Who are you, then?
In short, I’m a Wedding Photographer living in the North West. But, I can tell you more…
Well… I’m Paul
I live close to sunny Wigan in the middle of the North West… I love visiting new places, meeting new people, riding bikes, collecting watches and drinking coffee! I also love going to weddings, which is really handy because it’s my job!
I’ve not always been a wedding photographer… My adventures with a camera started when I wanted to take awesome photos of my friends on BMX bikes. This developed (see what I did there) into more than a hobby when i realized that people would pay me for taking photographs… Bonkers! I ended up being a fashion and commercial photographer for quite a long while, and even had a few stints at sea as a cruise ship snapper. I eventually settled into wedding photography, and wouldn’t change it for the world!
Simply put, I love to be happy, and I think this is a Journey involving who we choose to surround ourselves with, and the choices we make. I surround myself with amazing people, Family, friends and clients… And have chosen a job that I love to do every single day.
So me, in a nutshell…
— I photographed my first ever wedding almost ten years ago, on board a P&O cruise ship. I was getting paid to travel, how cool is that!
— I’m a bit of an animal lover. The main pets in my life are a doggo called Poppy, and a cat called Ellie.
— I have a partner called Lizzie… Without her, nobody would laugh at my really terrible jokes!
— Some days, I’m at least 85% coffee.
— I like bikes. Pretty much all bikes. Big bikes, small bikes, mountain bikes, race bikes. Bikes bikes bikes.
— I’ll say it again… I LOVE MY JOB! Who wouldn’t want to be invited to a party every weekend?
— I turned 30 last year. Please don’t mention it 🙁
— For no reason at all, I like to eat a Subway breakfast before a wedding. Literally no reason for this…
— If I have a weekend off, I go to the pub, drink red wine and watch people play guitars. The music makes me happy and relaxed.
— In the future, I’ve promised myself that I’ll travel more, and carry on doing what I love every day!
My clients book me for my personal and casual approach to my work. I photograph couples who I eventually consider to be new friends. I’m the perfect photographer for anybody who doesn’t want to be standing around awkwardly for hours. We will always get our shots, that’s massively important… but I want us to all have a ball in the process!
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