Tell us a little about yourself?
I’m a married father of two lovely (and sometimes mischievous!) children. As well as being a complete car nut, I play football as much as I can get away with – usually only on Monday nights with a great bunch of guys ranging from 50 year old dads to young lads who are almost half my age…time flies! It’s probably already obvious, but I love wedding photography. I love the concentration and thrill on the day itself when you capture those very special shots. There is also a great deal of satisfaction in putting together an album that you know the couple are just going to love. It’s an enormous privilege to be charged with the task of creating what will be a family heirloom and will be viewed by generations beyond the couple.
How would you describe your wedding photography style and what makes you unique?
I am predominantly a documentary wedding photographer, but I do of course take a select handful of posed family and couple shots at a convenient moment during the day. In other words, I don’t direct the day, I record it – thus the photographic memories that I provide are genuine and emotional rather than contrived and detached from the real story of the day. My aim is to tell an artistic and informative story of the day through the medium of a mix of black & white and colour photographs. In short, my mantra is: The wedding should not be about the photographs; the photographs should be about the wedding.