I’m quite rubbish at talking about myself so I’ve done a little Q+A for you. This will give you some insight into me, my wedding photography and what makes me tick.
How did you get into Wedding Photography?
I took to wedding photography after years of landscape photography in amongst the mountains of Lakeland. I fell in love with wedding photography after watching the happiness and joy at my own wedding. All these wonderful moments, as I watched I knew that I wanted to document that day for others. Wedding Photography really gives me a buzz. There’s nothing quite like a wedding day. Each one vastly different from the last. All sorts of people, crazy, calm, quirky and all with their own story. A change in style at each new wedding and the chance to create something amazing.
What Inspires you?
Well, first and foremost my family. My incredible wife and my equally amazing little boy are my driving force. Everything I do is powered by them and the love I have for them. I take great photographic inspiration from nature and I love the world we live in. See above photo, getting wet in the Highlands of Scotland. I love the landscape and whenever possible I like to incorporate it into my work. It could be the beach, the wild rolling hills or an elopement in the mountains. I love immersing my couples in the world that surrounds them and their wedding. The Urban landscape too, its full of symmetry and structure. A chance for incredible composition at every turn. I love the city. Couple this with the love between two people and then we create magic.
Really dependant on my mood. I love listening to Nick Harper, an incredible artist with a range bigger than the Himalayas. Pink Floyd for editing. David Gray for singing along to. Prodigy for when I’m in a mood. Punk rock for a hit of nostalgia. Paolo Nutini, Ben Howard, the Cranberries, Ray Lamontagne anything like that and I’m happy.
The Lake District. Well, specifically, Langdale in the Lake District. I named my son after the first mountain I ever climbed with my dad. I proposed to My wife in the Lakes too. It’s my spiritual home for sure! It’s got so many beautiful mountains to climb and lots of secret Wild Swim spots. Though I have shot some cool pre-wedding photography stuff there I’m super keen to get there for a wedding or elopement so If your plan is this then get yourself to the contact page and tell me all about it.
Harry Potter (all) – JK Rowling
Lord of the Rings – Tolkien
The Mariner’s Star – Candida Clark
Leaf by Niggle – Tolkien
The Buried Giant – Kazuo Ishiguro
Favourite Wedding Photo?
Ahhh! I couldn’t choose one. There are too many that I love. There’s that Car shot and that’s up there, a miracle in timing and lots of luck to get it but definitely a favourite. I love the shot on the bus with Nic + Adam, these two = so much LOVE! I also love that shot of James and Gabs in the wheat field where all that weather happened and the world gave me storms one side, sunset the other and a juicy rainbow too. It was an incredible atmosphere! There are loads more you can see here but these ones are my faves off the top of my head.
That’s a little bit about me. You can read what other people say about me below. If you want to check availability, fill in the form below and let’s talk weddings.
We got married in August 2017 and we really couldn’t have picked a better photographer! Beforehand, we met Josh for a drink and chatted, he was really friendly and accommodating to everything we wanted, and made a great effort to learn the crazy Irish names of our families. On the day, Josh was fab, he helped keep things calm, and even went away and bought my Mum a disposable camera as she had forgotten hers 🙂 The photos are exactly what we wanted, everybody looks natural, happy and the colours are so gorgeous. Not to mention the amazing picture of the wedding car….Since the wedding, pretty much every single guest has mentioned what a great photographer we had and said he was “just like a guest, but in a good way”. Josh got everyone laughing and smiling and really captured the relaxed vibe we had at the wedding. Thanks so much again Josh! Aoife and Conor x
Beautiful photos & a Great Guy!
Was so blessed to have Josh as our photographer for our special day! He made all my friends and family, as well as us, feel so at ease in front of the camera. Making us all laugh with ease to capture such natural and beautiful moments we will completely treasure! Absolutely would recommend Josh to anyone booking their wedding, he not only captured our day better than I ever imagined but his personality and talent at what he does really add an extra special element to the day!! We so glad we booked you so thank you! All our friends and family are still talking about how great you are!!
The most kick-Ass Wedding Photographer this world has to offer!!!
From day one Josh was a star!!! He made myself and my wife (to be at the time) feel relaxed and not once was it awkward. During the lead up to the wedding, we all got to know each other so well. We had many laughs with each other. On the day of our wedding, everyone’s emotions were high. Josh managed to get everyone involved, smiling and laughing even when the camera wasn’t in action. But out of the whole experience, I am very pleased to say that not only did we get many beautiful pictures that captured our day but a friend that we have still kept in contact with over the years. But one thing is that this beautiful human being will go the extra mile for you to guarantee that every picture that is taken reflects your personality!!!
Josh Captured the day perfectly!
Josh capture the essence and beauty of our day perfectly. The photos he produced are the memories that will stay with us for life. They exceeded every expectation we had for the day. My friends and family all commented afterwards that Josh managed to put everyone at ease. Chatting away to everyone as well as capturing every casual and formal moment of the day. Even letting my young cousin have a go at being, ‘the official photographer’ for a couple of snaps which I know he absolutely loved.
Photos with such personality
Such a fantastically warm and friendly person. All of our guests loved him! He really went the extra mile in all areas. For example, driving several hours to do a pre-wedding shoot at our local sailing club which was so important to us. On the day itself, he was so relaxed and easy going. Happy to change plans whilst ensuring we got our key images. His photos have such personality! They capture the humour and happiness of the day, we can truly relive the day through his photos.
The best service and most fun!
From start to finish we had the best service and most fun with Josh. We live in Australia and was organising our wedding in the UK in 6 months. Josh was happy to skype and email. As soon as we spoke to him we knew we had found a good one!! We feel so lucky to have found such a fab guy and awesome photographer to snap our day. We had a pre-photoshoot and having never had professional photos taken. My partner is a pro at that, I was feeling a bit nervous, Josh put me quickly at ease and we both had a lot of fun. I never once had a worry that I wouldn’t get nice pictures and just let him do his thing, and so happy with the results.
We love our photos an now finding space to put them all up is the problem and choosing which ones!! Big thanks to you Josh, wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone!
Joshua is amazing!
An incredibly skilled photographer. The photos are absolutely stunning and capture the authenticity of relationships. He makes everyone feel so relaxed and comfortable! He was an absolute star at our wedding. We are so grateful for Joshua’s photos and the powerful way that they depict the story of our wedding day! He’s easy to work with, professional and friendly and super talented. Book now!
Fantastic, talented and friendly!
Joshua was the most fantastic, talented and friendly photographer anyone could wish for! Both my husband and I dislike having our picture taken, however, Josh put us at ease instantly from the first meeting. Josh went over and above to get the best shots that also fit in with our vision perfectly. Our pictures are incredible!! Give this man an award!!!!
Josh da Man!!
Josh gave his all at our wedding and captured every unique moment with grace. Couldn’t have asked for more.
We have had two photoshoots with Josh and both times he chose the most amazing locations to get the best photos and the kids enjoyed themselves too. Friendly and knowledgeable and always willing to offer advice or suggestions for photo ideas. Can’t wait for our next one!
Excellent bloke and amazing photographer
Josh made our day so much better, not just because of the beautiful pictures he took. More because of how relaxed he made us feel. We had a lot of laughs together. Josh is a wonderful photographer with a great sense of humour and really knows how to get the best out of you for the photos. I would highly recommend Josh to anyone looking for a photographer and I can guarantee you won’t be disappointed. Thanks again Josh for an excellent service we couldn’t be happier, top bloke.
Made our day amazing!
Josh felt like an old friend the first time we met him (at my friend’s wedding). My Husband and I have never liked having our photo taken and we were not looking forward to that part of the wedding! When we met up with him Josh reassured us that everything would be fine and relaxed. It really was! We kept well away from long lists of people. Josh captured the natural smiles of our friends and family. Josh is a professional and he was part of what made our day amazing.
Couldn’t think of anyone better!
From the moment we met Joshua we knew that he was the right person for our wedding. We sat chatting like we had known each other a lifetime. On the day he got the brief perfectly and was more like a guest at the wedding. Josh was a pleasure to work with from beginning to end. We were looking for natural shots. No posed/group pictures we wanted shots that caught people in the moment and not forced. He fitted into our group and people thought he was our friend. I would recommend him to everyone I know that is getting married. One of the guests has even booked him as their photographer off the back of how he worked on the day.Thank you, Joshua. x
Josh has made our day last forever he is a true memory maker, A master of his craft, his quirky eye makes him an original, he takes time to get to know you as a couple which shines through in his photographs. We have found a great new friend, Love Jane & Ade x
So you guys just book this guy you won’t regret it!
Josh was just brilliant.
Josh was just brilliant. Right from our first meeting, all through the planning process and definitely in the day he ‘got’ us as a couple and as individuals. He made us feel so comfortable. Neither of us too keen on having our photos taken. It was all just perfect. On the day itself, he felt more like a friend than a ‘photographer’. He helped calm our nerves and was a great support. All of our guests have commented on how brilliant he is and what a crucial part he played in making our day perfect!