Photographs of real, authentic moments full of personality are what we offer. Together with our emphasis on beautiful lighting and attention to detail we make photographs for you to love for years to come. Our style is creative, documentary storytelling, covering each aspect of the day as it unfolds and complemented by gorgeous relaxed portraits of you both having an amazing time on your wedding day.
In June 2013 we got married ourselves so totally understand the excitement and occasional angst of planning your own wedding. We chose to get wed in the stunning Peak District which reflected our love of walking, camping and generally being outdoors.
Watching the images I’d photographed magically appear under the red light of my sixth form darkroom felt amazing and began my obsession with photography. My degree in History of Art taught me about composition and the rich narratives contained in the paintings we studied so I began to use my camera to tell the stories of the people and places around me. Although my photographs were far more contemporary, they shared their themes with the paintings and were full of love, families and everyday life.
I wanted to know more so took a masters degree in fine art photography which confirmed my decision to become a professional photographer. Along the way I spent some time lecturing at various colleges and loved introducing students to the magic of the darkroom I first experienced 20 years ago. I still love teaching and offer one to one and small group sessions. Want to know how to make a camera from a beer can? Just ask and I’ll tell you how!
Each time we got home from exploring a new country Ruth and I would spend an afternoon choosing the images to go in the holiday album. I soon realised the amazing potential of photography for capturing incredible moments and allowing them to be relived again and again. Ruth taught me what to look for in a great image and drilled me in all the technical stuff until I was dreaming about f numbers. Learning about light was the next stage and now I’m obsessed by it.
It is great working as a team as we get a much fuller picture of your day, Ruth focusing on the main events leaving me free to capture all the side stories like the flower girls having a ball playing hide and seek. It also means we can be in two places at once so Ruth can be taking some stunning shots of the bride before she leaves for the church whilst I photograph your guests arriving and the groom waiting at the altar.