I spend most of my working life either behind the camera or in front of a computer screen. Rebecca second shoots for part of the wedding day but is mainly there to assist me. She prefers to look after the paperwork/invoicing side of things at home.
Our business started in 2009 with a little push from a group of friends. Sat at someone else’s wedding as a guest, armed with a Canon DSLR, I randomly caught other people laughing at jokes and making fools of themselves. At that point I was more into film photography. The technical side of digital photography was still new to me, but I knew I had a raw ability to see moments as they happened.
Showing what I’d captured from that wedding back to friends and family, they all agreed I should take it up a notch and become a full-time wedding photographer. After that day, we (from a business perspective) have never looked back. I can imagine there will be a lot of similar stories of photographers and how they started. But it was our drive and willingness to learn which has got our business to where it is now.
I can honestly say it’s one of the hardest things we’ve ever achieved together, knowing nothing about business back then. But after a lot of trial and error, various courses and many obstacles, here we are, bookings coming in two years in advance.
As the main photographer in our business, there was only one category that would help me reach my own personal goals. Wedding photography. It’s where the magic is. Where raw emotion, beauty and laughter are found everywhere. I strive to excel in every aspect of it. At every wedding I want to push myself and create striking images for couples to enjoy, years into the future. That’s where I come into my own. Rebecca happily driving the business, bookings and finances in the background.
With features in New York’s ‘Bridal Guide’, Love Our Wedding Magazine, The Yorkshire Post, The Halifax Enquirer and being recommended suppliers to Woodlands Hotel in Leeds, we’re going from strength to strength. We’ve also featured in the wedding showcase video over at Monk Fryston Hall Hotel and had one of our wedding photos put onto a limited-edition Fray Bentos Pie (not sure if that’s a recommendation or not really)
So yes, after the last few years, we would now consider ourselves successful. Will it stop us there though? Not a chance. We will continue to push ourselves. We will carry on learning and firmly believe our wedding photography will speak for itself.
Thanks for your interest in our work. We hope to see you one day, maybe at your own wedding. Feel free to contact us if you want to know more!
All the best,
Simon (and of course Rebecca)