Bride sat on grooms lap in woodland

I love weddings.

No two are the same and there are always new challenges which keep the day fun.

I love the buildup to the day, meeting a new couple and sharing in their dreams and expectations for that special day. I like to see how their plans develop and build upon those first few ideas.

Then there is the sheer chaos of the day which I am there to capture. From the bride and groom getting ready in the morning, the groom waiting anxiously for his bride-to-be to arrive, the ceremony, and then the fun and celebrations afterwards. Set against that chaos are the quiet moments, little moments, the bride and bridesmaids just stopping to look at dress. The groom's mother arranging his corsage. That moment when the bride and groom see each other for the first time. These all make the day special, and are captured by me, for you to look back on.

Stylistically, I work between candid and posed, to get a pleasing mix that will give your album the right balance.

About me

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I’m far too near 40 for comfort 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. The boring accolades for the photography which no-one in their right minds would read are: BA(hons) photography (first class thank you), MA Digital Media, BIPP Licentiateship and a Dean’s award. Oh yeah, Adobe Photoshop accredited too so I can swap heads and all sorts.

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.

My location

Huddersfield Road, Stalybridge, Cheshire, SK15 3DY