Hello and thank you for visiting my website. I’m a documentary wedding photographer mainly photographing weddings in Lancashire, Cheshire and the Lake District although I’m very happy to travel further afield and overseas.
I decided I wanted to be a wedding photographer whilst watching Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep in the Bridges of Madison County. It was the bit where Clint asked Meryl if he could put his film in her fridge. That was the exact moment I knew I was meant to be a photographer. I also knew I wanted to photograph people who are in love and tell stories with photographs, and to find those real and honest moments between them. I can remember the very first wedding I photographed like it was yesterday. I loved every single minute of it, and still do some 250 weddings later. I can remember what Chris said to Natalie during his speech at their Low Wood Bay wedding in 2007. He told her he knew she was for him when she knocked up a jam sponge and custard during the adverts to Corrie. It really is what I was meant to do and I put my heart and soul into telling your story. I love the thought that in years to come people will be looking back at the photographs and they will be treasured. Your grandchildren will have a framed photograph of you on the wall. It’s this feeling of nostalgia that inspires me.
I love natural, honest photography. I love real moments and real expressions. I seem to have an instinct for expressing the relationships and connections between families and friends. One of my favourite parts of a wedding day is after the ceremony where everyone hugs and kisses you. I love the pride in your grandad’s face as he holds your hand and wishes you well. I love the joy on your faces as you walk down the aisle together. I love the bit where your dad sees you in your dress for the very first time. I love how your faces look as your friends shower you in confetti. I love how even after you’ve just got married you’ll still sort his tie out! I love every little nuance and expression. You can’t pose those moments.
I’m observant and discreet and I have an intuitive eye for details as well as for emotion. You’ll hardly notice me. Even when I’m photographing the two of you after your ceremony, away from your family and friends you’ll hardly be aware of me. It’s a lovely few minutes to catch your breath and have some alone time and some couple photographs taken. I also include some group shots of families, bridesmaids and groomsmen. I try to keep these to a minimum so it only takes ten or fifteen minutes and you can spend your day celebrating with family and friends rather than posing for photographs for hours. From the details of your wedding gown to a quiet glance, I’ll tell your story with the most beautiful, evocative pictures you’ll ever have.
My photographs have been published in several magazines such as Conde Nast Bride, Cheshire Bride, Yorkshire Bride, Pure Weddings, Professional Photographer and the British Journal of Photography. I have had lots of front cover issues and real weddings featured. Digital Photographer Magazine recently featured me as one of the most sought after wedding photographers in the UK and once again my mum bought a stack of copies! I have photographed Sir Ian McKellen, Joanna Page and the Queen. They were fun commissions (a bit terrifying too) but didn’t come close to the joy of photographing a wedding.
Please use the contact page or drop me an email for a brochure with more information on coverage options, a full price guide and details of our beautiful Queensberry wedding albums. I live in Cartmel Fell in the Lake District and mainly photograph weddings in the Lake District, Lancashire and Cheshire however I am more than happy to travel further afield. Last year I photographed weddings in Kenya, Italy and Portugal so if yours is a destination wedding or elsewhere in the UK please get in touch for more information.
In the spirit of you show me yours and I’ll show you mine, here’s a short clip of our wedding day in 2012. We were married at St. Oswalds church in Grasmere followed by a reception in a Papakata tipi at Storrs Hall. Rebecca Reville made this film.