I have always told stories and tried to capture memories through creative media. As a child I wrote short stories and drew pictures until my bedroom was full of things that I'd created. From my early teens I began to pen lyrics and set them to music, eventually recording three albums and touring all over Europe with my band. Finally, in my early twenties I followed in my father and grandfather's footsteps and began telling stories through photographs, working with bands and performers I knew before gaining fantastic experience covering events such as the Like Minds conference and Social Media Week London.
Most recently I have worked as an assistant and second shooter to American fashion and wedding photographer Amanda Wilcher in Dublin, Ireland, but the first time I ever took photos at a wedding was a rather surreal experience several years before; my parents were getting married after 35 years together and asked me to bring my camera along! I love how each and every wedding day is unique and has its own special story just waiting to be told. I hope you'll consider hiring me to be the one to provide this service for your own big day!
I am inquisitive by nature and have a deep interst in the personal experiences that make each of our lives unique, fleeting glimpses of which I have always tried to capture and express through any means at my disposal. My own story has often seen me travel across continents and cultural divides; I love to meet new people and find out about their lives. I spent most of 2012 and 2013 living and working abroad in Washington DC and Dublin, but now my wife and I are back in the city where I was born - London - to start a new chapter in our lives.
My wedding photography has a contemporary and naturalistic feel, relying on natural light with an emphasis firmly on capturing those subtle, fleeting moments of real emotion and drama as they happen. I draw inspiration from the honesty and humanity of documentary reportage and street photography, using my lens to capture events as they unfold rather than trying to intervene and bend them to my own vision. I will shoot a limited number of posed shots if requested by the bride and groom beforehand, but on the day I prefer to be given the freedom to react organically to those one-off, unexpected moments of genuine emotion that are what make every wedding day unique, joyful and memorable.
I am currently based in London but travel frequently, both in the UK and abroad. I welcome all enquiries for shoots, whether from domestic or international clients.
Outside of photography, I still enjoy playing music and my trusty ukulele is never far from my side. I am also an enthusiastic cook, film buff and gig attendee. I adore Japanese food - I think I could happily survive off avocado norimaki washed down with green tea for the rest of my days. I was born in Kensington, so the museums, parks and galleries around that area will always hold a special place in my heart, but I also spent much of my childhood in rural Devon and so I also have a particular fondness for the beautiful open wilderness of Dartmoor National Park.