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 and healthy food. I love all kinds of music, I'm a Christian and love serving my church. I'm a people person, very down to earth, honest, approachable, stupidly passionate about my industry and some tell me I'm a real pro... I try!
About My Photography
I've been a wedding photographer for over 10 years now, but truly come into my art the last 3-4 years, being very solid in what I do and how I want to do it. 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 and way less generic. A lot of my work is reportage, capturing you and your guests unaware, rather than looking at the camera. Though there is huge value to some aspect of posed photographs, which of course I can discuss more about.
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 is so 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. Coming to see me, makes me know you are serious about using me for your big day.
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.
For your engagement shoot, I never shoot the same location twice. 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”. That's a huge tick!
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 perhaps.
Awards and Accomplishments
- Guest Post Blog for JPEGmini
- Front cover image on Lonely Planet Magazine
- Work featured in Rangefinder
- 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, Love my dress, Your perfect Wedding Photographer and Boho Weddings