They say a picture is worth a thousand words and that’s exactly why I love photography. It’s not so much about taking pictures but capturing the moment – a smile, a look, a laugh, all memories which will last forever.
I’ve taken thousands of photographs for hundreds of happy customers, all backed up by over 8 years of experience as a professional photographer.
Whether in the studio, on location or during your big day, my approach to taking photographs can be summed up in three words – relaxed, friendly and fun!
We’ll work together to make sure you’re comfortable in front of the camera, because the most important thing I capture is your personality, not your pose. Rather than barking orders at you to get the photographs I need, my relaxed friendly approach means that I can often get the best photographs because you’ve forgotten that the camera is even in the room.
My studio is based in North East England but I’m happy to travel both nationally and internationally, I’ve photographed events and weddings from Teesside to Tallinn and plenty of places between.
I’ve taken photographs from a young age and my interest in photography became serious when I started studying at Cleveland College of Art and Design. Whilst at college, I attended a workshop with Joe Cornish, learning about using natural lighting in photography and this is when I decided professional photography was for me.
The rest, as they say, is history and I started work as a professional photographer in 2008. In that time, I’ve photographed pretty much everything from late night band promotional photos to photographing weddings at some of the most prestigious venues in the North East. I specialise in wedding, family and portrait photography but I also cover events and other forms of photography too, please get in touch to discuss your requirements further.
I’ve been happily married to my wife, Amy since 2013 and we recently welcomed our daughter, Charis Joy to the family. Choosing Charis’ name was very much a testament to our faith in and relationship with Jesus. Charis is the Greek word for grace and it’s because of the grace of God that we have so much to be joyful about.
I have always had a love for cinema and on my days off I enjoy days out with my family, spending time by and in the sea, travelling, exploring new places and cooking for the people I love. I have an eclectic taste in music and also enjoy drumming – although it’s not always easy to practise with a sleeping baby in the house. I also have a weakness for coffee and ice-cream, although, admittedly not both at the same time. Usually.