I have two approaches to portraiture: one is to show you in your environment, be it at home, at work or at play, as your surroundings tell part of your story. The other is to show you just as you are. Both have the same intention - to capture a glimpse of the essence of you.
Making a portrait can be a slow and gentle process, or it can be quick and snappy - it depends upon the circumstances, the light, and you. The important thing is to establish a rapport, so that you feel comfortable with me and with showing me a little of who you are.
Children, or course, are a different story and are always a delight as they're so good at just being themselves.
My pricing structure is the same as for any other event - firstly, I give you an initial meeting completely free of charge so that we can become comfortable with each other and to share our ideas about the session. The actual photo session, on location, is £125, which includes a free 8" x 10 print of your choice and travel up to 20 miles from York. Print prices for further prints are the same extremely reasonable standard prices the I use for weddings.
There are no hidden extras.
I love live performance and really respect the people who have the courage to get up on stage and give it all they've got, whether it's dance, music or theatre. The creative process takes many forms, but 'theatre' in the very widest sense and musical performance always excites and inspires me. I feel that there's something very special happening when people bare their souls in front of an audience and give it all they've got. Something is being created out of nothing and we can't do better than that. With respect and admiration, I'm here to capture and document the person, the process and the performance.
Weddings are the archetypal celebration event, which is why I've given them a section all of their own: and not only a section - I have an entire website that is given over entirely to the super-important subject of your wedding! On www.yorkweddingphotography.co.uk you'll find pictures and information that I simply can't squeeze into a complex site such as this.
Event + celebration photography
Events and celebrations are always fun because there's excitement in the air and everyone's having a good time. It's a privilege to be able to capture the magic of the moment and to produce photographs that will preserve it all for posterity.
York + Uni photography
I live between the University of York campus and Halifax College, so I have students all around me and the campus is part of my landscape. There are many opportunities for imaginative photography around the university, whether it's a student production in Central Hall or graduation celebrations down at the Law College.
I always do my utmost to bring a fresh pair of eyes, an original perspective and a dose of creative ambition to every event. The key elements are always personal: whatever the nature of the occasion, it's the people involved who make it what it is.
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Fashion + style photography
To me it should be about Girls Having Fun - showing off the dress / the look / themselves. Most fashion photography that I see is just AWFUL and I would really like more opportunities to produce something that is ALIVE and where people look like they're actually ENJOYING themselves!.
I PHOTOGRAPH PEOPLE:- PEOPLE DANCING, ACTING, PLAYING, SINGING, PERFORMING, GETTING MARRIED OR JUST BEING THEMSELVES. I'M INTERESTED IN THE SPIRIT OF THE PERSON, THE PLACE AND THE OCCASION, SO I FOCUS ON PORTRAITURE, MUSIC AND THEATRE PERFORMANCE, PUBLIC EVENTS, STYLE AND FASHION, AND SPECIAL CELEBRATIONS SUCH AS WEDDINGS.