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I'M HASH. DWELLER OF COFFEE SHOPS, EATER OF THE SPICIEST FOODS, UNDISPUTED CHAMPION OF BEER PONG.
PHOTOGRAPHER OF WEDDINGS
And this is my life outside of wedding photography
I live in Sheffield with my better half, Ashleigh, and our crazy little cockapoo, Lola.
I love travelling anywhere and everywhere; Cornwall especially holds a cosy corner of my heart.
I’m an absolute fucking sniper at beer pong. Get me blind drunk, blindfold me for good measure, and I’ll still make you my bitch in 6 balls or less (and yeah, you know I’m taking challenges!)
Love me some spice. Gimme da bomb from Hot Ones and watch me guzzle it straight! And I’m weirdly addicted to coffee shops. The smell, the ambience, the cheeky little cakes, everyone with their laptops out…I just feel like I’m in damn Chicago!
Oh, and I fucking LOVE a good party. It don’t matter if it’s a field, a club or a kitchen, if there’s drinkin’ and dancin’ I’m there. I’ve got a big group of mates - my chosen family for sure - up there with the things I value most in life.
And I guess that’s why I’m drawn to the kinda weddings I am. Where it ain’t about buyin’ dinner for a bunch o’ long-lost relatives, making small talk and staying sober. It's about having a proper celebration. Feedin’ off that wild energy you get when you’re all together and everyone’s just fucking bouncin’ off each other.
And I know some people don’t get it. But that’s my kinda love, and my kinda romance. And that’s the kinda story I love to tell.
HOW I ENDED UP AS A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER.
I never thought I’d have fallen into weddings.
I started out shooting for mags at festivals and gigs. I shot Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes, Neckdeep, Specials, You Me at Six, all sorts. It was a crazy life, y’know, taking my mates with me, partying in different cities every weekend. And honestly? You get pretty fuckin’ good with a camera when you gotta dodge flying feet and cans o’ Red Stripe while you’re shooting.
So anyway, I was at a festival once. And I remember looking behind me and seeing this heaving sea of thousands of people, all just having the sickest fucking time. The energy, the noise, the love…it was unreal.
A few weeks later I got begged and guilt-tripped into shooting a friend's wedding for ‘em. And all of a sudden I was right back at that festival; the sea of faces, the energy, the love. And all of it sparking off this one main event we’d all come to see. It changed the way I saw weddings, you know? Stripped away the limits of what I thought they could be.
I slowly began merging my two styles and realised what I could bring to weddings when I work with my kinda people. Yeah, I’m not stereotypically ‘professional’. But I’ll be the first with you to the bar, the first feet next to yours on the dancefloor, the loudest voice tellin’ ya to do something crazy. I’ma make sure you guys have the best fucking day of your lives. And I reckon that beats the shit outta ‘professional’ any day.