the only person working for Martin Dabek Photography, although I occasionally use very talented second shooters when couples request it.

Bride and groom seen through the window of wedding venue - Picture by Martin Dabek Photography

Had you always wanted to be a photographer?

I never trained to be photographer; I became interested while my sister was studying fine art photography at Uni. Interestingly enough both of my grandfathers were making a living from photography during the second war.

Bride walking across desert - Picture by Martin Dabek Photography

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

I don’t remember the first picture I took, however I remember my first pictures Travel magazine featured. I also have fond memories of developing black and white pictures in our school darkroom with my friends.

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

Getting to Know – David Walters Photography

David of David Walters Photography

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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