How I got started
I’ve always worked with images. Before I became a professional photographer I worked as an artist, illustrator, graphic designer, digital art-worker. I did a bit of everything as long as I was working with images and using my creativity. I went full time as a professional photographer in 2000 after many years working as a photographers assistant. I started exclusively photographing weddings in 2004 and I haven’t looked back! Initially I worked in the Peterborough, Cambridge and Northampton areas but soon started shooting weddings all over the UK and abroad. I started filming wedding videos in 2010 which was a whole new learning curve and especially steep, but I loved every minute of it. I’m proud to be able to offer both services to my couples. I’ve won several awards, and now have a team of trusted professionals. We photograph and video weddings in our own natural, creative and discreet way, and offer packages to suit every wedding budget. So if you are getting married soon please give us a call.
My approach to weddings
I don’t take many posed photographs and prefer a much more natural approach to wedding photography and video. Many wedding photographers and videographers promote their approach to weddings as natural but I have discovered through working alongside them that I am at the extreme end of natural. The results are so much better when my subjects are at ease. When I’m photographing or filming a wedding I like to shoot from a distance and keep a low profile. Sometimes I have to get up close and personal too and I still manage to do this in a discreet and unobtrusive way. There are many skills a photographer needs to capture your day in a beautiful way and wedding photography isn’t for everyone. I see many photographers buckle under the pressure of shooting such an important day. Fortunately for me weddings suit my personality well. I love the challenge. And I get great satisfaction from doing a good job. I’ve photographed and filmed over 400 weddings so far and I’m not planning on stopping anytime soon.What’s next?
More about me
It is with great satisfaction that I can say my personal journey as a wedding photographer and now a wedding videographer has been extremely positive. It has taught me a great deal about myself, my abilities, people, business, about self-confidence and about always looking forward, to be better, and to do more. Over the next couple of years I hope to be able to commit the time to producing my best work yet. I have a top secret project that I hope will be extremely successful and take wedding photography and wedding video to a new level, but I can’t tell you about that just yet. I am happily married to my wife Julie and we have two beautiful girls, Lily-Belle and Daisy. I like to drink bitter but I keep very fit. I like to keep busy but I love to chillax too. I’m a typical Gemini!
“Author: Nick Grove”