In 1980 Andy’s love for photography started in real earnest when he signed on to a photography & graphic design course at the local college. Over the next four years, Andy learnt how to fully understand design, form and composition, what mattered and what made interesting and creative images. It took several years to truly understand that his camera was the eye with which Andy would express his creativity in real life situations.
Andy’s wife Gill had no inclination that wedding photography would play such a huge roll in her life. Having no background in photography or design the only influence was Andy and his passion for photo documentary & journalistic photography. The spark was ignited when on the first wedding, Gill, who was there to assist, picked up a camera and found she had a natural talent for taking beautiful, feminine images and an understanding of what the bride is feeling on her wedding day.
When Andy started photographing weddings he had no idea that this is where his passion really lay. Together, Andy and Gill started with a friends wedding and a small wedding party of only 12 people, this was the only encouragement they needed and since that first wedding in 2004 their passion has grown and grown.
Understanding their client’s needs and what makes them tick is what makes Andy and Gill’s photographs so special. Getting to know people, their likes and dislikes, understanding how they want their wedding to be recorded is the key to Andy & Gill’s success.
One of the most important things is the Pre-Wedding shoot, as this is time to get to know each other, this pre-wedding meeting is crucial for building trust and understanding between Bride, groom and Photographer. Discussing the whole wedding day.