I am a Lancashire Wedding Photographer, but I also cover commercial, architecture and wildlife. Please have a look round!
A quick introduction
I am a Lancashire Wedding Photographer who resides in the west pennine moorland of Rossendale (near Manchester). So I primarily work throughout the North West also covering the Lake District, Yorkshire and Cheshire. However I have been known to work further afield throughout the UK.
If you have a look around this site, you will find there are some other sides to my work. I do commercial photography and architectural photography with increasing popularity. My wildlife photography is more of a hobby, but is gaining recognition throughout the UK under the brand name of The Puffin Man.
So whichever photographic service you may require, you will find I am quite adaptable!
BIPP Associate Level Photographer
In November 2016, I was made an Associate Level member of the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP).
Being a Lancashire wedding photographer with a Birmingham heritage means I am quite quirky but adaptable. I have several photographic styles depending on what the subject matter is. Please read on!
Review by Lucy & Ben Wallsworth
“Chris was amazing from start to finish! We wanted beautiful, candid shots that would capture the real emotion of the day.
We were not let down! Chris really made our day and our guests loved him. We were so impressed with the beautiful pictures he created and captured! Amazing photos and a really great person!”
You might say that I silently capture fantastically natural and magical moments, while you get on with enjoying your big day!
As a Lancashire wedding photographer, my style is mainly about documentary or reportage. So I keep out of the way while observing what happens. The results are different every time with a fantastic collection of wonderful images!
Many will see myself as a Lancashire wedding photographer, but I am also a commercial photographer. In fact, I would say that this is my original area in professional photography, going back fifteen years.
The areas of commercial that I do are quite broad. This can be advertising, events, products, places, staff, buildings and architecture. Anything goes as I have photographed many things from livestock trailers to wounded teddy bears!
Event photography is an area that I will be looking to expand in 2018. Considering my history as a wedding photographer, it makes sense to increase this service.
Architecture is an area where I have been increasingly busy, especially in 2017. So much so that I have given a special section to it.
Taking photos of buildings has become quite a passion. I look for interesting angles and how the light bounces off the surfaces, giving lots of contrast. Then I tend to produce the image in my own black and white fine art style. This gives a final mood boost resulting in a much bolder image.
A project in 2017 saw me travelling round the country. I covered various cities around the United Kingdom. It was a whistle-stop tour, but still good fun. I got some surprising results with some very powerful images. Not bad considering that I had little time to really dig in on specific details.
Wildlife photography takes up some of my time in the spring and summer, especially during the puffin season. Here I have gained a reputation as a character driven wildlife photographer with awards to match.
Several years ago, a trip to see some puffins at the Farne Islands changed my life. These funny little creatures would forge a way in to my heart that was so strong, I have been every year since.
My taking to this side of photography has been like a puffin to water! Probably it is because my approach to wedding photography is very similar. Quick off the mark, constantly observant and always looking out for the quirky.
In fact, I now go further afield to Scotland in constant search of my ultimate wildlife image. The Isle of May is my favourite place now as there are not too many photographers! The Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick sell my images as cards and booklets.