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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 at 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

"Ninja photographer"

Graham was our dream photographer, his professionalism and attention to detail ahead of the wedding was extremely reassuring and filled us with confidence that he would capture exactly what we had in mind. He totally blended in with the guests and was even dubbed the “Ninja Photographer” crouching and bending to capture the perfect shot and then disappearing into the crowd. Our photos are nothing short of stunning and he has absolutely captured the true essence of our day. Nothing was staged and every shot is not only a natural and true reflection of the emotion that we felt but each one tells a special and unique story.

LAURA & DEAN // SOUTHEND BARNS // NOVEMBER 2016

Southend Barns Winter Wedding Photography

"The best"

Graham has an eye for the decisive moment and is an absolute master of natural light. Without doubt one of the UK’s best wedding photographers.

NICK RAY // PHOTOJOURNALIST // THE TIMES

Spring wedding at northbrook park photo

"Incredible photographer"

Graham is an absolutely incredible photographer and a really nice guy. My Wife and I knew that we really wanted wedding photos that captured the day as it was happening. We were after natural shots that of our guests just enjoying themselves rather than the standard formulaic, posed ones. With his unobtrusive style and fantastic eye for a shot Graham’s photographs exceeded our expectations. Even the few posed shots we had were done with originality and were typically excellent. As a testament to his work I have had friends and family tell me that our wedding photos are the best they’ve ever seen! I really cannot recommend Graham highly enough and I couldn’t be happier with the results.

OLIVIA + LIAM // NORTHBROOK PARK // JULY 2013

"Blown away"

Whatever I write will not do Graham and his photography justice… but I will try!! We are also both photographers, so choosing someone to photograph your own wedding is challenging and even more so for a picky pair like us! Without fail Graham was one of the best choices we made. He managed to capture our day in mood and emotion, exactly as we wanted it to be remembered. We were blown away at how amazing the images were and just how beautifully the story came together. I would recommend Graham to EVERYONE!

MARIAN + BUKI // CYPRUS // JULY 2014

Larnaca Cyprus Wedding Photographer

"Simply priceless"

The day passed so quickly, I found myself unable to remember walking down the aisle, speeches or even our first dance. Then we received our sneak peek from Graham and the details, emotion and joy of the day came flooding back. The moments he captured are simply priceless and radiate every emotion we and our guests felt on the day.

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 // APRIL 2015

"Om my ******* God"

Oh my ******* God!!! Excuse the swearing but these pictures are absolutely incredible!!!

MICHELLE & DAVID //NORTHBROOK PARK // DECEMBER 2016

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