About

Professional Photographer in Rutland

I started taking photography more seriously when my eldest was born (which is nearly 15 years ago now), I’ve always been interested in it, probably developed (geddit) by my grandpa when I was young.

I’m not going to spend ages telling you all the clichés, just give you an insight into my crazy life.

Firstly, I have five kids. Yes. Five. Want to know what it’s like having five kids? Imagine you’re drowning, then someone hands you a baby…

Having said that, they’re great, they each have their own personality, they always amaze me, they drive my wife and I up the wall – but they also make us laugh every single day.

We’re one of those there ‘blended’ families. Two each, one together. So three each. But not six in total. Anyway, there they are right down there. What a handsome bunch we all are.

Photo Credit – Shoot It Momma

My Support

The only reason I can do this is because of my amazing wife. She is also self employed, in the wedding industry (she’s a very, very good Bridal Hair Stylist), this means we can work around each other’s schedules, we understand what each other do and support each other.

She’s also about the funniest person I know; she laughs HYSTERICALLY at all of my jokes. And when I say ‘all’, I mean the same three I’ve been saying for the last eight years or so. And when I say ‘hysterically’, I mean she rolls her eyes so hard it’s a wonder she’s not pulled a muscle.

We are a unit, we hold each other up, and we push each other to be the best we can be.

“families are like the branches on a tree; we grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one”

-Anon

“No, they’re not my type of pictures, I don’t like them. but it seems to work for you, and other people like them.”

Sheila Staniland, 92

(my grandma)

Some Randomness

I love coffee. Yes please, I’ll have a coffee.

I love films. I love the cinematography, the subtle nuances and hidden meanings behind things. I also like when things blow up.

I’m pretty sarcastic, usually in a self deprecating way though.

I think family relationships are so important, and so specific to each family. The relationship between grandparents and grandchildren, fathers and daughters, mothers and sons, siblings, parents, all of them are crucial to what makes us all families. I had a special relationship with my grandpa, and have a special one with my grandma (who is 92). I look for these relationships and moments when shooting families.

I drink too much coffee.

I’d love to say that I spend my free time going on walks, reading and playing table tennis. But, you know, I have five kids. So I spend any free time making drinks, cleaning up spilt drinks, tagging my wife in reels on Instagram and trying to stay awake through the film we started at 11pm – LIKE A COUPLE OF LOONS

So that’s pretty much me. I love my wife, I love my family, I love my job, I love coffee. I want to give you guys memories of your family which you will look at forever.

If you’re looking for a natural, documentary family photographer, and you have coffee, then get in touch.

See you there.

No Posers!

Let me capture your chaos