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I'm a Lincolnshire wedding photographer and family photographer based in the heart of Lincoln.

A Bit of Background About Me and My Camera

You hear this a lot from photographers, and it's a bit of a cliche, but my love of photography really did start when my Dad bought a camera, got a bit serious about it all, and spread the love of photography to me!

He then bought me my first SLR camera for my 13th birthday. I loved it so much that I took it to bed with me every night!

And that was it...since then I've always had a camera with me, and the love of photography is embedded deep within me.

I eventually started to submit my photos to magazines - plenty of rejections followed until that magical day when I had my first photo published. And I got paid for it!

I really wanted to go to art college, but somehow, and I still have no real idea how it happened, I ended up in the corporate world.

Working in Africa With WWF Changed Everything For Me

Two things happened to make me change direction and pursue my real love of photography.

Firstly, I met Judith, who is now my wife, and we spent two years in Swaziland working as volunteers. Secondly, I worked for the World Wide Fund For Nature, in a rainforest conservation project in a remote, rural area of Cameroon.

I was asked to photograph a lot of the natural world and everyday life around the WWF project, and in Swaziland I had several commissions for various projects, and I loved every minute of it.

When we arrived back in the UK I knew that I had to do what I'd always wanted to do, and that was to become a full time photographer. So, I didn't bother applying for any more jobs, and set up Natural Expressions Photography in 2004. 

I love it today as much as I always have done.

My Daughters Started Me on My Love of Photographing Family Life

I'm married to Judith, and have two lovely daughters, India and Luisa, and we live in the heart of Lincoln.

My daughters played a big part in introducing me to my love of family photography! I spent many hours photographing their antics from the day they were born, and I realised that I loved photographing family life more than anything else. So that was it, that was what I decided I would do.

I now specialise in photographing family life. All aspects of family life, from birth, childhood, family events, your wedding, and beyond! I 

I love travelling and my work has taken me overseas and all over the UK. I really enjoy photographing in new places. The worst thing for me would be to photograph at the same location week in week out. Travelling and seeing new locations just gets those creative juices going, and that means better photographs for you!

What else? I'm not great about talking about myself, but I love playing guitar, have always loved going to concerts, love growing food, love cooking curries, and love wandering around aimlessly, photographing the world around me! 

I'd love to hear from you, so please get in touch

01522 528810 / 07818 436706

or complete the details on the 'Contact Me' page.

Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Patrick