My dad was a photographer and as a result I was always surrounded by cameras and photography. On my 8th birthday be bought me my first camera which was a Polaroid. I took to it like a duck to water and was always snapping my family gatherings and outings. My love of photography has grown over the years and I have now been involved at a professional level for the past 17 years. To hone my skills and acquire a greater depth of knowledge I spent several years assisting a number of photographers shooting a wide range of subjects from fashion to large scale industrial installations. This took me as far afield as North America and Eastern Europe. I also spent time assisting a master photographic printer in London who worked for such practitioners as David Bailey, Mario Testino, Rankin and Tom Stoddart.
After seeing my personal reportage photography shot on the streets of Spain, Greece, New Zealand and Australia a couple, who are close friends, approached me to shoot their wedding. I approached this in much the same intuitive method that I employ to this day and the end result was a personalised picture story of their day. It was very well received and resulted in a Bath & Bristol wedding magazine featuring the photographs in an editorial piece about my work.
This was the start of my career as a wedding photographer & doing wedding photography in Bath. Having always expressed myself through photography and imagery it was not surprising that I found that I drew a great deal of excitement and satisfaction from shooting weddings. The special atmosphere of the day lends itself to those unique moments that I love to capture. There is also the satisfaction that I get from having a couple contact me to thank me for having brought those special moments back to life, upon receiving their album.
My work has been published by the BBC, The Guardian, Guardian Motoring magazine, The Times Lifestyle magazine, You & Your Wedding and various other wedding and photography magazines.
I have been fortunate to have been asked to photograph weddings at some of the countries finest venues including 40/30; The Gherkin, London; Babbington House, Somerset; Home House; 20 Portman Square, London; The Royal Horseguards Hotel, London; Westminster Cathedral; Inner Temple, London; The Royal Crescent Hotel, Wedding Photography Bath and many others.
My Studio is located in the heart of Bath’s city centre.
Lee & Robin were absolutely fantastic to work with. They really listened to what we wanted, and took the time to make us feel totally comfortable. Really attentive on the day – but never intrusive. Gorgeous, stylish reportage photography – and they were true gentlemen!
Dermot O’Leary & Dee Koppang
You were like the invisible man with a camera
James & Becky Hamilton
We have just spent the last hour or so looking through all the photos, (it’s now 2am!) and we adore them! It’s been so wonderful to have that glimpse back and remember how much fun the day was, thank you so much for doing such a wonderful job, and giving us a lot of smiles and giggles tonight!
All the best, and don’t let’s lose touch,
Anna & Kaleb
Thank you also for all your hard work on the day of the wedding – the result of which is some really wonderful pictures, which we will cherish forever. We were so keen to find a photographer that could get great natural pictures without disrupting the flow of the day and you managed this perfectly! The pictures are amazing and everyone comments on them even now – over a year later.
Clare & David Phillips