. . . . as I may be at your wedding!
So what's really important?
I'm fascinated by the natural world, animals, the sea, rivers, mountains, desserts and jungles.
I just hope our children also have the opportunity to see, feel and understand the true worth of our natural world and that we all finally manage to stop it disappearing.
My wife Julie with our granddaughter Elena.
The early years
My parents fashion sense was permanently anchored in the 19th century. Luckily when older and attending school I managed to convince them I really did need to look like the other school children.
I grew up playing a lot of sport, fishing, listening to Radio Luxembourg, playing guitar and 'making things' in my fathers workshop.
In my teens I enjoyed playing football, tennis, gymnastics, badminton and fencing (foil/epee not hedges). My league football and county tennis days are now over, however I still play several hard sessions of badminton each week and some tennis whenever time and weather allows.
I met and married my lovely and understanding wife Julie over 30 years ago and our two offspring (Thomas and Amy) have long since fled our nest.
Love photography, love weddings
Discovered photography at Brunel University when studying engineering.
Fell in love with photography and started attending fine art and photography classes.
From oils to developer to Photoshop
As a teenager I enjoyed painting in oils but this was replaced by developing prints in my own darkroom.
I spent many years working as an operative for local professional photographers (my apprenticeship) before getting enough work to branch out in my own business.
Film has now been replaced by digital photography and now find I have regained a similar level of freedom using computer based editing software as I did when painting in oils.....Yipeeee.
More kind words
"Thank you so much for the absolutely wonderful job you did with the photos for our wedding. We love them all and you really have captured the day so perfectly. Thank you for fitting in so well and for your relaxing and friendly manner on the day. You made everyone, us included, feel so comfortable and this is definitely represented in the photos... so happy to be immortalised with these shots. 'We tied the knot - so thanks a lot - for the new memories we got'. " Cathryn & Christopher