Want That Wedding Vendor: Betti Confetti | Wedding Photography
Happy Sunday ladies! I’m rather chuffed to introduce to you my lovely new sponsor, Gemma of Betti Confetti ~ Wedding Photography. Gemma’s a talented lil’ lady who loves to capture those special moments from your big day! Get to know more about her and Betti Confetti in this rather fun and insightful interview…
WTW readers would love to know about you and your photographic journey…
Who or what inspired you to become a wedding photographer?
I guess you could say I’m the type of person who likes a challenge. Weddings would be too nerve-wracking for many, but I love spending up to 10 hours flying by the seat of my pants! While you can (& should) plan, plan, plan it’s always the stuff you can’t that makes the best shots – those spontaneous moments, which I pride my self in being nifty enough to get.
One bride, on sight of the pics, described me as a ‘photography ninja’, as she hadn’t even realised I was there for some of the moments, I’ve got to say that pleased me plenty!
At the risk of sounding corny, I love thinking the shots I take will become people’s family heirlooms – after all who doesn’t love looking at their granny & grandpa’s wedding photos.
How would you describe your particular style of photography?
I knew I wanted to create something different, something cool. At first I slightly cringed when I told people I was a wedding photographer as you can imagine the stuffy, uninspired pics they might conjure up, which is so not me. But now I’m proud to be part of a growing force of photographers giving wedding photography a new reputation.
I’m lucky enough to shoot lovely creative weddings, and I mix documentary, still life and portraits, to produce a lovely eclectic album – but how this is done will vary with each couple. I always find out as much about the couple as I can, and what’s important to them – and reflect their unique style and personalities.
If you could go anywhere in the world and photograph any couple who would that be, why and where would you go?
I love to travel, so narrowing down one place I’d want to go to shoot a wedding is impossible. So, ok, I’m going to go with the first place I thought of – Lapland! How amazing would that be?
The ‘who’ bit doesn’t matter – just a couple in love – I’m not starstruck so celebs don’t make it on to my wish-list – I’d be MUCH more excited about photographing a mate’s wedding!
What’s your most memorable wedding moment so far?
A rather memorable moment was at a barn wedding when a rather sizeable pig broke out of its confines and merrily trotted towards the reception, making a beeline for the bride… Another was when the poor best man lost the ring, happily it was recovered having slipped into his waistcoat lining, but it was such a cliché you couldn’t quite believe it was happening – especially as on the way to the church just minutes earlier we’d been tearing down empty English country roads in a mini, with the driver missing turnings and screeching expletives… all we needed was Hugh Grant to turn up, it couldn’t have been any more like Four Weddings and a Funeral.
Give us 5 facts about you…
5 facts about me? Pressure…
1. I’m addicted to tea and will never give it up.
2. I love to party, I’m usually the last one up… I say one day I’ll learn but it hasn’t happened so far!
3. My (teenage) son is my universe. He rocks. He’ll be über-embarrassed if he reads this, but then I’ll tell him I’ve not done my job as a mother properly unless he’s routinely embarrassed by me.
4. Related to the above fact, I love it when people say ‘you don’t look old enough to have a teenager’ and other lovely things like that! I’m sure those words themselves have anti-ageing effect – keep ‘em coming folks!
5. I’ll leave one fact out, and if we meet up you can ask me anything… !
When it comes to selecting a wedding photographer, what advice would you give to brides and grooms?
Go with your gut. You’ve got to like their style – both their photos, but also their style of working and how they relate to you.
Finish this sentence. Keep wanting…
Your own way!
From stubborn five year old little girls, to headstrong women, I think there’s nothing wrong with thinking about what YOU want. Totally applies to weddings, but also careers, your personal style … and your life goals.
Aww thanks so much for sharing these answers with the lovely WTW readers and I’m so proud to have you as a sponsor of the WTW blog!! Ladies, have you booked your photographer yet? Do make sure you check out Betti Confetti before you do, won’t you?
Lots of Love
and remember… keep wanting!!