I wasn't always a wedding photographer, it was only after working in the music Industry for over 15 years, my passion changed when I picked up a camera for the first time.
Years later I now, photograph couples all over the world capturing their wedding days, telling their wedding day stories and I haven't looked back
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As a wedding photographer, I get to party with some of the happiest people on the planet, eat cake, and do what I love. I then get to geek off in the studio with my headphones on listening to music, whilst being on Photoshop and Lightroom for the rest of the week.
As if that's not enough; to top it all off there is no better satisfaction than delivering beautiful images and seeing the happiness on the faces of my couples.
I'm a self confessed gadget geek. dog lover, music junkie, camera wielding wedding photographer, and I love meeting new people, and helping my couples tell their stories of love.
When I don't have a camera in my hand you can usually find me at the pub, the gym, walking my dog bumble or at the cinema. It usually involves food at somewhere along the way, as I'm always hungry.
After years of photographing couples on their wedding day, I'm lucky enough that my photography has graced some of the world's leading publications and websites. You never know your images could be next!
I'd love to hear about your wedding plans, and my studio in Lancaster is the perfect place for us to meet, grab a brew, and have a chat about how as a wedding photographer I can help you capture the moment on your special day.
Wedding Days are filled with extraordinary moments, intimate, surprising and joyous. Your wedding will be a unique reflection of you as a couple full of these moments and I believe that your wedding photography should reflect this. My philosophy regarding your wedding photography is that it should tell the story of your day from beginning to the end, capturing your passion and devotion for each other to your unguarded moments of joy and laughter with loved ones.
My wedding photography 'style' is often described as clean, classic and editorial.
I much prefer more photojournalistic imagery that captures your wedding day as it unfolds. and generally produce more photos that captured a moment and less of those staring directly at the camera. That said, I also know grandmas love a shot of you smiling at the camera and has already bought her frame in anticipation, so I always include a few of those.
Posed wedding photography has it's place and there are certain wedding photographs that have to be more organised. When this happens I much prefer prompting you to do something, than manually intervening and posing you. e.g. 'on the count of three, turn and kiss each other.'
Prompting generally brings out more natural looking photographs, involves plenty of laughter, and smiles, and produces great images.
Light to a photographer is what paint is to an artist. Without light I can't produce images. I generally prefer working with natural light, but I use flash lighting when needed. I love using light to create beautiful images. Many of my signature couples portraits use light to create stunning photographs worthy of hanging on any wall. Whilst I much prefer working with natural light I am experienced in studio lighting too, so you can rest assured we will get some gorgeous images whatever happens.
I offer a complimentary, try before you buy pre-wedding shoot to all my prospective wedding clients.
When you consider you could be working with your wedding photographer for anywhere upto two years, you need to be 100% sure about the choice you make. I view it as an opportunity for you to meet me, ask any questions see if you like me, my style and find out if I am the right person to capture your day.
It is important that I have a good working relationship, with my couples. I want them to feel relaxed and confident in their choice in me as their wedding photographer in the run up and on the day itself.
The pre-wedding or engagement shoot is a great start for us to get to know each other, and build a relationship. The shoots are fun ,friendly and relaxed, and there's no money to be paid, and no hidden agenda.
A pre-wedding or engagement shoot lets you show your loved ones how and where your love story began.
It adds so much to the story of who you are as a couple right now, and they really are an ideal way to get comfortable in front of the camera before your big day.
And don't worry I have an exclusive engagement lounge to help you plan your shoot packed with hints & tips.
I love being a destination wedding photographer, and I'm lucky I get to travel the world capturing weddings across the globe telling my couples stories.
I love nothing more than the excitement a Destination Wedding brings. Helping my couples capture images that tell the story both of their travel adventures, but also their special day. Destination Wedding photography is easily one of my favourite things to do.
Romance aside, I understand planning a destination wedding is a daunting and complex process. From researching locations, finding vendors, getting transport, to arranging accommodation. All of that is without beginning to think about the logistics of your actual wedding.
As an experienced wedding destination photographer, I can help guide you through this process, share my expertise, and hopefully reduce your stress.
Many destination wedding packages, will include a photographer. They are normally only present for a short time, and there is little contact beforehand or choice.
Taking an experienced destination wedding photographer, who speaks your language, has spent time developing your adventure with you, and understands your requirements will make a fundamental difference to your trip, your wedding day and ultimately your experience and imagergy.
My wedding collections begin at:
To find out more information and enquire about my availability please contact the studio, and check out the information on the following pages.
Traditional wedding photography coverage is about 6 to 8 hours. I have being do wedding photography long enough to have learnt not to restrict myself to that window of time, as you miss too much. Many of the most beautiful moments in a wedding will happen outside that time frame and I'll be there to capture them for you . I average between 12-14 hours per wedding and it's not unknown for me to hit 16. I'm with you all day from start to finish - no limits and no extra costs
We live in the digital age, and almost all of my couples want to share their wedding photos with their friends and family through email, Facebook and Instagram. All of my collections come with fully edited high-resolution digital JPEG files that are uploaded to an easy-to-use online gallery with built in sharing.
You will also be given the rights to download, print and share your images with a personal use licence.
All my collections include access to my exclusive wedding lounge. The wedding lounge has been designed to help my couples plan their wedding day.
As an expert wedding attendee I know what works, where couples make mistakes, and how the little things can make a difference to your wedding photography. It's packed with hints & tips, downloads and advice to help you get the best from your special day.
I offer all my prospective couples a free no obligation try before you buy pre-wedding session or engagement shoot so they can see what it is like to work with me before they book, hand over any money or sign any contracts.
As a thank you for choosing me as their wedding photographer, I gift the high resolution digital files of the pre wedding session as part of their wedding collection, upon receipt of the deposit and signed contract.
My wedding albums offer a stunning addition to your collection, and will form part of the legacy you build together as a couple becoming your first family heirloom.
As a child I loved looking through my parents and grandparents album. In this digital age it's important to have a tangible keepsake that will last a lifetime to display your wedding day memories.
Fusion Videos are a great addition to your wedding photography collection. They tell the story of your wedding day in a nice short simple mini video of a selection of your wedding images set to music, which is perfect for sharing with family and friends, or just watching yourself to relive the memories of your special day.
They are a popular option with many of my couples and are included in some of my collections.