Jim originally trained as a biochemist and spent 12 years as a research scientist. Ironically, his first publications in the top journals ‘Science’ and ‘Nature’ was his photographic work rather than his research. His love of photography grew while he was training to become a mountain leader, spending many weekends up in the hills—whatever the weather. His cameras were a means to capture the breath-taking vistas he was experiencing. Jim’s the guy who will painstakingly research the exact spots to get the most breath-taking images, and the perfect time to capture the best light on your day. If you’re keen to add a bit of adventure to your day (or to a pre/post wedding shoot in a stunning location), Jim will keep you safe along the way.
Katy’s interest in telling human stories is rooted in a decade of experience as an award-winning documentary filmmaker for the BBC, encouraging people to open-up and share their inner-most thoughts and feelings on camera. Her work on Arts docs have covered architecture, painters, musicians and authors, and include films about Phillip Pullman, Margaret Atwood, Jo Brand and Marian Keyes. Telling powerful stories through images is something that has become second-nature to her, and her approach to capturing a wedding or elopement day is cinematic: she knows when to go for the epic wide and when to move in for the intimate close-up. She’s used to putting people at their ease and helping them to feel relaxed and natural on camera.