Who I am and What I'm About

Hello there. My name is Luke and I'm a photographer. On the list of the things I love, family, food, photography, films and books own the top. I have had a fascination with cameras and making pictures for as long as I can remember, but I have been shooting professionally, weddings mostly, for roughly four years. I love it. The enjoyment lies in working with people, exercising my creativity and documenting something real. Weddings have it all - emotions, moments, details - and a good wedding photographer will shoot reportage, portrait, still-life and landscape images over the course of a day (or two or more). Wedding photography is a skilled craft like any other, which means understanding and experience count. DSLRs are everywhere now, good wedding photographers are not. Whatever I'm shooting, I always strive to create exceptional images. The perfect image probably doesn't exist but it's what I'm aiming for. I try to avoid cliches and photography-by-numbers and instead produce a personal, thoughtful response. It's amazing when couples celebrate in exactly the way they want and ignore the conventions. My wedding photography takes the same approach. I'm not particularly interested in forcing situations to get a stock selection of "those" wedding pictures; I am interested in being part of a day of genuine celebration and responding to it and doing my absolute best to capture what it's about. When you book me, you deal with me. I am not a big operation; I am an individual who takes an enormous amount of pride in what he does. I do not have a plush studio on a Cheshire high street. I have a couple of cameras, some lights and a love of my craft. Have a look through my portfolios if you haven't already. I hope you like what you see, and if you'd like to talk about your photographic needs, don't hesitate to get in touch.

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