I’m not a huge fan of talking about myself, but here goes…
First of all, I’m an optimist and humour plays a huge part in my outlook on life. Positivity is at the very heart of my style of photography. I’m looking for happiness in my images; your happiness, the happiness of your family and friends. That’s what makes me tick.
I’ve been fortunate enough to have my wedding photos published in several leading wedding magazines, including Rock n Roll Bride, Cheshire Bride and Your North West Wedding. I was a finalist at the 2016 and 2017 Event Photography Awards in London, and Zankyou Weddings called me an ‘inspirational documentary photographer’ and ‘one of Manchester’s top wedding photographers’.
I studied Graphic Design and Photography at Salford University in the mid 1990s, and before that, I went to art school at Oldham College. I’ve been commissioned to work overseas, most recently in Hungary where I photographed members of the British Royal Family. I’ve also photographed in Rwanda on two occasions for UK-based children’s charity, Chance for Childhood, of whom I’m an avid supporter, donor and fundraiser.
I’m also the co-owner of Photographers Keeping It Real, a worldwide community celebrating all things documentary wedding photography.
I live in Failsworth, Manchester with my wife, twin boys and two dogs. I’m lucky that I have a loving family and great friends; that’s all I need, I think everything else in this life is a bonus.
Away from photography I enjoy sport, music, art, history and travel. I also appreciate simple things like a well-made cup of tea and sitting down with my head in a book.