I was born in sunny Donny (that’s Doncaster, South Yorkshire to regular folk), but have spent most of my days surrounded by the Derbyshire countryside. And what bloody lovely countryside it is, too!
Ever since we were kids, my mum's worked at the local library, and as a result, me and my sis are massive readers! I can barely walk past a bookshop or a charity shop without ending up with arms full of books. And you should see the pile of books next to the bed that I have to read!
I've played in bands since my school days. In one, we even had the chance to tour a little and to get into the recording studio a couple of times. It was great fun, and after a few years off, I’m glad to be back in bands and making music again.
Like you probably do, I enjoy travelling and exploring new places whenever I can. Back in 2009 I had the chance to travel around the world for 6 months. One of the best things I’ve ever done. If you ever get the chance…jump at it!
I also have a slight obsession with Time Team. Seriously, I can't understand why everyone doesn't love this show! And I still keep the hope alive that one day it'll return! Any archaeologists out there??
Besides being a wedding photographer, I also point my cameras at other stuff too. If you’d like to have a look at some of my commercial & travel photography, visit this link >> Derbyshire Commercial Photographer
What I love about weddings is that, thanks to the complexity of us humans, each one is totally different, with different characters and different stories to be told. It’s these stories that I aim to tell with my photographs. All of those genuine moments; the stolen glances, the belly laughs and the happy tears.
I’m a huge fan of movies and books. I’ve always got a couple of books on the go, and I watch as many films as I possibly can! So I find it influencing how I shoot weddings. I use some of the techniques from movies and literature to tell stories. I like to set the scene, establish the main characters, and to have a strong narrative so that whoever is looking through your photos has a clear sense of the story of your wedding day. I want them to feel like they were actually there!
When it comes to photographing this amazing day you’ve planned, I think that the pair of you should be free to experience the day with your guests for as much time as you can. So I won’t be taking you off for a lengthy posed photo shoot away from your friends and family. If you’d like a few relaxed portraits, then we can work out the perfect time to do them and have you back mingling with the guests before you know it.
I love working with couples who are kids at heart, who have a bit of a geeky side, who want their wedding to be about love and friends and family, who like chocolate, who want natural and timeless photographs, who love to travel, who love movie nights on the sofa and who think the most important thing about their wedding, is the people.