WTW Wedding Supplier: McBeth Wedding Photography
Happy Saturday lovelies! I’m rather chuffed to introduce you to my lovely new sponsor, Craig of McBeth Wedding Photography. Craig’s a talented fella who loves to capture those special moments from your big day! Get to know more about him in this rather fun and insightful interview…
WTW readers would love to know about you and your photographic journey…
Journey? Not sure it’s a journey. That’s a bit airy fairy for me.
Who or what inspired you to become a wedding photographer?
Some photographers will spin a line about how they picked up their grandfather’s box brownie aged 3 and have been hooked since. Not me, to be honest, like most jobs, I kinda fell into it. I’m glad I did though.
How would you describe your particular style of photography?
I used to reject the idea of being pigeonholed into one type of photographer or another. However over the years my style have become almost completely candid. At most I spend about 30 mins on group shots and 30 mins on couples shots during a normal wedding day.
I am honoured to be a member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association WPJA
http://www.wpja.com/. To quote their website. “The Wedding Photojournalist Association grants membership to the most talented professional wedding photographers in the industry–photographers who focus on using their photography skills and excel at capturing moments and documenting weddings.” This is an international association which is difficult to become a member of, I know this because I applied a couple of years ago and was rejected. At the moment they list less than 10 Scottish photographers. If you are in it, it’s because you are good.
If you could go anywhere in the world and photograph any couple who would that be, why and where would you go?
I have a booking in Santorini in a couple of months and I can’t wait. It’s a place I have seen photos of and always thought it would be a fab place to shoot a wedding. As for who, I don’t care as long as they are nice.
What’s your most memorable wedding moment so far?
After about 250 weddings I think I have seen it all. I did once cover a wedding that wasn’t. Bit of a mix-up with the paperwork meant the poor couple had to go through the motions then come back after their honeymoon to make it official.
Give us 5 facts about you…
God no! Honestly, if I gave you 5 facts, at least three would be made up to endear me to you just to get more bookings. I know that really clients aren’t interested. They just want to know that I’m good, reliable, not a weirdo and not smelly.
When it comes to selecting a wedding photographer, what advice would you give to brides and grooms?
Wedding photography, like any service industry, is demand driven. If a photographer charges only £500, there is reason. They can’t charge more and still get bookings.
Finish this sentence. Keep wanting…
According to Google Autocomplete, the most common end to that sentence is “to pee”.
Anything else… you want WTW readers to know…
No not really.
Oh, actually yes…
The Pangolins tongue is as long as it’s body and it’s the world’s most illegally trafficked animal. It’s on the brink of extinction and it needs our help.
Haha! Thanks for your cheeky answers Craig! Great getting to know you and your photography a little better.
Still looking for your wedding photographer? Go check out McBeth Photography right now ;) XxX