Engagement Photographer

I’m not proud of the fact that I only have one picture of my girlfriend Diana and I together. I’m even less proud of the fact that it is a comp of a polaroid of each of us badly put together in Photoshop.

This years New Years resolution (in the singular to give it a fighting chance of being achieved) is to have a shoot together. Somewhere we both find inspiring… after some serious dieting (on my part)… and 3 weeks in the midday sun to vaguely match our skin tones… and then double photoshop for good measure.

If anyone is offering to shoot us I’m all ears!

I love being an engagement photographer for other people, and I can imagine how much the photographs must mean to them. Weddings are awesome, but the engagement shoots offer the opportunity to create something without the pressure of time that is often the case on the wedding day. It leaves us open to plan a shoot anywhere, and in any style and create something truly memorable!

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I am based in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, October to May, and London June to September, but am available to photograph engagement shoots anywhere in the world, throughout the year.

I have my favourite spots in London, and I have a list of locations I’m desperate to shoot in San Miguel de Allende, but I’m always open to new adventures. Let’s make a plan!

You can see my full gallery here, but for further information, to arrange a call, or to book your engagement shoot, please do not hesitate to contact me!
You can follow my daily updates on Instagram here!

 

For the past 5 winters San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, has been home for me shooting many San Miguel de Allende Weddings. And I feel very fortunate to be able to call it home. I never thought I would end up spending so much time living in a place so far from the sea, but here I am! And there’s really nowhere I’d rather be!

The story started whilst taking an extended sabbatical from photography to prove once and for all that I would never make it as a professional cyclist. I was actively supporting this theory racing nationals in Mexico when I was invited to visit a friend house sitting in a town called San Miguel de Allende. The first time I’d heard the name. It seemed like a good choice for a weekend of training, with the surrounding hills and the elevation of 6,500 ft. So I packed my panniers and jumped on a bus from Mexico City to see what the town had to offer. Everything it would turn out!

San Miguel de Allende is a traditional colonial town with colourful cobbled streets around a beautiful cathedral, set amongst rugged green and brown hills. I spent the first few weeks just wandering around, taking in the idillic scenes and posting Instagrams with profoundly insightful hashtags. Mainly #nofilter and #sorrynotsorry.

The town is small and a little off the beaten track. I never considered it as a place to work. I’d been a fashion and wedding photographer for 10 years before aforementioned mid-life crisis, but down time was going to come to an abrupt end when I found myself caught in the middle of a Callejoneada celebration.

The Callejon, (abbreviation for those who know #justsayin) is a traditional wedding parade that often precedes the wedding day at San Miguel de Allende weddings. Don’t be fooled by the use of ‘traditional’, unless of course your understanding of ‘tradition’ is for you, your friends and family, to march around the streets at night, armed with seemingly unlimited tequila, a famous donkey named Benito, a 20 strong Mariachi band, and two 15ft puppets. #lit.

The next day I found out who was organising the wedding and introduced myself. I had my first San Miguel de Allende wedding photography shoot with Penzi Bodas just a month later and never looked back.

Out of all the places I’d been lucky enough to visit and work, the San Miguel de Allende weddings being organised by Guadalupe and her team at Penzi really are second to none. I think it’s a combination of the climate, the space, the amazing venues, and the amazing design and coordination that Penzi creates. Whatever the exact ingredients of the recipe may be, it never disappoints!

The following year San Miguel de Allende was voted the Best City in the World by Conde Nast Traveler and the place exploded.
The first I heard of this new found notoriety was when shooting in NYC, I saw a taxi in Time Square with San Miguel de Allende postered down the side. I thought it was joke. How ever incredible this place was, I wasn’t sure you could put this one-donkey-town (sorry Benito) above Paris or Florence. But there it was.

It was like someone turned the tap on. Every weekend saw more and more visitors, and with them came more and more incredible weddings. It really became the place to get married, and I was more than happy to be the San Miguel de Allende wedding photographer!

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I am represented by Quadro Productions in Mexico City for my fashion work and directing, but shoot the majority of my work in the seemingly endless locations here in San Miguel.

I am based in San Miguel de Allende October to May, and London June to September, but am available to photograph weddings anywhere in the world, throughout the year. If I am in town, there are no travel or accommodation expenses.

As a wedding photographer in San Miguel de Allende, I’ve photographed at almost all of the venues in town, The Rosewood, Rancho Las Sabinas, Casa Cece, Casa Hyder, Casa Tortugas, but if you are passing through town and would like to grab a coffee I’d love to hear about your wedding and chat about the service I offer!

You can see my full gallery here, but for further information, to arrange a call, or to pay your deposit, please do not hesitate to contact me!
You can follow my daily updates on Instagram here!

 

I never really got past the childhood excitement that accompanied the family holidays to the South of France. To this day, there’s something powerfully nostalgic about the mediterranean heat and smell of pines that takes me straight back to dropped ice creams, 1 inch coats of suncream, and scorched grass under bare feet.

My first mediterranean wedding was just south of the French / Spanish boarder in a small town named Cadaques. It was my first international wedding and it truly was one of the most magical events I’ve been lucky enough to be part of. A wonderful experience that I’m sure will stay with me for the rest of my life. Not just for the breathtakingly beautiful bride and her truly charastmaic groom, but the vintage James-bond-cars winding through cobbled streets, the white stone church reflecting the glare of the harsh sun in front of perfect blue skies. A sense of simple luxury mixed with a rich history of art. I was smitten.

South of France weddings soon followed with a friends wedding in the village of Mougins, just above Cannes. A place that has to be seen to be believed. Then my first wedding at the stunning Chateau de la Couronne, where I remain great friends with the wonderful family that own it, and witnessed the the after-party to end all after-parties at the local club where the bar was set alight by flaming sambucas as just the opening act.

South of France wedding photography just spell adventure for me. Admittedly there is no romance in Ryanair, but every adventure has to start somewhere…

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Whist I am based in London based, I am looking forward to this summer of south of France wedding photography. I already have three trips in June alone!

I do ask that my travel and accommodation expense are covered, but this usually comes out at no more than about £450.

You can see my full gallery here, but for further information, to arrange a call, or to pay your deposit, please do not hesitate to contact me!

You can follow my daily updates on Instagram here!

Venues like Barnsley House and its surroundings are, for me, what make Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds arguably the most beautiful place on the planet. On a fine summer’s day, there’s nowhere I’d rather be than at Barnsley House weddings. On a dark Tuesday afternoon in February… I’m open to offers.

I am not entirely impartial though, as I grew up just a couple of miles away, and love the area. I’m not sure if this is why I’m so drawn to the countryside, or if I’d still feel so inspired by it if I’d be born in downtown Delhi. I guess we’ll never know. But I’m certainly not on on my own in my love of the Cotswolds and of Barnsley House weddings.

I’m based half the year in a small town in the hills of central Mexico, called San Miguel de Allende, and am lucky enough that my career has led me to travel extensively. But wherever I am working, I’m always looking for those countryside scenes that shaped my eye from such an early age. Skies, fields, tree-lined paths…. the village pub. We digress.

After my first year of weddings, I knew I wanted to shoot at venues that inspired me. Barnsley House was the first door I knocked on and summers of incredible events soon followed.

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For a number of years I shot the advertising campaigns for British fashion brand, Ghost. Whilst the beaches of Mexico and studio’s of East London have their charm, my favourite shoot was their winter campaign in the countryside surrounding Barnsley House. Nowhere do I feel more at home working, than the middle of a muddy field.

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I also managed to convince Brides magazine to shoot an editorial with me in the same spot a few year previous. Please do not be fooled by the apparent idilic sushine. This blissful 3 minute break in the weather, when this photograph was taken, was a notable anomaly in the several hours of significant wind and rain. For most of the day myself and the team sat huddled in my car while I proclaimed how unusual it was to have such bad weather this time of year. But if truth be told, and if you are British you already know, that it often can be. (Please see below)

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Whilst my family are no longer in Chedworth, my parents still live nearby, and make a good act of appearing happy to have me stay for a night or two when I’m working at Barnsley, so I don’t ask for accommodation expenses.

I’ll usually take a Zipcar from East London, that works out between £100 – £200 depending on whether it’s 2 days or 3. Whilst I know the place like the back of my hand, I do like to travel up the day before to walk through the plan for the day and run my ideas past you.

You can check out my portfolio here, and a previous Barnsley House wedding photography shoot here, but please do not hesitate to contact me for availability, pricing and details using the form on the contact page!

You can follow my daily updates on Instagram here!

Soho Farmhouse weddings are always amazing. I love working there. In fact, given half a chance, I’d rather like to live there. I think I’m going to run a Kickstarter campaign…
The Soho group have nailed it with the setting and design. It’s my dream location to shoot as a wedding photographer. I was lucky enough to grow up in the Cotswolds and attribute my style of photography to the trees, fields and skies that surrounded me in my formative years.
This will come as no surprise to anyone who is familiar with my fashion or wedding photography. Whilst some days a studio, with all its controlled variables is a blessing, I’m never happier than out on location in a pair of wellies!

It’s as if they designed Soho Farmhouse for me with this in mind…. wellies everywhere! Throw in the log cabins, lakes and horses and I’m right at home (See aforementioned Kickstarter campaign).

I was really excited when my great friend Natalie, then planner at Barnsley House in Gloucestershire, told me that she was moving over to the Soho Farmhouse in Oxfordshire when it opened the following year. We’d worked together for years at Barnsley and always had a great time (My words, not hers).

Thanks to her recommendation, I photographed one of the first big weddings at Soho Farmhouse, and it was completely amazing. I’ve been fortunate enough to have been back a number of times since and always jump at the chance when a Soho Farmhouse weddings gig is offered.

My girlfriend, Diana Vizcaya, is one of the resident Dj’s at Soho House Dean Street in London and played at the Farmhouse pool party this summer. This was promptly followed by a 12 hour straight soaking in one of the cabin baths. It was at this point that British countryside was beginning to make sense even to her…

I’m based in East London each summer, so no great distance to travel to Soho Farmhouse weddings!
I do ask that my travel and accommodation expenses are covered, but I will usually take a Zip car which works out around £120, and am happy to stay nearby if all the accommodation on site is booked for your guests.
Whilst I am getting to know most corners of the place, I do like to travel up the day before to walk through the plan for the day and run my ideas past you.
You can check out my portfolio here, a previous Farmhouse wedding here, but please do not hesitate to contact me for availability, pricing and details using the form on the contact page.

Diana is also London based during the summer and loves to crash my weddings. You can see her Dj profile here!

You can follow my daily updates on Instagram here!

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