I'm a full-time Wedding, Portrait & Commercial Photographer from Lancashire. I consider myself very, very lucky to be doing something I adore, I love how my clients allow me to be creative with their big day. My clients also love my quirky little style and I try to shoot a wedding as candid and unposed as possible for them with a few formals for good measure. I'm based in Lancashire, Chorley to be exact but will travel the length and breadth of the universe (petrol & expenses apply obviously) for a fabulous wedding.
I really like to really get to know my Wedding Clients, I feel you've got to get to know a person's, likes, dislikes, loves, hobbies and by knowing all their little quirks, their favourite music, colour etc...it really impacts on my photography. It brings my photography even more to life, it brings it soul, substance, and depth if that's possible.
Good communication is key in wedding and portrait photography and having a pleasant and calm personality is very important. Also, another very important factor is after the wedding! I go visit my newlyweds with USB's, book orders, prints and any questions they may have. Not everybody is computer savvy and it just helps my clients immensely to have an awesome after service too. Most of my clients have now become personal friends, which speaks for itself.
I've done enough weddings to know what the order of the day is, but more importantly, logistics. I know how long photo-shoots take, how formal photography can drag on because the best man can't find certain guests. What happens at certain times of the day, help with buttonholes, which side, how to stand...the list is endless. They are things a lot of potential brides and grooms overlook because they've never got married before. I don't just go through the photography with you, I mention other vendors, venues and weather (where will the sunset for example)...all important and necessary for your big day. I'm in touch with you guys every step of the way, so relax and enjoy your day.
To know a little more about me and how I tick, read on...
Stop the press!! I'm not influenced by anybody in photography, but I am totally influenced by:
Cinematography...it rocks and then some
Poetry is beyond awesome: The Life That I Have, The Guy In The Glass and Phenomenal Woman to name but a few
Libraries are for getting lost in literally
I Love the smell of books!!!
Art…my favourite painting is The Kiss (no, not Klimts)…but Francesco Hayez
Art Deco architecture enthrals me
Stevie Wonder, ELO, Judy Tzuke & Chick Corea…now that’s my eclectic music mix haha
The Secret Life of Plants by Stevie Wonder is my all time favourite music album
The comedy gold of Dave Allen and Peter Sellars has had me chuckling for years
I love Vogue…I really just do look at the photos…I never read it
My favourite books are the Secret Garden, The Railway Children & Carve Her Name with Pride
I'm mad about the blue and pink ones in Liquorice Allsorts and they never put enough in!!!
I've recently had a 4-page spread in My Cheshire & Merseyside Wedding magazine
I'm also very lucky to have the most awesome Second Shooter, and we really do make an excellent, eclectic and powerful mix. Check out some of his work here: Andy. He is also my husband and a top Landscape Photographer in his own right.
Well, there are a few details about me above but if you want to see me in action photographically, then check out my personal video below. The video shows me at work on a Wedding, Family Portrait & Model shoot or have a look through my photos in The Gallery. If you like what you see and think we would make an amazing team, then get in touch. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 07921864470