Today we shine the spotlight on to Shaw Shots Photography Olivia is certainly one of my preferred suppliers and this year she photographed a styled shoot for me and did an amazing job!
A little bit about Olivia & Shaw Shots Photography
I started working as a photographer 7 years ago, when I graduated from Portsmouth University with a BA Hons in Photography.
Initially I set up Olivia Shaw Photography focussing on portraits in the TV and music industry, and worked with the likes of One Direction, JLS, Olly Murs and McFly.
A couple of years later, I decided to step into the world of Weddings and set up Shaw Shots Photography. Shaw Shots offers Wedding photography and portraits of little ones.
My years of photographing in different locations and situations has allowed me to ensure I capture that special moment, in an unobtrusive manner. I aim to ensure my clients are relaxed and at ease in front of the camera allowing their true essence to shine through and capturing the atmosphere of their special day.
Having come from a TV and music background, I love the contrast of working in Weddings. Photographing someones big day is always special. Having just got married myself, I know how exciting it is to receive those images, which allow clients to relive the happy and fun day. It is an honour to be a part of that process. When the client is happy, I am happy and that to me, is what it is all about!
A bride’s thoughts…
“I was totally sold once I checked out the Shaw Shots website and we decided that it was worth splashing out for photos that we will treasure forever. On the day, Olivia worked so hard for us like a little photography ninja; wearing all black she was slipping unnoticed between our guests and really bringing out the best in everything and everyone. Each photo captures the mood of the day in a way I could never have imagined possible.” Susannah & Neil, Wedding at Nettlestead Place, 7th September 2013.
A top tip for brides by Olivia
Having just been on the other side and celebrated my own Wedding in June this year, I now know how important it is having the right photographer for you.
I suggest that clients establish the style they are seeking and then find the perfect photographer who represents that. Spending a little more really is worth it. The photos are something you will treaure from your big day for years.
I recommend that you and your photographer discuss what to expect on the day. I always offer an engagement shoot to my clients as it’s a great way to build a rapport between us and for them to see how I work and vice versa. This also allows the process to feel familiar, rather than a daunting part of the day for the couple.
I think it is equally important that you really like and get on with your photographer as they are there at one of the biggest and often, scariest moments of your life. When you are getting ready in the morning and might be feeling nervous, they will be there with you and you need to enjoy having them in that moment with you.