Choosing a Wedding Photographer

If you’re reading this then you’re obviously serious about making the right decision at this point of your wedding planning. And quite right too.

A wedding photographer has a huge part to play on the wedding day itself, but leaves behind a legacy which a couple and their family will hold dear for generations. Needless to say it’s an important thing to get right and a decision that needs some thought. There are a whole range of wedding photographers available at any one time, each with their own style and way of working. And, each with a different price. I have to say, having been married for nearly ten years, I still love our wedding photos (thank you Ian). But choosing a photographer back then was much easier than it is now.

How to budget for a wedding photographer is a tricky thing too. The only advice I would give (whether you book me or not) is this. Wedding photographs aren’t something that will immediately have a great meaning. But one, two, ten, twenty years down the line will be completely priceless. You’ve spent a lot of time and money creating the perfect wedding. Make sure you have the perfect photographs to remember it.

me and lucy

About me

I’m a husband and father of 3 beautiful children and I  have more hobbies and interests than I have time for. My family  means the world to me. I eat a lot of chocolate, drink tea and enjoy sports. There are some photos of my family in the personal section of my blog – links below I love to run when I have the chance. We have a dog called Buddy (the kids named him). I’ve been to University twice, once in Liverpool and once in Manchester. I studied Art, Photography and Teaching.

I’ve been into photography for as long as I can remember. But only started shooting in a professional capacity around ten years ago. I worked as a primary school teacher and then took a job with an FE college before moving to a career taking photographs of people to pay my bills. I also deliver training and mentoring to other photographers.

Photography Awards and Accolades

Top 5 Wedding Photojournalist in the UK 2017

Number 1 Fearless Photographer in the UK 2016/2017

Last year I was named in a list of the 100 best wedding photographers in the world

17 Fearless Awards from Fearless Photographers

30 International Excellence Awards from WPS

In 2015 I was named ‘Best Wedding Photographer in the North West’  TWIA – The Wedding Industry Awards

I’ve judged 2 international photography competitions

Featured in the top 10 creative photographers in the UK by Autographer

Featured in the Guardian Newspaper for my business success in photography.