This is me

You spend a lot of time with me on your wedding day, so it’s important that you at least know what I look like (tall)

I like to think of myself as a guest when I’m at a wedding, so you need to make sure you’d actually invite me. But, I mean, don’t send me an invite or anything, that’s just silly – and your present is my presence by the way.

I started shooting weddings full time in 2018; over the years I have shot hundreds of weddings all over the country (as well as in Spain and Montenegro) and truly love my job.

I’m not going to spend ages telling you all the clichés, just give you an insight into my crazy life.

Firstly, I have five kids. Yes. Five. Want to know what it’s like having five kids? Imagine you’re drowning, then someone hands you a baby…

Having said that, they’re great, they each have their own personality, they always amaze me, they drive my wife and I up the wall – but they also make us laugh every single day.

We’re one of those there ‘blended’ families. Two each, one together. So three each. But not six in total. Anyway, there they are right down there. What a handsome bunch we all are.

Photo Credit – Shoot It Momma

My Support

The only reason I can do this is because of my amazing wife. She is also self employed, in the wedding industry (she’s a very, very good Bridal Hair Stylist), this means we can work around each other’s schedules, we understand what each other do and support each other.

She’s also about the funniest person I know; she laughs HYSTERICALLY at all of my jokes. And when I say ‘all’, I mean the same three I’ve been saying for the last eight years or so. And when I say ‘hysterically’, I mean she rolls her eyes so hard it’s a wonder she’s not pulled a muscle.

We are a unit, we hold each other up, and we push each other to be the best we can be.

“families are like the branches on a tree; we grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one”


“No, they’re not my type of wedding pictures, I don’t like them. but it seems to work for you, and other people like them.”

Sheila Staniland, 91

(my grandma)

Some Randomness

I love coffee. Yes please, I’ll have a coffee.

I live in Rutland, which is tiny. It’s actually the smallest county in the country. It suits us well; we’re both well placed to cover weddings further afield – I’ll travel anywhere really!

I love coffee.

I love films. I love the cinematography, the subtle nuances and hidden meanings behind things. I also like when things blow up.

I’m pretty sarcastic, usually in a self deprecating way though.

I like to talk. I’ll talk to your guests, your family, the staff at the venue. The main reason for this is: I want people to be comfortable with me being there, if you read my reviews dotted around this site then you’ll see most people comment on how well I fitted in and put people at ease, which is exactly how to get natural wedding photos.

I drink too much coffee.

I’d love to say that I spend my free time going on walks, reading and playing table tennis. But, you know, I have five kids. So I spend any free time making drinks, cleaning up spilt drinks, tagging my wife in reels on Instagram and trying to stay awake through the film we started at 11pm – LIKE A COUPLE OF LOONS

So that’s pretty much me. I love my wife, I love my family, I love my job, I love coffee. I want to give you guys memories of your day which you will look at forever.

If you’re looking for a natural, documentary wedding photographer, and you have coffee, then get in touch.

See you there.

No Posers!