My name is Tim. If you’re looking for a wedding photographer in Kent, or a studio photographer Folkestone way, in London or the south East, then come on in and take shelter from the search engines!
After nine years as a wedding photographer in the Peak District, I said hello to the coast and the distant views of France and settled in Folkestone with my better half, two tiny replicas of ourselves and our cats, Austin and Mousey. When I’m not taking photos I’m often found under my car covered in oil, or under my children covered in jam.
Anyway, enough of that. Let’s talk about why I’m your perfect portrait or wedding photographer in Kent. Or Folkestone. Or London or the South-East. Or wherever you need me.
“First of all, yes you are a bloody wizard. And second of all, how did you manage to have me liking myself in every single pic you’ve taken?”
Recognition, the Royal Family, Awards and General Trumpet-Blowing
I’m a professional portrait and wedding photographer with ten years of experience. I’ve also received several awards from the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP), Europe’s largest photographic trade body, of which I’m an active member.
To pat myself on the back a little more, I achieved international recognition for my work by winning a public art competition run by the fashion label Diesel. My photography was enlarged to 100 feet and displayed on the side of the National Football Museum in Manchester.
As well as being a full-time wedding photographer in Kent, Folkestone and the South East, where I’m based, I also photograph members of the Royal Family each year, at their nice castle in Windsor.
If you haven’t watched my ‘This Is Me’ film yet, it may help you in your decision, but beware, it has sound, so mute it if you’re at work!
I also usually make the tea. Milk, no sugar, and a proper brown colour, I don’t like dishwater. Thanks. Oh, I’m making it? OK.
Book in for a consultation and I’ll make you a cup.
Professionalism and Experience Meet Creativity and Fun – My Approach to Photography
I don’t believe in much, except the ability of people to be confoundingly complex, emotional, beautiful things. I think my pictures are quite good, too.
I grew up in a very creative environment. Both my mother and father were and are (in that order) artists – painting, sculpture, photography and fine art jewellery, but my medium is photography. I believe I have “the eye” people talk about – that intangible instinct that can’t be learned. Making pictures is important to me and I can’t imagine being anything other than a photographer.
Your Perfect Wedding Photographer in Kent, Folkestone and the South East
That’s why I love weddings – every single one is different and they’re uniquely human events. All the good stuff – love, laughter, drinkies, real life – included in one day about a man and a woman, a woman and a woman or a man and a man and everyone they care about.
When it comes to weddings, I’m not “just” a photographer. I’m an observer, a people watcher, a documentary maker and your own personal artist. I am also a dress holder, a child entertainer, a button-hole-flower-pinner, a phone-looker-afterer, a bloody funny comic (or so I think), a man-with-a-sewing-kit-and-some-tissues-in-his-bag.
Every wedding is different. Yes, there are usually rings, cake, champagne and so on but there’s a lot more to it than that (as you know – you’re the one planning it!)
I make the pictures which capture the day in your memories, just as it happened. Instinctively I compose a moment into a scene and when I see light falling in a certain way, it flicks a switch in my brain that says “that’s the one.”
I want you to look at your photographs afterwards and remember how it felt to marry your best friend. How nervous you were before, how elated you were afterwards, that feeling that you could take on the world and win.
Wedding Photography – What You’ll Get
I don’t believe there’s another profession on earth that combines the true creativity, technical mastery and the sheer fun of going to so many parties the way that wedding photography does.
Although portraits of the bride and groom make up a large portion of my portfolio, I reckon about 90% of my time at a wedding is spent documenting the narrative of the day as it unfolds. This means you can get on with enjoying it. I love watching through the lens as the day unfolds, picking up all the moments as they happen.
The details, the people, the laughter and the tears; your wedding photos should bring them all back. I put my own artistic eye to work finding these for you, so that you can keep them.
Wedding Photography – What You Won’t Get
You won’t get a regimented, high-octane, bossy wedding photographer who maps out your poses with no room for spontaneity. That’s not my style. It’s your wedding day, your way, not an extended photo shoot. You’ll only do this once, and I want you to enjoy every moment.
Sounds a bit cheesy? I can guarantee you a no-cheese day. In fact, I don’t even like cheese (true).
Meet the Team
That’s me, that is. Hello.
My go-to guy when the wedding demands two photographers. Reliable, polite and a natural talent with a camera.
Wifey & Small Children
This is the Hensel family (Kent branch). They’re very nice.
Austin & Mousey
Duties include cat food disposal, general lazing about and occasional sitting on keyboards. Seldom found at a wedding.
If you haven’t watched my This Is Me film yet, this would be an excellent time to do so. It’s better than reading stuff 🙂 It has sound, so mute it if you’re at work!
Take the Next Step
If you like the sound of what I’ve said (and I hope you do – I have a light-hearted approach, but I take my photography very seriously), contact me to have a chat (and possibly a cup of tea) and we’ll see how I can make my skills work for you.
When we meet in person, I’m going to give you a free doughnut. Just click the orange camera below (and remember to tell me when you’re arranging your consultation). Get in.
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“A naturally creative Hero Photographer with a lightly sparkling brideside manner and a refreshingly relaxed attitude.”