Hi, I’m Chris and I have been getting into photography since my wife Sam bought me a shiny new camera as a wedding present. My camera and I have been all over the place since and I am still trying to find my niche.
So far, I have taken photos of anything that I can think of. Some friends of mine very kindly asked [a very new to photography] me to take some photos of their recently born daughter, who was a fabulous model and this spurred me on to take more and more with children and families, as I love the reaction when they see themselves in my pictures.
I have also been around my local area between Southampton and Portsmouth, and further afield taking photos of landscapes, animals and general street photography. Taking the camera on walks with the dog has given me a real love of taking pictures of pets, and most families count their dogs, cats, pigs, horses and all of their animals as an integral part of their family and so the reaction of seeing their pets at their best is as good as a parent seeing the photos of their baby on their first shoot.
Since getting my camera for my wedding, I have been to quite a few for other people. I can’t help but bring my camera along to the day. I have a couple of my photos from weddings here, such as the beautiful church, St. Mary’s in Warsash (to the right), where a few of my friends (and some now family) have all tied the knot. As I don’t consider myself a professional photographer, (as I am a professional geek for a day job) I don’t generally act as the main photographer for a wedding, but will definitely take the opportunity to introduce Lemon Tree Photography as the best in the area for wedding photography. Az from Lemon Tree along with his colleague Paul did the photography at my wedding and I couldn’t have been happier with the result.
One area which I would really like to try my hand, is photography of models, such as fashion or makeup. So if you are local and have a talent which needs to be in front of a lens, please please contact me with your ideas as I would love to collaborate.
I wish you all the best and as I mentioned, I am always up for a challenge, so if there is something which you would like captured, please contact me as I would love to hear your ideas.