Wedding Photographer in Dorset and The New Forest
The story of a wedding photographer
Hello and welcome.
I photographed my first wedding back in 2001, much against my better judgement! Joanne had seen my work at an exhibition at the now defunct Pines Hotel in Christchurch way back in 1998, my first ever solo exhibition. Amongst the 40 or so images on display, only two featured people, and in both the subjects were naked and draped over trees in the New Forest. None the less, Joanne on her way out insisted that when she married, she wanted me to do the photography. And so three years later I was at Highcliffe Castle, capturing the story of Jo’s wedding to Adam.
And my life changed on that day, my future course was set. Four years later, on the day of the solstice, 21st June 2005, I became a full-time professional wedding photographer.
Fulfilling wedding dreams
My aim as a wedding photographer is to create the pictures you want, that you will look at in ten, twenty, thirty years and love as much then as you do today.
I want you to have an album of pictures that you will run through flames to save, an album that you will share with your children, and your grandchildren.
Who knows what technology we will be using in 30 years, who knows whether we will be able to use DVDs, or USBs. But you will be able to get the presentation box down from the shelf in the sitting room, open it and lift out the book. And you will be able to open the pages and see your photos, that will remind you of that special day way. And you will smile, and laugh, and maybe cry.
Those pictures will be a mix of arranged and candid, posed and spontaneous, planned and found! We can talk more about this when we get together and you can tell me exactly what you are looking for, who you want (and sometimes maybe don’t want!) in your photos, and what special details you have arranged, maybe a magician, or fireworks, or something different for your First Dance.
I’d love to show you some typical books and albums, and chat about weddings with you – contact me now for your free consultation. and I’ll have the kettle on.
Fulfilling my dreams
I am fulfilling a lifelong dream right now, renovating a house in The New Forest with my partner Barbara (who may be my second shooter and assistant at your wedding), and when it is ready to move into, we will get another cat to keep Jupiter company, a dog from one of the local rescue centres, and some chickens. We are both very excited to be moving to the countryside, and living in the New Forest where the ponies and the cattle roam free – just please remember to close the gate when you visit, otherwise we might lose all our vegetables!
Anyway, let’s meet up; I’ve got lots of different books and albums and all sorts of things to show you!