PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER SINCE 1998
“ For me, it was always going to be a natural progression to approach weddings in the same way as all my press photography experience has taught me, with storytelling.”
I've always had a creative eye, even as a small boy, constantly painting and drawing. After school I went straight on to Art School in Newcastle Upon Tyne and studied Graphic Design. I completed the 2 year course and then decided (much to my father’s frustration) I didn't want to pursue that particular artistic path. Instead I decided to study Photography because this subject was touched on during my design course. I enrolled on a part-time A level photography course and this is where I fell in love with the art form.
After my exams I was accepted on a photography course at Newcastle School of Art & Design where I studied full time for 2 years and finally graduated with a Higher National Diploma. It was there I received my first award from the NEPA (North East Press Awards) for best student photography. My photographic career continued shortly afterwards as a Trainee Press Photographer and over the years moved up to Senior Photographer within the Trinity Mirror group at the Newcastle Chronicle & Journal.
A large proportion of my career has been working as a Newspaper Photojournalist for regional and national newspapers in the UK. I have gained 20 years experience within the photographic industry and for some years now specialising as a full time Wedding Photographer.
Newcastle Upon Tyne based wedding photojournalism. North East wedding photographer