I must admit, writing about myself is always a bit strange, and a situation where I find i’m shouting across to Sam every 5 minutes asking “does this sound okay?”, however, your wedding day is one of the most important days in your life, and if you’re considering hiring me, then it might help to know a few little things about me…
I started my wedding photography career aged 17 which when I shot my first wedding, and I was immediately hooked on capturing the emotions and personalities of both the couples and their guests. ‘Christian Michael Photography’ was born 4 years later and I am just about to enter my 13th full time season into the wedding industry.
I married Sam in 2011, and it was then I really and truly understood the emotional journey that a couple takes in the lead up to a wedding, and those early hours of a marriage. The first few hours of a wedding are what makes me fall in love with my “job” again and again, each and every couple display a similar yet unique array of emotions that are so addictive to capture.
Over the past 5 years, Sam and I have built Christian Michael Photography up to be one of the biggest and most successful photographic companies in the South West, winning a variety of awards and various features in different publications. In 2015 we were recognised at the Wedding Photographer of the Year at the Cornish Brides awards, alongside becoming finalists in the West Country Wedding Awards. Most recently we’ve been recognised as one of the Top 50 Wedding Photographers in the UK!
I’ve photographed over 700 weddings, from grand Country houses, to elopements, I’ve travelled from the end of Cornwall and across Europe. Every wedding is beautiful, and each love story in unique.
I like to keep things as natural as possible and blend my work around you and your wedding. I capture things as they happen, when they happen ensuring that those real life moments are captured.
FACTS ABOUT ME….
- I can play the drums and used to play semi professionally, but my love for photography took over.
- My first car was a mini, I decided it would be an excellent idea to cut out the original engine and replace it with a turbo engine. It lasted 3 weeks. Tops.
- When I was younger, I wanted to be a vet.
- I have an unhealthy obsession with salt and vinegar crips.
- I have 4 children, aged 7 and under. I blame them for my receding hairline.
That’s enough about me, from here, it’s all about you.