About me


What makes me tick?

Authentic Wedding Photography

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Hi there, I’m Andy!

I’m all about capturing your story in a natural and authentic way.


Originally from South East London, I am now an honorary northerner after living in this neck of the woods for over 20 years. I live in Todmorden with my wife, two children and two dogs.


I’ve been a photographer for over 30 years and graduated from university with a HND in photographic design and a first class honours degree in photography. I love being out with my family walking the dogs, especially in the wilds of The Dales & The Lake District. I’m also a bit of a foodie and love a good crackly fire in the local establishment in the winter!

My approach

On the day, like in life, I’m pretty chilled and relaxed. I want have a great time like you and enjoy being with people and having a laugh. When I get into my work I don’t stop. Essentially I document the day as it happens – your story, my authentic wedding photography.


I want to tell the story of your wedding day and capture what makes your day uniquely yours. Real emotions exactly as they happen, without having to pose. For me, wedding photography is about the genuine moments; the laughter, the tears, all of the love, and simply letting you enjoy your best day ever in an unobtrusive way.


I’ll photograph your day in a way that will feel completely natural and together, we’ll find the right balance of photographs. If you want to avoid posed pictures, we don’t pose. If you want some posed portraits, they’ll be special, happen naturally and will take just the right amount of time, leaving you to enjoy every moment.

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My Features & Awards


I measure and challenge myself against the best in the world. 2024 is starting off with a bang, being ranked 2nd in the UK & Ireland by Masters of Wedding Photography Masters of Wedding Photography! 

In 2023, I also achieved top 3 photographer in the UK with Masters of Wedding Photography, along with top 10 photographer in the UK and top 30 in the world with This Is Reportage, and Top 10 Photographer in the World with Photographers Keeping it Real! I’ve racked up over 40 awards over the last two seasons, as well as being nominated for Wedding Photographer of The Year 2019, 2022, and won Highly Commended 2024 with TWIA. I’m also a member of five of the most prestigious photographic societies in the world; Fearless Photographers, This Is Reportage, Masters of Wedding Photography, Photographers Keeping it Real and ISPWP.

Lancashire Wedding Photographer - Reportage Top 30 Award Top 10 Award
The bride happily looks up at her husband in the beautiful natural light

They said…

We wanted to say a huge thank you to Andy. The photographs are absolutely perfect. You made us both feel so comfortable and captured some amazing memories from our day, without it being stressful at all. You completely understood our style and where we were coming from. We were able to fully enjoy our day, without having to worry about posing for loads of photographs. We cannot thank you enough!!

Rebecca & Paul