Photography has been at the centre of my life from a very young age when I was captivated watching my parents with a camera in their hands. As they soon realised that their son was about to launch himself into a healthy hobby, they helped me along the way and gave me my first SLR camera.

That was the start of a long love affair with photography. When I was invited to weddings as a guest, I was of course happy and excited to attend the celebration of friends' weddings, but was also delighted to observe professional photographers at work.

An opportunity arose when some friends became engaged and started the search for a photographer. My dream had been burning stronger and stronger so I took the brave step of volunteering for this huge responsibility. I was relieved to discover that not only did I enjoy this experience but I couldn't wait to photograph my next wedding.

Away from photography I love sport including mountain biking, keeping fit, hill walking and being up a mountain. I also love mucking about in the kitchen, especially cooking with a glass of ale or wine close to hand!

During the quieter winter months away from the main wedding season, I work as a private ski instructor in the French Alps. My claim to fame a few years ago, was ski guiding a member of the British Royal Family (and their bodyguard) for a few days!

Martin's photos were excellent - he found creative and original ways to take the shots and we have pictures that will really stand the test of time. We were thrilled with our results.”
-Sophie and Chris, London