352 weddings shot in 7 countries
6 Faiths - Catholic, Jewish, Sikh, Hindu, Greek, Civil
Iconic, truthful & creative!
“Anyone can take a picture, the art is to capture a moment and to see what no one else sees.”
Saying ‘YES’ has set you both on an exciting, complicated, sometimes stressful but ultimately joyous journey.
This is why your choice of photographer is perhaps one of the most important decisions that you will make as you will be entrusting them with the responsibility to preserve all that you have created together for your wedding.
I believe most sincerely that everyone deserves great photography. Some of the most amazing experiences I have had, have come from shooting for all sorts of clients and from all walks of life across Europe and from many faiths and religions.
Having studied film and worked in Hollywood and owned my own TV production business in Manchester, I also studied documentary and photographic journalism, so combined this background means that being authentic to story and its truth is everything.
Take a look at my portfolio below to see what you can expect from me as I turn one day in to a forever and a day.
I am based in Hale in Cheshire and I operate out of Pezenas in the South of France where I am also shooting weddings across the Occitanie region. I am fluent in French and Italian which can add extra value to my clients as they navigate their wedding days abroad and manage their venues and suppliers.
However irrespective of where I work everything I do is to serve, inspire, honour and provide a legacy through the photos I create.
These are the most common questions I am asked. If you have any specific questions, why not reach out. I’m always happy to answer them in person, over the phone or by email.
Creative, artistic, iconic and truthful. The industry has coined a few phrases, some of which mean the same thing. In my opinion no wedding is absolutely one style but a blend of traditional and documentary styles. The art is to know which to use and when.
No timed packages, just hassle free coverage from a minimum of two hours before the ceremony up until an hour after the first dance.
This is usually enough for most weddings but I can stay longer if required. :)
The trick here is to distract the groups from the fact that we are taking their pictures at all.
Great moments deserve a great edit.
Using Lightroom & Photoshop, I know how to touch up or correct selected images but only ever to bring out the best in them (rather than completely change them) and I focus on portraits and close ups.
I use Jorgensen Albums of Australia. Long standing and superb quality with enough variations to suit most tastes.
Although fewer couples are buying albums it still represents the best format for telling your story, given that I shoot with the album design and layouts in mind.
They are hand made in Australia and take 6 weeks to arrive.
Can I see pictures from a complete wedding?
This is the minimum a photographer should be expected to show you.
Anyone can take a few fantastic shots if they shoot enough, but a wedding requires a consistency of great shots unlike most other photographic disciplines.
A professionally designed album is the only way to see an accurate example of this and so at our studio we will have a number of albums on display.
I will first design the album, as it allows me the satisfaction to share with you my personal photographic vision of your wedding.
My experience teaches me that my choices of layout and images per page can really distill a wedding to its most iconic and meaningful moments.
That said, you absolutely will have your say and so together we can work on adding the finishing touches to make your album even more personal.
As a photographer I see shapes, colours, light, movement and composition.
So whether it is an object, a scene or people – still or moving – they are all story telling elements.
Please don’t worry: I love the details.
A light hearted look at some of the moments that stood out to me. I hope they demonstrate my desire to always expect the unexpected, never approach a wedding with a predetermined idea and always to capture the truth in front of me.
No groom is exempt from nerves when waiting for their bride. They might try to hide it but their shakes, breathing or sweating gives them away. :)
Here the groom showed his nerves to my camera. I have shots of his clasped white knuckled hands but the way my photograph captured his face made the album and tells the story perfectly.
Couples either shuffle on one spot or go to town with something
choreographed. Either works as along as you are true to yourselves and however bad you may think you are it does not matter at all as you are surrounded by your family and friends. Here are Andy & Sally and this one photo hardly does their dance justice. This is where video kills it. If that is what you’re after, we can discuss that as well.
A favourite moment for me is how unique every couple’s first kiss is.
It is lovely to watch who leads, who holds who and if the kiss is a peck or something longer. It is a true spotlight moment that must be captured.
So the kiss really distills this to a split second that says so much. This was an early kiss in my career but still one of my favourites.
For some this feels way too cheesy. Others have it all planned and can’t wait. Just one of the reasons I love the fact that I never fully know what will happen but must always be ready for the unexpected.
I welcome all creative ideas a couple share and it isis important for me to be aware of who my couple are, their personalities and expectations.
Did they actually kiss? Does it really matter? I will leave it you to decide what happened next :)
No one begrudged them this time and cars honked in celebration. The result is a quirky cool image they have on their wall to enjoy.