I've been a professional photographer for over a decade now I've had the privilege of capturing memorable moments, on special days, for a lot of amazing people.
The people I work with are what I love about photography. Delivering excellent images is essential but creating a connection, engaging and collaborating is just as much of a challenge.
I take pride in doing my best to ensure that being on the other side of the camera is a relaxing experience.
I'm always excited to talk about photography and events, so if you've got any questions or want to know more about how I might help you, then please drop me an email or call me for a chat on 07542 687140.
You can also find me on Instagram
How I can help you
I have extensive experience in both portrait / group photography and in reportage event photography (capturing an event and the people attending in a relaxed, un-posed style). I am very happy to talk about events of any sort or scale.
My main expertise is in wedding photography, but I also have considerable experience in:
Festivals and industry fairs
Family celebrations and occasions
Corporate events and parties
Corporate profile pictures
I'm based in Bristol but I'm happy to travel wherever I'm required.
How do I approach my work?
Long story short:
- with weddings and events, I'm trying to tell a story. Capturing details, expressions, fleeting moments while being available and flexible to your needs.
- with portraiture, there is sometimes collaboration between photographer and subject. Experimentation, trial and error, communication.
My focus is to bring my relaxed style of photography and cater how I work around what you require. I've never been asked to blend in entirely or to approach every single guest or attendee for a photo, I do find that it's best practice to be around the middle - to blend in and document until I'm ever needed.
Most compliments I receive are often about my cheerful attitude and friendly personality. Those characteristics are quite difficult to convey over a website but you'll have to trust me and meet in person.
I began my wedding photography career staying out of sight and avoiding any sort of attention. After years of experience, I now take real pleasure in the interaction and organisation of formal group photographs at weddings, leaning out of windows or over a balcony to get "the big group" photo, or running a pop-up photo studio in the evening so friends and family can pull silly faces - inevitably someone is shepherding a photo-shy guest who is relaxed enough to recreate some excellent dance choreography and is too tired to argue.
Whatever you need or want, if it requires camera equipment and someone who knows what they are doing, I'm your man. Although taking photographs is of course my priority, I take pride in making sure I do everything I can to make sure any event goes smoothly.
A quick list of things I've done outside of taking photos:
Collected bridesmaids, snowed in to a power-cut afflicted wedding venue with an electronic front gate.
Collected jackets, phones, cameras from churches - when food was being served and despite a few funny exceptions, it's very rare that I am asked for photos of friends and family eating.
Nervously taken an inflatable tour around a yacht to get gorgeous photos while trying to remember if my insurance will cover the submersible required to collect the treasured SD card
Climbed a church steeple, as someone who dislikes heights - that was fun
Joined a hot-air-balloon trip... see immediately above
Raced a helicopter. I was in a car. See above. Phew.