Interview by Melissa Woods
Images by Agnes Black Photography
I was so excited when alternative wedding photographer, Agnes Black wanted to jump on board my directory of the UK's coolest wedding suppliers for modern brides.
Agnes's raw style is all about 'keeping it real' and letting true love speak for itself without the need for extra cheese...
Tell us a bit about yourself when you are not behind the lens...
I'm a very lucky mum of two girls with a hunk of a fiance.
When I'm not working, doing school runs, cleaning the house and doing the kids clubs I'm watching Netflix or reading a book... I'm an avid bookworm and my collection is endless.
I have major wanderlust as do the rest of my little clan so we love traveling and spend a lot of time visiting different places.
How and why did you start your photography business?
I was at university, on a completely different career path and I had a creative itch that would not go away.
I loved painting and writing as a hobby but it wasn't enough. I always fancied having a nice camera to take nice pics of my kids (if only it was that simple haha).
My other half told me to go for it and he would support me, which I will be eternally grateful for, so I did, things took off so quickly... it's been one hell of a ride so far!!
What's your style?
When I’m shooting I feel for the story I’m telling. I set my scene in beautiful light.
I love to go on crazy adventures. I want magic. I want captivating. I want intimacy, honesty, and authenticity. I wanna have fun!
I have a really laid back approach... I'm all about the story, capturing everything from the cup of coffee you drink in the morning, the details of the leaves outside, the corner piece of lace on your dress, the dew on the window, the laughs, the anxiety and tears you all experience through what will be a truly epic day!
Who/What inspires you?
I'm inspired by so many things, my kids, my painting, books, life experiences, my emotions... other photographers too... the list could go on.
I believe inspiration comes from absolutely everywhere, even when we don't realise we are being inspired.
What makes you different from other photographers?
This is an easy one to answer, I shoot with my heart, I follow my feelings, I follow the atmosphere, the fun, the passion... I feel for it and go with it.
No one feels the same way I do and that's what makes me different.
What advice do you have for couples choosing their photographer?
PICK ME, hahaha!
No seriously, we all say it but photographs are the one thing you will have forever... you will show your kids and grandkids and they will show theirs.
So choose wisely, pick someone you bloody love, not just their work but them too, they are there with you from the moment you book and all day on what will be one of the best days EVER!
You need to feel like you have a friend shooting your wedding one that will make you feel confident and awesome... someone who will make sure you rock in your images!
Who would be your dream couple to shoot?
I'd have to say my ideal couple would be pretty bad ass!
Style-savvy, doing it their own way and loving it!
Somewhat indie and somewhat boho... they'd be having an intimate gathering, an epic elopement, a festival party or warehouse bash... Oh and they MUST be in love and totally awesome!!
Are there any other cool UK wedding suppliers you are digging right now?
Oh, how can you ask me this?! There are way too many to choose from!
I adore the Costa Sisters, Wolf and Rosie, E&W couture, Sweetpea and Thyme, Eclectic Eccentricity, Marie Antoinette Cakes, Doris Loves, Soft touch events, The McGill Sisters, Grace Loves Lace, Agnes & Bee, Ginger Rocks Designs, Frock & Soul!!
There is just too many!
You can also find Agnes Black in my EXCLUSIVE directory for the UK's coolest wedding suppliers #BookOfLove here where you will also find a special offer for TUW readers. GO!