About My Photography
I love creativity. My job is all about being creative and being a people person to interact well with guests as well as building a great rapport with my clients. I like to shoot naturally, use shapes, shadows, highlights and try not to shoot the obvious shots to give you something different and unique, a bit more wow. A lot of my work is reportage, capturing you and your guests unaware, rather than looking at the camera.
I find it hard to define my style, but I love colours, shapes, smiles and anything away from the norm. I love to also shoot using dynamics both on an engagement shoot and wedding. Using the normal light, golden hour light, sunset light and night time photography which can be very creative and unique.
I never book a client without meeting with me first. It's important to me that you both love and get my style and what I try to achieve as well as really understand your weddings plans and for us to get on really well. I meet couples in Christchurch, Dorset normally or over skype if it's a wedding further in the north of England or a destination wedding.
When discussing your wedding with me, I am very open and honest about what I do and why I do it, as well as giving you advice and just being real with you about all the planning. Even the most organised Bride doesn't know all of the in's and out's about planning a wedding, so as well as photography, I'm here to help you and advise you on anything you'd like help with.
WHY I’M DIFFERENT FROM OTHER WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS
Your engagement shoot is where the creativity starts for me. I love my clients and I am so fortunate to work with such brilliant people that become friends and thus an awesome working relationship throughout the whole process. I put a large emphasis on the Engagement Shoot (also known as a pre-wedding shoot or e-shoot) which is part of most of my wedding packages. The engagement shoot can be more creative than the wedding day, purely because we have the ability to literally go anywhere at almost any time, which opens up the options for creativity so much more. We're also not restricted by schedules which is often tough on the wedding day with trying to fit it all in.
I never shoot the same location twice for your engagement shoot. Any photographer can go to go-to places like Lulworth Cove and other locations in the UK... and a lot do. I don’t want to be just any other photographer and give you photographs that have been done a million times before. I want to give you something unique and creative where your wedding guests see them and say “wow you guys look great, what an awesome idea/location you had, I’ve never seen that before”.
We live in a beautiful country and a beautiful world. We have the ability to literally go anywhere for your engagement shoot and almost make it like a day out at the same time. We could even theme it around something you enjoy together if you’d like.
A LITTLE ABOUT ME
I have lived in Bournemouth all my life. I have an awesome pup called Max, I love fresh coffee, fine wine, great beer (Punk IPA oh my word), going to the gym, healthy food and I love all kinds of music. I play for a covers band when I can and have played for a number of successful bands over years, as well as hosting a new music radio show for ten years. I’m a very down to earth, honest and approachable.
Awards and Accomplishments
- Honoured to have been listed in the Top 50 Wedding Photographers in the UK 2016 by Go Hen
- 2013 and 2014 Photographer of the year award at the Dorset Wedding Supplier Awards
- Shortlisted for the 2014 SW Regional Photography Award at the Wedding Industry Awards
- Work featured on Wedding Blogs such as Rock My Wedding, Your perfect Wedding Photographer and Boho Weddings
Be part of the day, look through your eyes, not your phones
I am a HUGE fan of 'Unplugged weddings' - this is where people are asked to leave their phones and cameras at home or at least turned off on the day. I'm a believer of seeing the emotion through your eyes and not through your phones - it breaks my heart for a couple to look back at their loved ones only to see a sea of phones, not faces. Guests also become obstacles for me to work around, sometimes missing potentially awesome shots. Please bare this in mind for your wedding.