About Me

My Selfie 1I am a contemporary, friendly and relaxed reportage lifestyle photographer based Cheshire. My photography is based in and around the northwest of England but I am willing to travel both within the UK and abroad, depending on your personal requirements.

Originally from south Manchester, I was married quite young and settled in to family life and a career within the Aerospace Engineering industry!  I am a very proud Dad of three wonderful grown up children who now have independent lives of their own to lead.

I have loved photography for many years and have developed an insatiable passion for taking beautiful pictures of people & animals amongst other things.

As an individual I guess I would describe myself as hard working and very focused on the job in hand. Some would say that I can be somewhat of a perfectionist as I am always looking at ways to improve what are already fantastic images. In my free time I love to socialise & eat out with good company etc but I also love spending time with my family or researching good photography.

I love the little details that make moments special, or the details that help to tell a story of a special event or time of your life. I love to shoot weddings and can’t help but get caught up in the emotion of the day, and regularly get a lump in my throat when photographing the Bride and Groom exchanging their vows, or when the Groom talks about his wife being the most beautiful woman in the world. I think it’s just so gorgeous to see two people so wrapped up in their love for each other and how they struggle to stop smiling all day, even though their face is aching.

I love to photograph people having a great time and enjoying themselves. Some of my favourite photography experiences have been while shooting parties and other great occasions. Due to my reportage style, I like to just blend into the background and take candid shots and I find that these produce the most amazing natural images.

I have always loved babies and children and find photographing them fascinating. It is wonderful to watch them interacting with their parents and siblings in a natural environment. I also love pregnancy & newborn shoots as there is something very special about expectant mothers and newborn children at the very beginning of their lives together.

My  aim on every shoot is to capture a real essence of an individuals personality and to produce beautiful and timeless images that will be cherished in your families for years to come.  I specialise in Wedding Photography and Family Photography which can vary from Maternity, Newborn, Toddlers and Children, all the way to Teens, Grown ups, Head shots, Couples in love or Engagement shoots and Family groups.  I can do private portrait sessions or events such as Christenings / Birthday Parties or  other special occasions and Family gatherings.

From experience, I have found the best pictures are achieved when we spend a little time together initially chatting and getting to know each other so that everyone feels relaxed with me. We can talk about the sort of shots you like and what you are hoping for from the shoot. I will then follow everyone around quietly and in a very unobtrusive manner and capture those spontaneous moments between you which disappear in a flash!  I will observe what you like doing best; going on a winter walk wrapped up in hats and scarves or splashing in puddles wearing colourful wellies, playing in the park or on the beach, to baking a cake in the kitchen! It’s your choice!

If you feel you would like this type of photo shoot, please do not hesitate to call and make the most of your twenty minute complimentary consultation!

I can be contacted either by phone on 07773 800545 or via email at info@bespokephotoshoot.com

I look forward to hearing from you.

Martin.