The first chapter in my working life was as an actor and theatre stage manager. I’ve spent my life telling stories and I continue to do so.
I live with my wife Rachel and my two dogs on the edge of the Peak District in the UK - most of my spare time is spent walking, reading and catching up with box sets.
For the last ten years, I’ve been photographing weddings, refining and perfecting my relaxed, story-telling approach. I photograph on average 40 weddings a year and try to find something different for every wedding couple I work with.
3 years ago I was asked to run a workshop on my approach to documentary wedding photography and that has expanded into running full day workshops across the UK (and even a solo, workshop in Crete in 2018).
As well as photographing weddings I photograph live theatre for a few national theatres and it's a way of getting my photography to a wider audience through Nation Newspapers and exhibitions.
2 Client Letters
The following letters are from the clients of Andrew Billington.
Married: 8 months ago
Katya & Ben
Andrew! Ben and I finally sat down to look through the pictures and they surpassed my every hope by such a long way! You are incredible - thank you so so so so much for capturing such vivid, animated, meaningful and perfect pictures. We’re having Ben’s family round on Monday and then going to my grandma’s house next week for full family screenings so I’m sure I’ll write again then. Thank you, thank you. We feel so unbelievably lucky. Katya
Married: 9 months ago
Robert & Sarah
Hi Andrew, Phroahhhhhhh! What photos! What WONDERFUL photos, thank you very much indeed. We have had so much fun coming back from days of sightseeing and reminiscing about what was for us such a perfect day. Your photos have captured some beautiful moments, thank you so much! We have shared the link with family and friends and the compliments keep coming in! The photo album looks beautiful, Sarah is somewhat of a photo album nerd and has plans to make a wedding album when we're back (so may be in touch in December). Thank you again for helping make our day even more special, these photos will bring us happy memories for many years to come. With much appreciation of your skill in capturing the day, Robert and Sarah