Spotlight: Helen Batt, Wedding Photographer Kent

Today’s wedding photography spotlight feature is Kent based wedding photographer Helen Mckevitt-Batt of Helen Batt Photography.

As documentary style wedding photographer, my main objective is to capture what happens in an interesting and creative way. A good wedding photograph tells a part of a story that should bring back feelings of that time.

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How did you get into wedding photography (what other jobs did you do beforehand)?

I started my career as a Physical Education Secondary School teacher. I never felt it was my vocation and began photography as a hobby after becoming friends with a local Press photographer who taught me the basics.

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Do you have a recent favorite photo that you have taken? Tell us how you took it and why you like it?

I love the one I took of the bride who looks like she is about to catch a  bubble in her mouth. It was taken as she was walking back down the aisle and I happened to press the shutter just at the right time!

What really gets you emotional when you’re shooting a wedding?

Other people getting emotional tends to make me well up!

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Helen-batt-wedding-photographery-kent-spotlight

How do you put a couple at ease before and during their big day?

If I meet with them beforehand for a pre wedding shoot I reassure them that having their photos taken won’t be as big a deal as they perhaps imagine.

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Helen-batt-wedding-photographery-kent-spotlight

What is it about being a wedding photographer you love?

Meeting different people and going to various venues and the creativity that photography allows.

What is it about being a wedding photographer that you don’t love so much?

Having to spend a good deal of time in front of a computer.

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What is your favourite part of the day?

Just after the ceremony when everyone is excited about congratulating the couple and they are in a little bubble of happiness.

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What tips would you give a couple on choosing a wedding photographer?

Look at a variety of work and obviously choose the ones you like and then meet with them. You’ll know then if you want them at your wedding day with you.

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Why do you think couples choose you?

Firstly they like my style of photography and then I guess they meet me and feel comfortable with me.

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What are you looking forward to and why?

My next photography based workshop. I try to go on one every couple of years. Generally not wedding related but one that improves my photography skills and eye for a great image.

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Helen-batt-wedding-photographery-kent-spotlight

How do you relax when you’re not shooting weddings?

Walking my little dog, Coco.

How many weddings have you shot?

Probably about 300.

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Visit Helen Batt’s Wedding Photography Website

 

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