I was a professional photographer at 14. Well I thought so… my first camera, the Kodak Instamatic 50 camera, a gem, nothing better. Eat your heart out David Bailey. It all started from there. I just pestered mum & dad so much they bought it for me for some peace.
I had always wanted to be a photographer; there is just “Something” about taking photographs. Even back then it was the challenge of recording something special, something artistic, but most of all something beautiful. Then taking the film to the chemists for processing… and asking dad to pay for it (good old dad)
Times may have changed and the equipment certainly has changed but the passion is still the same. The challenge is to create something stunning with a camera, using the best light available and of course the most important people of all, the bride & groom. I still believe now, this is the best job in the world.
I did my training at the prestigious London College of Arts where I mixed with all types of people, the artist, luvvies, really strange people and everything in between. What it taught me was what looks good and indeed not so good. Albeit, tempered by what our clients want. We do not preach, but will advise you, understanding that it’s your wedding day. We always work to achieve the best result you want. The old saying “He who pays the piper, calls the tune” is very much true in our ethos.
My partner Elaine (the prettier one of the photographs) has a background within the fashion / art industry and uses her expertise and experience to set up photographic shots with great creativity style and flair. She also has the “Gentle Touch” she shoots things from her own perspective, as well as taking the initial meetings and dealing with the administrative part of the company. She is what every photographer needs, a great partner. In short, I really couldn’t do without her, But don’t tell her that.