Following my years of experience as a Graphic Designer and Commercial Photographer and occasional Wedding Photographer, in 2011 I discovered my true vocation – just wedding photography! I’ve often had couples (grooms in particular) say to me, “You really love this job, don’t you?” and it’s true. There’s no part of wedding photography that I don’t like – I love to meet new people and I love to take amazing photographs of happy people dressed up to the nines. Even way back in college, more than 25 years ago, I remember being asked what I really wanted to do as a career and I said, “Take photos of people – that’s it.” Well, that dream never left me and now I’m one of the privileged few who can genuinely say, “I LOVE MY JOB!”
But what does this mean for you? Well, I think it’s simple – you don’t want a jobs-worth photographer, being grumpy and ordering your guests about like a disgruntled headmaster admonishing a rowdy class. My passion and enthusiasm for wedding photography means that I love to be there with you, sharing in those special moments as I work away, recording your day for yourselves and future generations to enjoy. I highly recommend that you meet potential photographers before booking – if you don’t like them, no matter how good their work is, don’t book them! My advantage is that not only is my work pretty darned good, but I’m a really nice fella too. My assistants regularly get praised for their friendliness and willingness to help out too.
My style is Creatively Managed Documentary (I made that up so that it's unique to me!) What I mean by this is that I will document the 'live' parts of the day without intervention, e.g. the ceremony, the speeches, the guests chatting etc. But I combine this with directed shots too - such as family groups, the bridal party and the couple etc. My albums all have a very natural feel to them - I don't want to make couples or guests feel uncomfortable with any of my 'posing' suggestions. I want you to look back on your wedding day and remember it as fun, not cringey.
Quite simply, I love marriage, ergo I love weddings. For me and my wife, our commitment to each other on our wedding day was a deeply spiritual experience that I still hold very dearly too, 16 years later. Every couple that I witness tying the knot is making that same commitment, one to another, to always love, to always uphold, to always encourage, to always enable, through thick and thin. I think that level of commitment and love is worthy of great celebration with family and friends. I thrive on meeting new people and talking to the crowd, taking beautiful photos of beautiful people in beautiful places. Wedding photography, is to me, my perfect job and one that I hope to continue far into the future.
Don't just look at the images - they're very important, but so is the character of the photographer. If you meet with them, and you don't like them, don't book them! Shortlist no more than 3 photographers as you've got enough to think about without spending hours and hours trawling through wedding albums. Don't be led by price either - wedding photography is art and if you want that photographer for your wedding, please don't upset them by saying,
I only charge travel expenses for distances greater than 50 miles from Liverpool
Starting Price: 1050
For the remainder of this year, any bookings taken for 2018 weddings attract a 20% discount. Why? Because Harry and Meghan's wedding was just wonderful so I decided to be generous to celebrate!
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