Say hello to the lovely Vicki…
Hey I’m Vicki from Photography by Vicki and I’m so excited to be here!!! I’m colour loving Wedding Photographer based in Hampshire who gets to shoot kick-ass love stories all over the UK and beyond AND It’s an absolute freaking dream come true. There’s nothing better than rocking up at an awesome wedding, capturing the joy, the love and the laughter of you and your amazing guests, then getting to work my technicolour editing magic on each individual photograph.
I know your wedding will be one of the most magical days of your lives SO FAR, the party that sends you off into your biggest adventure together.
I am a firm believer that you should throw two fingers up at wedding traditions and create the a day that’s as unique as you are!!! I am definitely not your average wedding photographer – I’m a bit of a modern day hippie, a free spirit and a total nature lover. Eccentric people and excessive details are my thing, but what I love most in the world is… LOVE!
What are a few of your favourite things?
Awesome People, Colour, Glitter, Festivals, Live Music, Exploring, Being in nature and I’m a totally sucker for flowers, flowers and more flowers!!!
Where’s your HQ?
How and why did you start up your business?
Ok I’ll try and make this short, I picked up a camera when I needed to take photos of the intricate detail in the glass beads I was making, the beads soon got left behind and I began photographing everything. I then moved to Japan which is a place that will always have my heart, I explored the incredible country with my camera, met the most amazing people and I never intended to leave. 11 months later I ended up back home, so I made the best out of a bad situation and looked to my camera for my next chapter – cue me becoming a wedding photographer – WOH. And right now I have been shooting wedding for 7 years now – WHICH IS MAD – thats over 200 weddings and honestly, I can’t even imagine what I would be doing if I hadn’t found photography!
What do you love most about your job?
Oh god, there are too many things to name! The connection I have with my couples on the lead up to their wedding and on the day, capturing everything, meeting all the guests, getting to go to amazing new places, and then the relationship after the photos have been delivered… not to mention getting to see my couples when they become parents and seeing their babies grow. Honestly – Best job ever!
What makes your work unique?
My wedding photography is quite simply for people who love above anything and know how to party! And one of the main reason my couples book me, is they are drawn to the colour, happiness and life in my photos… I pride myself on my editing, and the unique process I have for every single photo and it’s so worth it when I know, no one else edits like me.
What kind of couples are ‘your couples’?
Fun-loving couples that dare to ditch tradition and live their lives wild + free.
What would be your advice for couples looking to plan a wedding totally unique to them?
Just plan a day that you are going to love, do you day your way, If there are “traditions” that don’t fit with you, throw it out the window. If you want to do something you’ve never seen done at a wedding – GO for it! As long as you are planning a day that you can attend and litterally love it all, your family + friends will also love it, because ultimately they love you.
What’s the most important lesson you’ve learnt?
In the 7 years of photographing wedding, the biggest lesson I’ve learnt is to be 100% unapologetically me, this has lead to working with the most incredible couples that I’ve just clicked with from the first DM and honestly, that one thing has absolutely changed my business and my life! So if you love Magical Adventures, Flowers and Festival and Dancing under the starts… I know we are going to be the perfect match made in bride/groom/photographer heaven <3
In your opinion, what makes a great wedding?
Where everyone literally doesn’t stop smiling, dancing, hugging and laughing all day long!
What exciting bits are in the pipeline?
2019 is literally the most exciting year of my career – come follow over on Instagram to keep up to date!
To see more of Vicki’s work you can visit her website HERE