I'm Andy a documentary wedding photographer based in sunny Nottingham in the UK.
I've tried a few different jobs in my time, it all started as a drum teacher; having played the drums for around 15 years. After that, it was an accountant for a long 13 years...
In 2014, I shot my first wedding, and like most wedding photographers, it was a friend's wedding. I did all my research; I did all the planning, I completed the youtube university degree on wedding photography by watching days and days of wedding photography tutorials.
But, I realised after my first wedding that I didn't want to be a 'traditional wedding photographer' I didn't want to spend hours and hours waiting for Uncle John to come back from the bar so we can get yet another family formal group shot.
My calling is documenting the wedding day as a guest, to give my couples a view of their wedding, which is unique. Yes, there will also ways be the odd groups shot here or there, but for 99% of a wedding day, I'm there as a guest capturing all the wedding moments that the Bride and Groom would never see.
Photographing weddings takes up so much of my life, I live and breathe it every single day. I never stop thinking about pictures of weddings and the excitement about the next wedding.
When I do have spare time, I'm either out running or out walking the dog - Rufus who is a fox red Labrador, but even then - I'm always thinking about weddings.
Hopefully, this little snippet gives you an idea about me and I can guarantee that I will not be climbing up a ladder to organise your wedding guests into a heart shape, to get a group shot!