PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF
We are Stam and Liam, the couple behind Liam cOllard Photography. Don’t be fooled by the name, Stam joined the business after two years and been the creative force driving us forward ever since.
WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO START YOUR BUSINESS?
We both love photography and getting to do that for a living is such a privilege. Weddings are such a great way to make other people really happy whilst doing something you love.
HOW DOES YOUR TYPICAL DAY LOOK LIKE?
Busy, we both rush around trying to capture every moment of the day. We are very mindful of the days special meaning and always work organically around what’s going on.
WHAT IS THE BEST PART OF YOUR JOB?
Making couples so delighted is the best part, just after they receive their final images.
AND WHAT IS THE WORST PART?
We put a lot of pressure on ourselves to capture something truly special for each couple and that always gives us a few butterflies before we arrive, but its probably a good thing we feel so passionate about what we do :)
WHAT IS THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE BEEN GIVEN?
Do what you love and you’ll love what you do.
WHAT WOULD YOU WANT COUPLES TO KNOW ABOUT WHAT YOU DO?
That we are there to make their day better and more enjoyable. We are photographers but also have a ton of experience at weddings. We are always on hand to help guide our couples through the day so they have a great time celebrating.
DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR COUPLES PLANNING A WEDDING?
Get help from people that know the wedding space well. A good planner, make up artist and photographer can be the difference between a fantastic celebration and a stressful day worrying about everything.
WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU DIDN’T WORK IN THE WEDDING INDUSTRY?
We also have a commercial photography business working with luxury hotels and boutique fashion brands, so we would still be photographers :)
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR TIME OFF?
We love our French bulldog Bob! He is the best.
We spend most of our free time travelling with him around Portugal (where we are based a lot of the year) and enjoying the outdoor life.
We got paid to do a commercial job in the Four Seasons in Bora Bora a few years ago… WOW
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS?
Hopefully still travelling the world taking photos for a living. It is the best job and we both worked in corporate office jobs before and know that isn’t for us.