Wedding days are packed with moments with just one chance to capture something beautiful, something uniquely special. You’ll want to put that responsibility in the hands of someone very experienced. Nothing means more to me professionally than a happy couple when they see their wedding gallery for the first time. Get in touch to see full galleries, prices and coverage options or pick up the phone to simply chat about your wedding. There’s no obligation to book. Let me hear what you want from your wedding photography.
I shoot all sorts of events for charities, companies and individuals. Getting out of the house and pointing a lens at someone or something moving is fun. The best of those moments captures heightened emotion. Tears or joy, it really doesn’t matter. It’s all magical, brilliant real life stuff, being there when people achieve their goals or make their loved ones proud.
We don’t choose them but we may want to shoot them. Photographically, of course.
Whether in your own home with professional lighting brought to you or in the garden, park or at the beach, I can capture the moment. A new baby, a birthday, an anniversary, a reunion … if it’s family and you are there together use the moment well. Your phone snaps are pretty good these days but won’t look amazing on the wall or in the family album. Get in touch to ask about how we can create a gorgeous family gallery tailored exactly for you at very reasonable prices.
Actors, singers, jugglers … performers of any stripe need high quality head shots. Business leaders needs standout profile images. Even your four-paw pal can have their portrait captured. A great portrait should boldly stand out, make the viewer stop and look and reveal something about its subject.
For those in the office, save time and expense and let me come to you and shoot your next business portraits, with discounts for group booking.
Runners make great subjects for photographers. There’s a lot of emotion bound up in fulfilling any goal but somehow running brings out people’s spirit in a very visible (and photographic) way. Shooting runners, mostly for charities, is a major part of my work. You’ll find me at marathons, half-marathons, 10Ks or just a local fun run with families. It takes focus and technical perfection but the results are so rewarding and are often my favourite images …
I try never to look up. Too much. I’ve missed potentially amazing shots looking up. Bikes whizz along so if you’re looking for someone specific you’ve got to glue to the eyepiece. Cycling images can be very vibrant and really engage the eye. Even more than running this type of photography requires focus and technically correct settings in often changing circumstances.
Food is pleasure. It should create desire. Food and beverage photography is all about creating desire. Whether you have a restaurant or coffee house, a catering business or a pop-up stall you can make your produce look irresistible. Show off your wares with perfect images that highlight their quality and appeal and most importantly, create that desire!
A pretty regular day of work for me happens at meetings. Meetings and gatherings and awards and celebrations. Sometimes there’s an auction, sometimes a celebrity, often there’s a speech … sometimes a good one. It’s the variety I love. You meet and snap some interesting people.
I’ve been capturing rehearsals and performance photography since I first picked up a camera and I’ve been lucky where it’s got me. I’ve been on TV and film sets, in West End and regional theatres, as well as rehearsal studios all over the map.
Sometimes the subjects are big name actors, singers and directors, sometimes students, sometimes simply people who are brilliant at their craft. Performance photography possibly feels as close to something artistic as I get and I love the challenge of it. Dramatic moving moments on stage should look dramatic when the action is frozen. Always.
Patience and perspective. Lots of perspectives and then choose the right ones. From high, from low, from above or the corner, shooting spaces is not as straightforward as it seems. Well, occasionally it is …
Photographing a party is all about searching. Searching for the laughers, the entertainers, the cheeky ones. My only nights out now are working ones (thanks children) but that doesn’t mean I don’t get to parties now and then. Just that I’m not a guest at one. Not really anyway.
Work-do, Christmas bash, corporate gala, garden party, family anniversary, high school prom … the list is endless and I am always happy to be there capturing the very best moments.
I’ve been very fortunate to work with the education & development departments of several organisations. These include clients as diverse and august as Westminster Abbey, The Postal Museum, Keep Britain Tidy and Chance to Shine.
Children tend not to hide themselves as much as we adults do which often presents wonderful photographic opportunity.