I love weddings. No two are the same, and there are always new experiences to be had which keeps the day fun.
I love the build-up to the day, meeting a new couple and sharing their dreams and expectations for that special day. There’s nothing better than to see how their plans for the day develop and having those ideas turn into reality.
Then there are all the incredible moments that happen throughout the entire day that I am there to capture – from the bride, groom and bridal party getting ready in the morning, to the groom anxiously awaiting for his wife-to-be, the ceremony and the fun and celebrations that follow.
During these events, there are the quieter, smaller yet sweet details that are forever cherished – the groom’s mother arranging his corsage, the moment when the bride and groom see each other for the first time, and all the reactions and smiles that ensue throughout the day.
All these moments, no matter how seemingly big or small they are, are captured by me for you to forever look back on.
Regardless of the wedding style, size, venue or unpredictable British weather, I am comfortable in any setting and able to get the very best of your big day.
My wedding photography style offers both candid and posed shots to get a pleasing mix that will give your album the right balance and to tell your story in a way that best represents you as a couple.
I’ve just started in on my 4th decade, but that said, most of me still works despite years of martial arts abuse (yes martial arts, not marital as Terry Pratchett would say). Any time you want to talk cameras and martial arts, I’m your man. I took up both photography and kung fu when I was 13 and they seem to have stuck. I’ve now got a 5th dan and a degree in photography. My qualifications for photography are BA (Hons) Photography, MA Digital Media, BIPP Licentiateship and a Dean’s Award. Oh yeah, Adobe Photoshop accredited too so I can swap heads and all sorts.
If you're getting your car fixed, you go to a qualified mechanic, don't do less for your wedding photography. I've put in the time and got the qualifications that let you know that my laid back approach is backed by solid foundations.
I also have 2 kids, a cat and a wife. That’s my daughter’s ordering btw, I would never dare put them in that order. So when I'm not shooting weddings them I'm painting, spending time with the family, reading or practising martial arts.
If you're a member of the CMAA or Genbukai International then let me know when booking, you'll get a discount.
If you’re after a Manchester wedding photographer that’s easy-going, fun and dedicated to marking the start of your new chapter together through beautiful and creative wedding photography, then I’m your man!
Say hello and let’s have that first chat about your day.
Huddersfield Road, Stalybridge, Cheshire, SK15 3DY