Another fantastic supplier from our Directory Of Wonderful Suppliers! Today we are chatting to a wedding photographer – Case of Eames Photography.
PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF
I’m Case. I’m a wedding photographer with crazy big hair. A sucker for romance. I love tea! Love to travel and try new things. I’m a bit of a foodie. And I live in a cottage in Hertfordshire with my wife, our two cats (yeah, yeah) and our dog. We are very happy!
WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO START YOUR BUSINESS?
Photography has always been an interest of mine. I spent 15 years working full time on West End shows, 6 nights a week with very little family time and lots of missed adventures so turned the hobby into a business. I knew I’d made the right decision the minute I left and already bagged an award nomination gaining a ‘Highly Commended’ nod from the EPA awards. I’m now able to do so many things I’d previously missed out on (just saw Kylie at Pride!) and get to work on the happiest of days. It’s such a buzz!
HOW DOES YOUR TYPICAL DAY LOOK LIKE?
Every day is different. Either the alarm goes and I’m up doing a quick workout before spending the day editing in my shed (don’t worry my shed is awesome.. apart from the odd creepy crawly) or I’m grabbing my kit and driving to somewhere beautiful to take photos of people doing pretty amazing things like getting married, playing with their kids or bringing their new baby home from the hospital. I get to be a part of that and it’s so amazingly special.
WHAT IS THE BEST PART OF YOUR JOB?
Watching pure joy. Honestly. I don’t think there has been a single wedding where I haven’t welled up or let a little tear out. I barely know you but raw human emotion is a bit wonderful isn’t it. Sometimes even when I’m editing I get the feels. Pass me a glass of wine please!
AND WHAT IS THE WORST PART?
Tough question. Probably “the cull”. Once you get home and have to select the photos that will make the final gallery. There can be up to 2000 photos taken on a wedding day so it’s rather a lot to sift through and takes a looooonnnng time. I’m happy once that bit is done and I can concentrate on the best of the best.
WHAT IS THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE BEEN GIVEN?
Wait . . . . then click.
WHAT WOULD YOU WANT COUPLES TO KNOW ABOUT WHAT YOU DO?
There is no pressure to perform for the camera. You don’t have to do any posing if you don’t want to. All you really need to do is love each other and be happy and the rest will follow. We will have fun! There are times you won’t even realise I’m there and that I saw that moment and now it’s in my camera and you can keep it forever. You laughed at that joke, you cried with your friend, your mate fell in a bush . . .
DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR COUPLES PLANNING A WEDDING?
- It’s your day. Do whatever the hell you want. It’s one day though . . . there are ways round the costs. Don’t have the giant ice flamingo if you have to remortgage your house people! Get an inflatable one and fill it with vodka instead.
- On your wedding day take a moment with your partner to just stop. Take it in. Look around and see what you did and how much you are loved. Its a great moment that.
WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU DIDN’T WORK IN THE WEDDING INDUSTRY?
Probably still be pointing lights at people in theatres.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR TIME OFF?
See movies, go to concerts, travel, cook . . . and I love a pub quiz.
I really want see more of northern California along the coast in the forests and lakes there (where they shot Return of the Jedi). We did Big Sur a few years ago and I felt like I found my happy place in the fragrant red woods. I’d also love to go to Asia.
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS?
Still taking photos of people in love please!