Photographer: Peter Anslow
Couple: Sabaean & Sara
Location: Stirk House Hotel, Gisburn near Clitheroe
Wedding Date: 21st May 2016
Tell us a little about yourself?
Over 25 years as a professional photographer, married for 33 years with two children and three grandchildren.
How do you think or would like people to describe you?
A really nice guy
Tell us a little bit about the wedding day?
Two people who have been together for 15 years and so in love – there was so much going on with the guests and entertainment, the time just flew by – the sign of an enjoyable wedding!
How did you get into wedding photography?
I was given a polaroid camera for my 14th birthday and I got the bug straight away – I covered my first wedding in 1989.
How long have you been a wedding photographer?
Can you share how you’ve made your wedding photography business a success? Any mistakes you made along the way?
I try to create brilliant images at an affordable price and I under promise and over deliver.
What do you think a bride or groom should be looking for and not looking for in terms of wedding photography packages?
The main thing is to view ‘real’ weddings not just a ‘portfolio’ and obviously budget is a consideration but they must feel at ease with the photographer.
How do you advertise yourself and what for you has really worked?
Social media, especially Facebook – it’s ideal for photographers to show off their work.
Why do you think people hire you?
Firstly, my work (images) and my personality.
How many weddings do you average per year?
Whose wedding would you love to shoot?
If you were asked to shoot a destination wedding, where would you hope it would be?
What equipment do you have for a typical wedding day?
Two Nikon full frame Bodies, a D810 and a D610 with 14-24 and 24 – 70 2.8 lenses, three flash units and a Lowell GL-1 Power LED.
What is the most challenging thing about a wedding.
Time. You have to be very slick without rushing.
Do you have an approach to a wedding?
Fun, fun, fun!
Who or what inspires you?
Best & Worst marketing idea so far?
Worst – a certain online wedding supplier. Best – Facebook.
If you weren’t a photographer, what would you be?
Share your favourite image of the day and why?
Just the emotion of the father giving his daughter away.
Do you have any goals for the future photography related or otherwise?
To increase my prices slowly and number my weddings to about 20 per year (i’m nearly 57!)
What do you think is key to being a successful wedding photographer?
To never stop learning and always look for new ideas and / or techniques.
Are there any other wedding photographers whose work inspires you, can be a well know photographer or somebody you’ve stumbled across?
Chris Chambers and Lesley & Shaun Meredith.
Proudest moment so far. Photography related or otherwise?
The birth of my three grandchildren.