Where it all started
In Primary School writing about “What I did at the weekend” the reoccurring words were “Lake District”, “Mountain” and “Photographs”.
Some of my earliest memories involved being on the mountains in the Lake District and the occasional photograph to capture the special moment and beautiful lakeland scenery.
This interest in photography grew & grew. In my teenage years I would borrow my Dad’s camera whenever I got the chance up until my 18th Birthday when I got my own brand new 35mm film camera and camera bag. Some people have fond memories of their first car; I have fond memories of my Pentax ProgramA and TUF Traveller camera bag.
Now there was no stopping me, every day out, road trip or holiday was photographed and recorded for posterity. The motivation was to capture and preserve unique moments in time.
Over time I developed my own style of photography using both the camera’s internal light meter and an external light meter as appropriate, experimenting with filters, double exposures, external flash guns and tripods.
Becoming a professional photographer, a natural progression
Over the following years I was invited to be the official photographer at several weddings.
In the early days most of our effort was concentrated on photographing the glorious Lake District & local tourist attractions for use on greetings cards and in calendars. Over a short period of time the geographical area of tourist attractions wanting our services grew considerably. Clients included the prestigious Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle and went as far south as Guernsey for the Guernsey Tourist Board.
In the meantime our eye for detail and passion for providing a professional service led to us covering more & more weddings.
Many people have pre-conceived ideas about wedding photographers, we brought something new to the party!
Our style of wedding photography is relaxed, mixing both formal and informal pictures
Our style of wedding photography is relaxed, our aim is to fit in and go with the natural flow of your wedding day. We like to assist with the day’s proceedings as necessary and help the whole day run smoothly & seamlessly.
The feedback regularly received from clients both by e-mail and through Google Reviews would suggest that we deliver on our promise to be a good part of your big day and to enhance your wedding day experience.
Loves the challenge of Commercial Photography
In between weddings, we enjoy the challenge of Commercial Photography. Understanding the customer brief and capturing unique images for both large & small clients is very rewarding. The range of customers has been huge over the years.
Customers have included: Thomasons Consultancy, Robertson North East, Fisheries Commission, Hartley’s Ice Cream, RNLI, Bowes Museum, Borrowdale TIC, Milburns Solicitors, Keswick Museum, Haig Mining Museum, Gibbons Chartered Accountants, High Grange, Beacon Museum Whitehaven, Senhouse Roman Museum Maryport, Best Western Hotels, SEAT, Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway, Honister Slate Mine, Cumberland Pencil Museum and the Keswick Museum.
Thoroughly enjoys running & presenting Digital SLR Photography Courses in Cumbria
For several years we have successfully been running & presenting Digital SLR Photography Courses based in West Cumbria. Whether you have photographic interest specifically in beautiful landscapes, seascapes, stunning portraits, incredible wildlife, gritty urban life, close up and personal macro or a mixture of many styles we want to help you develop, polish and improve your Digital SLR Photographic skills.
The Digital SLR Photography Courses are great fun, we keep the classes intentionally small so that everyone can have plenty of 1 to 1 tuition. The feedback has been humbling at times as everyone thoroughly enjoys the course regardless of their ability & previous experience.
Being a Professional Wedding Photographer based in the Lake District is a pleasure, a privilege and a way of life.