First things first - your wedding is a BIG deal to me.
Forget what you think a wedding should be: Whether you're on the beach bare-foot, or trapsing through boggy moors in a purple dress, it's going to be awesome because it's going to be all yours. Make your own traditions, break some rules and invite all your loved ones to be at your sides while you do it.
If you're already thinking 'HELLS YES', friend, you're in the right place :)
- Yeah you have! And my goal is to completely take the stress out of your photos, keep things relaxed and document these major life events in the truest way possible in all their imperfect perfectness: capturing a story that takes you back to feel the day again and again; the sun, the rain, the love, laughs and the tears, and all that wonderful stuff.
As much as I'd like to be, I'm very not street, haha.
I grew up in the 'burbs of Sheffield, so a bit greener and only a short drive from the countryside. This is where I learned about my love for nature and the outdoors. I spent pretty much my whole childhood making dens, climbing, hiking, cataloging insects, injuring myself in said dens, and playing in the woods. My nickname at school literally was 'natureboy' for a spell. It was all pretty awesome.
There's no doubt that this was what originally inspired me in my work and which still moulds how I think to this day. And the north will always be with me wherever me and my fam end up on this spaceball!
I don't think I'm off the mark when I say the best photos are those off the cuff, just enjoying life, being completely in the moment, ones, right?
You’ve probably already visited a few sites that say ‘natural images’, ‘authentic moments’ etc etc. But when you think about it, there’s nothing really that natural about having your photo taken!
If you're still with me, you most likely do feel a little uncomfortable when the camera's on you - and I totally get it. So, my approach isn’t to make you feel natural while taking photos (because that's not really a thing)...It’s to make you feel comfortable and at ease. When you're comfortable, you act like youerself, it's as simple as that. See where I'm going with this? :)
This is an approach I've loved adopting and it's allowed me to capture beautiful, unguarded moments of couples totally comfortable to be themselves.
Pip - the most selfless, perectly imperfect person I've ever met ever, with a humour dark enough to rival my own. And our little girl who currently loves jumping, spinning, Frozen, unicorns, purple and her collection of 'treasure' she finds in rivers. She teaches me something new everyday about being human, and she's without a doubt my best creation ever ever ever.
Where would we be without animal friends! Our dog [Ellen] Ripley and Dommie, our cat - frenemmies to the very end!
My world revolves around the loves of my Life: Pip, my wife and my best friend, and our wonderfully weird, far too intelligent 4 year old. We're wild at heart and weird on top ;)
Geek at heart, but here's me in a nutshell!
Photography, Drumming, foraging, making fire, making and then eating bread, building computers and bicycles, cooking EVERYTHING, all the music, and playing ukulele because I really hated learning the guitar.
ALL the 80's classics, 90's and early 00's films that are so shit they're great. And David Lynch films...and The O.C. Not a film but I will always, always love that show.
Everything from Dreampop to Pantera.
Quoting Friends episodes and films in full (I get punched on the reg)
Eating american cheese slices straight from the pack.
This was a bit of fun, but this pretty much sums me up! More than anything, time with my family trumps all of the above.