Choosing the right photographer for your wedding day is one of the toughest tasks of the entire planning process.
You want to hire someone who captures your beautiful day perfectly and who has tonnes of experience, right? Well, not always. . . Meet nine-year-old wedding photographer Regina Wyllie. Regina's been an avid shutterbug from a young age. PHOTO: Wenn The daughter of professional photographer Kevin Wyllie, from Ayrshire, Scotland, Regina's "career" first began at the tender age of three, when she tagged along to a mountain bike race with her dad.
Proud dad Kevin with his prodigy daughter. PHOTO: Wenn
Dropping her toy camera and grabbing her father’s Canon G9, she started to shoot pictures as the bikes sped past her. From then on, she questioned Kevin on the ins and outs of his occupation and slowly picked up on which buttons did what, slowly learning how to properly compose her frames and adjust her focus.
Over time, this petite paparazzo has developed quite an artistic eye and is steadily building up her portfolio and client base, right alongside her proud pops.
The bride during a wedding Regina recently photographed. PHOTO: Wenn
Regina has become a welcome (and requested) addition to her father’s wedding shoots, as his clients take notice of her innate talent.
The gifted youngster first received recognition for her portrait work when she was just seven years old, and an image she captured during one of her Dad’s “trash the dress” shoots was selected for a ThinkTankcampaign.
Regina captured her dad in action at a 'trash the dress shoot'. PHOTO: Wenn
Today the 9-year-old often snaps pictures alongside her father, favoring a Fuji X-E1 and X-T1 in order to capture her sophisticated composites.
Kevin is thrilled to share his passion with an adorable sidekick, and is keen on slowly sharing his wisdom on the underlying principles of what makes for a good quality photograph.
'"Regina has never been on a regimented training plan," her proud pops told MailOnline.
'"I just answer questions when she asks them, and when she wants to do some shooting she can."