I ‘ve been a professional photographer since 2009, and I love capturing sensational pictures. I live on the breath-taking coastline of north Pembrokeshire, in west Wales.
I‘ve always been very sociable and my natural affinity to bring out the best in people is perfectly suited to making clients feel great, and so look their best.
“But I’m not photogenic,” I hear everyone cry!
I can’t tell you how many times I hear this (before delivering their collection!). And so delighting people with images of themselves, and their families, thrills me too!
I’ll tell you the secret – and it’s not about posing, or make up, or youth, or anything superficial like that: It’s about the atmosphere and the vibe. It’s my number one job to help you relax and feel excited about being photographed. When you’re feeling comfortable and confident; and your innate beauty radiates towards the camera; then it’s impossible not to be photogenic.
So it’s my challenge to give you the best photographs that you’ve ever seen of yourself – because in the hands of a great photographer, everyone’s beautiful…
WeddingsY our wedding is your special day. It’s not about technical requirements of a photographer (especially in these digital days). My role is to capture terrific photographs with 100% reverence to the natural ebb and flow of your celebration. It’s a specialist task, and involves collecting and coaxing all those magical moments while hardly being noticed.
Sure, we can shoot a ‘bridal session’ whereby the three of us nip away for 30 mins and we can really think through some gorgeous portraits, but the real trick of wedding photography is documenting the narrative of your wedding day ‘under the radar’; from start to finish; story-telling with pictures; so that in years to come you can open your album and all those feelings come flooding back, year after year …because – be ready – it’s an emotional roller-coaster ride, all the way from nervous anticipation through to the knees-up!)
It’ll be my honour to shoot your wedding’s atmosphere, ambience, character and tone. And I’ll keep your life-long memories fresh and fun.
- The gorgeous Jenny & Phil on the Isle of Wight – the Digital Collection delivered on an ‘OLP’ branded USB drive and an online gallery. (It’s not often I do a jog and a swim during the morning build up …but ‘hey-ho’ I’m game!)
- A selection from the most elegant Harriet and Oliver’s celebration in the West Country:
If your timing is important there’s also what’s called a ‘composite’ option whereby we can shoot indoors (in a studio) and subtly superimpose people onto places using photoshop (see if you can guess the composites in the gallery).
A lovely idea is to create a family album from an all day family shoot. We would have a get-together, prior, and we would draw up an outline of how the day would run. As well as the group photos with you all together we would also designate time slots to family members and their jobs and hobbies. So, for example, if Mum and daughter are both painters, or all the sons are cricketers, we would think through corresponding activities especially.
The resulting album and wall art images can then take pride of place in your home, and Granny’s!
Also there is a technique that I have been honing via the expert tuition of Joel Grimes, where by we would ‘composite’ (join) in photoshop a studio portrait with an atmospheric background to produce a modern and exciting image that works fabulously well when printed on a comtemporary acrylic canvas or the like. Very cool.
Commerce & Publicity
Many people are now beginning to design and construct their own websites thanks to the ease of a plethora of excellent DIY website programmes. However users quickly realise that regardless of well composed layouts, copy and information a website’s success stands very much on the quality of its images. I will shoot bespoke images specifically for your website and also offer very competitive rates to design and construct your complete website.
Please contact me for a quote.
Prints – backed and mounted:
21 x 29 (A4) – £25
42 x 30 (A3) – £45
(UK P&P included)