I became passionate about photography whilst I was studying design at university, and spent many long nights in a makeshift darkroom at home, developing black and white films until the early hours of the morning. Photography for me has always been about capturing moments and telling a story – taking photos that create a narrative and evoke an emotion.
My wife Laura, a graphic designer, and I created Story + Colour in 2012, shortly after we got married ourselves. We both missed the buzz of the big day after it was over, and knew together our creative skills could make a real difference to couples who, like us, wanted a flexible, straightforward service, particularly wanting to work with a relaxed and discrete photographer, who would capture the day honestly and in great detail.
I mostly shoot alone (though am part of a network of second shooter and associate photographers for when there is an additional need) and therefore only take on a small number of weddings a year. This means the service you get is personal and bespoke – I really care about ensuring all the couples I work with get the best service possible.
I now not only love a classic black and white photograph (though don’t shoot to film anymore!) but love to play with colour and natural light, giving you the most vibrant and fun wedding gallery possible. I tell the whole story – not just the key moments of your day but all of the details and emotions in between. Whilst I won’t engineer false events or force you for hours into uncomfortable poses or group shots, we will spend some time capturing, easy-going portraits to complement the documentary-style shots from the rest of the day.
Many of the people that commission Story + Colour are a little camera shy – I can personally relate to this, and so my understanding and friendly, relaxed nature usually makes everyone feel at ease, both in the build up and planning and on the day itself. I love meeting couples and would welcome buying you a coffee to discuss your requirements in more detail. I am London-based but happy to travel to shoot your wedding wherever it may be: city, countryside or even outside of the UK.