A LITTLE ABOUT ME....
I'm John, lover of Star Wars, Bladerunner, fast cars, football, tea (lots of tea), watches (don't ask...) and yes, the cliche as you're here, photography. Not going to do a list of my traits as its been done a million times, but little things give a lot away. For instance, one of my favourite facts, even now, is that every single element in our body was once at the centre of a star millions of years ago? And when the moon is directly overhead, you weigh just a tiny, tiny bit less? Guess you have gathered I am a geek too. My usual apparel is a rolled up shirt sleeve and rolled up jeans with brogues or flat trainers, but have been known to put on the odd t-shirt. I rarely, rarely shave. Whoever invented eggs, peas and Marmite should be locked up (ooh, last one a bit controversial!) and I used to be in a heavy metal band for about 6 months back in 1991. A non-practicing black belt in Karate (don't worry, I haven't done it in years, so it would never be useful at a wedding) and former Tenerife 1996 Boys Holiday Karting Champion, I think that's enough about me. That's got that bit out of the way!
Any of that put you off? If not, read on. A little glimpse now, if you will, into what I do....
I'm a Cambridgeshire based wedding photographer and I found my passion for photography a long time back in the early 90's. Yeah, it's been a long time and I have come a long way in my photography since then (really long hair, lots of black leather and black t-shirts, very loud music and a lot of cups of tea along the way....but I had a camera and I was gonna use it!). But that passion for photography is still there. I LOVE photographing people, Question: when is being around people and capturing people the most fun? At a wedding of course! And what I love is being able to capture images that make a couple laugh, cry, be surprised by, make them go " WOW". I can deliver that. Because I love it too. I love shooting the offbeat, the quirky, the different. Couples who book me usually like my photography for its relaxed and fun nature, but hopefully, they book because they like me too (well, they all say that, unless they are being polite...).
What can I do for you? I will reassure you, I will help you organise what you want from your images, ensure you are not disappointed with what you get. I learn quickly and my ethos is one of happy clients get the best images and I stick by that. So I always go that extra mile. I am proud to say that all of the couples I have photographed have always mentioned me as a person, method and my ethic.
Posed photography for the majority of people isn't comfortable. I know that. It's why I am behind the camera! Natural is where it's at, but we will get those showstoppers, thats for sure!
Photographing people is by far the most interesting form of photography to me, as you can never repeat the same photograph. I still shoot for fun even now in my free time. It's in my blood.
The whole day should be fun! Of course it should!
A full time wedding photographer living in the quiet of rural Cambridgeshire with my wife and my two young, mad, live-wire children. Those three are the absolute bedrock of everything I do and live for. My world, my everything.
A bit geeky, never shuts up, drinks far too much tea (as you know) but I hope that makes me stand out. I think I have what it takes to make a unique and good photographer, someone friendly, approachable and a bit different.
So there you have it. You will get me 100% on your day, invisible by being visible, discreet, helpful and there to capture the most important day of your life so far. Drop me a line....MORE than happy to chat!