Lana has been my right hand lady this summer, and my tongue is nowhere near my cheek when I say that she is bloody fab and she has been an amazing help and support to me this wedding season.
At my first wedding of this year (Jamie & Dani's), I thought for the first time how lovely it would be to have someone else on "my team". Little did I know that it would be a guest from that very wedding, and one of the people sitting around the same table as me eating dinner!
Lana was one of those people on social media that would pop up now and again on my Facebook and Instagram, and liked and commented on my posts, but was someone who I had never actually met before. After the wedding she messaged me and asked if she could meet up with me for a coffee and a chat about her ambition to become a Wedding Photographer. I had a good feeling about her and agreed. Nearly two hours in to having coffee and a good old chat about Photography, Studio Ghibli, work and life in general, I was completely sold on having her shadow me at weddings and I really wanted to take her under my wing.
The two of us recently had a photo day together, as sometimes it can be a bit too busy on a wedding day to talk a great deal or to share wisdom!
Feel free to follow Lana's progress and photographic journey here, and if you see me at a wedding next year, you'll probably see this lovely lady with me.
Love and Stuff