A National Geographic photographer once stated, “If you want to be a better photographer, stand in front of better stuff,”
I’ve been lucky to have “stood in front of better stuff” for 35 years as a professional photographer. Staring out of a school window never results in good grades, but as fortune would have it, I was also good at staring into a camera.
Much in life is down to good timing. At 19 I had a photograph printed on the front page of The Independent. Amnesty International then used it in a campaign. Chuffed that they had put me to use for a worthy cause I got the news bug. After ten years I swapped my Nikon for a video camera, and for 15 years supplied BBC, SKY, ITN and foreign networks with footage.
Work and passion for photography has taken me on assignments around the world. Concorde to New York and back in a day (how rock ’n’ roll), and photographing spectacular Richard Branson parties in every continent. Plenty of politicians (never mind) but I did get to meet Nelson Mandela (should’ve got a selfie for this page) and countless celebrities. Filming Princess Diana at Thorpe Park with her boys was a memorable day out and the footage still pops up on tv.
Meeting new people as a newspaper photographer is great, and wedding photography gives me the same pleasure. A refreshing change to relentless news deadlines. No restrictions, and people not running from the camera is a bonus!
Now that you’ve set the big date, it’s time for us to set one of our own. Let’s grab a coffee and you can tell me about what you have planned for the wedding. I will bring a wedding album so you can look at a full wedding from start to finish. It’s also an opportunity for you to ask any questions you might have regards the wedding photography timeline. Checking out my portfolio page should give you an idea of my style.
Most couples I work with choose full day coverage which ensures everything gets covered with no clock watching. Wedding photography in Berkshire, but I cover weddings across the UK. So, that was the about me page. Horrendous to write and possibly worse to read. I take wedding photography seriously, but I doubt many would say I am a serious person! I'd love to hear about your plans, so please hop on over to the Contact Me bit to get in touch.