I have been a photographer for as long as I can remember. My journey started back in the days of working for a newspaper within Tamworth and Burton Upon Trent. Doing the jobs none of the other reporters or photographers wanted. Normally late nights and early mornings, covering clubs and pubs, interviewing "B" list celebs etc. This contributed to an amazing social life with so many great times going down in colour and black and white.
Based in Derbyshire, East Midlands and covering the whole of the UK and overseas, shooting ceremonies from Swadlincote to Stuttgart in Germany. I would like to think at my age my photography is a little more sedate, but my passion for wildlife to weddings and portrait photography takes me all over the UK and abroad. It can be non-stop and pretty hectic. If truth be told, I wouldn't have it any other way. So what about my wedding photography you may ask? Well, this is where I like to get creative. I love candid photography, as well as posed works of art. We have options :), you see over the years I have shot just about everything. I work with both natural light as well as a multitude of off-camera flash options. So whatever we are confronted with, your images will be the very best they can be starting from the camera. It does not stop there, I have a good working knowledge of several software programmes that will also polish your images for that little edge. I do not use presets as these I feel are adapted to an individual image. Each image is different, and every image has my undivided attention. You can relax in the knowledge that my experience goes over thirty years in the field. Why consider those who are learning on your time and money.
All of my wedding photography samples on this site are of real brides and real weddings. I do not use shots of models, made up by professionals and taken hours to pose for one shot. I think this is misleading and not the "real world" wedding photography scenarios we encounter. You will see a great portfolio and wonder why your images are mediocre. It is always worth asking if models have been used. I believe my work and my ethics are enough to sell my services. I do not need to pay to join organisations, just for a certificate to tell me I am a professional photographer. Judge me on what you see and what I do. You do not need to pay more for less. And if you pay less, you invariably get what you pay for. I firmly stand by honest, quality photography at a fair price...
I shoot with two bodies, both Sony full frame cameras, the A7rii and the A7riii. Both 42MP. I honestly think there is no better camera for wedding photography and portraiture. The detail and depth is pretty special, I have clients who say "it see's into their soul". Most of my glass is German Zeiss and the combination of German engineering with the technology of the Sony system... Well, seeing is believing.
If you want to know more and have an informal chat over a coffee? Feel free to get me through my contact section and I look forward to hearing your plans.