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.
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.