What it was like having Fiona photograph my wedding - A guest blog by Francesca Eckersley
Best friends are hard to come by. I'm lucky enough that mine happens to be a very talented photographer. So when I got engaged, I only had one person in mind that I wanted behind the camera on my wedding day.
I remember being genuinely taken back by the woman in the pictures when I got them back
Let it be known now that I hate having my photo taken. I do that thing of hating having all of my imperfections frozen in time, reflected back on me. Fi started taking photos for my Yoga business, back in 2020. I remember being genuinely taken back by the woman in the pictures when I got them back. For the first time since I was a child, I actually LIKED the person I could see. This confident, happy and smiling individual, surely that wasn't me? It was a very turbulent time in my life at that point. I was dealing with a lot in my transition from a successful teaching career into owning my own business. If Fi could do that for me, I was very excited to see her capturing me on what would be my happiest day of my life.
Leading up to the day, Fi was on hand for informal chats, but she also wanted to make sure she got all the shots that I had in mind, so brought along a second shooter. She arranged for us all to meet, and the only drawback of the meeting was that we had been all chatting and getting along so well that the kitchen closed before we had time to order food! I took it as a very good sign!
On the day, understandably nervous and worrying about everything (as is the bride's prerogative on her wedding morning!) The one thing I wasn't worried about was the photography. Fi managed a perfect balance of being there when I needed her, and stepping back and working her magic. So many precious moments were captured that day, some knowingly, and the best ones unknowingly!
Fi managed a perfect balance of being there when I needed her, and stepping back and working her magic
When we received the photos initially, I did cry (with happiness!) She'd done it again and had managed to capture the whole day perfectly. It was also really lovely to see photos from parts of the day that I missed (like the groom getting ready), and it was a good excuse to relive the day and all the highlights!
So if you're after a wedding photographer who can not only capture the magic of your day, but capture the magic of you, (honestly still have no idea how she does it), you need look no further. My husband and I absolutely love her work and can't wait to get our favourite ones printed and framed!