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DAD'S CAMPER 1976

About Me

When I was young I wanted to be an Astronaut*, fly to the Moon and live with The Clangers. Instead I worked in film and TV and learnt how to tell stories with images.

 

Though I’d studied photography way back in the film days 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 of what looked like two strangers grinning a the camera. 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.

My Wedding

NEW YORK CITY

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.

The photo: Dodging traffic, anything for the shot. If you would like a photo like this give me plenty of notice in advance so I can upgrade my insurance : )

THE REST OF THE TEAM

Head of common sense

LECHEA

Two foot terror

KING ELLIOT

"TRULY BLOWN AWAY"

Graham is exceptionally talented, open, qualified and is the master of covertness! Our guests loved his discreet approach which meant the images he caught were purely natural and true. There are no words to describe how truly blown away we are by Graham himself and his work.

LINZI + GABRIEL // RIVERVALE BARN 2012

LONDON HAMPSHIRE SURREY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

You don't have to love the camera, just love the one you're with and I'll make sure everything comes together, beautifully. I can't wait to hear from you.

Graham Nixon PHOTOGRAPHY | LONDON HAMPSHIRE & SURREY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

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