Inspired by Chris Bonington's successful ascent of Everest in 1975 and the photographs he took on the only camera of three to work at that altitude an Olympus OM1, Keith bought his first camera in 1976, an OM1. Living in Birmingham meant regular trips to Patrick Lichfield's (Lord Lichfield) estate to look at his photographic work. Lichfield was radical, creating intoxicating and bold portraits. His wedding photography was powerful yet he had an almost casual way of recording peoples life events, like Mick & Bianca Jagger in their limousine after their wedding in St Tropez.
Keith went on to gain a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Oxford University. Whilst he has photographed a whole range of subjects over his career. It is the the strange mix of outright happiness, flavored with sweet sorrow of the wedding scene which has captured his heart and led him to become a professional wedding photographer.
Keith took ten years out to become a fully accredited Baptist Minister. Conducting numerous marriages has given him a unique understanding of wedding photography. He and his daughter, Elise, work as a close team producing unique, vibrant and emotional wedding photography.
With an uncompromising desire for expression, Keith has pursued photographic excellence from the outset of his professional career. He knows that every composition has its own energy and emotion and he strives to capture that power in beautiful and inspiring wedding photography.
Passionate about photography and multimedia since the age of 16, when she achived an "A*" in her qualifications, now six years later Elise creates stunning wedding photographs and beautiful portraits.She is a member of the Society of WEdding & Portrait Photographers (SWPP).
Her natural artistic vision and flare gives her a creative edge in producing beautiful wedding albums and wedding story books.
Having completed her photography and media studies she has been quick to make tracks into the wedding and bridal fashion industries.
Elise and Keith regularly provide bridal and fashion photography for national magazines and newspapers.
Elise has developed a style which combines the very best of fashion photography with the natural beauty of the wedding so that Brides have glamorous wedding photography which always appears totally natural, emotional and intimate.