This is me
Me and my photography approach
I was born in the 8O's in South Wales then moved to the Midlands. I went to Drama School in London and ended up living there for many years as an actor. I had a successful career spanning over a decade playing some of the greatest characters in some of the most incredible shows all over the UK and abroad.
In between theatre work, I started shooting actors headshots which was great training and taught me that the camera never lies. If you are uncomfortable, the camera will see it, so it became important to put my clients at ease quickly.
I'm now based in the picturesque market town of Wantage in Oxfordshire. I have moved from headshots to weddings and my partner and I now have a gorgeous daughter Edie, who is teaching me Judo.
I love to be outside and there is nothing better than getting into our campervan and getting away for a long weekend to a campsite with a playpark and a bar. I enjoy cooking and football and playing silly games with Edie.
I get people telling me all the time "I hate having my picture taken". I'm the same, it's so weird having a camera thrust in your face and being told to "SMILE". This is why you will see me chatting to people throughout the day, it helps create a fun and friendly atmosphere which I believe will only enhance the photos.
On the day, I take a mixture of setups and candids. As much as I love taking those traditional portraits that your nan will want on her mantlepiece, my real passion lies in reportage. Capturing those silly moments, the drunken dancefloor shenanigans or snapshots of family reunions that happen at every wedding but are often unseen.
More stuff about me
Summertime - Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
Sympathy for the devil - The Rolling Stones
Charming man - The Smiths
Never leave you (Ooh Oh) - Lumidee & Busta Rhymes
You've got the dirty love - Florence & Dizzy Rascal
Frontin - Pharrell
Ike & Tina - Jamie T
Ghosts - Laura Marlin
Mr Wendell - Arrested Development
For your Precious love - Otis Redding
Back to the Future 1 & 2
Good Will Hunting
American History X
La La Land
Godfather 1 & 2
Favourite TV shows
Band of Brothers
Football - I won't say who I support
Tea - Milk and one please
Camping in our campervan
Food - Especially Indian and Italian
Lego - Who doesn't
Podcasts - I love True crime and comedy
New socks - Is there a better feeling
Stuff I hate
People that tailgate and flash their lights at you
The ending of Game of Thrones
Politicians - Who doesn't nowadays
Heinz sandwich spread
Rough surfaces on things like cups or cans
Having cold feet
Over the years I have collected loads of gear. It's a bit of an addiction now to be honest. I have collected over 4O cameras but there's only 3 that I use at weddings.
Nikon Z6 II
With regards to lenses I have tonnes. From brand new primes, to vintage and even a few really obscure 196O's Russian lenses that do weird things.
The main ones though are -