Hello

I’m Andy, I’m originally from a mining town in Northumberland but moved to Norwich when I was 18. I live with my beautiful wife, Elizabeth, and daughter, Jessica. Photography is my passion.

My love for photography came later in life, no fairy-tale about being brought up around cameras and inheriting and old film SLR or anything like that. I bought a bottom end SLR to take some pictures of some holidays and just fell in love with it at that point. Spent years learning the ins and outs of the technicality behind it all, how exposure works, rules of composition. After many years of now owning an SLR and learning everything there is to know about my cameras, my interest has developed into passion and I thrive on capturing those little moments and telling a story with my imagery.

There is, of course, a lot of images of my family on my site, I’m a proud father to 5 year old Jessica and documenting her adventures as she grows is one of the things that drives me. There aren’t many pictures of me as a child, and when Jessica is older I want her to be able to look back and see all of the wonderful things we’ve done as a family.

There are plenty of travel photos too, that’s a passion of both mine and my wife’s. And of course Jessica comes with us on those adventures as well. The bulk of the images that I contribute to Getty Images are my travel photos, and several of them have been published.

I love to get to know new people, and of course – good food and good coffee. I enjoy cycling and climbing, but never seem to have enough time to do either of them! I can snorkel quite well, but I’m an awful swimmer, go figure.

And I never thought of myself as a creative until I picked up a camera.

 

If I sound like the kind of person you’d get on with, and you like the photography you’ve seen so far, get in touch.

My Style

My style of working is very relaxed, I love to get to know people throughout the day, I’ll interact, but not intrude. I’ll become a friend with a camera, a casual observer. This means that everyone will be relaxed when I do start taking photos, I’ve found it’s the best way to capture the real smiles and emotions, make people comfortable enough around me to act naturally. I tend to shoot with wider lenses, capturing a sense of the scene and try to capture moments from different angles, telling the story from multiple viewpoints.

I have some tricks up my sleeve that even when doing the bride and groom portraits I can ensure I get a real natural smile out of you, even if they are semi-posed and you might normally feel a little uncomfortable.

My editing style for weddings and family photography is what you see all over this site, I love the look of real film photography and I try to replicate some of this in my editing.