Who am I?

Who am I?

Based in Cheshire, near Manchester

Travels worldwide

It stands to reason that you’d like to know a bit about the person you’ll be spending up to 12 hours with on your wedding day.

I know I would.

So what can I say? Well, let’s deal with photography first.

That’s me, papping myself in the mirror at a wedding.

On the day I’m cheerful, fun and like to laugh along and chat with your guests a bit since it relaxes them around me. That allows me to capture the natural photography for which I’m so well known.

Photographic journey

I began my photographic journey in fashion and beauty. I always loved to make everything look as beautiful as possible, which I eventually thought suited weddings most … so I switched!

Occasionally I go back to the fashion days, like with the photographs above. It’s good to photograph something different and be inspired in a different way.

My fashion days did teach me to be meticulous and to understand that there’s always a better shot waiting just around the corner and never to give up. Flattering lighting is another skill I picked up, through hours of making slight changes in studio.

I also love to photograph in far off places. It’s amazing to see such different environments.

Which leads me on to..

Travel

Travel has featured heavily in my life for the last 15 years.

I became fascinated with the world when I visited Rome when I was in my mid 20’s. I was aware how different it was compared to back home. Some of the differences were small. Some were large.

I’ve traveled far and wide now – as far as Peru and Vietnam – and there’s still plenty of places for me to visit!

Here are a few photos from my travels.

Cycling

Cycling has become a major passion of mine in the last few years, as it seems to for plenty of <ahem> 40’s guys.

Even though I love to hike, you can see maybe 10-15 miles in a day. On a bike you can easily see 60 or more. More will happen as I’m fitter I guess!

I completed the UK coast to coast charity challenge in 2015.

I also cycled 300 of the miles from Thailand to Vietnam in 2017. It was fascinating to see the countries as they really are! I filmed the best bits on my GoPro and made a video. Take a watch!