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This afternoon we are back talking wedding photography, one of the most important aspects of your wedding planning. Choosing the right photographer can be a very personal thing, which can sometimes make it a hard task. So today I have invited Paloma from Photography By Paloma onto the blog to tell us all about her and her work. Brought up in Spain Paloma now lives in West Sussex but covers the whole of the UK, she describes her style as Creative, Unobtrusive and Fun and she could be just the person you are looking for for your wedding.
How long have you been taking photos for
I got my first camera at the age of 7!
When did you start your photography business and what made you start?
I officially registered my business whilst on maternity leave in 2014. I had been taking photos and getting enquiries for about 2 years it felt like the right thing to do!
Where are you based?
Sunny Worthing in West Sussex.
How far will you travel for a wedding?
I would go anywhere! The sky is the limit
How would you describe your style?
Unobtrusive, creative, fun!
What is your favorite bit of technical kit?
My 50mm lens. Beautiful for portraits!
What makes you different to your competitors?
I take great pride on each image I produce. I want couples to look back at their wedding photographs and feel a rush of the same emotions they felt on the day.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
Being part of the happiest day on my couple’s lives. Seeing all of their friends and family get together to celebrate their love. It is such an honour to be part of something so intimate.
What is your biggest achievement so far?
As a person, it has to be my daughter. I somehow managed to grow her in my belly, and absolutely love seeing her turn into a little person every day. As a photographer it has to be having my work published in a national magazines.
What sort of couple do you think you attract?
Fun loving people who like to do things a little different.
What would be your ideal wedding to work on?
An elopement in a tree house. Or a Vegas wedding, or Halloween themed wedding… ahh! So many
Which celeb would you like to photograph?
Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters!)
Who is your favorite photographer and why?
Chema Madoz. He is from my hometown (Madrid) and I admire the way he makes ordinary things look extraordinary and beautiful.
If you were to get married who would take your pictures / who did take the pictures at your wedding?
I had the super amazing Sassy from Assassynation. I can’t even begin to explain what an awesome lady she is. Not only is she talented, but she is one of the coolest and nicest people I have ever met. I have also been lucky enough to second shoot for her!
What in your opinion makes the perfect photo?
One that you look at in 10 years and gives you goosebumps!
What advice would you give couples when choosing their wedding photographer?
Do your research, look at people’s portfolio. Don’t just settle for someone because they are cheap or nearby. Find someone who you would happily go out for a meal and drinks with. You put a lot of effort and thought into your wedding day and it is all over in just 1 day …all you will have to look at is your photos, make sure you get good ones!
Can you give me some information on your pricing structure?
My all day package starts at £1300. I am with you for up to 10 hours and you receive all your digital images in a pretty USB stick. Travel within 100 miles of Worthing is included on this price as well as an engagement session (location dependant) and as many consultations as needed. I also do complete bespoke packages, and dying to do a destination wedding, so please someone take me away with you!
What is your ideal way to spend a day off?
In my pj’s watching Disney films with my little girl.
Who would be your 5 dream dinner guests dead or alive?
Nelson Mandela, Dave Grohl, Frida Kahlo , Russel Brand, Steven Hawking.
What would you do if you won the lottery?
Buy more shoes! I would also take my husband and daughter on an amazing holiday somewhere lush.
If you weren’t running your business, what would you be doing?
There isn’t anything else I rather be doing!