CHASING LIGHT. TELLING STORIES.
I’m a photographer based in Godalming, Surrey and since 2005 I’ve worked with over 500 couples to create honest and meaningful photographic documentaries of their weddings that focus on what it means to be human.
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When I was young I wanted to be an Astronaut*, fly to the Moon and live with The Clangers. Instead I got a job in TV and learnt how to tell stories with images.
Though I’d studied film photography I didn’t consider making a living from it until after a seeing a friends wedding photos. Instead of a complete story of the day there was just a collection of setup shots, like pretending to sign the register with a feather (yes really) and some rather awkward looking portraits. I saw straight away that I could offer something better.
I had a chat about all of this with my Dad and before I could say “Dad can I have a camera” he’d gone to Dixon’s and bought me a Canon EOS 300D (6.3 megapixels) with a plastic lens and I started shooting the weddings of friends and colleagues, finally leaving TV for good in 2005 when I had 68 weddings in the diary.
So, there’s a little story and a photo of me on the back step of my Dad’s camper van to go with it.
* After watching Alien I lost my desire for space travel but I did give my Son the middle name “Armstrong” after Neil, the first Man on the Moon.
THREE PERSONAL FAVOURITES
16th September was quite a day. 32c, Sunny and humid. For 3 hours I found myself walking up and down 5th Avenue without much of a clue about why I was walking or where I was trying to get to. I guess we all get a little nervous before the wedding ceremony so trust me when I say on the morning of your wedding “I know how you feel”.
Our wedding ceremony took place in Central Park near to the Bow Bridge. Later we drank Pickle Backs and ate Greek food in the East Village. Everything got a little blurry after that. Perfect.